What’s Magnesium Good For?

Up to 70% of all adults may be Magnesium deficient

Let’s talk about Magnesium. Magnesium is one of the most important minerals our body needs. Up to 70% of all adults may be Magnesium deficient. Teenagers and young children can be deficient too. Tiredness and fatigue, muscles aches, pains, spasms, and PMT are common signs of deficiency.

Magnesium is an essential nutrient

Magnesium is important for your nervous system. It can help you feel relaxed and calm especially when wired, tired, tense, or stressed. If you have trouble sleeping it can help you get a better night’s sleep. People who suffer with headaches and migraine can benefit from supplementing with Magnesium. It’s required for healthy muscles and is commonly used to ease muscle cramps, spams, restless legs, and period pain. Magnesium is also essential for bone and teeth health.

You can take a bath in magnesium salts

If you’re active, Magnesium can help support healthy recovery after training. Craig, in our Kilkenny store uses Magnesium in all its forms, tablets, powder, and Magnesium oil spray after exercise and after physio sessions and would never be without it. One of his favourite products is BetterYou Magnesium Spray Oil. It soaks straight into the skin when massaged helping to ease tight muscles and promote a sense of relaxation. Craig says there’s nothing like a bath in Magnesium salts, or a foot bath if you don’t have the time afterwards. It helps ease those tight muscles and supports relaxation.

Magnesium is suitable for children too

Children can be deficient too. If they’re restless, can’t settle, or have difficulty getting to sleep Magnesium may help. BetterYou Magnesium Sleep Kids’ Body Spray is a brilliant product to support a restful night’s sleep for little ones. It contains Magnesium, lavender, and chamomile and creates a soothing and calming effect on the body. When used as part of your child’s bedtime routine it can help your child fall into a deeper sleep so that they wake up more refreshed. It’s suitable for age one and above. You simply spray five to ten sprays onto the skin where it’s absorbed immediately.

Or if you prefer to give them a supplement to take you could choose Floradix liquid Magnesium which is easy to take and helps safeguard magnesium intake. As the magnesium is already dissolved, it is absorbed more quickly by the digestive system compared to tablets. It contains several fruit juice concentrates and selected herbs for a pleasant taste. And contains no alcohol, preservatives, colourings or artificial flavourings. It is gluten free, lactose free and suitable for vegetarians. This is suitable from age three.

Eating your greens is one of the best ways to increase your magnesium levels, this can include cabbage, broccoli, kale, spinach, and brussel sprouts. You’ll find magnesium in legumes, chia seeds, flax seeds, nuts, and whole grains so good quality brown bread. Coconut water contains a good level of Magnesium too. And you’ll be pleased to know that even good quality dark chocolate also contains some Magnesium.

Let us know if you have any questions about Magnesium and its health benefits.

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