Magnesium is one of seven essential macrominerals. That means this mineral that needs to be consumed in relatively large amounts (at least 100 milligrams (mg) + per day). A healthy daily intake has shown to help prevent problems with bones, the cardiovascular system, diabetes, and other functions.
Magnesium is a dynamic mineral that can safely alleviate many common pregnancy ailments such as muscle cramps, headaches, constipation, and even insomnia. Though magnesium may be obtained through diet, supplementation is encouraged for added balance as deficiencies are common. Magnesium has also been identified as helpful in the formation of strong bones and teeth in your baby.