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Getting enough magnesium?

Nancy’s Nifty Nook carries vitamins and supplements to ensure optimal health
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Since 1988, Nancy’s Nifty Nook has been providing health and wellness advice and products to the residents of Bradford and surrounding area. Its mission is to provide customers with outstanding service and excellent quality alternative health care options in a friendly, caring and professional atmosphere.

Nancy’s Nifty Nook only carries health supplements, which are supplied by manufacturers that adhere to the strictest guidelines for efficacy and safety.

Of the many vitamins and minerals that Nancy promotes, there is one that does not get the attention it deserves – magnesium. Renowned Toronto-based MD Dr. Gifford Jones says that people need 340-350 mg of magnesium daily. Unfortunately, most do not get enough daily magnesium and therefore, it is recommended to take a magnesium supplement.

Nancy explains that magnesium is an important mineral that people should make sure they are getting enough of. She is proud that many of her customers have benefited and continue to benefit from taking magnesium supplements.

“Through the years, we have found that anyone suffering from leg cramps has said that magnesium is a life saver for them. It can also be a relaxing drink after supper, if you have trouble sleeping,” says Nancy.

What is magnesium?

Magnesium is a hard-working mineral that is an essential element in human metabolism. It is required to regulate cell permeability and for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body including DNA synthesis, energy production, metabolism, muscle strength, nerve function, heart rate regulation and bone building. Inadequate levels of magnesium will severely affect cardiovascular, neuromuscular, and renal functions and can result in hypertension, muscle cramps, restless leg syndrome, diabetes, migraine attacks, emotional trouble, fatigue and irregular heartbeat.

Magnesium deficiency

While it is true that many foods have magnesium, there are individuals who have an increased risk of magnesium deficiency. People with digestive disorders such as celiac disease and chronic diarrhea will likely be magnesium deficient. Those taking certain medications, including some "water pills" and antibiotics, and those suffering from angina can experience lower blood magnesium levels.

Think you might be magnesium deficient? Stop by Nancy’s Nifty Nook. The store’s knowledgeable staff can help answer your questions and give you more information about effective supplements.

What are the health benefits of magnesium?

Some of the health benefits of magnesium:

  • Helps to relieve constipation;
  • Helps to relax the muscles;
  • Expands the coronary arteries and adds oil to blood circulation, which prevents platelets, small particles in the blood, clotting and sudden death;
  • May help with pre-menstrual syndrome;
  • May improve sleep; and
  • May decrease the frequency of headaches and migraines.

What supplements are recommended?

There are many magnesium supplements available on the market today. Nancy’s Nifty Nook carries top of the line brands including Natural Calm, Medi-C and CanPrev Magnesium, which is one of the store’s best sellers. These brands are an easy and delicious way to get magnesium into your daily diet.

Want to know more? Have questions about how magnesium can benefit you? Drop by Nancy’s Nifty Nook located at 152 Holland Street E. in Bradford or call 905-775-7874.