The Body’s Demand for Magnesium
Magnesium is an essential mineral used in over 300
biochemical processes in your body. Magnesium can improve
your vitality and wellbeing, help you function well in times of
stress and support healthy moods. It also relaxes your muscles
and plays a key role in energy production. This important
mineral also helps your heart by supporting healthy blood
pressure and blood sugar levels, as well as maintaining a
Demands of Modern Lifestyles
The reality is that many Australians and New Zealanders are
magnesium deficient. Common conditions such as stress,
cardiovascular disease and diabetes increase the body’s
demand for magnesium. This increased requirement is often
not met due to our reduced dietary intake of magnesium
rich foods. Hundreds of years ago, our foods were naturally
rich in magnesium and deficiency in this mineral was rare.
However, with our modern day lifestyles increasing the need
for food processing and the refinement of grains, these once
magnesium abundant foods are now containing significantly
less magnesium. For example, the refined wheat flour often
eaten today contains only 16% of the magnesium found in
whole wheat grain.
Minimise consumption of refined and processed foods,sugar, tea, coffee, carbonated drinks and alcohol, as they all deplete your magnesium stores.
Need a Magnesium Boost?
A surprising number of people have low magnesium levels
and early detection may assist in the prevention and improved
management of certain health conditions. Magnesium
deficiency may be associated with:
• Stress, anxiety, and nervousness.
• Muscle tension, cramping
• Tension headaches and
• Tiredness, lethargy and
• Chronic fatigue.
• High blood pressure.
• Premenstrual syndrome
If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms on a regular basis, you may be magnesium deficient. Talk to us today about how to optimise your magnesium levels.
Stop the Vicious Stress Cycle
In the 21st century we are all too familiar with stress, be it
related to work, relationships, finances or traffic jams. Many
of us are stressed on a daily basis which means our body’s
demand for magnesium is increased. Stress hormones are
increasingly released when magnesium levels are low. When
you are stressed, your body excretes more magnesium, at a
time when you need it the most. This may lead you to feel
uptight, anxious and even more stressed, thus perpetuating the
cycle of ongoing stress and magnesium depletion. Magnesium
and taurine combined with specific B vitamins and glutamine
can help rapidly reduce these negative effects of stress and
help break the stress cycle.
The Heart Loves Magnesium
Magnesium can be of great benefit in supporting
cardiovascular health. Low magnesium levels can place stress
on the cardiovascular system, leading to hypertension and
arrhythmias. Magnesium and taurine supplementation have
been shown to decrease both systolic and diastolic blood
pressure and support healthy heart function.
If you have high blood pressure or cardiovascular disease talk to us today about what you can do to support your heart health.
Cramps and Restless Legs
Muscular cramps and tension are commonly associated with
magnesium deficiency. Magnesium has long being recognised
for its important therapeutic applications in enhancing muscle
relaxation and relieving spasms.
Choosing the Right Magnesium
Not all forms of magnesium are the same. When you want
to increase your body’s magnesium stores, it is important to
choose the right form. Magnesium diglycinate is a specific type
of magnesium chelate that has an increased absorption rate.
It has been shown to have over eight times greater absorption
than magnesium oxide, without the digestive upset that can
occur with other forms of magnesium.
Munch on Magnesium Foods
Magnesium is found in a wide range of foods. Include the
following fresh, nutrient-rich foods in your diet each day:
• Green leafy vegetables; spinach, kale and silver beet.
• Nuts and seeds; raw almonds, cashews, brazil nuts,
pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds.
• Whole grains; rye, quinoa, oats, wheat and buckwheat.
Replenish Your Reserves
Stress, cramps, fatigue and high blood pressure may require
slightly different magnesium formulas. We provide specififc
magnesium formulas which contain added supportive nutrients
designed for your unique needs.
Ask today about a magnesium for your individual needs.