Magnesium is one of the most abundant minerals in your body. It helps with hundreds of processes, including helping enzymes that are responsible for converting food into energy and extracting its nutrients.
Magnesium is important when it comes to strong bones and healthy teeth. In fact, most magnesium can be found in your bones. It stimulates calcitonin, which helps to keeps bones strong by absorbing calcium from the blood and directing it into your bones.
It is also present in other tissues such as your muscles and joints. As it benefits normal muscle function, it’s important in the contraction and relaxation of your heart. It also works as a natural blocker to calcium – which triggers muscle contractions – helping the cells relax.
As it’s so important for energy release, it is also critical in a lot of other bodily processes, such as the nervous system.
Most magnesium rich foods are plants. Some of the best magnesium food sources are pumpkin seeds; nuts like almonds, cashews and peanuts; soya products like soya milk and cheese; spinach; legumes like edamame and black beans, wholegrains like wholemeal bread, brown rice and quinoa, bananas and avocado.
Holland & Barrett’s Magnesium tablets contain 375mg of magnesium and are easy to swallow. Simply take one tablet a day, preferably with a meal.
*Magnesium contributes to the maintenance of normal bones and teeth
*Magnesium also contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue
*Suitable for vegetarians and vegans