Magnesium may be one of the most important supplements to add to your collection.
Why? This essential mineral is involved in over 300 enzyme systems that regulate diverse biochemical reactions in the body, including macronutrient metabolism, muscle contractions, and nerve transmission.
But can’t we just get it from our food? Sadly, not really. Though present in many foods, we are seeing declining levels of magnesium in our food supply and an increase in magnesium deficiency across the population due to the depletion of nutrients in our soil. In fact, it is estimated that about half of the population is deficient in this vital mineral.
Supplementing with magnesium (in addition to a balanced whole food diet) is a good way to ensure you are getting sufficient magnesium beyond what can be obtained through food alone.
There are other factors that also can result in low magnesium status including access to processed foods, the rise in chronic disease, increased stress, intake of medications, and poor gut health. We must replenish our magnesium stores daily as this mineral is used up in the body fairly quickly for a variety of different functions.
Chemicals like herbicides and pesticides sprayed on foods as well as excess sugar can deplete magnesium levels as well as reduce your ability to absorb it.
Aging is another cause for lower magnesium status. This is a problem because magnesium is required for proper bone structure and development, muscle and nerve function, and helps regulate arterial and cardiovascular health. Studies have shown that this mineral has a protective role against heart disease and strokes, which is, of course, important in an aging population.
Deficiency of magnesium has been associated with diabetes, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, PMS, insomnia, and muscle cramps.
Many people find relief from muscle cramping, anxiety, and sleep problems by supplementing with magnesium because of its relaxant effect on the muscles and nervous system.
Magnesium may be a good supplement to include if you are prone to deficiencies, for example, older adults, highly active individuals, those suffering from digestive issues, and anyone under a lot of stress.
Dr. Formulated Whole Food Magnesium powder is a delicious way to get your magnesium fix to help calm, relax, and support proper muscle function, all while restoring your body’s optimal magnesium levels.
Not every magnesium supplement is created equal, as not all forms are well absorbed in the body. Forms of magnesium that dissolve well in liquids have been shown to be more completely absorbed in the gut.
Dr. Formulated Whole Food Magnesium features a magnesium vegetable chelate sourced from organic brown rice and magnesium carbonate from the Dead Sea, as well as live probiotics—1 Billion CFU/tsp.
When the product is mixed with water, a chemical reaction occurs binding magnesium carbonate to citric acid, and creating ionic magnesium citrate. Magnesium citrate is a more bioavailable form of magnesium, meaning you are absorbing more!
Try Garden of Life’s Dr. Formulated Whole Food Magnesium Fizzy Drink, available in Orange and Lemon Raspberry Flavours!
85 servings per tub
Organic Brown Rice Protein Magnesium Chelate
350mg of Magnesium per serving
Contains Live Probiotics—1 Billion CFU per teaspoon
Non-GMO Project Verified, Vegan Certified, NSF Gluten Free
Certified, Sugar Free, Star K Kosher