KNH Magnesium Complex 550mg
KNH Magnesium Complex 550mg
Magnesium Supplement Benefits: Why KNH Magnesium Complex Is So Important
Magnesium supplements help replenish levels of magnesium in your body to help reduce the risk of magnesium deficiency. Other magnesium benefits include:
• Helps to fix mineral imbalances that may lead to muscle tension and cramps
• Supports strong bones and assisting with calcium absorbtion
• Helps to relieve Period pain
• Helps to relieve constipation
• Helps to balance stress and anxiety levels in your body
All those things we love –coffee, sugar, fat and alcohol, consumed in excess may all reduce your Magnesium levels. Magnesium acts like a key that unlocks muscle cells, allowing potassium and calcium to move in and out when needed as a muscle does its job. Low Magnesium levels may then lead to physical and mental tension. In many cases muscle cramps are caused by low concentrations of magnesium in the blood, emphasisng the need to take magnesium supplements such as KNH Magnesium Complex.
Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and is essential to good health. Approximately 50% of total body magnesium is found in bone. It helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy immune system, and keeps bones strong.
KNH Magnesium Complex is an advanced high potency magnesium supplement formula which includes Magnesium Amino Acid Chelate, an easily absorbed natural form of Magnesium.
Why You Should Be Taking Magnesium Supplements
It seems like you can’t turn around these days without someone talking about the benefits of magnesium. Working in a health supplement shop, I saw first hand just how many people were coming in asking for a magnesium supplement for all sort of ailments.
I will admit that at first i was sceptical. I just couldn’t wrap my head around something as inexpensive and simple as magnesium, being so crucial to maintaining good health. Over the last year I have done plenty of research on heart health, brain health, as well as many other systems of the body, and one thing that kept coming up over and over as being so important for maintaining good health was magnesium!
Not just from quack sources either, real good quality research as well as conservative health organizations are stepping up and acknowledging the risks of magnesium deficiency and the benefit of supplementation. I have at this point fully changed my stance and come to accept that yes, magnesium is vitally important for good health, especially heart health. In fact I began supplementing with 500mg of magnesium citrate daily!
Magnesium has been found to be useful for many health conditions such as:
- Heart Disease
- High Blood Pressure
- Bone Health
- Muscle Cramps
- Colon Health
It turns out that while everyone believed that controlling cholesterol levels was key to preventing heart disease and heart attacks, the research over the years simply just does not support this claim. Statins and other cholesterol lowering drugs have been used for decades to help people lower their cholesterol levels. However since the introduction of the medicines, heart disease has only gone up!
Leading many scientist and doctor’s to question the whole theory in the first place. Especially considering these medicines have major long term side effects. Actually about the same time that the cholesterol heart disease link was theorized, researchers also saw a strong correlation in magnesium deficiency and heart disease. This was over 40 years ago, but the money was thrown behind developing drugs to lower cholesterol and huge health campaigns were rolled out advising us all to lower fats in the diet.
The magnesium link was pushed to the back burner. Over the last decade though new light has been shed on this link and strong research is coming out in support of magnesium to prevent heart disease. Adequate amounts of daily magnesium intake from diet and supplementation are 700mg and have been shown to support the health of cardiac tissue.
While our bones store much of the magnesium in our bodies, the left ventricle of the heart has been found to have the highest concentration of magnesium stores in the body. This is because magnesium is vital for proper heart contraction and muscle tone.
High Blood Pressure:
Because magnesium is so important for maintaining proper contraction of the heart muscles, it plays a big role in maintaining proper blood pressure. People who are deficient in magnesium tend to have higher blood pressure. This is because while our bodies use calcium to cause our muscles to contract, magnesium is used to usher the calcium out of the cells and relax the muscle tissue.
Low magnesium results in hyper contraction of the muscles in the heart, leading to an increase in high blood pressure and sometimes chest pain called angina.
Magnesium is also essential for the body to use insulin and burn carbohydrates. Observational studies have linked low magnesium levels with poor blood sugar control and insulin resistance.
