Magnesium is an essential mineral that supports bone and muscle health, promotes normal blood pressure and regulates blood sugar. It helps protect against many diseases and can be therapeutic for migraines, fibromyalgia and inflammatory conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, arthritis, etc.
Known as “the relaxation mineral,” magnesium also plays an important role in soothing tension—both in the body and the mind.
Epidemic of Magnesium Deficiency
Magnesium deficiency is epidemic in America; most people don’t realize that they aren’t getting enough magnesium through their diets. Because magnesium plays a role in so many biochemical processes, symptoms of deficiency range widely and can be difficult to recognize.
Some of the most obvious complaints that lead to a diagnosis include muscle cramps and headaches, but deficiency can show up as a variety of other health problems—both subtle and severe.
If you have any of these symptoms, you may be deficient in magnesium:
- Muscle soreness1
- Muscle cramping1
- Menstrual cramps1
- Attention difficulties
- Kidney stones
- High blood pressure5
- Irritable bowel
- Irritable bladder
Magnesium in Food
Eating your way to magnesium sufficiency is very difficult. Most Americans have diets that are based heavily on foods that contain no magnesium—such as meat, dairy and white flour. Magnesium occurs naturally in green leafy vegetables such as spinach and swiss chard as well as avocados and a variety of nuts and seeds.
Even if you eat a plant-based diet, it’s likely that you aren’t getting enough magnesium. This is because most produce today is grown in mineral-depleted soil. Plants absorb magnesium from the soil; they don’t produce it on its own. Furthermore, calcium intake and medications that lower stomach acid can impede magnesium absorption. A magnesium supplement is the easiest way to get the recommended levels of this essential mineral.
The Nested Naturals Magnesium Glycinate is formulated for maximum bioavailability and easy digestion. What’s the point of taking a supplement if your body isn’t able to absorb and use the nutrients you need? Our Magnesium Glycinate is chelated, which means there’s no laxative effect that is so typical with other magnesium supplements.