Magnesium Benefits and Improves Specific Health Conditions

Magnesium benefits are felt in a wide range of magnesium deficiency conditions such as:

  1.  Stress, anxiety, and nervousnessLady is experiencing fatigue, tired all the time.
  2.  High blood pressure
  3.  Insomnia
  4.  Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  5.  Muscle tension, cramping and spasms
  6.  Diabetes
  7.  Tension headaches and migraines
  8.  Asthma
  9.  Tiredness, lethargy, and fatigue
  10.  Chronic fatigue
  11.  Fibromyalgia

How does Magnesium function in the body?

Magnesium is an essential mineral used in over 300 biochemical processes in your body. Magnesium benefits your vitality and wellbeing, help you function well in times of stress and supports 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.

Why is Magnesium Deficiency Common?

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.

3 of the Top Conditions that Benefit from Magnesium Supplementation


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Stress benefits from Magnesium

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. This perpetuates the cycle of ongoing stress and magnesium depletion. Our naturopaths use magnesium and taurine combined with specific B vitamins and glutamine in a special formula to help rapidly reduce these negative effects of stress and help break the stress cycle.

Heart Conditions                   

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Magnesium supports heart health

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.

Cramps and Restless Legs

Muscular cramps, tension, and restless legs are commonly associated with magnesium deficiency. Magnesium has long being recognised for its important therapeutic applications in enhancing muscle relaxation and relieving spasms.

The Right Magnesium for Maximum Absorption

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. Besides this, it does not give you the digestive upset that can occur with other forms of magnesium.

Foods high in Magnesium

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Magnesium is found in leafy greens

Fortunately, you can find Magnesium benefits in a wide range of foods.
Best ones include the following fresh, nutrient-rich foods which you can add to 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.

For Full Magnesium Benefits, Replenish Your Reserves of Magnesium 

Should you need specific magnesium benefits, it’s best to use one especially formulated for that specific condition.
Stress, cramps, fatigue and high blood pressure may require slightly different magnesium formulas. This is why we prescribe specific magnesium formulas which contain added supportive nutrients 
designed for your unique needs.

If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms on a regular basis, you may be magnesium deficient. Talk to naturopaths at Your Wellness Centre today about how to optimise your magnesium levels.

Call us on 9879 9596. Get in touch now!


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