Magnesium & Muscles

Need More Magnesium?

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Maybe It’s Magnesium

Magnesium is an essential mineral that helps your whole body function at its best and may be beneficial during times of:

  • Stress;
  • Fatigue and lethargy;
  • Muscular aches, pains, cramps and spasms;
  • Muscle weakness;
  • Menstrual pain and cramping;
  • Premenstrual tension; and/or
  • Migraines.

What Can I do About It?

If you need more magnesium in your day, eating foods rich in magnesium helps to maintain your stores. However, a high-quality magnesium formula that delivers a therapeutic dose may help with your health concerns. Ethical Nutrients Mega Magnesium Powder contains the exclusive and highly absorbable Meta Mag® magnesium diglycinate. Containing 300 mg of elemental magnesium per dose to help restore magnesium levels, it is available in a delicious Raspberry or refreshing Citrus flavour. If you prefer your magnesium in tablet form, Ethical Nutrients Mega Magnesium tablets are a convenient option: with 1 tablet containing 200 mg of elemental magnesium. Mega Magnesium may be beneficial during times of stress, or to provide support for muscular aches, pains, cramps and spasms. Mega Magnesium Powder may also support healthy cardiovascular function.

The Many Benefits of Magnesium

Mighty magnesium is an important ingredient in the body’s recipe to help support energy production. Magnesium fires up the mitochondria - the energy powerhouse of the cell - to make cellular energy. If you feel like your energy battery has been running low lately, magnesium may help to keep you powering on. Magnesium requirements are higher when experiencing stress. If you’re stressed, ensure you are getting enough magnesium in your diet to lay a good nutritional foundation in the first instance!

Magnesium is one of the most abundant minerals in the human body and is particularly concentrated in your muscles, helping them relax and contract normally. Muscle spasms and cramping are common signs of magnesium deficiency. Magnesium’s affinity to muscles makes it ideal for general muscle aches and pains, or muscle weakness; it even helps to reduce menstrual pain and decrease migraine frequency. Magnesium may also support good cardiovascular health. Your heart is a muscle after all! Magnesium helps to keep your whole body functioning well.

The Downside Of Poorly Absorbed Forms

It is important to choose the right form of magnesium, but what does this really mean? You want to choose a magnesium that not only delivers a therapeutic dose, but is in a form that is readily absorbed into your body. Not all forms of magnesium are equal - some may not be as well absorbed as others. Ethical Nutrients Mega Magnesium tablets and powder contain an exclusive and highly absorbable form of magnesium called Meta Mag® magnesium diglycinate. Meta Mag® has a particular shape - comprising of a central magnesium molecule attached to two glycine molecules. This special shape allows it to be more effectively absorbed in the gut in a way that other forms of magnesium cannot, because their shape is different. In fact, Meta Mag® magnesium diglycinate has been shown to have over eight time’s greater absorption than magnesium oxide, and more than three times greater absorption than magnesium sulfate1. Enhanced absorption reduces the risk of digestive upset that can occur with salt forms of magnesium. It will also deliver therapeutic amounts of magnesium to your body so you can enjoy the many benefits!

How Much Magnesium Is in My Food?

Choose healthy foods rich in magnesium to help maintain levels of this essential mineral and support your overall health and wellbeing:

Foods Rich in Magnesium Amount of Magnesium (mg per 100 g)
Pumpkin seeds (pepitas) 535 mg
Cocoa 499 mg
Sunflower seeds 325 mg
Cashew nuts 292 mg
Almonds 268 mg
Molasses 242 mg
Walnuts 158 mg
Shiitake mushrooms 132 mg
Spinach (cooked) 87 mg
Swiss chard (cooked) 86 mg
Quinoa (cooked) 64 mg
Basil (Fresh) 64 mg
Chickpeas (cooked) 48 mg

References available on request.

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