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Other Considerations For Selecting Supplements

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Besides dosage, bioavailability, quality and cost, the are some other considerations when selecting supplements such as –

  • Vitamins and minerals your body needs
  • Other important nutrient facts
  • Nutritional Guidelines – RDI’s, nutrient requirements etc.
  • Facts about Iron
  • How to choose a magnesium supplement
  • Magnesium supplement benefits & types

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Health Benefits of Magnesium

Magnesium plays a crucial role in the body, regulating blood pressure, blood sugar levels, neurotransmitters, and more.

For those who do not get enough magnesium, taking more may –

  • Improve sleep quality
  • Boost mental health
  • Ease muscle aches
  • Help people quit smoking
  • Boost vitamin D absorption
  • Support health during pregnancy
  • Promote bone health

There is also some evidence magnesium may be useful as part of a treatment plan for the following conditions:

  • Migraine
  • Asthma
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Diabetes and diabetic neuropathy
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Eclampsia and preeclampsia

Food Sources of Magnesium

People can get more magnesium from their food. Dietary sources of magnesium include –

  • Roasted pumpkin seeds, which contain 37% of the daily value per ounce (oz)
  • Chia seeds, which contain 26% of the daily value per oz
  • Almonds, which contain 19% of the daily value per 1 oz
  • Boiled spinach, which contains 19% of the daily value per 1/2 cup

Cashews, peanuts, soy milk, and black beans are also good sources. Many other foods contain smaller amounts.

However, the body only absorbs around 30–40% of the dietary magnesium a person consumes. This, combined with the relatively small amount of foods that contain high amounts of magnesium, may make it challenging for some people to get enough of this nutrient from their diet.

People should seek guidance from a doctor or healthcare practitioner before starting to take supplements, especially for an underlying health condition as they are not suitable for everybody.

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