February 6, 2019

What do menstrual cravings for chocolate, out-of-the-blue muscle cramps, brittle bones, and a poor night’s sleep have in common? Magnesium. Or rather, a lack of it. This simple pure element is loved and needed by every cell in our bodies, so it’s no wonder deficiencies in magnesium are related to everything from days that coffee can’t fix to nights where milk chocolate could bring about world peace.

Dosing yourself with the right amount of magnesium can help you achieve the best version of you, but you must to take it regularly — and with the right blends.

What to Take: Magnesium Bisglycinate

Remember when mom told you drink your milk if you wanted strong bones? Well, mom’s not wrong. But there’s only so much she can do once you turn 18. And calcium is no exception.

Adults don’t absorb calcium well after turning 18, and at this age, the body mostly maintains what calcium it has already absorbed. Why? We can blame our changing hormones.

Good habits, like drinking a moderate amount of coffee, helps keep your calcium stores intact. But the real bang for your buck comes from magnesium, or Mg2+. Magnesium is found in green leaf vegetables, unpolished grains, nuts, meat, starches, and milk. But it’s also found in supplement form by Solaire Naturals.

With just 200 mg of Magnesium Bisglycinate by Solaire Naturals, you’re getting an additional 500-600 mg of elemental magnesium. This can help you manage sleep, chocolate cravings, and muscle cramps — to name a few!

The Recommended Dietary Allowance for magnesium varies by age and gender:

  • Children aged 1-3 is 80 mg; 4-8 yrs is 130 mg.
  • Men aged 9-13 is 240 mg; 14-18 yrs is 410 mg; 19-30 yrs is 400 mg; 31 to>70 yrs is 420 mg.
  • Women aged 9-13 is 240 mg; 14-18 yrs is 360 mg; 19-30 yrs is 310 mg; 31 yrs to >70yrs is 320 mg.
  • During pregnancy for <18 yrs is 400 mg; 19-30 yrs is 350 mg; >31 yrs is 360 mg.
  • During lactation for <18 yrs is 360 mg; 19-30 yrs is 310 mg; >31 yrs is 320 mg.

The Benefits

The Overactive Nervous System

Colder days and longer nights usually means poorer sleep. Coffee and sugary snacks may be quick fixes, but this approach ends up stressing out your adrenals and can get you stuck in cycle of making unhealthy choices. And unhealthy choices could mean you’re getting less magnesium and calcium that your body needs.

How can we remedy this? First, choose nutrition that is less acidic, and therefore higher in chlorophyll, to help regulate your energy flow throughout the day. By drinking less coffee, you’ll eventually require less coffee, but still feel the same!

Do I Need Chocolate or Magnesium?

Awkward moment: My friend once texted me asking me if I’d like to go for a *poop emoji* with her. She thought the cheeky brown swirl was a chocolate soft serve. Whoops!

Sometimes, your gut sends your brain a message, and your brain doesn’t always translate it right. What may feel like an intense chocolate craving may actually be a lack of magnesium. While your gut shouts “magnesium!” the brain hears something that sounds a lot like “chocolate drought!”

While chocolate does have high levels of magnesium, you likely don’t want to overdose on sugar and overeat processed foods. You also likely don’t want the nasty laxative side effects that comes with low-grade magnesium. (In fact, magnesium oxide has traditionally been used as a “cheap man’s” solution to chronic constipation, and limits overstimulation of the colon — unlike Senna Leaf that can permanently weaken the muscles in the sphincter.)

Treat your body well and invest in your health by choosing Magnesium Bisglycinate by Solaire Naturals. This supplement has no laxative side effects, maximizes your absorption up to 80%, and contains only 24% oxide.

Keep Pushing Those Muscles

Lactic acid can build up in the muscles after intense workouts. When it comes time for recovery from extreme soreness, you need vital nutrients to help with recovery. Magnesium is one such nutrient.

Aside from powders with L-glutamine-based ingredients, it might make more sense long-term to start with one-a-day Magnsesium Bisglycinate to aid in muscle soreness.

As an additional benefit, it also helps with heart health. After all, our cardiovascular system works hard when we work hard. Magnesium used by Solaire Naturals contains 200 mg of magnesium misglycinate, sourced from over 900 mg of elemental magnesium, which gives you the purest amount of bisglycinate available.

Magnesium Bisglycinate by Solaire Naturals can be purchased exclusively at independent health food retailers in Canada.