Magnesium plays a number of roles in the body. It is required for more than 325 enzymatic reactions, including those involved in the synthesis of fat and protein, brain activity, muscular contraction and relaxation, cardiac activity and bone metabolism. It also aids proper muscle function by helping regulate oxygen uptake, energy production, and electrolyte balance.
Magnesium is also very calming. It helps relax your body and mind, which leads to better quality sleep.
Possible Symptoms of Sub-Optimal Magnesium Intake
- Muscle cramps, twitches or tremors
- Regular or excessive fatigue
- Feelings of irritability and/or lethargy
- Frequent mood swings, including depression
- Pre-menstrual bloating
- Restless legs at night
Many people are low in magnesium becasue the amount they need is actually greater than people think, fruits and vegetables have lost mineral content over time due to soil depletion, and some magnesium supplements are poorly absorbed by the body. Magnesium depletion can be caused by a number of stresses on the body, among them lack of adequate dietary magnesium; mental, emotional and environmental stressors; some drugs (diuretics, antibiotics, oral contraceptives, insulin, cortisone); heavy exercise; diabetes; gastrointestinal disorders; and excess calcium in the diet.
There are various forms of magnesium supplements on the market. We recommend magnesium glycinate over citrate. Glycinate is easier to absorb and is much more gentle on the stomach. The citrate version can leave you in the bathroom for quite a while the next day!
We recommend Thorne’s Magnesium Bisglycinate It can be mixed with water and has a refreshing citrus flavor.
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