Magnesium is an essential mineral that your body needs for a multitude of bodily functions. It calms your nerves, relaxes the body, helps you sleep, strengthen your bones, boosts your metabolism, and more. It really does touch on a multitude of bodily functions.
Are we deficient in it? It appears so, according to the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. About half of Americans don’t meet the recommended magnesium allowance of 420 mg for men and 320 mg for women.
One cause is poor intake of key foods high in magnesium, such as green vegetables, eggs, soybeans, and cashews. Another is the fact that soil erosion and the over farming of various crops has led to lower magnesium levels in foods that used have higher magnesium content, meaning that even an adequate diet may not get you there. Finally, the discussion of magnesium is relatively new in the health and scientific communities, and so the message needs to be sent out.
Magnesium supplementation comes in various forms, but here at completeblue, we use one of the highest quality of magnesium in our SLUMBER formulation: magnesium bisglycinate. Here, each magnesium is bound to two glycine molecules, which does three great things. First, it allows the magnesium to dissolve and be readily absorbed by your body, unlike many other salt forms such as magnesium oxide. It also has little to no laxative effects, unlike magnesium citrate. Finally, the glycine molecules themselves promote good sleep and relaxation, allowing you to drift off naturally.
Completeblue is here for a number of reasons, the main one being preventative care. As we the founders have worked as clinicians in acute care settings for years, we found that if we can set up our bodies now for success, we avoid the intense, costly, and daunting path of chronic illness.
Up to 50% of Americans are deficient in magnesium and may not even know about it. Don’t be part of that group. Speak with your healthcare provider to see if magnesium supplementation is right for you. We at completeblue are here for you when you’re ready.