Magnesium & Muscles

Why Do I Need Magnesium

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Why Do I Need Magnesium?

Are you feeling tired or stressed? Do you suffer from frequent headaches or migraines? If so, your body may be calling out for more magnesium.

Magnesium is one of the most abundant minerals in the human body. It is particularly concentrated in your muscles and heart, and even your tooth enamel contains magnesium! The energy powerhouses of your cells, the mitochondria, also require high concentrations of magnesium to produce energy to keep you powering along every day.

What is Magnesium Good For? 

Magnesium for Muscular Aches, Cramps, Spasms*, Stress Relief, and Energy

This mineral nutrient not only helps to build and strengthen your energy reserves; it may also be of benefit:

  • During times of stress
  • Supporting muscular cramps and spasms*
  • Alleviating premenstrual pain* and cramping*
  • Supporting your cardiovascular health
  • May help prevent tension headaches and migraines

The benefits of magnesium are numerous. It helps your whole body to function optimally. But are you getting enough?

Dietary Magnesium

Several foods are rich in magnesium, with the mineral being found in varying amounts in many plant and animal foods. The amount of magnesium absorbed by your body depends on its concentration in the foods you eat.

Include some of these magnesium-rich foods in your diet each day to maximise your intake of this essential mineral:

  • Green vegetables: Spinach and beetroot greens
  • Nuts and seeds: Almonds, cashews, brazil nuts, hazelnuts, pecans and walnuts
  • Grains: Wheat germ, buckwheat and millet
  • Seaweeds: Kelp and dulse
  • Other: molasses and tofu

The Benefits of Magnesium Tablets

Diets low in magnesium may leave you feeling tired, stressed out, experiencing muscle cramps and spasms*, headaches, or even premenstrual cramping or menstrual pain*. Magnesium is beneficial for muscle relaxation and supporting muscle pain and cramping*. It also supports cellular energy production and may be beneficial during times of stress and fatigue. 

Ethical Nutrients Mega Magnesium contains highly absorbable Meta Mag® magnesium diglycinate which may be of help to you when you are feeling stressed, low in energy or when your muscles need support. Magnesium may also benefit your cardiovascular health, making it a truly multipurpose mineral!

Meta Mag®, Citrate, Sulfate, Oxide Which Magnesium is Better Absorbed?

When selecting a type of magnesium, it is important to choose a form that is well absorbed. This will help to ensure your body is taking in adequate amounts of this vital mineral so that you can benefit from all that magnesium has to offer.

Meta Mag® magnesium diglycinate is a highly absorbable form of magnesium. The key to its absorption is its shape, comprising a central magnesium molecule attached to two glycine molecules. This shape allows Meta Mag® to be more effectively absorbed in the gut in a way that other forms of magnesium cannot, because their shape is different. Meta Mag® magnesium diglycinate is over eight times¹ more absorbable than magnesium salts such as magnesium oxide and has over three times greater absorption than magnesium sulfate.

Using a highly absorbable form of magnesium such as Meta Mag® will not only help to minimise unpleasant gut symptoms which can occasionally be associated with magnesium; it will also deliver therapeutic amounts of magnesium to your body so you can optimise its many benefits!

Ethical Nutrients Mega Magnesium is available in delicious Raspberry or refreshing Citrus flavour powder, or as a convenient tablet form.

*Magnesium provides support for muscular aches, pains, cramps & spasms and menstrual pain where the dietary intake of magnesium is inadequate.


  1. Dr. D. Graff. Weber State University.

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