- magnesium chloride was used as a laxative. An alkaline earth metal, magnesium is important for many biochemical functions and reactions; for bone and muscle function, protein and fatty acid formation, activation of b vitamins, blood clotting, insulin secretion, and atp formation. More than 300 enzymes require magnesium for catalytic action. The adult daily requirement is about 300 mg/day. Magnesium is found in many green plants, vegetables, and seeds; chlorophyll is a magnesium centered porphyrin compound. Magnesium salts are used for magnesium deficiency supplementation. (nci04)
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