Magnesium, a vital mineral we cannot be without

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A magnesium-rich body will be stronger, more flexible and better able to resist both physical and emotional stress.  Magnesium is crucial for healthy bones as it makes up part of the skeleton’s framework. Its presence in every one of our body’s cells is essential, as it’s responsible for over 300 different actions in the body.

So, let us look at some of the roles magnesium plays.

Mood, Relaxation and sleep

Hormones such as serotonin and melatonin are regulated by magnesium, important for boosting your mood and helping with sleep. Low levels of this crucial mineral can leave you feeling down and irritable.  Magnesium is needed by the body to maintain a state of complete rest and is an important factor in how the body manages its sleep cycle.

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Muscle Tension and Muscle spasms

Magnesium is necessary for proper muscle function. It works with other essential minerals in your body to keep the muscles loose and flexible. It helps lessen the build-up of lactic acid and enables your muscles to get the oxygen they need.

Feel more energised

Magnesium helps to create the energy we need by activating ATP which is the fundamental unit of energy within the body. It  improves exercise tolerance, whilst reducing the stress response to exertion.

From where do we get Magnesium?

Getting enough essential magnesium through diet alone can be difficult, especially if following a restricted diet. Processed fats, refined sugars, salt, synthetic sweeteners and caffeine hinders your body’s ability to absorb magnesium. Spinach, avocados, almonds, beans and brown rice are some of the Magnesium rich foods you need to include in your diet daily.

Supplementing magnesium using products that are absorbed through your skin have been proven to work faster than tablets, since they bypass the digestive system. Learn more on this here and here.

 

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Author: Helga Tonna

Helga Tonna is the Marketing Executive of MK Pharma. She has a special interest in nutritional health having worked in the sector for over 10 years.

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