This missing mineral could be leading to your stress and sleep problems
Found in legumes, green leafy vegetables, nuts and seeds, magnesium is the fourth most substantial mineral in the body and is vital for the body to function properly. However, it’s often referred to as the “missing mineral” because so many of us are deficient. More than 300 metabolic processes including energy production, the transmission of nerve signals, regulation of blood pressure and muscular contraction depend on it. Insufficient levels of magnesium can lead to heart disease, type 2 diabetes, mood disorders and migraines.
Filling the gaps in a healthy diet with magnesium supplementation is key. However not every form of magnesium does the same thing and some forms are poorly absorbed. So how do you choose between the many forms? Let’s break them down. We've given them fun names to help you remember what to ask for when you come in.
- (Mr. Popular Mag) Magnesium Citrate: used widely to treat constipation, helps empty the colon, not as absorbable as other forms, must be chelated or activated.
- (The Oil Mag) Magnesium Chloride: helps raise magnesium levels in body, can also be used as foot soak, comes in an oil form
- (The Bath Mag) Magnesium Sulfate: commonly referred to as Epsom salt, absorbed through skin, great at soothing sore muscles and promoting relaxation
- (The Occasional Mag) Magnesium Oxide: commonly known as milk of Magnesia and used for constipation, provides relief for occasional heartburn and stomach discomfort
- (The Exercise Mag) Magnesium Malate: take with food to increase magnesium levels in body, used to treat over-excitement of the neuromuscular system such as chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia, soothes daily aches, maintains healthy muscle function and aids in recovery.
- (The Metabolic Mag) Magnesium Taurate: sufficient intakes impact blood sugar and blood pressure
- (The Cramp Mag) Magnesium Lactate: easily absorbed and can be taken in larger amounts, can relieve leg cramps and menstrual cycle pain.
- (The Sleep & Stress Mag) Magnesium Glycinate: helpful with sleep, inflammation and stress
- (The Blood Brain Mag) Magnesium L-threonate: crosses the blood brain barrier and is helpful with depression and memory loss.
- (The New Guy - Super Absorb Mag) Magnesium N-Acetyltaurinate: highly bioavailable, crosses the blood brain barrier, modulates neuro-excitation so helpful with stress and mood, research shows a unique benefit to brain and cognitive functions as well as relief for women suffering from PMS and associated symptoms of stress, anxiety, nervous tension, mood swings, irritability, depression, fatigue, headaches and abdominal bloating.
Now none of these forms of magnesium work if you don't take them. And not all brands are created equal. So stop in to Nuts 'n Berries today to stock up and ask our talented staff to help you decide which magnesium product is right for you.