Magnesium – The Mighty Mineral

Although little heralded, magnesium may be one of the most important health-promoting minerals. Nature’s Best’s health expert, Keri Filtness, is here to explain more…

Why is magnesium such an essential nutrient?
Our very existence relies on the biological marvels that happen in the body, and magnesium is required for more than 300 of these vital chemical reactions. It’s involved in everything from energy production, to nerve function, to muscle relaxation, and to bone and tooth formation.

Magnesium is an especially abundant mineral in the body, so if your levels are lagging, then it’s likely your overall wellbeing is too!

Why you could be lacking in magnesium?
In today’s fast-food, ready-meal obsessed era, it’s no surprise that we often run short of our daily mineral requirements, especially where magnesium is concerned. Why? Well, the simple truth is that while processed and refined foods contain high-levels of sugar, salt and saturated fats, they (unsurprisingly) pack a poor nutritional punch. In fact, a recent study found that 7/10 women and 4/10 men aged 19-50 have magnesium intakes well below the RNI! What’s more, magnesium reserves are easily depleted by a number of other factors including stress, certain diseases, medications and intense exercise.

How can you identify a magnesium deficiency?
The symptoms of a magnesium deficiency can be very debilitating. They include muscle cramps and spasms, low thyroid, trouble sleeping, anxiety and depression, fatigue, poor memory and heart problems. So, as you can see, it’s pretty important!

 

What are the health benefits of taking a magnesium supplement?
You can obtain magnesium from a range of foods including spinach, swiss chard, dark chocolate, cashews, almonds and Brazil nuts. However, to properly safeguard against a deficiency and bolster the body’s natural reserves, we would always advise adding a high-strength, quality magnesium supplement to the diet – provided, of course, it contains an easily absorbed form of the mineral.

Taking a magnesium supplement can support the reduction in tiredness and helps stabilise energy levels throughout the day. It also contributes to normal psychological and muscle function (including the heart), and assists with bone maintenance. Its far-reaching health benefits make it a firm favourite amongst Nature’s Best® customers.

And why would you recommend MagAsorb® 375mg?
Our MagAsorb® 375mg supplement is a convenient, one-a-day formula that contains a unique blend of four different magnesium compounds. Each tablet is easy to swallow, gentle on the tummy, and provides a full 375mg of magnesium – so don’t underestimate its small size! Better still, it’s entirely UK-made.

Article as promotionally featured inside Thrive Magazine Spring issue.

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