Body & Fitness

Ask the doctor: What is magnesium and why do we need it?

Regenerative medicine expert, Dr Frances Pitsilis shares everything you need to know about this vital mineral.

If there is one supplement we seem to hear more about than others, it is magnesium.

Whether it is being recomended to helps sleep, cramps or headaches, this natural mineral seems able to do almost anything.

In fact, magnesium is the most abundant mineral in the body and is responsible for over 600 reactions. But how do we know if we are taking enough?

In the latest in the Ask the Doctor video series, Dr Frances Pitsilis shares what magnesium is, why we need to take it and where we can find it.

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Dr Pitsilis is a regenerative medicine expert, who has appeared on numerous television and radio shows.

She may be a familiar face to many readers, having fronted the 10-episode TV One series Is Modern Medicine Killing You?, and each week, Dr Pitilis will give advice on common medical problems here at the Weekly.

Dr Pitsilis is currently giving consultations for a new digital TV series – she is looking for patients with chronic illnesses and conditions that have not responded to treatment in age group of 15-45 years and are willing to be filmed. The selected patients will receive free consultation to the value of $1400 for Weekly readers.

If you are interested, email [email protected]

For more from Dr Frances Pitsilis, visit her website here.

Always consult your GP or medical practitioner before embarking on changes to your health routine.

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