Dietary macro and trace minerals like magnesium, calcium, copper, zinc, nickel and manganese are nutrients critical to human skin and general health, performance and welfare. Skin health and nutrition for immunity, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and reproductive health, to name a few, depend on optimal macro and trace mineral nutrition. In recent years, magnesium is proving to be far and above the most important of these minerals, playing an important role in skin, hair and general health and wellbeing.
Almost everything we know about mineral nutrition, from inclusion levels to effects on skin health to performance, has come from studies using earth-sourced mineral salts. These mineral salts are made from a trace mineral loosely bound to a charged ion and have been the basis of trace mineral science and research since the 1930s. Recent studies, however, have been using a different form of macro and trace minerals, liquid marine minerals from a living deep sea source (or