Why do you need magnesium?

Friday, September 14, 2018

Magnesium is vital for every cell in your body and is essential for over 300 metabolic functions. Magnesium is essential to your daily health for many reasons. It supports energy production within your cells and muscles, your cardiovascular and nervous systems, bone health, muscle relaxation, nervous tension, stress, and even your natural circadian rhythm and a healthy sleep-wake cycle. Healthy levels of magnesium are vital for your health.

The natural balance of magnesium in your body

Up to 99 percent of magnesium is found in your bones, muscles and soft tissues. Your uptake of magnesium is dependant on many factors, particularly your gut health for adequate absorption. Physical and emotional stress can impact your ability to uptake magnesium and your need for magnesium often rises during times of stress, lack of sleep, or extensive physical exercise.

Magnesium, energy levels and other nutrients

Alongside magnesium, these additional ingredients can help to support muscle and energy levels in your body:

  • The amino acid, taurine, can help to support healthy blood pressure levels, and used alongside  magnesium, and can help to transport minerals into and out of your body's cells
  • B vitamins play a vital role in the production of energy within the cells of your body
  • Glutamine is widely used for gastrointestinal tract health, together with immune and muscle function
  • L-carnitine plays an essential role in helping cell health by providing more energy production
  • The combination of magnesium and malic acid can help to ease muscle tension, stress and stiffness, helping to reduce tiredness and support energy and stamina.

Support for muscles

A major mechanism of muscular function is the release of a brain neurotransmitter called NMDA (N-methyl-D-aspartate), which can have significant effects on your body. Magnesium seems to settle down NMDA without the risk of triggering concerning side-effects. 

Your diet should always be the foundation for sufficient mineral intake. However, if you need additional top ups of magnesium, there are some suitable and effective product choices worth considering.  

  • Good Health Magnesium Powder is a high-strength magnesium formula and contains easy-to-absorb forms of magnesium – citrate, chelate, aspartate and phosphate – alongside other beneficial nutrients to support your energy and wellbeing. Good Health Magnesium Powder contains B vitamins to support daytime energy production in your body and support recovery from muscular stress, tension and stiffness. Good Health Magnesium Powder supports total body health and energy production for the day ahead.
  • Good Health Organic Magnesium Ultra is a high-strength formula that contains magnesium amino acid chelate, magnesium citrate, and magnesium aspartate which are recognised for their excellent absorption purposes and are free of magnesium oxide. This makes its effect more rapid. It supports muscle and nervous system relaxation, healthy sleep, physical performance during intensive exercise, and cardiovascular health. Organic Magnesium Ultra also contains vitamins B6 and D which also support your body’s absorption of magnesium.
  • For added external support, Good Health Magnesium Cream can be applied directly to muscle tissue. Magnesium Cream contains Zechstein™ magnesium chloride, one of the finest and most natural forms of magnesium which is drawn from the ancient Zechstein Seabed in Northern Europe. Magnesium Cream is combined with organic oils to target muscles and joints. 


Always read the label and use as directed. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional. Good Health, Auckland


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