Small studies that have given magnesium supplements to type 2 diabetics have shown positive results in helping them to maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
Everyone knows that calcium is good for your bones. More people are coming to realize that vitamin D is also crucial for bone health. But few know that magnesium is just as important for bone health as calcium.
Calcium when eaten or taken in supplement form doesn’t just neatly absorb into your bones. The body needs other nutrients present to direct the calcium into the bone tissue. Magnesium, vitamin D and vitamin K are the biggest players that work together with calcium to strengthen bone density. Without having adequate levels of these other nutrients often the calcium absorbed never actually makes it to the bones and will free float in the blood and calcify fatty plaques in the arteries or just get deposited into soft tissue like muscle.
Researchers have found that people with high magnesium intakes have greater bone density and that people who suffer from osteoporosis typically show a magnesium deficiency upon being tested.
Headaches for most people can be cured with a simple over the counter pain med. But for some, headaches turn into migraines that can cause debilitating pain.
While migraines are tricky to treat because the cause of them is still relatively unknown, some people find relief from taking magnesium supplements. Researchers have found that people who tended to have migraines have low brain levels of magnesium during an attack and tended to have lower levels of overall magnesium in general.
Everyone is different so not everyone will have a positive response to taking magnesium for migraines. But because magnesium is so safe, inexpensive, and will definitely not make a migraine worse, it is definitely worth a try if you suffer from chronic headaches or migraines.
Because magnesium is used by the body to release muscle contractions, it is thought to help relax the muscles. People who are deficient in magnesium and who also supplement with calcium will have a higher occurrence of cramping. This is because the body uses calcium for muscle contraction, magnesium is then needed to draw the calcium out of the cell, stopping the contraction.
If there is a deficiency in magnesium then the calcium can stay in the cells for prolonged periods of time leading to an increase in cramping. Magnesium is also used in hospitals to help speed up wound healing, as it can be applied topically to an affected area.
Many of the foods that are naturally high in magnesium are also high in fibre. So it makes since that people who have low dietary levels of magnesium will be at an increased risk of colon disease.
So it is important to eat a healthy diet and not just eat McDonald’s everyday then down a bottle of vitamins. That being said magnesium supplementation on its own has still shown to reduce the risk colon disease, especially for people who are over weight.
Overweight individuals tend to have more inflammatory processes occurring in their bowel and bodies, magnesium is an excellent anti-inflammatory as well as anti-oxidant and it can help protect the bowel from DNA damage caused by constant inflammation.
Magnesium is found in many healthy whole foods, although some people claim that modern farming practices have depleted the soils of minerals causing many foods to have less and less nutritional value. But still nutrients should ideally be obtained from diet and then supplemented as a top up.
Anyone can benefit from a top up of 300-500mg of magnesium a day. If you are particularly stressed out, diabetic, have a colon disease like Crohn’s disease, or are overweight then supplementation with 800mg of magnesium a day is recommended.
KNH Magnesium Citrate is a fast and easily absorbable form of magnesium that is ideal for people who need quick absorption to ease a cramp or a headache. It is also good for people wanting to promote restful sleep, calm anxiety fast or if you are a senior this form is the most easily absorbed.
In addition to oral magnesium New Zealand Health Food Co. will now also carry a topical magnesium cream from Good Health. Interest is high in topical magnesium as it delivers a targeted amount of magnesium to the muscle tissue directly through skin absorption. Many people though do not realize that absorption through the skin is an excellent way to bypass the digestive system and direct nutrients straight into the blood stream.
Magnesium is very safe to use as a supplement with. Most people report loose stool upon taking too much. If you experience this simply stop taking magnesium or lower then amount you are taking. If you find that magnesium at any amount seems to cause you diarrhoea then try topical magnesium as a way to safely absorb magnesium and by pass the digestive system.
Take 2 capsules daily or as directed by your healthcare professional
Magnesium amino acid chelate 100mg
Providing Magnesium 20mg
Magnesium oxide 350mg
Providing Magnesium 211mg
Magnesium phosphate 100mg
Providing Magnesium 20.66mg
Total elemental Magnesium 251.66mg
Contains no yeast, corn, wheat, artificial flavours or preservatives.