Should You Be Supplementing with Magnesium?
With over 300 functions in the body, no wonder a magnesium deficiency can show up as a variety of symptoms. These can range from muscle cramps, tremors, irregular/rapid heartbeat, irritability, anxiety, headaches, sleep problems and more.
Our soil and our food are not as rich in magnesium as they used to be thus making deficiency very common yet still often overlooked.
What causes magnesium deficiency?
- A diet consisting of junk food and soft drinks
- Prescription and over the counter medications such as antibiotics, corticosteroids, diuretics and contraceptives
- High alcohol and caffeine consumption
- Digestive disorders resulting in malabsorption
What are the benefits of magnesium?
- Calming effect on nervous system
- Better sleep
- Relaxed muscles and less tension
- Increased energy
- Regulation of blood pressure and heart rhythm
- Bone loss prevention
- Constipation relief
- Relief of migraine headaches
How to choose your magnesium supplement?
Magnesium supplements come in a variety of forms. Depending on your main concern, our staff at Better Living in Toronto (Etobicoke) can help you choose the best one for you. Also, certain forms of magnesium are better absorbed than others.
For example, magnesium oxide is great as a laxative but it may not be very effective in correcting magnesium deficiency.
Magnesium citrate is magnesium bound to citric acid and in high doses it may also cause loose bowels so achieving the desired dosage may be impossible due to digestive distress.
Magnesium glycinate, on the other hand, is magnesium bound to the amino acid glycine. It is highly absorbable and does not have a laxative effect, thus allowing for higher dosing and achieving better results in correcting magnesium deficiency. The amino acid glycine also has a calming effect on the nervous system adding to the overall benefit of magnesium.
At Better Living in Toronto (Etobicoke) we strive to bring to our customers the highest quality supplements. That is why we carry a variety of magnesium glycinate supplements in capsule and powder forms.
Orange Naturals Mag POP provides 100mg of elemental magnesium (from glycinate) plus 325mg of vitamin C and electrolytes. It contains no added sugar, artificial colours or flavours and is sweetened with stevia and xylitol. All you need to do is add water, watch it fizz and enjoy the tangy orange flavour!
Canprev ElectroMg is an effervescent drink that provides 150mg of elemental magnesium (from glycinate) plus vitamin C and electrolytes that is available in lime flavour and sweetened with stevia with no added sugar. A great option after heavy exercise or sweating to replenish your electrolytes.
CanPrev Magnesium bisglycinate provides 200mg of elemental magnesium per capsule or scoop, the highest amount of magnesium per capsule.
Our knowledgeable staff at Better Living in Toronto (Etobicoke) is available to answer your health-related questions at 416-249-1895 and firstname.lastname@example.org. Our clinic also offers a variety of natural health services to get to the root of your health concerns including: holistic nutrition, iridology, live blood cell analysis, reiki, naturopathic medicine, registered massage therapy and many more.