What is Magnesium?

Magnesium (Mg) is a natural chemical compound that the body uses for nutrients.

What does Magnesium do?

Magnesium helps to regulate biological processes in the body such as blood glucose and blood pressure levels. It is required to breakdown glucose, produce energy, create proteins, muscle and nerve function.

How much Magnesium is in our body?

An adult body contains approximately 25 g magnesium up to 60% of its storage found in our bones!

How can Magnesium reduce muscle soreness?

Magnesium helps to enhance and promote healthy growth and development of our body including our muscles! It helps to reduce inflamamtion which may exist from exercising (lactic acid build up) or arthritis. This helps to muscle to relax and provide pain relief.

How much magnesium should I take?

The average dosage is 300mg up to 420mg. Be careful! Too much magnesium although will not cause an overdose will help the body to store water to also reduce inflammation, however this can cause bloating, increased urination and bowel movements.

Other Benefits:

  • Migraines
  • Reduce food cravings
  • Reduce nerve pain/neuralgia
  • Reduce stress
  • Assist with arthritic pains
  • Help increase boney density
  • Maintain muscle mass
  • Sleep
  • Relieve Dry skin
  • Reduce muscle cramps

How to take it?
The best method is via the skin in creams or in a bath so your body does waste any whilst trying to absorb and process it through the stomach and liver. Oral forms are best in powders compared to tablets or capsules.

Where to get it?

We stock it at Better Moves Physiotherapy in salt form for baths, creams can also be ordered for you. Alternatively your local pharmacy/Chemist and Supplement health food stores should have it.



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