Magnesium is the fourth most abundant essential mineral in the body involved in multiple biochemical pathways and functions.
According to research and our experience in clinical practice, it is common for individuals to not be obtaining the recommended daily intake (400mg for men and 350mg for women) of this multi-tasking mineral from their diet.
On top of this dietary deficiency, stress also plays a major role in depleting our magnesium levels within the body.
Why is Magnesium so important?
1. Alleviates anxiety and stress
Magnesium balances the bodies stress response and supports the production of GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) a neurotransmitter that calms brain activity.
2. Improves moods
Magnesium is involved in a number of pathways involved in mood regulation including balancing cortisol, increasing serotonin (happy hormone) and stimulating GABA production.
3. Reduces insomnia
Magnesium supports healthy sleep by regulating melatonin, a hormone involved in our sleep-wake cycle, as well as carrying out the above actions.
4. Reduces muscles cramps
Magnesium plays a role in neuromuscular transmission and contraction, deficiency is associated with an increase in muscle cramps and spasms.
5. Relieves symptoms of PMS
Magnesium can reduces muscle pain, breast tenderness, period cramps and irregular moods associated with pre-menstrual syndrome.
6. Supports energy production and performance
Magnesium is required for cellular energy production. A lack of magnesium can reduce the ability of the body to utilise nutrients from foods for energy.
7. Balances blood sugar levels
Magnesium plays a role in glucose (sugar) metabolism and insulin balance, research has shown its benefit with metabolic conditions like Type II diabetes.
8. Supports bone health
Magnesium plays a role in regulating calcium metabolism (necessary for bone health). Around half of the magnesium in our body is found in bone tissue.
9. Supports heart health
Magnesium supports cardiovascular health by regulating our heart beat. Calcium stimulates contractions and magnesium relaxes the heart muscles.
Include Magnesium rich foods in your diet
- Dark chocolate 70% or more
- Dark leafy greens - kale, spinach, silverbeet & asian greens
Magnesium is the key ingredient in our herbal and nutritional therapeutic supplement Resilience, with 400mg of highly absorbable Magnesium citrate in one 5g dose (1 heaped teaspoon).
For stress, moods, blood sugar regulation, PMS & cramps: 1 level teaspoon once or twice daily.
For insomnia & restless legs: 1 heaped teaspoon 30 minutes before bed.
For athletes or active individuals: 1 heaped teaspoon of an evening or after training to promote muscle recovery.
Magnesium in combination with zinc, vitamin C and our calming herbal blend (Withania, Tulsi and Passionflower) makes for the perfect therapeutic supplement for overall wellbeing.
Please refer to the safety section on our website or consult with us directly to ensure Resilience is the right fit for you.