The lowdown on magnesium

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Magnesium, and other minerals like iron and zinc, are essential for healthy body functioning.

Magnesium is required for more than 300 biochemical reaction in the body, maintains normal muscle and nerve function, helps with energy and heart function. It also plays an important role in regulating blood sugar levels, digestion of food, healthy calcium levels, blood pressure regulation, muscle relaxation and stress .

Some signs that you may be magnesium deficient include feelings of tiredness and lethargy, muscle cramping, muscle tension, headaches, stress or anxiety, insomnia, PMS and high blood pressure.

Some studies show that up to 76% of men and 86% of women are magnesium deficient. Good sources of magnesium include green vegetables, grains, nuts, legumes and chocolate but it is difficult to get an adequate amount to therapeutically help. Other factors which may be impacting on your magnesium levels are tea, alcohol, coffee and exercise which deplete our magnesium supplies.

Stress is one of the most common causes of low magnesium. When you are stressed, depressed or anxious your body requires more magnesium than usual to help you and your muscles relax. It becomes a vicious cycle where your stress lowers your levels and the low levels increase you stress.

What do you do now ????

To break this cycle, or to simply supplement for dietary insufficiency, there are many magnesium products available. It’s important to choose the right one for your particular circumstance.

Some types of magnesium can cause stomach upsets so it’s is worth checking it out first. Magnesium diglycinate is the best form to take as it is easily absorbed and will not cause stomach upset.

Cal today to see if magnesium supplements could help you.

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