When it comes to the common mineral Magnesium (Mg), magnesium citrate is the version you may be familiar with, as it’s the more common form found in supplements and over-the-counter - it is the kind of magnesium that helps with constipation as it acts as an osmotic laxative. This means it draws the water into your bowels to create the desired movement. Now that’s great if it’s what you need, but when we want to address magnesium for relaxation, we want it to stay inside the body, not run out.
Moving on to magnesium bisglycinate: one magnesium atom is attached to two glycine molecules. Magnesium must be connected to another molecule for the body to process and sustain the magnesium. Glycine is an amino acid that is the base of many other proteins in the human body. We chose two glycinates because of the increased rates of absorption that this combination has when it’s introduced into the body, as well as the relaxing tendencies that this amino acid naturally carries.
We don’t want to provide you with a mineral having itself a party throughout your digestive system only to be excreted - leaving you, the host, with no benefit. This is all about absorbing one of Mother Earth's essential minerals, magnesium.
Magnesium can be taken in through certain foods, such as dark leafy greens, whole grains, and various seeds and nuts. Have you ever been stopped midday craving a bar of chocolate? Chocolate is another magnesium food source - and could be a sign that your body needs more magnesium. We prefer to get ahead of the game and ensure you are fully stocked up with this magnificent mineral. We place it in all our formulas, THRIVE, REST, and NOURISH, because we require it for so many essential body functions.
Evidence-based relief and benefits from this super mineral:
- Magnesium is part of the regulatory neurotransmitters that control mood, reducing feelings of anxiety, stress, and depression
- Plaque buildup within arteries can occur over time, influencing heart health. Magnesium may act as a preventative against this - like how brushing your teeth reduces plaque buildup!
- Magnesium is a natural anti-inflammatory - allowing your body to feel the best that it can be without unnecessary pain and swelling hindering its performance
- Magnesium helps to regulate calcium levels, in turn promoting health and strong bone structure
- Magnesium is helpful for many women who experience cramping, menstrual migraines, or other pain symptoms around their periods
- As magnesium is a muscle relaxant, it can help with feelings of tension in the muscles. In particular, it is effective in smooth muscle, a component of the blood vessels. Relax your arteries!
Magnesium is a mineral that plays a crucial role in various body functions. Consuming magnesium-rich foods or supplements can benefit women in so many ways that we are focused on ensuring you have it regularly. Our formulas contain magnesium bisglycinate alongside other nutrients to help you maintain a better quality of life without extra work. To read more, resources are provided below.