A question that we hear all the time at Jetty Village Pharmacy is “should I take magnesium?”. The short answer to this question is YES! Read on to find out why.

Magnesium is a supplement for everybody! Magnesium is a part of hundreds of functions throughout your body, from processing vitamins and minerals to maintaining healthy muscle function. Many people are lacking in magnesium and could benefit from supplementation. It’s an absolute MUST for people who are strength training. Additionally, it’s great for women to support a healthy cycle, and excellent to maintain bone health as 50-60% of your body’s magnesium is found in your bones.

Magnesium helps support energy creation and performance. It plays a strong role in brain function and mood, may support healthy blood sugar levels and promote heart health. Magnesium has been show to help fight inflammation, assist with energy creation, protein formation, and nervous system function. It helps relax muscles, so is excellent to take before sleep. If you experience muscle cramps at night, or during exercise, it could be a sign you are low in magnesium!

It has been theorized that magnesium content soil has depleted, resulting in lower magnesium levels from food. Everybody can benefit from a magnesium supplement, however, it is important to seek medical advice before starting any new medication or supplement.

What Magnesium should I take?

So now we’ve answered the question of “should I take magnesium?”, the next question is what magnesium supplement do I take? There are many different brands on the market, and many different types of magnesium.

We love Oriental Botanicals Magnesium Excel. There are many types of Magnesium and this supplement has an amazing blend from some of the most bioavailable types, This means it is easier for your body to absorb! We also love the Ethical Nutrients Magnesium supplements. Both of these are available in store at Jetty Village Pharmacy!

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