If there’s one mineral we love here at JSHealth Vitamins, it’s magnesium.
That’s because it’s important for many functions in the human body and acts as a co-factor for more than 300 different enzymes. Not only does it assist with energy production, but magnesium plays a role in muscle contraction, glycaemic regulation, blood pressure and nervous system function. Essentially, it’s great for our overall health and wellbeing.
As a dietary source, magnesium is naturally found in many of our favourite foods, including legumes, nuts, seeds, leafy greens and whole grains. However, a large proportion of the Western population isn’t consuming the recommended daily intake (RDI) of magnesium, which is between 400-420 grams per day for men, and 310-320 grams for women, according to the Australian Government’s National Health and Medical Research Council. This says a lot about the Western diet, which is heavy in processed and packaged foods, demineralised water and deficient soil.
In light of this, we’ve worked to make magnesium easier to consume, which is why it stars in our PM multi-vitamin. We’re so passionate about the many benefits of magnesium, so we’ve rounded up five reasons to get your daily RDI of magnesium.
To get the most out of our PM Vitamin, we recommend taking one with dinner, which allows the body plenty of time for the magnesium and lavender to take effect. It’s a beautiful way to prepare your body for a restorative, deep sleep.
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