Magnesium is a nutrient that the body needs to stay healthy. It is important for many processes in the body, including regulating muscle and nerve function, blood sugar levels, and blood pressure and making protein, bone, and DNA.
People get magnesium from their diet, but sometimes supplements are needed if magnesium levels are too low. Dietary intake of magnesium may be low, particularly among women.
I suffer from low magnesium. Perhaps suffer is the wrong verb as there are no outward symptoms that would alert one to a lack of magnesium. However when I broke my shoulder, due to my age, I had to have a scan for osteoporosis. It showed that I had very minor osteoporosis in one hip and so I was prescribed calcium and magnesium. My doctor said that all women should take a magnesium supplement.
If you’re taking a daily magnesium supplement that provides more than 350 mg, it’s recommended you do so only under medical supervision. Though magnesium toxicity is rare, taking certain magnesium supplements at high doses may cause diarrhoea, accompanied by nausea and abdominal cramping.
Consequences of Magnesium deficiency
The possible consequences of magnesium deficiency are muscle twitches and cramps, fatigue and muscle weakness, high blood pressure, asthma, irregular heartbeat and mental disorders.
A reputable manufacturer
It is therefore sensible to find a reputable supplier of magnesium supplements. Grace and I have for some time used FutureYou Cambridge for our health supplements.
Grace recently tried and tested Krill Oil from FutureYou Cambridge. Whilst her results were not what she expected, in that her Omega-3 levels remained steady, she was still very keen to make sure that they did not drop. Her review is HERE.
I have now been taking the magnesium supplements from FutureYou Cambridge for over two weeks. Whilst I have not had a further test to see if my levels have improved I know that this is what I need to continue to do for the rest of my life. At my age of 60 years I feel that any help I can give my body is essential. I wake up in the morning feeling a little creaky and slow to start. So I need to take care as I do not want to deteriorate faster than necessary! Obviously we will all suffer wear and tear but luckily supplements that can help have become part of our lives.
I recently went to a talk by a renowned doctor who said that most of the fruit and vegetables that we buy from the supermarket will not contain the expected nutrients. They will have come from abroad and been ripened unnaturally as they travelled. Unless we grow our own we probably are not getting the amount of vitamins and nutrients that our body needs.
The Magnesium+ from FutureYou Cambridge contains a magnesium lactate formulation which is proven to be 10 times more absorbable than magnesium oxide. I highlight this because I think if we are to take supplements we must buy them from a reputable company.
Click here to purchase your Magnesium+ supplements.
Recently the Daily Mail interviewed Annabel for an article about the benefits of Magnesium – read now
I have also copied two of the reviews from other women who have taken this supplement. From these you can see the benefits.
“Having suffered with aching joints for many years. Since I have been taking Magnesium from FutureYou the change has been amazing. It is such a joy to be able to bend to pick something up and not be in pain to stand again. To get up from sitting on a sofa pain free is also a joy. I shall definitely keep on taking it and recommend it highly to anyone suffering from achey joints.”
“Really easy to swallow. Helped me to sleep well and gave me lots more energy.”