First off, magnesium deficiency is a common problem in New Zealand primarily caused by an increased use of fertilisers, poor diets and processed foods. This is concerning as it is an essential macrominerals that is recognised as a key factor in over 300 enzymatic reactions that support and sustain human health.
Further, there are many non-specific conditions such as loss of appetite, lethargy, nausea, vomiting, fatigue and weakness associated with magnesium deficiency. Therefore understanding which magnesium supplement is right for your symptoms needs to start with the type of magnesium.
You may think there is only one or two forms of magnesium to consider however there are actually many different forms:
Now that you know there are many forms of magnesium, it probably doesn’t come as a surprise to learn that there are different health benefits and absorption rates which must be considered when selecting a magnesium supplement for health benefits. At this point it is also important to understand that these considerations are not necessarily just related to price.
So What Type of Magnesium Should You Choose?
Now that you know that there are a variety of magnesium supplements to choose from, now might be a good time to come down to Life Pharmacy Orewa where our qualified naturopath can put together a custom meal plan based on your unique situation and recommend the best possible magnesium supplements.
We believe that with a healthy balanced diet, you may be able to enjoy magnesium benefits for your health. There are so many delicious, healthy foods that contain magnesium including leafy green vegetables, whole grains, nuts, salmon, avocados and bananas. However, the stats show that many of us probably do need some help getting our magnesium by taking a supplement. To learn more about the magnesium content available in different foods please download our brochure.