If you are feeling stressed and tired, if you lack energy and are having trouble finding balance in your daily life… you may simply be lacking magnesium. Key to a properly functioning organism, this precious mineral must be included in our diets because our body does not produce it on its own. How can you make sure your intake is sufficient? What foods are high in magnesium? How can you make up for a potential deficiency? Read up!
What does magnesium do?
Magnesium is largely involved in numerous metabolic processes and it is crucial for your organism to function properly. It plays a key role in the transmission of nerve and muscle impulses. Combined with vitamin B, it helps to reduce fatigue, to withstand stress and contributes to the proper functioning of the immune system. Staying healthy means avoiding magnesium deficiency.
What are the reasons for magnesium deficiency?
Magnesium deficiencies can be related to an unbalanced diet; excessive consumption of alcohol; periods of intense stress; the chronic intake of certain medications, such as those involved in diuretic therapy, or for digestive problems, in cases of repetitive vomiting/diarrhea, or certain illnesses (diabetes, loss of balance, etc.). Any signs of magnesium deficiency should be taken seriously (fatigue, muscular cramps, irritability, numbness, stress, etc.).
Which foods are high in magnesium?
Magnesium is found naturally in a number of green vegetables, bananas, wholegrain rice, wholegrain cereals, almonds, walnuts, lentils, split peas, dark chocolate, seeds, and certain mineral waters.
Adopting a healthy, well-balanced and varied diet that includes seasonal products and magnesium-rich foods is the best way to ensure an adequate intake of magnesium. When it becomes difficult to cope with your lifestyle on a daily basis, it is recommended to take a dietary supplement that contains magnesium, in particular during periods of stress, overwork, fatigue or intense workouts.
How to choose a good dietary supplement
When choosing a magnesium dietary supplement, make sure to check:
- the dosage of magnesium salts (oxide, carbonate, sulfate). This should provide an adequate amount of magnesium in the organism.
- the form in which the magnesium is presented (tablets, packets, capsules, etc.), and how practical it is to ingest in order to ensure regular intake.
- intestinal sensitivity; certain salts can have a laxative effect.
- if the magnesium salts are combined with other synergetic elements, such as B-complex vitamins, which ensure normal intellectual functions and immune response.
To protect yourself against stress, fatigue, irritability, and muscular tension, take 1 to 2 magnesium capsules daily. The Magnesis Trenker dietary supplement can help. It combines high concentration (150 mg of magnesium element per capsule), high bioavailability (>35%) and excellent tolerance owing to its liposomal form.