MAGNESIUM: NO MATTER WHERE WE ARE IN LIFE
Who needs magnesium? The answer is simple: everyone. Magnesium is an essential mineral involved in over 600 processes in the body, including muscle and nerve function. Since our body cannot produce magnesium on its own, we need to ensure that our magnesium levels are sufficient. This is especially true in certain life circumstances during which we need more magnesium such as during pregnancy, while breastfeeding or for those suffering from chronic diseases. The same applies to phases of stress that place us under enormous pressure, or if physical activities such as sports are part of our daily routine. Sound familiar? If so, you need to carefully monitor your magnesium levels. Below we explain these scenarios and the best way to ensure you are getting enough magnesium.
MY MAGNESIUM: EXERCISE
Whatever the activity – whether gardening or sports – people who engage in higher levels of physical activity have higher magnesium requirements. This is because increased muscle activity means the body consumes the mineral and also loses it through sweat. Athletes may therefore require more than the average daily amount of magnesium, depending on the level of physical activity, and need to make sure they are getting enough.
MY MAGNESIUM: PREGNANCY AND BREASTFEEDING
Going through a pregnancy is an extraordinary experience for any woman. As the foetus grows, the mother's body needs more energy and minerals, including magnesium. Moreover, magnesium is eliminated through the kidneys. After the birth, if the mother decides to breastfeed her baby, she should make sure that she is getting enough magnesium. This is because the baby obtains magnesium from the mother's breast milk.
MY MAGNESIUM: SENIORS
No matter how old we get, there are two things that never change: our need for a good quality of life and our magnesium requirements. As we age, we become less physically active and consume less food and drink. For this reason, seniors need to ensure that they are getting enough magnesium. Meeting their daily magnesium requirement is an important step in taking care of their health as they live out their golden years.
MY MAGNESIUM: STRESS
Around 60 per cent of people in Germany feel stressed in their daily lives. This comes as no surprise, given the demands of our jobs and all the energy it takes to care for our children and household, not to mention the onslaught of digital media. But ongoing stress in our everyday lives often has a negative impact on our health. When life becomes very demanding, we need to support our bodies with vital nutrients, including magnesium. It is involved in a number of metabolic processes, including energy production.