Need more magnesium?
Health Canada says nearly half of all Canadians are deficient in this crucial mineral, which can lead to symptoms such as restless legs, muscle cramps, migraines, fatigue, anxiety and insomnia, to name a few.
Designed to deliver more magnesium
When designing our line of magnesium supplements, we knew that simply providing more magnesium wasn’t enough. We wanted to create a magnesium that works for everyone.
One that can provide more magnesium, yes, but also one that is eminently absorbable and remarkably gentle.
One that would work in the face of today’s challenges. Meals with low dietary magnesium. The drugs and chemicals that block the essential mechanisms of absorption. And the stressors that deplete our stores faster than before.
And so we went and did just that.
Magnesium. Why is it so tough to get enough?
Even traditionally magnesium-rich foods like leafy green vegetables and whole grains may not be good sources of magnesium. Why? They are grown in nutrient-depleted soil, thanks to modern agricultural practices.
And your water supply? Municipal water treatment usually removes much of the mineral content.
While most sources have been stripped of their magnesium content, it is comforting to know there are still some magnesium-rich options.
Bring some for your next snack!
Whether it’s phosphates in soda or gastrointestinal conditions like IBS, many facets of our lives can impair the absorption of the magnesium we do get.
Drug-induced nutrient depletion is also widespread. Diuretic anti-hypertensives and mineral-binding antibiotics can block magnesium before your gut even has a chance to absorb it.
Modern life causes our bodies to expend and excrete more magnesium. For instance, when we’re stressed, magnesium is expended to produce cortisol.
Also, alcohol consumption and blood sugar sensitivity may cause our kidneys to eliminate more magnesium.
Symptoms associated with magnesium deficiency
- Restless leg syndrome
- Muscle Cramps
- High blood pressure
- Bowel disease
- Kidney stones
- Heart palpitation
- Mental confusion
Magnesium deficiency is not something that normally shows up in a blood panel. So it is important to be familiar with the symptoms of magnesium deficiency.