Confused as to which magnesium is right for you ? In this blog post we explore the different types of magnesium their benefits and why you might want to be adding it to your rebalance toolkit.

First things first, what exactly is magnesium? Well, it's a mineral that plays a crucial role in over 300 biochemical reactions in the body. Think of it as the superhero of your inner workings, keeping things running smoothly behind the scenes. Your body can't produce magnesium on its own, so you've got to get it from your diet or supplements. Magnesium wears many hats from helping to regulate hormone levels to supporting neurotransmitter function, this helps to keep those mood swings in check and feel like yourself again. It can help ease aches and pains and improve sleep too but in a market filled with supplements what type of magnesium do you actually need for your rebalance toolkit.

Magnesium Glycinate

Magnesium glycinate stands out for its remarkable ability to promote relaxation and improve sleep quality, making it particularly beneficial for women experiencing sleep disturbances. Magnesium glycinate enhances and supports GABA receptors' activity in the brain. This creates a calming effect, helping to  improve sleep quality. it also plays a key role in modulating cortisol levels helping to reduce stress levels, thereby Furthermore, glycinate's potential in managing premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms, including mood swings and irritability.

Magnesium Citrate

As many women suffer gastrointestinal issues in their cycle and during the menopause magnesium citrate can be really helpful as it has gentle laxative properties. By drawing water into the intestines and stimulating bowel movements, citrate facilitates regularity, thereby easing constipation and promoting digestive wellness.

Magnesium Lactate

Stress and anxiety are prevalent companions for most women as our hormones rise and fall during the menstrual cycle and later on as we head into the peri menopause.  Magnesium lactate steps in as a calming influence, modulating the body's stress response system. Through its involvement in neurotransmitter synthesis and regulation, lactate exerts anxiolytic effects, fostering a sense of calm and emotional balance amidst turbulent hormonal fluctuations.

Magnesium Sulphate

Remember your grandma telling you to bathe in Epsom salts if you have sore legs or pulled a muscle?  well she was right ! Epsom salts are Magnesium sulphate. It has muscle relaxant properties, helping to ease discomfort and promote mobility. It works by blocking calcium influx into muscle cells and helping calcium removal this reduces muscle cramps and tension. Grab a bag of Epsom salts and run yourself a warm bath before bedtime – this also help to increase serotonin and melatonin.

how to choose the right magnesium for you

For women in the menopause magnesium plays an important role in bone health. As oestrogen levels decline the risk of osteoporosis increases and magnesium influences calcium absorption and deposition helping to fortify the bones and reduce fractures. It also helps to regulate oestrogen receptor activity and so plays another key role in contributing to hormonal rebalance.

When looking for a new supplement always check your existing supplements to see if it is already included. If necessary, consult with your GP to check it is not contraindicated with any existing medication.

With all supplements go for quality and check out the label to ensure you aren’t taking bulking agents and other chemicals often found in the cheaper supplements.


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