How Important is magnesium?

16 August 2019  |  Editor

Magnesium is Vital

However much magnesium we take in through our food, nearly all of us need to supplement our diets with extra magnesium.

Good foods for magnesium include spinach, leafy greens, seeds, avocado, almonds, black beans, cacao (real chocolate), and a restricted amount of bananas . . . but it's not often enough.


There isn't enough magnesium in modern food these days

If we were to eat double the amount of these foods we would still only get the same amount of magnesium from them that would have been in these foods 100 years ago!

What the experts say

The well-known nutritionist, Robert Redfern, says this:

"I have just arrived back home after my family visit to Mallorca. My first night's sleep was disturbed by leg cramps that prompted me to use my Magnesium is an important example of how much everyone needs to supplement with magnesium (especially traveling by plane) to ensure we are getting enough.

Robert uses magnesium spray but has a simple reminder and it's worth repeating:

Magnesium health claims accepted by authorities

Magnesium is critical for just about everything in the body and the European Body for allowing health claims agrees and has recently said that magnesium is essential for:

  • A reduction of tiredness and fatigue
  • A contribution to electrolyte balance
  • A contribution to normal muscle function
  • A contribution to normal energy-yielding metabolism
  • A contribution to the normal functioning of the nervous system
  • A contribution to normal protein synthesis
  • A contribution to normal psychological function
  • A contribution to the maintenance of normal teeth
  • A contribution to the maintenance of normal bones
  • A role in the process of cell division

Natural health practitioners have always known that amongst minerals, magnesium is the most life-giving available, central to energy manufacture, balance, and regulation. 

Norm Shealy, M.D., Ph.D. a famous medical doctor said: "Virtually every known disease is associated with magnesium deficiency, including asthma, hypertension, cancer, diabetes, migraine, allergies, heart problems, and depression." 

Magnesium has been hailed as the panacea of our age and its deficiency is our silent epidemic. The fact is that magnesium deficiency is an epidemic in humans and probably animals too. 

Since 1950 alone the magnesium in our foods has reduced by 30-80% depending upon whether you believe the official line of governments or the independent scientists. The other great cause of magnesium deficiency is mal-absorption caused by unhealthy digestive tracts and probiotic deficiency.

Do have a look at our range of magnesium products. They come in tablets, sprays, lotions and creams:


BioCare Magnesium Taurate 60 Capsules
Lamberts Magasorb Tablets (180) 150mg
Lamberts Magasorb Tablets (180) 150mg
£8.89  -  £17.89
Lamberts Magnesium 375
Lamberts Magnesium 375
£8.75  -  £16.95
Solgar Magnesium Citrate (200mg) tabs