Continuing our focus on three key minerals, we’re taking a look at Magnesium.
Magnesium is considered one of the most important minerals for human health. It’s responsible for more than 300 important metabolic and enzyme processes in the body. And yet it’s estimated that 80% of Brits are deficient! In fact, Magnesium deficiency is one of the most widespread deficiencies in western societies, leading to significant health issues.
Alcohol, refined sugars, caffeine, saturated fats, a high intake of dairy products, fluoride and many pharmaceuticals reduce our magnesium reserves. Endurance exercise also causes magnesium excretion. It is water soluble too, and so needs regular replenishment.
As such, it’s so important to ensure you are getting enough Magnesium.
The benefits are too long to list…but here are 15 to start with!
1 - Increases muscle strength and eases cramps
25% of the body’s magnesium is stored and used by muscles. It delivers the oxygen necessary for muscle function and nerve transmission to muscles. Magnesium is a muscle relaxant too. People who experience muscle tension and spasms could have a deficiency and may benefit from an increase.
2 - Regulates blood pressure
Increasing Magnesium intake can help to decrease and regulate blood pressure.
3 - Supports healthy bones and teeth
Magnesium is essential for bone formation and health. Osteoporosis is much lower in people with optimum Magnesium. It also strengthens enamel and reduces tooth decay.
4 - Improves cardiovascular health
The heart muscle also benefits from Magnesium, which helps regulate heartbeat and protects the organ from stress.
5 - Boosts physical energy
Magnesium can increase athletic performance thanks to another role it plays – disposing of lactic acid. During intense physical activity, lactic acid can build up in the muscles and cause pain. Magnesium is essential for proper levels of physical energy. Low levels can result in tiredness, fatigue and loss of stamina.
6 - Improves digestive health
Optimum Magnesium is necessary for proper digestion and nutrient absorption. A deficiency is a factor with constipation, diarrhoea, nausea, heartburn and ulcerative colitis.
7 - Reduces risk of diabetes
For those with metabolic syndrome or pre-diabetes, increasing Magnesium may help prevent type-2 diabetes. Magnesium helps regulate blood-glucose levels by reducing insulin resistance.
8 - Eases anxiety, stress and depression
There is a well-known link between Magnesium deficiency and symptoms of anxiety and depression. Since Magnesium plays a major role in brain function and the nervous system, people who do not have enough magnesium can experience mild anxiety or depression. It can help reduce memory loss and increase our learning ability, too.
9 - Reduces inflammation
Optimum Magnesium intake may reduce markers of chronic inflammation – a symptom of many medical conditions. These include arthritis, Crohn's disease, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and numerous auto-immune diseases.
10 - Supports eyesight and hearing
A Magnesium deficiency is associated with cataracts and potentially, a reduction of blood circulation to the eyes. It is also necessary for good hearing. Oversensitivity to noise and even noise-induced hearing loss is often related to a deficiency, too.
11 - Improves sleep
Optimum Magnesium improves sleep and reduces insomnia and the incidence of nightmares.
12 - Supports women’s health
Magnesium helps to alleviate symptoms of pre-menstrual syndrome and can reduce hot flushes. A deficiency can increase morning sickness and muscle cramps during pregnancy, too.
13 - Supports men’s health
Prostate ailments may be a sign of a deficiency. Magnesium maintains proper testosterone levels.
14 - Supports those with obesity
Optimum Magnesium is necessary for weight loss, with people afflicted with obesity.
15 - Combats hangovers
Magnesium also helps alleviate many symptoms of hangovers and reduces the craving for tobacco, too.
Benefit from the Magic of Foodstate Magnesium!
Most high-dose Magnesium supplements are difficult to absorb and also interfere with calcium absorption. So, only take these minerals in Foodstate form, because they work in complete harmony together. Foodstate Magnesium is created with natural amino acid carriers to ensure transport to receptor sites within the body. And remember, Selenium is essential for absorption of Magnesium too.