How magnesium can help relieve tight, sore muscles

There’s a reason mighty magnesium is so loved by those suffering tight, sore and aching muscles, particularly as we age.

One of 19 minerals considered essential to life, there’s a reason magnesium is known as the “do-it-all” mineral.

Not only does it play a crucial role in more than 300 different psychological processes, magnesium helps ensure proper muscle health and function.

If you’ve ever suffered from muscle cramps or spasms, that’s welcome news.

Our muscles change as we get older

Each of us has more than 600 muscles in our bodies, making up around 40 per cent of our body weight.

And boy do they earn their keep, helping us move, lift things, pump blood through our bodies and even breathe.

Changes as we age mean that, after achieving peak muscle mass during our late 30s or early 40s, a gradual loss of muscle mass (known as sarcopenia) begins and continues during our lifetime. Which is why looking after our muscles is so important.

What about muscle cramping?

There are a number of risk factors associated with sore and aching muscles as we age.

These include dehydration, an imbalance of electrolytes, exercise and certain diseases.

And as if we didn’t have enough to worry about, for women going through menopause, falling oestrogen levels can also affect muscle function.

Not only is muscle health important to protect against the risk of falls and injury as we get older, you don’t need us to tell you that suffering from mild muscle stiffness and cramps can affect many of the things we love to do.

So how do you hit the magnesium mark?

A wholefood diet with lots of leafy green vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts and fish is a great way to maintain healthy levels of magnesium.

However science has shown that the nutrient can be lost in food processing and that our magnesium absorption decreases with age.

With statistics showing more than a third of Aussie adults don’t get enough magnesium every day, a quality supplement can be the answer to your mineral prayers.

Four forms of magnesium in one

Bioglan Active Magnesium 1000 tablets combine the power of not one but four forms of magnesium for your body to absorb and utilise.

It acts to help relieve those painful muscle aches and cramps when dietary intake is inadequate, as well as supporting a healthy stress response.

The popular Bioglan Magnesium range also includes Active Magnesium Powder to help reduce muscle cramps, Active Magnesium Plus Curcumin with anti-inflammatory action and their topical Active Magnesium Recovery Oil is traditionally used in aromatherapy to relieve muscle aches and soreness.

So that you can get your moves on and enjoy life to the fullest.

* This post is brought to you by Bioglan Active Magnesium 100. Always read the label. Follow directions for use. If symptoms persist talk to your health professional.