Everything You Need to Know About Magnesium

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What do tofu, lava lamps, and Epsom salts have in common? The mineral known as magnesium. It helps coagulate tofu, creates the "lava" in the lava lamp, and is the active ingredient responsible for Epsom salt’s soothing properties. While it may not be as commonly discussed as something like calcium, magnesium is a vital mineral that your body cannot function without.