Magnesium is a mineral that is important for almost every cell in the body and is involved in over 300 chemical reactions. It is heavily involved in regulating blood pressure, supporting healthy bones and teeth, and muscle contractions.*
Magnesium is found in a variety of foods, including legumes, whole grains, bananas, avocados, leafy green vegetables, seeds, and nuts. Symptoms of low magnesium may include muscle cramps/spasms, muscle weakness, fatigue, low mood, and headaches/migraines.*
Magnesium supplements are widely available in the form of pills, capsules, and blends It is also available as transdermal or topical options.
Magnesium is vital for bone density and lowers the risk of osteoporosis in women.*(1) Magnesium and calcium are both important for healthy bones and preventing osteoporosis. Magnesium supports the absorption and metabolism of both calcium and vitamin D.* Without magnesium, calcium levels can become too high and this can lead to arterial calcification (2).
More than 48% of diabetic patients have a low magnesium level. It may play a role in carbohydrate and glucose metabolism, and thus people with low magnesium are more at risk of type 2 diabetes.* (3)
Studies have shown that magnesium has blood pressure lowering properties* (4). High blood pressure can be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
Inflammation is a root cause of many health problems and diseases. Low magnesium intake is associated with chronic inflammation.* Magnesium has both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.* (5)
There is strong evidence that magnesium deficiency is prevalent in migraine patients* (6). Many migraine sufferers find that their symptoms improve if they increase their magnesium consumption.*
One of the supplements used to address a magnesium deficiency is magnesium glycinate. This type of magnesium is absorption very well and is one of the most bioavailable forms of magnesium. It is considered a “gold standard” for magnesium supplementation.*
There are several different forms of magnesium; some of which are not quickly or easily absorbed in the body. Magnesium blends contain bioavailable forms of the mineral and may also contain other key nutrients such as calcium and potassium.
Transdermal or topical magnesium has become a popular option in recent years. Topical magnesium contains a highly concentrated form of magnesium chloride, which is easily absorbed into the skin. It is applied directly to the skin in the form of gels, lotions, bath salts, and sprays.
You should always consult your health care provider before starting any herbal supplements or products. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.