Magnesium deficiency is widespread and repeated nutrition surveys have indicated that for large portions of the U.S. population, dietary magnesium intake is below the recommended daily allowance (RDA). Magnesium is a cofactor for more than 300 different enzymes, including the liver enzyme responsible for converting Vitamin D to its active form. Additionally, magnesium stimulates the hormone calcitonin, which supports healthy bone structure through support of calcium metabolism. Magnesium also plays a key role in the synthesis of glutathione and adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and thus helps promote healthy neuronal, muscular, and vascular function. While poor absorption of magnesium may cause gastronintestinal discomfort, Dr. Life’s Magnesium Glycinate is a highly bioavailable form of magnesium that is well absorbed and thus well tolerated.