What is magnesium?
Magnesium is an essential mineral that is involved in the functioning of more than 300 enzymes in your body. This essential mineral regulates a number of biochemical processes in the organism and also plays an important role in the production of energy (ATP) and DNA/RNA synthesis.
What do we need magnesium for?
Magnesium is needed for the transport of calcium to the bones as well as for the synthesis of carbohydrates, fats and amino acids. If magnesium levels are too low, calcium is not retained in the bones, putting both bone and joint health at risk. However, magnesium is also crucial:
- for skeletal development;
- for maintaining the potential of nerve and muscle membranes;
- for the synthesis of proteins and nucleic acids;
- to regulate the work of the heart muscles;
- for the stabilisation of biomembranes.
What happens if your body is deficient in magnesium?
Magnesium deficiency can manifest itself in many ways. The most common symptoms may include:
- headaches and migraine episodes;
- loss of appetite;
- muscle cramps in the legs;
- aching teeth;
- joint pain;
- sleep disturbances and persistent tiredness;
- depression and mood disorders;
- anxiety and irritability;
- hunger, even when full;
- heartburn in the stomach;
- muscle twitching;
- muscle pain.
When should I take magnesium supplements?
As the body is only able to store a fraction of the required amount of magnesium each day, magnesium deficiency is easily experienced by virtually everyone. Therefore, magnesium supplementation can be helpful at any time of life. However, it is particularly important to maintain magnesium reserves for athletes and people who perform physical work, as their body’s need for magnesium is higher than average.
In addition, it is advisable to consider taking a magnesium supplement:
- if you are taking diuretics, corticosteroids or blood pressure medicines;
- during pregnancy or breast-feeding;
- if you have symptoms of magnesium deficiency;
- intestinal diseases that may make it difficult to absorb magnesium, leading to a deficiency;
- anxiety and sleep disorders;
- high blood pressure;
- fatigue, exhaustion and stress;
- magnesium deficiency.
How to take Epigenetics liquid magnesium?
According to the manufacturer’s recommendations, the recommended daily dose for adults is 10 drops with a small amount of water or juice at breakfast. It is important to remember, however, that supplementation is not a substitute for a varied and healthy diet, but can help prevent mineral deficiencies and maintain magnesium reserves.
How to store the product correctly?
It is best to keep the magnesium bottle in a dry, cool place out of the reach of children and to consume within 6 months of first opening.