Make magnesium your new best friend

Magnesium makes me think of my days in chemistry class at school, as I know it had its place on the periodic table. From what I gather, a lot of people don’t realise the wonder of this element. It is an element of the the earth and found in our soil. That is why the best food source of magnesium comes from our vegetables. They are the nutritional sponges that absorb these beneficial elements from the earth ready for us to eat.


It’s benefits are in abundance to our bodies and health. Having strong importance in aiding blood sugar sensitivity, migraines, night cramps, energy, regulation of vitamin D, supporting muscular activity, neuron activity and DNA synthesis. There are many chemical process that require magnesium, without these we start to notice a collective group of symptoms rather than one noticeable symptom. The main ones being loss of energy and poor sleep. Severe deficiencies and insufficiency can lead to chronic fatigue, twitching or restlessness, osteoporosis, muscle weakness, arrhythmia and neurological disease.

Magnesium is more than just an element on the Periodic Table make it part of your diet

Supplementation is not necessary if you are getting a good variety of magnesium rich foods from your diet. Great sources to include are from almonds, cashews, dark chocolate (over 70%), tofu, avocado, edamame beans, black beans, whole-wheat and of course dark leafy green vegetables. If supplementation is your preferred route of treatment always discuss with your GP especially if you are on medication.

If anything this should highlight how important it is to have a good varied diet from good sources and especially thinking what type of soil your dark leafy vegetables are grown in. If in doubt the evidence is there that it won’t do you any harm to reach for a square or two of dark chocolate.


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