All About Magnesium
Magnesium: The Super Mineral
Involved in over 300 enzymatic reactions in your body, magnesium is quite a busy mineral. It is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body and is vital to brain and body functions. Some of these functions include:
Energy creation: Helps metabolize food into energy.
Protein formation: Helps form new proteins from amino acids.
Muscle movements: Helps muscles contract and relax.
Nervous system regulation: Regulates neurotransmitters, which control your nervous system.
Energy, muscles, nerves, digestion- all vital parts of a healthy day-to-day! Unfortunately, studies show over 50% of people in the U.S. and Europe aren’t getting the recommended amount of daily magnesium.
Energize & Focus with Magnesium
Busy days are best tackled with a fresh mind and plenty of energy. Skip the coffee and instead turn to an all-natural energizer, magnesium! Magnesium is a key player in metabolizing carbohydrates into energy. Without enough of it, you might find yourself feeling sluggish, bloated and just plain tired! Think of it as your own personal Energizer bunny, keeping things moving effectively and efficiently so you can carry on with your day.
Your Gym BFF
Do you consider yourself a gym rat? During exercise, you may need up to 20% more magnesium than when you’re resting. Our mineral friend helps move blood sugar into your muscles and flush out lactic acid, which can build up during exercise and lead to sore muscles later. Never miss a workout when you have magnesium keeping your body feeling good and strong.
Magnesium and Your Mind
If you’re feeling down and anxious, magnesium might help give you the mental boost you need. We know magnesium regulates our neurotransmitters, which control the nervous system and brain. Neurotransmitters fire off constantly, telling our mind and body what to do and how to feel.
Reduced levels of magnesium have been linked to increased levels of anxiety. Research shows a connection with magnesium levels and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, which are a set of three glands that control your reaction to stress. An extra dose of magnesium might just calm your mind’s anxious tendencies.
Low levels of magnesium have also been linked to an increased risk of depression. One study found people under the age of 65 with the lowest magnesium intake had a 22% greater risk of depression. Keep your mind and spirit lifted by adding this super mineral into your diet.
The Best Sources of Magnesium
Luckily, magnesium occurs often in nature and it’s easy to source the mineral from the foods we eat. Some magnesium rich foods include:
Dark chocolate (70-85% cocoa)
While a healthy diet can reap a fair amount of magnesium, it’s all too easy to fall short of the recommended daily amount. To ensure your body is getting all the magnesium it needs, we recommend ProFunction and ProGlow pharmaceutical-grade magnesium-boosting products.
Refresh your body and your mind with 100% chelate magnesium. Designed to help you keep your cool without causing drowsiness, Refresh is easily absorbed and can be taken anytime of the day. Refresh is a clinically effective, all-natural way to metabolize carbohydrates, proteins, and fat, and will help you calm your mind to reduce stress daily.
Magnesium bisglycinate chelate is one of the best absorbed forms of magnesium. Each 5 gram serving provides 300 mg of elemental magnesium in a great-tasting, orange flavored dose.
ProGlow Calm & Fit
Max your relax with Calm & Fit. Say adios to cravings that range from food addictions to nicotine while taking the edge off. Calm & Fit is formulated to soothe your soul and allow you to keep your cool. Formulated to reduce belly bloat while promoting a good night's sleep, this is your new wine alternative (aka BFF).
GABA, L-Theanine, and Taurine are for easing anxiety and tension. They are added to the Xymogen formulation (Calm & Fit) to support sleep and relaxation.