Studies done by scientists recently have shown that many of us are seriously underestimating the importance of this mineral and with so many of us not getting enough of it, no wonder illness and medical problems, especially mental health problems, are on the up. Not just important for keeping the body healthy, magnesium and magnesium citrate also help to reduce the symptoms associated with a whole range of medical conditions. Fibromyalgia, for example, brings a load of really nasty symptoms including aching, pain, bad circulation and more. Studies have shown magnesium can help to alleviate some of those symptoms. When you think about it, depression, stress, anxiety and SAD (seasonal affective disorder) have very similar symptoms, and with the mental health links tying in with this, it does make sense that magnum would be effective for treating conditions such as SAD or depression. Another one that some women will find interesting – premenstrual symptoms are reduced with a diet that has the recommended amount of magnesium in it. What are the symptoms of PMS? Mood swings, cramps, headaches, irritability, insomnia, etc.? Those are again very similar symptoms associated with Seasonal Affective Disorder so if a rich magnesium diet can help with PMS, it can also help with depression, SAD and more. That’s not the only reproductive benefit either. If you’re struggling to get pregnant, it could be because you don’t have enough magnesium in your diet. Not having enough can cause small spasms to run through your reproductive organs and even though you may not feel them, these spasms can actually stop a fertilized egg from implanting. Throughout pregnancy, magnesium tablets and sprays can help although you should always speak with a medical professional before making any diet or supplementary decisions. Studies have shown however that the risk of complications during pregnancy are reduced when a magnesium-rich diet is maintained. Of course, it wouldn’t be fair to talk about this vital nutrient without mentioning the weight loss properties it could potentially have. Yes that’s right, magnesium can even help you to lose weight! When you eat a diet high in magnesium, it works to react with various enzymes inside the body. These little enzymes then control things like your digestive system as well as how the carbs, fats and proteins you ingest are used within you. Not just that but insulin needs a little helping hand from magnesium too. To convert glucose into energy, it needs to be escorted as such, and the magnesium does just the trick. It’s all quite smart really. Now do you understand the importance of this overlooked mineral in your diet? BioVitality offers magnesium through natural supplements and through all of our IV Vitamin Drips and pushes.