Magnesium is Good for Fatique & more
By: Dr. Michael Murray
Magnesium supplementation gets a lot of promotion for its ability to produce a better night’s sleep, fight stress, boost mood, and support heart health….
But there is another BIG benefit that most people don’t know about.
Magnesium boosts energy levels especially in people with low magnesium status…. And that is just about everybody.
In the United States detailed analysis indicate that most people consume only about half of the amount of magnesium their body needs.
It is not surprising that magnesium supplementation has been shown to help improve so many aspects of health.
For example, in one double-blind study, 264 people diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder took 300 mg of magnesium daily, which showed a statistically significant reduction in anxiety and depression.
Magnesium can produce a calming effect, but it also is critical to energy production. Double-blind studies have also shown magnesium supplementation to improve chronic fatigue and feelings of low energy.
Magnesium is available in several different forms. Absorption studies indicate that most forms of magnesium are easily absorbed orally, especially when magnesium is bound to citrate, glycine (bisglycinate), aspartate, or malate.
Inorganic forms of magnesium such as magnesium chloride, oxide, or carbonate are generally well absorbed but are more likely to cause diarrhea at higher dosages.
My simple recommendation is try taking 300 mg daily of a highly absorbable form like magnesium citrate or bisglycinate at bedtime for a month and see how you feel.
It is especially important to bolster magnesium during the summer months because it is lost in sweat and not as easily replenished as other electrolytes.
Give it a try, I think you will feel the difference.