especially in women. The RDA (recommended daily allowance) sanctioned by the government is roughly 320-420mg per day. This amount is only just more than half of the minimum amounts needed and consumed by your body and cellular system to function normally. This deficiency in magnesium is another one we view as an epidemic-type crisis. Statics show more than 80% of the general population as being magnesium deficient. Magnesium stimulates your immune system, gives you energy via the mitochondria. It helps you sleep deeper and can calm down the frustrating symptoms of restless leg syndrome. The importance of it should not be discounted. Once deficient in the body it can not be replenished by diet alone. Supplementation is essential. Other nutrients should be used along with this mineral such as iodine and vitamins B, C, D and K. For additional information the following links are excellent resources: and