Magnesium is one of the most underrated vital bodily functions.
In a previous article we discussed the R&R benefits of magnesium. Here we discuss the Mg (science) of magnesium. Magnesium is a cofactor in more than 300 enzyme systems that regulate diverse biochemical reactions in the body. These include protein synthesis, muscle function, nerve regulation, blood glucose control, blood pressure regulation and heart health. In turn these functions can play a role in supporting anxiety, enhancing general wellbeing and supporting sleep. If the adage saying suggest ‘you are what you eat’, we say ‘you are what you eat… or don’t eat’.
Magnesium deficiency affects up to nearly 75% of the world’s population. Adequate magnesium intake can be achieved through eating a well-balanced diet with rich magnesium-sourced food, as well as supplementation. Magnesium deficiency symptoms easily go under the radar. They can include fatigue (attributed to the associated low potassium levels), altered heart rhythms (magnesium, potassium, sodium and calcium are electrolytes that help regulate muscles), muscle cramps (magnesium is involved in muscle contractions), neurological symptoms (magnesium supports proper nerve function) and high blood pressure (magnesium has been identified as a risk factor for heart disease).
In addition to a magnesium nutrient-rich diet including almonds, spinach, black beans, vegetables and whole grains, a supplement like VITUS MAGNESIUM can support the adequate RDI intake of magnesium with 381mg (119% RDI) per serve. VITUS MAGNESIUM is sustainably harvested from ocean water. This supplementary food is contained in a convenient capsule that is free from artificial fillers, additives and preservatives. It also comes in a powder. We love that it’s vegan and free from gluten, synthetic additives or artificial sweeteners, colours and flavours. It also contains 72 trace minerals for maximum absorption and health benefits. Try it! It's as pure as pure gets.