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All About Magnesium

All About Magnesium

Whether it be in your high school chemistry class or on the supplement shelf of your local pharmacy, you’ve probably heard of magnesium. But why take magnesium as a supplement? How can it be consumed? We at Agape Nutrition are here to help, presenting another installment of our “All About” blog series!

Why Magnesium?

According to the Mayo Clinic, “Magnesium plays many crucial roles in the body, such as supporting muscle and nerve function and energy production.”

From supporting blood sugar levels, abating symptoms of depression, bone health, preventing migraines, and reducing PMS symptoms, the real question is, what can’t magnesium do? It’s involved with every single cell in your body, and yet lots of people don’t get enough of it! Magnesium deficiency is incredibly common. 

Symptoms of magnesium deficiency include muscle cramping and tension headaches. 

Magnesium is also tied to reducing symptoms of anxiety and supporting better sleep. It also can be used with a laxative or to tend to your bowls. With various benefits for numerous health concerns, it is easy to see why magnesium can help you maintain/strengthen your body’s health. 

How to Consume Magnesium

“Nuts, seeds, whole grains, beans, leafy vegetables, milk, yogurt, and fortified foods are good sources” of magnesium, according to the Mayo Clinic. If adding these foods to your diet (whether because of allergies, produce accessibility, or any other reason) isn’t practical, trying a magnesium supplement may help with said mineral deficiency.

Magnesium in supplement form, is readily available here at Agape Nutrition! For those who have trouble with magnesium absorption, check out a magnesium powder OptiMag Neuro. If you are looking for a capsule supplement, we have Neuro Mag, from our very own supplement brand! You can’t get them anywhere else! 

Note: Please do not drastically change your diet or add any supplements without speaking to your primary care physician first. Some supplements may interact with your current medications poorly. Please do not replace any withstanding medications with supplements without consulting your doctor. Making sure your health plan is catered to your medical history, medications, and needs is paramount to maintaining a happy and healthy life!The form of magnesium is important to how your body needs to be absorbed, so getting this right is quite important.

According to the Mayo Clinic, “Too much magnesium from foods isn't a concern for healthy adults. However, the same can't be said for supplements. High doses of magnesium from supplements or medications can cause nausea, abdominal cramping, and diarrhea”. So it is definitely important to make sure your supplements are right for you!

How We Can Help!

Agape Nutrition carries many magnesium supplements, which you can check out here. If you need help choosing the supplement that is best for you, you can get in touch with us here. Please keep in mind that we are not a licensed primary care provider. We can, however, aid you in choosing the right supplement for your needs based on the official recommendations of your primary care provider.