Why do naturopaths love magnesium?
Well because it is an essential nutrient needed for over 300 biochemical functions within the body!
- Nerve and muscle function
- BP regulation
- Bone development
- Cellular energy
- DNA and RNA synthesis
Unfortunately, there is no test to identify if you are deficient in magnesium to it is important to eat a wide range of food sources to ensure you are getting enough such as dark green leafy veggies, legumes, wholegrains, nuts and seeds.
However, we do often love to supplement with magnesium and there are a lot of different forms out there:
Citrate: Muscle Cramps and Constipation
Glycinate: Sleep, Anxiety and Inflammation
Orotate: Heart Health
Sulfate (Epsom salts): Muscle Cramps and Constipation
Oxide: Poorly Absorbed – Not Preferred
Speak to your practitioner to make sure you are getting the right form for you and the right dose so you revel in the beauty of magnesium