Naturopath Q&A: Trending topics, asked by you

You asked, our naturopaths answered. Whether you’re all about magnesium for restful zzz’scollagen for a healthy glow, or probiotics for nourished gut health, we’re revealing top trending questions – asked by you, so you can get the most out of your healthy ritual.

1) “Does collagen actually do anything for your skin?”

Collagen has been well studied – so we’re excited to say, yes it does! Collagen peptides also support healthy fibroblast activity, which is key for happy, hydrated & firm skin. Try supplementing consistently for 12 weeks & get ready to notice a positive difference in your skin’s health.

Give Nutra Organics Collagen Beauty a go. It’s terrific for your skin’s health – among many other things such as joint health, hair health and strong nails. What I love most is its support for plump, firm skin and helping me age softly.
- Rebecca, Naturopath & Medical Herbalist

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2) “What is the best thing to take for gut health and keeping regular?"

When it comes to gut health, ‘The Big 3’ reign supreme: Fibre, probiotics & prebiotics. Fibre helps give the bowel an internal sweep, probiotics support a balanced gut, and prebiotics give probiotics something to eat – giving you more bang for your buck.

Lifestream’s Fibre Biotics is great for supporting bowel regularity and comfort, and it’s packed with fibre – along with pre/probiotics too
- Callan, Naturopath & Medical Herbalist

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3) “Which form of magnesium is best for sleep?”

Magnesium glycinate, taurate, aspartate and citrate are best absorbed – so any of these forms makea great choice. Added vitamin B6 is always a bonus for supporting optimal absorption & restful zzz’s too.

I’d recommend Ethical Nutrients Mega Magnesium for healthy, deep sleep. It tastes great and contains magnesium gylcinate and B6 too.
- Rebecca, Naturopath & Medical Herbalist

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4) “What is the best way your body absorbs magnesium? I’ve seen tablets, sprays, creams etc for sale.”

Our bodies are designed to best absorb nutrients via the gut – so we’d say diet or supplementation is the way to go. Topical creams or sprays aren’t as well absorbed – but they do create a tingling sensation that some people love for muscle comfort.

Good Health’s Magnesium Cream is great for soothing muscle tension and supporting overall relaxation.
- Callan, Naturopath & Medical Herbalist

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5) "When is it best to take magnesium for it to fully absorb in the body?" 

While there isn't current research on when best to take magnesium, we suggest taking it whenever works in your daily routine - alongside food to support digestive comfort. Our bodies store magnesium, so there's usually some on hand when it's needed.

For a highly bioavailable choice, BioBalance Liposomal Magnesium is a great fit. It absorbs into cells quickly and is buffered for sensitive digestion.
- Rebecca, Naturopath & Medical Herbalist

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