Benefits of Magnesium

Magnesium is the fourth most common metal in the body,   70% of its stores are in our bones and teeth.

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Magnesium is sometimes referred to as natures tranquiliser and it works in opposition to calcium to relax muscles.

Magnesium is needed for the function of over 300 enzymes!  Magnesium deficiency is common and occurs in as many as 1 in 1o people.  The good news is beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, seaweeds and wholegrains are great sources of magnesium.

Magnesium supports:

  • Reduction of Tiredness and Fatigue
  • Maintenance of bones and teeth
  • Electrolyte balance
  • Function of the nervous system
  • Energy yielding metabolism
  • Muscle Function
  • Psychological Function
  • Normal Protein Synthesis

If you want to find foods that contain magnesium try our organic tiger nut flour, organic black sesame seed, organic golden linseed.

Want to know about more nutrients your body needs daily?  Take a look at our focus pages on Vitamin CVitamin AVitamin KVitamin EVitamin B1 (Thiamin)Vitamin B2Vitamin B3Vitamin B5Vitamin B6Vitamin B12ZincMagnesiumFolateIronCopperSeleniumManganesePotassiumPhosphorusCalcium.