Tired of feeling fatigued? Why the magic of magnesium could transform your sleep and give you more energy than ever
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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 in the mornings and struggling to sleep at night, 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 and struggling to sleep at night, 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, keeps our bones strong and regulates the glucose in our blood for energy production, but it sometimes is 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 healthcare professionals at FutureYou , a leading nutritional supplement company based in Cambridge, have been busy developing a supplement that maximises the magnesium in our systems.
Unlike some supplements that use magnesium oxide, Magnesium+ benefits from a naturally-occurring mineral 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.
We need magnesium to help our muscles function correctly, keeps our bones strong and regulates the glucose in our blood for energy production
‘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%.’
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.’
Roger Dean, who has relished the opportunity to get back in the garden since starting Magnesium+
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 had been using FutureYou’s Tumeric+ 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 his muscle spasms and the pain that came with it.
‘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 used to get crippling muscle pain, stomach aches and abdominal discomfort but I noticed fairly quickly that I was feeling better on Magnesium+.
‘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 muscle pain 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+.
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+
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 that she could experience each one for herself.
‘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, like a placebo, 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 88% less per capsule, making it less likely to cause an upset stomach.
Unlike Annabel, who uses the supplement to sleep through the night, Michelle Green, 52, finds that Magnesium+ has helped her get off to sleep.
Michelle has found that Magnesium+ has helped her mood and improved her ability to get to sleep
‘I’m going through the menopause right now and insomnia is just one of the symptoms,’ explains Michelle.
Michelle takes one tablet every night before she goes to bed to improve her sleep
‘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.’
Michelle, a busy mum-of-two who also runs a blog for over fifties , takes one tablet every night before she goes to bed to improve her sleep.
‘I’ve been aware of the benefits of magnesium for a long time. I use magnesium salt baths to alleviate stress, as well as for bloating and inflammation.
‘But since I’ve been taking the supplement before bedtime, I’ve noticed how much better I sleep, especially because my restless leg syndrome has calmed down.
‘That has a knock-on effect for everyday life, like feeling less weary and short-tempered. I think it’s something we should all be taking.’
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