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Magnesium for Health and Vitality

30 Jan 2014 2:08 PM-

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
steady heartbeat.

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.

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.
• Insomnia.
• Muscle tension, cramping and spasms, restless leg syndrome.
• Tension headaches and migraines.
• Tiredness, lethargy and fatigue.
• Chronic fatigue.
• High blood pressure.
• Premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
• Diabetes.
• Asthma.
• Fibromyalgia.

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
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.
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.

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