Why is magnesium essential to the human system and how can we make sure we get enough of it? We asked the experts from ITL Health to tell us the facts behind their award-winning product MAG365.
- Why does the human body need magnesium?
Magnesium is responsible for 80 percent of the body’s enzymatic processes. That means, if you do not have enough magnesium, the body cannot properly do 80 percent of what it needs to. Magnesium is necessary for many important systems in our body – cardiovascular system (heart health), musculoskeletal system (bones, joints and muscles), nervous system (sleep, stress, anxiety, focus, and the digestive system (proper bowel movements) to name a few. It is also necessary for the body to produce energy.
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- Why isn’t there enough magnesium in the typical diet?
There are two reasons for this – one is that due to inorganic farming practices, the soil has been depleted of a lot of its magnesium which means it doesn’t get into the plants. The other reason is because of our convenience foods – we either don’t prepare foods properly (as our ancestors would have) which causes us to get fewer nutrients from them AND processing foods removes most of the magnesium from foods so all of our prepackaged foods are low in magnesium. See the FAQ on our website “Can I get enough magnesium through food?”
- How many people suffer from magnesium deficiency? What are the symptoms?
It’s estimated that 80 percent of the global population has some level of magnesium deficiency. There are many many symptoms as magnesium is necessary for so much of what the body does but the main symptoms are: heart palpitations, muscle cramps, stress/anxiety, insomnia, constipation, lack of focus, and lack of energy. Please see our FAQ: “What are the main symptoms of magnesium deficiency?”
- What are the different forms of magnesium?
There are many forms of magnesium – citrate, bisglycinate, oxide, malate, chloride etc. When choosing a magnesium supplement it’s important to purchase something that is highly absorbable and can be utilised by the body. Studies show that magnesium oxide has only a 4 percent absorption rate so it’s best to avoid this one. Our magnesium citrate is ionic which means that it is immediately absorbed and utilized by the body. Please see our FAQ: “Are different forms of magnesium better for different health concerns?”
- What is the best way to boost my magnesium intake?
The best way to boost your magnesium intake is through supplementation. Its very difficult to replenish your stores through food alone since magnesium has been depleted in our soil due to inorganic farming practices and is practically non-existent in many of our convenience foods. Additionally, many people don’t realise that there are specific cooking principles that we should follow in order to have optimal magnesium in our food but we tend to bypass these in our busy world.
- What additives are included in ITL’s magnesium products?
All of ITL Health’s products are free from additives and fillers. Product purity is extremely important to us as a company. We value health and don’t believe we should be putting any additives into our body when we purchase a supplement to improve our health. Please see our FAQ about “No additives.”
- How can children benefit from magnesium supplements?
It is especially important for children to take magnesium products as they tend to be picky and don’t often tend towards foods high in magnesium. Furthermore, their bodies need it greatly to support their growth, focus, bones and teeth, and immune system. Our MAG365 Kids has more than just magnesium in order to support a growing child – it includes calcium, zinc, D3, K2, B1, and B6.
- What’s the best way to get children to take magnesium supplements?
A good tasting liquid is a great way to get children to take a magnesium supplement as they love the taste as is or if they are extra picky, you can put it in juice – so long as the child likes the taste, it ensures the magnesium is getting into their body. Please see our FAQ: “Are there any other way I can get my child to take MAG365?”
- How do I know ITL’s products are safe and pure?
All of ITL’s products are tested to ensure safety and purity. It is part of our company ethos that we will never use fillers. Please see our FAQ: “Product Purity.”
- Can I recycle MAG365 packaging?
Yes, every tub is fully recyclable – all you have to do is put it in the proper bin. Please see our Eco-conscious FAQ for more information about why we believe HDPE for our tubs is the best for the environment and what happens to it once it’s recycled.
MAG365 is Ireland and the UK’s top-selling and award winning ionic magnesium supplement manufactured by ITL Health. We are so sure you’ll love our magnesium that every sale comes with 100% money back guarantee.