4 signs you could benefit from magnesium

by Lee-Anne Wann on July 09, 2021

Magnesium is one of the absolute superhero’s when it comes to our health and well-being. It is actually vital for virtually every major body system! This includes how we think and react, how our muscles function and recover, the health of our organs, how we sleep and so much more.

I have a list of 5 top supplements I like to use to rebuild a solid foundation for my clients. Missing any of these long-term will hold a person back from achieving great health and vitality and certainly impact on whether they can lose weight, make clear decisions, manage stress, adapt to a changing environment, slow down aging to name just a few and magnesium is certainly one of these top 5 (I will talk about my other foundation supplements in blogs to come because you get these right and everything will start falling into place with minimal effort)

Magnesium deficiency can impact people in so many different ways – for men it can be the inability to manage a high level of stress in the capacity they would like to or feeling low and down for no apparent reason and for a woman magnesium deficiency during the menstrual cycle can bring on a world of problems – increasing symptoms like depression, moodiness and cramps. And that’s not all! those who are magnesium-deficient are more likely to develop chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, increased cholesterol levels and irritable bowel syndrome.

Here are 4 signs that you may be Magnesium deficient:

1. Leg Cramps & muscle pain

Magnesium plays a vital role in muscle contractions and muscles development – now there may be various reasons for cramping from hydration issues to overuse of muscles however more often than not; magnesium deficiency is the cause and its an easy and safe remedy to try initially. Interesting fact is 10mg per kg of bodyweight is actually an optimal dose and often people are no where near this number. The Colway magnesium complex is a little different in that you can take a lower dose and still reap the benefits due to the amount of actual magnesium in the capsule and the form of magnesium is some of the most readily available to the body one can find.

Magnesium is one of the absolute superhero’s when it comes to our health and well-being. It is actually vital for virtually every major body system! Lee-Anne

2. Anxiety and/or depression

When magnesium is depleted from the body is can cause anxiety and in some sever cases even depression. Magnesium has been shown to help calm the body, and mind and help improve mood. Interesting note, woman often crave chocolate during their cycle, as magnesium is often depleted during this time and chocolate is an easy and delicious source of magnesium. Aim for sources that are low in sugar – I like under 5g per serve or there is a great brand called ‘Well Naturally’ that is sugar-free and no nasties.

3. Fatigue and having trouble sleeping

Fatigue, weakness, low energy and sleeplessness can all be symptoms of magnesium deficiency. These symptoms can also contribute to feeling anxiousness or blue. Taking magnesium in the afternoon and loading dinner with magnesium rich foods such as spinach, or a great apricot chicken recipe may aid in a good night’s sleep. – Important to not take magnesium right before bed as this can have the opposite effect and actually make it harder to get to sleep. It is always so important to understand what you are taking and when and how to take. Feel free to use our online support service if you have any questions or email us directly at info@advancedsupplementhealth.co.nz

4. High blood pressure

Magnesium helps to support healthy blood pressure and overall heart health. So, when magnesium deficient it can result in high blood pressure, and more strain on the heart. This is not something we want to play around with and especially in today’s environment with so much stress and pressure on people. Magnesium is actually one of the first minerals to be leached from the body in times of stress so it’s a good ‘go to’ if you feel you need a little support.