Feel like you are always tired? Why magnesium could be the key to a more energised you
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We’re all striving to live longer, but how many of us are living better as we get older?
If you’re lacking energy it can have a knock-on effect on your moods, your muscles and how much you get out of your day.
But more and more people are discovering the link between a magnesium deficiency in their diets and those debilitating feelings of tiredness and fatigue that only get worse with age.
If you’re lacking energy in the mornings it can have a knock-on effect on your moods, your muscles and how much you get out of your day
We need magnesium to help our muscles function correctly and to keep our bones strong. Magnesium is a partner (cofactor) to more than 300 enzymes in the body and is especially important for reactions involving ATP, the molecule that provides our cells and bodies with energy. While it contributes to normal energy metabolism sometimes it’s not enough to add an extra banana to our morning routines, or sprinkle some magnesium-rich pumpkin seeds on our cereal to meet our recommended daily intake.
That’s why the experts at FutureYou Cambridge, a leading nutritional supplement company, have been busy developing a supplement that maximises the magnesium in our systems.
Dr Miriam Ferrer, head of product development at FutureYou Cambridge
Unlike some supplements that use magnesium oxide, Magnesium+ benefits from an organic form called magnesium lactate that has been found to be up to 10 times easier to absorb in the body.
‘Magnesium oxide may contain a high concentration of magnesium but that’s not easily released into the body,’ explains Dr Miriam Ferrer, head of product development at FutureYou Cambridge.
‘In fact, magnesium oxide has a very low absorption rate of about 4% compared to the magnesium lactate that’s used in Magnesium+, which is an organic form that’s very soluble and has high absorption rate of about 45%.’
We need magnesium to help our muscles function correctly and to keep our bones strong
And users are already finding the supplement remarkably effective for everyday life.
Seventy-four-year-old Annie Evans had ‘no energy at all’ when she first started taking Magnesium+ capsules eight months ago, and now says she has ‘energy to spare’.
‘It was more than just tiredness,’ she says. ‘I was exhausted all the time but at 74, I was just putting it down to old age.’
Annie said that by the time she was washed and dressed for each day, she was too tired to do much else, so when her husband heard about a magnesium supplement helping to boost energy levels, they knew she had to give it a try.
‘After just two weeks, I was like a new woman,’ Annie says. ‘I can enjoy gardening again without getting very tired. Since then, I have taken Magnesium+ every day, religiously, and life has just improved no end.’
The same can be said for 71-year-old Roger Dean, who has relished the opportunity to get back in the garden since starting Magnesium+ around a year and a half ago.
Roger Dean, who has relished the opportunity to get back in the garden since starting Magnesium+
Roger had been using FutureYou Cambridge’s Turmeric+ supplement for his joints and wanted to see what the supplement company’s Magnesium+ capsules (which start from £10.40 on subscription) could do for him.
‘I’ve tried alternative magnesium tablets, but they’ve never had an effect like this,’ says Roger, who began getting muscle complaints after his kidney transplant in 2017.
‘I couldn’t get up the stairs before taking these tablets. Now I’m out gardening and doing a lot more than I used to. Life just seems more manageable.’
But it was a pause in taking the one-a-day capsules, that are sold in packs of 28, that showed Roger the most dramatic difference.
He adds: ‘When I forgot to take Magnesium+ on holiday with me last year, the problems came back almost straight away.’
Another person who has seen a real difference taking the supplement is Annabel Simons.
At first, online magazine editor Annabel, 60, who writes award-winning blog Annabel & Grace for older women, was skeptical about just how much of an improvement she would see with Magnesium+.
Like Roger, she suffered with muscle problems, yet after being told that – like up to 70 per cent of people in the UK – she was magnesium deficient, she avoided reading up on the benefits of Magnesium+ so she could see for herself the difference it made.
Online magazine editor Annabel Simons , 60, was told she was deficient in magnesium, but was at first skeptical about the effects she would feel by taking Magnesium+
‘I originally heard about Magnesium+ from my doctor two years ago, when I broke my shoulder.
‘Initially, I thought I could be imagining the improvements, but I genuinely believe that Magnesium+ made me more energetic and I slept more consistently because I stopped waking up at night with excruciating muscle cramp.’
‘This combination meant my general wellbeing was much better. Suddenly exercise seemed easier and with more exercise, that cycle of improvement only got better.’
Annabel had similarly tried other magnesium supplements that had nowhere near the same effect as Magnesium+ and often failed to see any effect by adding magnesium to her everyday diet.
‘Our foods don’t have as many nutrients as they used to,’ she says. ‘Our fruits and vegetables are often ripened artificially so even when we’re getting our five a day, it’s not enough.’
Dr Ferrer agrees. Magnesium can be found in such everyday foods as black beans, spinach and peanuts yet less than half of us consume the recommended daily amount of magnesium. And says that if we have too much, over a long period of time it can affect our digestive systems.
Instead, she says, Magnesium+ allows us to absorb greater amounts of it into the body while actually consuming less.
Dr Ferrer explains: ‘Not only is Magnesium+ ten times more absorbable than a standard magnesium oxide supplement, you take 85% less per capsule making it less likely to cause an upset stomach.
Michelle has found that Magnesium+ has had a positive impact on her mood
Michelle Green, 52, a busy mum-of-two who also runs a blog for over fifties, Fifty & Fab, takes one tablet every night before she goes to bed and finds that Magnesium+ has helped her mood.
‘I’m going through the menopause right now and insomnia is just one of the symptoms’ explains Michelle.
‘So, for me, it’s not so much the physical effects that I see with Magnesium+ but things like improving my mood and helping me to relax.’
‘I think it’s something we should all be taking.’
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