Magnesium helps relieve stress
Magnesium lets you sleep deeper
Magnesium makes your bones stronger
Magnesium lowers inflammation
Magnesium keeps your muscles healthy
Magnesium allows your brain to function better
Chronically low magnesium levels can increase the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis.
Supplementing with magnesium may also help prevent migraines, improve symptoms of PMS, and reduce anxiety.
Being stressed lowers your magnesium status and makes you suffer more with the stress you have.
The average adult needs 300-400mg of Magnesium per day - but 50% of the western adult population is not meeting this target. This is partly because there is less Magnesium in our foodstuffs with modern-day farming, but it is also because we eat more processed foods containing lots of sugar. Some people - mostly without knowing it - eat the equivalent of more than a pound of sugar per day. That is 20-30 times as much as the ideal!
A good rule of thumb is to use magnesium-citrate if you have a tendency to constipation, otherwise, take magnesium-glycinate. We stock both. Avoid magnesium-oxide or -carbonate supplements. They are difficult to absorb.
Talk to your practitioner about the options available to you and the most appropriate action.