Do you experience muscle spasms or cramps? Do you feel tense, stressed or anxious? Are you struggling to cope with your stress level? You could be suffering from magnesium deficiency.
What does Magnesium help with?
Magnesium is an extremely important mineral that is responsible for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. Some of these roles include:
Improving blood flow
Relieves stress and tension
Stimulates cells to make more energy
Regulates calcium metabolism for stronger bones
Maintains regular heart rhythm
Maintains healthy blood sugar levels
Maintains normal muscle and nerve function
Relieves muscle cramps and spasms
Relieves symptoms of PMS
Reduces the frequency of migraines and headaches
How do I increase my Magnesium intake?
In general, men need to consume around 420mg of magnesium and women need about 310mg everyday. Some people will be able to consume enough magnesium from a well-balanced diet, which would include green leafy vegetables, wholegrains, nuts, legumes and dark chocolate. Unfortunately in today’s society more and more people are consuming refined and processed foods, which are deficient in magnesium.
"In Australia, almost 40% of women struggle to consume an adequate amount of magnesium."
What decreases my Magnesium levels?
Coffee and teas that contain tannins can decrease the intestinal absorption of magnesium. In addition, some medications, such as antibiotics and steroids, may even lower blood magnesium levels. Alcohol consumption can have a diuretic effect, increasing the loss of water and minerals such as magnesium.
For women, reproductive hormonal changes, such as pregnancy or long-term use of oral contraceptive pills can reduce magnesium levels in the body. In Australia, almost 40% of women struggle to consume an adequate amount of magnesium.
How is Magnesium beneficial for kids?
Your child’s age is a determining factor for magnesium dosage and requirements, as well as their level of exercise. The good news is, they should be able to consume their required level of magnesium through healthy food choice, but that doesn’t always mean they will. As a mum of two toddlers myself, I understand that kids don’t always eat what you give them or can go through fussy phases for a number of reasons.
As a practitioner, I can help you find the right dosage or supplement of magnesium for your child.
Why should I invest in a good Magnesium supplement?
Consumers and constantly flooded with different brands and hundreds of different products in chemist aisles and are often left confused as to what supplements are best. With constant advertisements and promotions advertised through social media and TV, it can be overwhelming to choose the right supplement.
At The Myeline Clinic, we only stock practitioner approved supplements that are made right here in Australia. All our products contain an easily absorbed, therapeutic dose of the supplement.
Supplementing with magnesium daily may help alleviate intense cramps and spasms in the musculoskeletal system. Our supplement works by combining the use of calcium, which aids in muscle contraction, and magnesium, which triggers muscle relaxation, improving overall muscle function.
For more information abut magnesium and supplementation ask us about it at your next appointment, or contact our clinic by clicking here.