Magnesium, a mineral, is involved in hundreds of biochemical functions in our body, particularly related to the nervous system and stress, detoxification, and sleep. We must get magnesium through our diet as our body doesn’t make it.
Magnesium is a key factor in over 350 enzymes. Magnesium assists in energy production, as well as supporting a calm nervous system. Over half of the magnesium in our body is found in bone tissue. Mostly magnesium functions inside our cells, and is involved in our metabolism helping to produce protein. Magnesium is also involved in the creation of our hard tooth enamel and supports a healthy heart.
- Support muscles and aids relaxation
- Relieve tension during times of stress
- Helps maintain a healthy heart and blood pressure
- Supports healthy brain and nerve function
- Supports restful sleep
- Helps to maintain strong & healthy bones
Should I take Magnesium?
Magnesium is contained within many foods, but if the diet is high in refined sugar and processed grains you can miss out on an adequate intake. Stress, caffeine, alcohol, and diuretics can also deplete the body's magnesium levels, therefore magnesium supplements may be beneficial.
Types of Magnesium
Magnesium supplements are available in tablet, capsule and liquid form. Liquid forms of magnesium include BioBalance Liposomal Magnesium which is known for its superior absorption. Magnesium creams & oils can be topically applied and massaged into the skin to absorb transdermally.
Magnesium Side Effects and Contraindications
Magnesium supplements are generally safe and have no adverse effects when taken within the recommended doses. Some forms of magnesium in higher amounts may cause nausea, stomach upset and diarrhoea.