The power of magnesium in your diet

Magnesium is a vital nutrient that your body requires daily to stay healthy and is used for over 300 enzyme processes in the body.
From strengthening your immune system, to boosting exercise performance and even helping combating anxiety and depression, magnesium’s role in the body is not to be underestimated.

About 60% of magnesium in the body is found in bone, while the rest is in muscles, soft tissues and fluids, including blood - every cell in your body contains magnesium and needs it to function properly.

Performance booster
Studies have shown that the more you exercise and move your body, the more magnesium you need for your body to function properly.Magnesium can help lower lactate acid levels in your blood which is produced by intense physical exercise. If it builds up, it can limit muscle performance and you’ll fatigue faster.

Research reveals that having adequate magnesium levels can help also provide increased strength and help muscles better relax following a tough workout boosting recovery time.

What to eat
The NHS recommends that men aged 19-64 need 300mg of magnesium a day, and women aged 19-64 need 270mg.

You can find magnesium naturally in a variety of foods including nuts and seeds, brown rice, spinach and whole wheat bread.

There are also a number of different supplements available to buy to meet your magnesium goals in combination with a healthy and balanced diet.