What is Magnesium: Benefits of Supplementing With Magnesium
From supporting mood and bone health, to aiding with nutrient absorption, magnesium is a crucial mineral that benefits your brain and body.
However, it’s estimated that almost half of U.S. adults do not get the recommended amount of magnesium, so let’s dive into what it is and why it’s important to supplement with it.
What is Magnesium?
Magnesium is a mineral that helps with more than 300 different biochemical reactions that take place in our bodies all the time. About 60% of magnesium in the body is found in our bones and teeth, and 25% is found in muscle, fluids and soft tissue.
While there are many factors that influence magnesium absorption in the body, certain types of supplemental magnesium have been found to better absorbed than others, and Magnesium Bisglycinate, the type that is used in our Magnesium Calm Liposomal, may be more bioavailable and protected when encapsulated and delivered to the body via liposomes.
Why Supplement With Magnesium?
Magnesium may support occasional headaches, stress, and overall mood. Additionally, it’s also important for normal sleep regulation, as magnesium deficiency has been associated with disrupted sleep patterns.
Magnesium also helps the body absorb other essential minerals, including calcium and potassium — meaning it plays a role in all the functions that those minerals support, too (such as supporting bone health).
- Supports muscle strength and function
- May support healthy blood sugar levels that are already within normal range
- May support some PMS symptoms
Magnesium Food Sources
Nuts are a great source of magnesium! Our Magnesium Calm Liposomal is made in a delicious almond-vanilla flavor that customers love as a sweet treat before bed.
Another source of magnesium is jicama and potatoes! If you’re looking to increase your magnesium intake through food, we recommend this Jicama Fries & Yukon Gold Potato Fries recipe from MaryRuth. It’s absolutely delicious!
Some additional vegan food sources of magnesium include:
• Whole wheat
• Wheat germ
• Brown rice
• Kidney beans
If you're interested in supplementing with magnesium, try our Magnesium Calm Liposomal or our NEW Magnesium Gummies! They’re both a great source of supporting your overall wellness and magnesium needs.
Additionally, our Liquid Nighttime Multimineral contains magnesium and other minerals to help support restful sleep.