Magnesium: Whats the scoop?


Magnesium is a vital mineral for optimal health and wellbeing, which plays a critical role in over 300 reactions in your body. These include:

  • activating enzymes
  • transmitting nerve impulses
  • regulating hormonal function
  • balancing electrolytes in the body
  • detoxification
  • musculoskeletal integrity
  • and releasing energy on the cellular level

Magnesium rich foods include:

  • nuts and seeds
  • wholegrains
  • legumes like lentils and splitpeas
  • dark leafy greens (we love kale and spinach)
  • bananas
  • avocados
  • tofu
  • fish
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Unfortunately modern daily food and lifestyle choices are promptly depleting our magnesium stores. As a result many of us are now deficient in this fundamental mineral.

We simply don’t get enough from our processed-food and pesticide laden diets. Those who eat well aren’t getting it either, thanks to modern farming practices as the soil is depleted of all of much if not all of these essential minerals. Couple that with the fact that stress – both physical and mental – depletes magnesium, and you have a 21st century recipe for disaster.

Deficiency symptoms

Deficiency symptoms vary widely from person to person.  This is due to the fact that magnesium is responsible for numerous metabolic functions in the body.

Some of the most commonly reported magnesium insufficiency symptoms include:

  • trouble falling or staying asleep
  • mood disorders including anxiety, irritability, low mood and mood swings,
  • restless legs
  • menstrual cramping
  • heart palpitations
  • bloating
  • high blood pressure and high cholesterol
  • infrequent bowel movements
  • and low calcium levels

Do any of these presenting symptoms sound familiar to you?

If so, then maybe you could benefit from supplementing with a good quality, highly bioavailable magnesium supplement like MAG365.

MAG365 Magnesium product

MAG365 Ionic Magnesium Citrate is one of the most natural, absorbable, effective, fast-acting magnesium available anywhere.

Once prepared, MAG365 could be referred to as ‘pre-digested’ as it does not require your stomach acid to break down and ionise.

Taking a well absorbed powdered form of ionic magnesium citrate like MAG365 gives you the freedom to tailor the amount for your body’s specific requirements. 

How to use MAG365

Add one teaspoon of MAG365 powder into half a mug of hot/warm water and watch it fizz. This is when the MAG365 activates and become highly bioavailable to the body. Top up your mug with some cold water and sip.

A good time to drink MAG365 is before bed to help your body unwind and relax after a long day.

Top Tip: You could also trying adding MAG365 to your cuppa at night time. Our personal favourites are Clipper Sleep Easy tea or Pukka Relax tea to get some added herbal helpers to encourage a better night’s sleep.

Pukka Relax Tea
Clipper Organic Sleep Easy Tea

MAG365 ionic magnesium citrate is ideal for those who have difficulty swallowing tablets or capsules. Or those who worry about their body’s ability to absorb nutrients from capsules and tablets.

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Shils, M.E. & Rude, R.K. 1996. Deliberations and evaluations of the approaches, endpoints and paradigms for magnesium dietary recommendations. J. Nutr., 126 (9 Suppl): 2398S-2403S.

The Weston A. Price Foundation, Magnificent Magnesium , (Accessed 2nd Nov 2018)

*Please note that while we are knowledgeable about our products and nutrition, this blog should never be a substitute for medical advice and attention.

Please remember that you should always obtain the all-clear from your doctor before starting any new supplement plan or diet if you’re on any medication.