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The Benefits of Magnesium

The reality is that many Australians are magnesium deficient. Common conditions such as stress, cardiovascular disease and diabetes increase the body’s demand for magnesium. This increased requirement is often not met due to our reduced dietary intake of magnesium rich foods. Hundreds of years ago, our foods were naturally rich in magnesium and deficiency in this mineral was rare.

However, with our modern day lifestyles increasing the need for food processing and the refinement of grains, these once magnesium abundant foods are now containing significantly less magnesium. For example, the refined wheat flour often eaten today contains only 16% of the magnesium found in whole wheat grain.

What factors put you at risk for Magnesium deficiency?

  • Excessive intake of alcohol, salt, phosphoric acid (soft drinks) and caffeine
  • Exercise, excessive sweating
  • Intense, prolonged stress
  • Coeliac disease, inflammatory bowel diseases, malabsorption syndromes, vomiting/diarrhoea, pancreatitis, infections, parasitic infection
  • Other vitamin and mineral deficiencies
  • Hormonal changes (pregnancy, menopause, irregular period’s)

Minimise consumption of refined and processed foods, sugar, tea, coffee, carbonated drinks and alcohol, as they all deplete your magnesium stores.

Muscular pain can be one of the symptoms of magnesium deficiency.

We recommend Metagenics Fibroplex Plus, a magnesium supplementation for muscular pain, is an oral powder and is pleasant in taste. Ask us which one is suited best to your needs.