23 Nov Magnesium glycinate – the miracle mineral that helps you relax and sleep better
Are you suffering from constant muscle cramps, restlessness, fatigue and even insomnia? Ladies, don’t you just hate the time of the month when you have to take painkillers to soothe the dreaded PMS? Did you know that if you have eye-twitching, it could mean you are also lacking an important mineral?
Yes, magnesium is what we’re talking about, and it’s that all-important mineral that regulates over 600 functions in our body to do with energy, protein, nerve and muscles. Magnesium is found in many foods like halibut, rice bran, Brazilian nuts, quinoa and cocoa. But how many Asians or Malaysians actually consume such foods? Rarely! Not only are they difficult to find in grocery stores, they’re expensive and more suited for Western diets.
Magnesium supplements come in a variety of forms and they have different roles. But if you have trouble sleeping, then magnesium glycinate alongside melatonin is an evidence-based method that helps you fall asleep naturally and effectively. Magnesium glycinate is bound to glycine – a non-essential amino acid – and is quickly absorbed by our gut. It’s also gentle on the stomach, making it suitable for those with gastric problems.
This combination has good bioavailability and does not have a laxative effect since glycine is actively transported though the intestinal wall. Due to the calming and relaxing effect of both glycine and magnesium, this combination has been used successfully for chronic pain and muscle hypertonicity.
Among the benefits of magnesium glycinate are:
- Inducing sleep and calming effects. Magnesium helps to quiet the nervous system, thereby improving sleep.
- Preventing headaches and migraines. Low magnesium levels in the blood and tissues can cause headaches, and magnesium glycinate helps reduce it.
- Regulating pre-menstrual symptoms (PMS). Magnesium helps reduce muscle pain and replenish lower-than-normal magnesium levels in the red blood cells.
- Reducing anxiety and depression. Magnesium plays an important role in brain function and mood, and helps reduce symptoms of depression.
If you are looking for a magnesium supplement to alleviate symptoms or complement your diet, get in touch so we can personalise our product to help you. We can also combine magnesium with melatonin for better results – depending on the individual – so you’ll always remember to take your supplements!