the health benefits of magnesium

What are the Health Benefits of Magnesium?

September 21, 2018

Magnesium is one of those minerals we rave about here in Evergreen and for good reason.

Magnesium is an essential mineral that plays a crucial role in various bodily functions. There are so many health benefits of magnesium - but we probably don't hear about the powers of magnesium nearly enough.

So just what are the health benefits of magnesium?

1. Supports Overall Health

Magnesium is involved in over 300 biochemical reactions in the body, contributing to various physiological processes. It helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, promotes a healthy immune system, and supports heart health.

2. Supports Bone Health

Magnesium works in conjunction with other minerals, such as calcium and vitamin D, to maintain strong and healthy bones. It helps regulate calcium levels in the body and plays a role in bone formation and remodelling.

3. Promotes Cardiovascular Health

Magnesium helps maintain normal heart rhythm and supports proper blood pressure levels. It also aids in the relaxation of blood vessels, which can contribute to cardiovascular health.

4. Relieves Muscle Cramps

Magnesium has muscle relaxant properties, and supplementing with it may help reduce muscle cramps, spasms, and twitches. It may be particularly beneficial for individuals experiencing muscle-related issues.

5. Supports Energy Production

Magnesium is involved in the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the body's main source of energy. Adequate magnesium levels can help support energy metabolism and combat fatigue.

6. Improves Sleep Quality

Magnesium has a calming effect on the nervous system and can promote relaxation. This may help improve sleep quality and alleviate sleep-related disturbances. Take a look at our range of Magnesium for Sleep here

Why is deficiency so common?

There are a few reasons. The first being that most of us are not eating enough magnesium rich foods. Also, because of modern farming practices, foods which should be rich in magnesium are often seriously lacking nutritionally.

Magnesium can be found in:

  • Dark green vegetables like kale, broccoli and spinach
  • Whole wheat
  • Seeds such as pumpkin seeds
  • Nuts - almonds, peanuts, Brazil nuts, cashew nuts
  • Bananas
  • Dark chocolate
  • Soybeans and edamame
  • Avocado

If you find yourself experiencing symptoms of a deficiency such as poor sleep, or cramps, it may be a good idea to consider a magnesium supplement.

How can I ensure I am getting enough magnesium?

While prioritizing nutrition from food is ideal, we understand that it may not always be feasible. In such situations, incorporating a high-quality dietary supplement can be a good option. Evergreen Healthfoods offers a range of magnesium products, including capsules, powders, tablets, and even flakes, gels and sprays designed for dermal absorption.

Some of our most popular options are:

PrizMAG is a pure magnesium bisglycinate (or magnesium glycinate). It is great for those who prefer capsules over powder and is gentler on the stomach than other magnesium supplements.

Provides a high quality, highly absorbable, effective, and fast-acting ionic magnesium citrate in powder form.

Solgar's unique formula provides magnesium citrate in a highly absorbable, tablet form. Ideal for those who prefer tablets over powders or liquids.

Taking a transdermal application (delivery via the skin) is often seen as the most effective method. Bathing in a magnesium solution or even just a foot bath effectively replaces magnesium lost. It is also a great way to relax! Every 100g of Magnesium Flakes delivers 12g of elemental magnesium. Better you have also developed a range of Magnesium Flakes with essential oils to bring targeted help where you need. Choose from the Relax blend, Revive blend, Sleep or Mind

This award winning supplement provides magnesium in a saturated form, which can be absorbed directly into skin tissue, allowing magnesium to enter the cells directly. Simply apply 5-10 sprays morning and night and leave to dry. Also available in a blend for Sensitive Skin and also with Lavender in a gorgeous sleep time spray

In conclusion, magnesium supplements can be a valuable addition to your wellness routine, providing numerous potential benefits for your overall health. Whether you're looking to support bone health, promote cardiovascular well-being, relieve muscle cramps, enhance sleep quality, or address other specific concerns, magnesium supplements offer a convenient and effective way to boost your magnesium levels.


Please note, this blog is for informational purposes only and should not replace medical advice.
It’s always best to consult your doctor before taking any new supplements, treatments or remedies if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or on medication.
Checked and updated: 4 October 2023