Magnesium: 5 ways this essential mineral can help your body and mind

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There is a quote about life I really love. It goes – “Life is like a roller coaster, live it, be happy, enjoy life. Stay in your seat come times of trouble. It’s only people who jump off the roller coaster who get hurt”. Oh, how true. But for those times when you’re hurtling through life’s loop-the-loops at top speed but would rather go and lie down in a dark corner because you just feel tired all the time, it can be easier said than done. There is something I always use as part of my daily routine that I wanted to share with you today.

A recent study suggests that many adults have said they spend two hours and 56 minutes feeling drained and low in energy – more than twenty hours each week.  Hands up if that’s you? Yup, I have so been there too.

So could magnesium be one of the reasons for this “why do I feel tired all the time” puzzle”? Quite possibly. Let’s take a closer look at what magnesium is and why it’s so important.

What is it?

Magnesium is an essential mineral that is vital to many aspects of health. It contributes to normal muscle function, normal energy levels, and normal psychological function.

Magnesium is found in a wide variety of foods, including:

  • green leafy vegetables – such as spinach
  • nuts
  • brown rice
  • bread (especially wholegrain)
  • fish
  • meat
  • dairy foods

Are you getting enough?

One study of 8,000 Britons by the laboratory Mineral Check discovered around 70 per cent had lower than expected magnesium levels.

One of the main issues at play here is with the world’s lands being farmed so intensively, this leaves very little time for the soil to be replenished with minerals between harvests. This overproduction has lead to widespread depletion of magnesium from our cultivated lands, producing vegetables far lower in magnesium than they once were. So even if you’re eating lots of the above, the sum of which will still be providing you with less of this essential mineral than in the good old days.

How it can help you

So with goodness knows what havoc occurring in our daily lives as mums, what can we do to be confident our bodies are receiving enough?

As well as eating a balanced diet rich in leafy greens, I have been taking a daily magnesium supplement for years now. If I stop taking my supplements for a while, let’s just say I notice it, and eventually, I just feel tired all the time.

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Thankfully, there are two great products from Wassen to choose from which contain this essential mineral to help reduce tiredness and fatigue.

The first is Wassen Magnesium-OK for hormonal activity – a unique, one-a-day nutritional supplement especially for women to help support general health and vitality throughout the monthly cycle and beyond. It contains a balanced combination of six important minerals and eight vitamins. Vitamin B6 contributes to the regulation of hormonal activity and magnesium contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

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The second is Wassen Magnesium-B which is specially formulated to provide 300mg of magnesium to help contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and to help support healthy energy release. Wassen Magnesium-B also contains Vitamins B6, B12, Riboflavin (B2), Pantothenic Acid (B5) plus Folic Acid all of which can help with the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. Meanwhile, Vitamin B5 also helps keep your mental performance at its best.

If you’re struggling with feeling tired all the time and need a little extra support in this crazy mum life, take a look at your diet firstly and ensure it includes nutrient-rich foods. You may also want to consider supplementing with a magnesium food supplement like Wassen Magnesium-OK or Wassen Magnesium-B.

More information & where to buy

Wassen Magnesium-OK (£11.99) and Wassen Magnesium-B (£7.99) are available to buy from www.wassen.com, Amazon, Boots the Chemists, health food stores and independent pharmacies.

Food supplements should not replace a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. For more information on whether supplements are safe see the following infographic:

 


Infographic Provided By Boston Analytical

 

 

44 comments

  1. This sounds great, I don’t know weather it’s just baby brain, covid, or I’m not getting enough vitamins and minerals through my diet. But I get so knackered by mid afternoon! So this sounds great to me to give me a little boost

  2. This sounds great, Magnesium is a nutrient that the body needs to stay healthy. Magnesium is important for many processes in the body, including regulating muscle and nerve function, blood sugar levels, and blood pressure and making protein, bone, and DNA.

  3. This is new to me. I should consider taking it to have a better sleep. I teach with kids and they’re are exhausting. I always feel like i need more energy for these kids

  4. Great post. We have to do all we can to enjoy the lives we have, and supplements give us a chance to do that! I like the analogy about life being like a roller coaster.

  5. This is my sign to go get magnesium. Especially having PCOS I hear magnesium is very good when you have that. I feel fatigued all the time.

  6. I’ve never taken a magnesium supplement before but I do get deficient in quite a few vitamins including B12 & D and being indoors so much at the moment isn’t healthy so I can only imagine taking magnesium would be beneficial.

  7. I’d like to improve my energy and combat listlessness and fatigue – and perhaps also as a pain relief at night in particular

  8. These would be incredible handy at the moment, been extremely tired and fatigued since Christmas.

  9. This sounds perfect for me, I suffer from mental health problems and I am always looking for supplements to help me

  10. I would love to try these, I am always on the lookout for new products and vitamins that help with PMT or PMDD in my case!

  11. I try to get all my body needs from a fairly healthy diet. However the older I get the more my appetite seems to diminish so I have started to take a multivitamin tablet and am wondering whether magnesium would be helpful too

  12. This sounds great, I’d love something to combat fatigue. The Gleam widget seems to be linked to another competition for kids’ food pouches so unable to enter.

  13. I think this is definitely something I shall look into. I will also try to increase the foods that contain it

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