Magnesium is used as a cofactor in the body, meaning it acts like an assistant forover600 different processes and reactions2. It allows our muscles and nerves to function, is essential for energy and hormone production, and helps us build and maintain protein, bone, and DNA2,3.
The best way to understand how magnesium impacts the body is that it acts as our universal relaxer. It helps to reduce tension on all levels: physiological, physical, and emotional. It relaxes blood vessels and muscles to lower blood pressure4 andreduce headaches5. It calms the nervous system to promote sleep and alleviate pain. It also relaxes the mind to reduce feelings ofstress and anxiety6.
When we don’t get enough magnesium from the diet, we tend to experience symptoms of tension and discomfort. Over the long term, inadequate magnesium intake puts us at increased risk for developing osteoporosis, migraines, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease7.
Here are some signsthat you may benefit from magnesium:
- Headaches or migraines
- Muscle aches and pains
- Feeling stress or anxiety
- Insomnia or restlessness at night
- Concern that you are not eating a balanced diet
- Individuals with digestive disorders that lower the absorption of magnesium, including SIBO, Celiac disease, and Crohn’s disease
- Individuals taking acid-blocking medications3
- People who consume alcohol, are over the age of 65, or have type 2 diabetes are more likely to have lowmagnesium3
Dr. Hilary’s Tips For Boosting Magnesium
- Eat a variety of magnesium-rich foods, including kale, spinach, pumpkin seeds, chia, almonds, cashews, black beans, edamame, dark chocolate and brown rice3.
- Be mindful of taking zinc, acid-blocking medications, or diuretics, as they can lower the amount of magnesium in the body3.
- Heal the gut lining to improve absorption of magnesium in the small intestine from food and supplements.
- Treat the cause of pain, muscle tension, anxiety, or insomnia using a whole-body approach. This may involve physiotherapy, exercise, weight loss, meditation, or a healthy bedtime routine.
- Use a nutrition tracking tool to calculate your typical daily magnesium intake, and make adjustments using diet and supplements to achieve a minimum of 420mg per day1.
About 40% of Canadians consume less than the Estimated Average Requirement of magnesium1. Lab testing of serum magnesium is, unfortunately, not helpful for understanding our magnesium status2. Instead, we need to assess our nutritional intake of magnesium to understand if we are getting enough of this essential nutrient.
Adults should aim to get at least 420mg of magnesium daily3, butthis can be challenging to consistently achieve, even with a healthy diet.Salus Magnesium provideshighly bioavailable magnesium to help us achieve daily optimal magnesium intake.
Together with a healthy diet, Salus Magnesium helps us to maintainstrong bones3, support hormones and the nervous system3, and regulate blood pressure4. It also helps to promote relaxation, reduce anxiety6, and alleviate headaches and pain5.
Salus Magnesium is easily absorbed and gentle on the digestive system. The liquid formulationallows for flexible dosing, is free from gluten, yeast, and dairy, and is vegetarian-friendly. The addition of herbs, vegetables and fruit extracts aid digestion, and tastegreat without the use of preservatives, colouring, or artificial flavours.
Each 5ml | 10ml contains
Elemental Magnesium (from gluconate and citrate) 62.5 mg | 125mg
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Aqueous extract of chamomile flowers, fennel seed, bitter orange peel, carrot, and spinach in a base of honey, apricot juice, mango juice, pineapple juice, pear juice, natural flavour, and water
Vegetarian | Gluten Free |Wheat Free | Yeast Free | Dairy Free | Kosher
Magnesium (from gluconate and citrate)
- A mineral supplement used to prevent and treat low levels of magnesium.
- Highly absorbable and bioavailableforms of magnesiumthataregentle on digestion and unlikely to cause loose stool or digestive upset.
Magnesium is an essential nutrient that helps with over 600 functions in the body2. It helps us to relax, alleviates pain, lowers blood pressure, and reduces anxiety. Over time, inadequate magnesium intake can increase our risk of osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease7.
Although we strive to get enough magnesium from the diet, additional support is often needed to achieve healthy levels of magnesium in the body.
Salus Magnesium is quickly and effectively absorbed, and it does not cause digestive upset. The liquid formulation is flavoured using whole-food extracts for a delicious and easy-to-dose supplement that is free from common allergens and artificial ingredients.
Together with a healthy diet, Salus Magnesium can help us achieve optimal magnesium levels to support overall health and wellness.
Children 4-8 Years: 5ml once daily before meal
Adults &Adolescents 9yrs +: 10ml 2 x daily before meals.
Consult a health care practitioner prior to taking if you are taking any other natural health products, prescription medications, or if you have a serious medical condition.
Keep out of reach of children.
- Health Canada. Do Canadian adults meet their nutrient requirements through food intake alone? 2012. Accessed 27 Jan 2021.
- Razzaque MS. Magnesium: Are We Consuming Enough? Nutrients. 2018 Dec 2;10(12):1863.
- National Institutes of Health: Office of Dietary Supplements. Fact Sheet for Health Professionals: Magnesium. 25 September 2020. Accessed 26 January 2021.
- Dibaba DT, Xun P, Song Y, Rosanoff A, Shechter M, He K. The effect of magnesium supplementation on blood pressure in individuals with insulin resistance, prediabetes, or noncommunicable chronic diseases: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Am J Clin Nutr. 2017;106(3):921-929.
- Schürks M, Diener HC, Goadsby P. Update on the prophylaxis of migraine. Curr Treat Options Neurol. 2008 Jan;10(1):20-9.
- Boyle NB, Lawton C, Dye L. The Effects of Magnesium Supplementation on Subjective Anxiety and Stress-A Systematic Review. Nutrients. 2017;9(5):429. Published 2017 Apr 26. doi:10.3390/nu9050429
- Ismail AAA, Ismail Y, Ismail AA. Chronic magnesium deficiency and human disease; time for reappraisal? QJM. 2018 Nov 1;111(11):759-763.