We hope you’ve had a chance to take a look at our new look branding and love it as much as we do! Our slicker modern look has been developed in-parallel with our new improved formulas. At Natural Nutrients we strive to produce the best quality supplements in the most effective doses. We’re continuously working on product development and our Super Magnesium is something we have perfected recently. Read on to find out what magnesium is, what it does and why YOU should be supplementing your diet with this great product!
Magnesium is an essential mineral historically known for its role in bone and cell formation, as well as its function in improving sleep quality. More recently, research has shown it also contributes to energy production, blood sugar regulation and even cognitive performance. This spectrum of benefits is unsurprising given the fact that magnesium activates over 300 enzyme reactions in the human body every second. These are just some of the reasons we LOVE magnesium!
Magnesium is found abundantly in many foods, and in the past a varied diet would be enough to achieve recommended daily intakes. Foods rich in Magnesium include beans, nuts, wholegrain foods and green, leafy vegetables. So, increasing your intake of these is one way to boost your intake of the mineral. BUT modern lifestyle factors including certain health conditions, using medications and increased alcohol intake can all affect how magnesium is absorbed and processed, leading to deficiency over time. The most recent National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS) conducted by the government found that magnesium levels across the population were lower now than they were 10 years ago, likely attributable to the factors above.
Given its importance, low Magnesium levels can have devastating effects on the body. Symptoms of deficiency include nausea, fatigue, muscle spasms and even cardiac arrhythmia – an irregular heartbeat. The NDNS research also revealed that a significant amount of adults had serum levels lower than the LRNI – Lower Reference Nutrient Intake – the amount of a nutrient that is enough for only the small number of people who have low requirements (2.5%). In other words, most of the population will have higher requirements which are also not being met. Therefore, Magnesium supplements are a useful and necessary addition to the diet and can be used to optimize intake and achieve recommended requirements.
Fatigue is a national health problem defined by extreme tiredness and exhaustion. One of the best cures for fatigue is rest, but hectic lifestyles, busy social lives and demanding work commitments can make it impossible to achieve enough. Chronic fatigue can have both physical and mental causes and is extremely debilitating. Not only does fatigue cause unpleasant symptoms, but it is also bad for your overall health.
There is extensive evidence to support the use of Magnesium to banish fatigue. It has been shown to play a crucial role in the production and utilization of ATP – Adenosine Triphosphate – otherwise known as the energy currency of the cell. Having adequate levels of Magnesium supports how well your body produces and uses energy, boosting energy levels and warding off some of the symptoms of fatigue. Magnesium also functions to settle nerve impulses and encourage your muscles to relax. This helps your body to rest and recover, achieving a deeper sleep and leaving you feeling well-rested upon waking.
Our Super Magnesium has been developed to provide the most effective dose to supplement your diet. Our enhanced formula has been perfected and we couldn’t be happier with the finished product! Here’s why…
• Marriott, H. and Buttriss, J. (2003). Key points from the National Diet and Nutrition Survey of adults aged 19-64 years. Nutrition Bulletin, 28(4), pp.355-363.
• Clinical Signs of Magnesium Deficiency (2009). Nutrition Reviews, 37(1), pp.6-8.
• National Diet and Nutrition Survey Years 2012-2014, Report 2016 – available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/551352/NDNS_Y5_6_UK_Main_Text.pdf
• Bohn, T. (2008). Dietary Factors Influencing Magnesium Absorption in Humans. Current Nutrition & Food Science, 4(1), pp.53-72.