3 Surprising Benefits of Magnesium You Need to Know About

Magnesium is well known as the mineral that can help us feel relaxed and sleep deeper. However, when it comes to the benefits of magnesium, this is just the tip of the iceberg! In fact, this powerful nutrient is involved in over 300 reactions in the body. Here are 3 of our favourite “secret” uses for this miracle mineral.

Period Pain

That time of the month can be a painful experience for some! Diet can play a massive role when it comes to managing symptoms around the menstrual cycle, but sometimes we just need that extra support. 

Magnesium can influence the contractility, tone and relaxation of the uterine smooth muscle. It can regulate the entry of calcium into the smooth muscle cells of the uterus and can therefore support menstrual pain, cramps and the occurrence of PMS. 

Constipation

When Magnesium enters the stomach, it absorbs water from the intestinal walls and the intestinal content then expands because of the water. This is thought to induce bowel movement. The main forms of magnesium that support this ease of passing a stool are magnesium oxide and magnesium citrate. 

Muscle and Nerve Function 

Magnesium is a cofactor in over 300 reactions in the body and is essential for many physiological functions such as nerve function and muscle contraction and relaxation. Magnesium stimulates the reabsorption of calcium, which is needed for the conduction of nerve impulses and muscle contraction. 


Need some Magnesium in your life?

The JSHealth double strength Magnesium+ is designed to support nervous system health, muscle relaxation and cramps, and bone health and density. It contains our carefully formulated blend of Magnesium Citrate, Magnesium Glycinate and Magnesium Amino Acid Chelate. 


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