What is Magnesium and Why Do I Need it?

Magnesium is a mineral found in nature and is vital for over 300 different functions in our bodies. "Getting enough of this mineral can help prevent or treat chronic diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and migraines.” (Medical News Today)

Fortunately, there are many ways to get Magnesium from your diet. Foods like almonds, peanuts, black beans, spinach, cashews, edamame and others have a decent amount of Magnesium, which can really help your body perform its functions. 

Despite our best efforts to get Magnesium from our diet, up to 2/3 of the Western world still needs to take a supplement (NIH study). Unfortunately, there are a lot of different forms and Magnesium products out there. So which should you take? We believe Magnesium Glycinate is one of the best absorbed forms and most helpful to chronic pain patients. It has calming properties and can help reduce insomnia, anxiety, depression and stress.

Magnesium is used in the brain. Neurotransmitters need Magnesium to function properly. So having enough Magnesium can help prevent migraines. Magnesium is also necessary for muscle relaxation. Every muscle uses Magnesium to relax. This includes your heart and blood vessels. “Chronically low levels can increase the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis (Mayo Clinic).

Our Zonk (Magnesium +) has 220 mg of Magnesium Glycinate paired with 5 mg of Melatonin to help you relax your mind and relax your muscles. Not only will you get a better night's sleep, your muscles will thank you for giving them the mineral they need to relax!