Magnesium is the mineral your body needs to help manage more than 300 biochemical reactions. These functions include regulating blood sugar levels, balancing blood pressure, assisting muscle and nerve functions, and supporting the immune system to name a few. And a whole lot more in between, so it’s no wonder magnesium is often referred to as the “Miracle Mineral”.
While magnesium can be gained from a healthy diet, it can be difficult to get your full daily recommended amounts from diet alone. That’s because only about 30% - 40% of the magnesium you eat is actually absorbed by your body. (1) In fact, research published by the National Magnesium Association shows that nearly half of Americans are magnesium deficient. And that number skyrockets to almost 80% for those over 65 (2).
Magnesium deficiency and it’s symptoms are often overlooked as less than 2% show signs grave enough to be treated by medical professionals (3). However, if you experience regular muscle twitches and cramps, apathy or lack of emotion, fatigue, irregular blood pressure, or irregular heart beats you may want to consider supplementing with magnesium.
Here at Manna we encourage you to add high quality supplements in addition to a normal healthy diet. But there’s a few things you should know (and even a caution or two) before you take this miracle mineral.
Magnesium is most effective when taken consistently.
Supplementing with magnesium is best when you consider the long game. This means, take it at the same time every day. That’s because consistent levels of magnesium are the key to its many benefits.
In case you didn’t know, Magnesium helps increase GI regularity, lower stress levels, supports strong bones, reduces migraines, and improves sleep quality as well as many other amazing benefits.
These benefits compound when you regularly add magnesium to your daily routine. And there’s no better magnesium supplement on the market than our Liposomal Magnesium (more about this later.)
Magnesium works immediately
Unlike many other supplements, magnesium can have an immediate effect. Which is why the time of day you take it is critical.
For example, if you take magnesium to help you sleep better, it’s best taken about 2 hours before you want to be asleep (4). Because magnesium helps relax your muscles and calm your nerves which helps you drift off to sleep and stay asleep longer.
If you take magnesium to help improve your mood, then in the morning may be the best time for you. Because magnesium helps reduce stress and irritability (5). Research from the Department of Psychology in American University, Washington D.C. shows that magnesium is essential for the proper function of neurotransmitters. In fact, it helps protect against excessive neuro-excitement which means your neuro cells won’t die from excitotoxicity (6). A condition that leads to many neurological disorders.
While the time of day isn’t as important based on what you’re looking for… it’s the consistency of taking it every day that really makes all the difference (4).
What happens if you take too much Magnesium?
You may have heard about some of the issues of taking magnesium. The biggest side effect of too much Magnesium is diarrhea. Though you may experience an upset stomach and even vomiting.
However, these symptoms can be drastically reduced (and often never experienced) if you take magnesium with food. Or, as Carolyn Dean, ND, a member of the National Magnesium Association says, “Magnesium is most effective when taken with water.”
Also, if you take diuretics or proton pump inhibitors you should consult your health care provider before taking a Magnesium supplement (7). And as always, it’s recommended to speak with your health care professional before making changes to your diet.
Why Choose Manna Magnesium?
There are plenty of magnesium supplements on the market but none hold a candle to the effectiveness of Liposomal Magnesium. The technology of the liposomes help protect this vital mineral as it travels through your harsh stomach acid. So more magnesium makes it into your gut for distribution throughout your body. That means you don’t need as much of our supplements for them to be as effective. So you can save money and make your supplements last longer.
In conclusion, magnesium deficiency may be a widespread health issue. Though true deficiency affects less than 2%, as many as 80% of American adults do not get the recommended amount of Magnesium in their diets.
If you suspect you have a magnesium deficiency please consult your physician for advice. And remember to supplement with the highest quality of magnesium available on the market with our Liposomal Magnesium.