What's the hype about Magnesium?

Updated: Mar 5

Magnesium is one of the leading deficiencies in both adults and children, with an estimated 80% of the population being deficient in this vital mineral

Considering all of the important roles that magnesium plays in the body — A gradual depletion of nutrients from our soils has left many plants (vegetables, nuts, whole grains and seeds) with lower levels of magnesium. Large-scale and non-sustainable agricultural practices use nitrogen based fertilisers to increase crop yield, neglecting to restore essential minerals that are lost from the soil.

Despite us eating a healthy and well-balanced diet we can still develop a magnesium deficiency. The recommended daily allowance (RDA) for magnesium in adults is about 300 - 400 mg/day.

So why is magnesium so important for the human body?

Magnesium is an essential mineral and is needed for:

  • Supporting increased energy production

  • Calms nerves and promotes relaxation

  • Regulating blood pressure, Protecting the heart and regulating heart beat

  • Bone formation and keeping bones strong

  • Lowing risk of stroke

  • Supports muscle function - preventing muscle cramps

  • Supporting growth and development in babies and children

  • Inducing sleep, reducing Insomia