Magnesium

We want to talk to you about one of THE most important nutrients – Mg MAGNESIUM!


Mg is a key nutrient for utilising energy (ATP), which is our energy.

Increased stress = more energy used (ATP) = rapid depletion of magnesium in the body


Mg helps to support:

  • Blood sugar balance
  • Optimal ciculation & blood pressure
  • Cellular energy production
  • A calm nervous system
  • Pain relief & relaxed muscles
  • Bone density & calcium balance
  • Joints & ligament flexibility
  • Deep sleep patterns and more…

There are many functions supported by magnesium in the body:

  • Regulates calcium
  • Regulates heart contractibility
  • Energy production
  • Cleans the bowel
  • Relaxes smooth muscles
  • Sleep quality


Why do we need magnesium?

Modern Farming practices have depleted the soil of nutrients. This means we receive a lot less magnesium from our food than we used to.

There are different types of magnesium, good/well absorbed and bad/poorly absorbed. They also have different functions within the body. Here is a list:


Good – good absorption:
Malate – energising, metabolism, reduces muscle pain
Glycinate – relaxing, gut friendly, good for nerve pain Dihydroxide
Chloride – detoxifying, good for kidneys Sulfate
Taurate – cardiovascular health
Orotate – cardiovascular health
Citrate – relaxing, reducing muscle pain, good for kidneys
L-Threonate – brain injuries, depression, anxiety, memory,
learning, neurodegenerative disorders

Bad – poor absorption:
Oxide
Dihydroxide
Asparate
Carbonate

Magnesium Deficiency Symptoms

  • Poor cognitive processing
  • Headaches
  • Constipation & related disorders
  • Fatigue
  • Poor sleep quality
  • Muscle spasms & cramping
  • Pain & soreness
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Numbness & tingling
  • Mood & behavioural disorders

Whilst we talk about supplementation, it is also important to eat the right foods. Here are a list of high Mg foods:

  1. Swiss Chard
  2. Spinach
  3. Grass-fed Dairy
  4. Avocados
  5. Pumpkin Seeds
  6. Pink Salts
  7. Nuts
  8. Dark Chocolate
  9. Wild-Caught Fish
  10. Sprouts
  11. Sea Vegetables
  12. Organic Coffee

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