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Why Magnesium is Key to Good Health

You probably remember magnesium from science lessons at school, but did you know that it can have multiple health benefits when included as part of your diet?


Our bodies need magnesium for many essential physiological functions – it’s thought to play a key role in as many as 300 enzyme reactions.


We don’t naturally produce magnesium by ourselves, but it’s relatively easy to incorporate into your diet. At Garden of Life, you’ll also find whole food magnesium supplements to boost your intake, helping you to benefit from this essential mineral.

What Are the Health Benefits of Magnesium?


Magnesium is one of the most important trace elements in the diet. It can have multiple health benefits, including:


  • Contributing to normal muscle function
  • Helping to reduce tiredness and fatigue
  • Contributing to normal psychological function
  • Helping to regulate electrolyte balance in the body
  • Maintaining bone health


It’s believed that these effects may result in magnesium helping to boost your exercise performance, and it’s also thought to have anti-inflammatory benefits.

Signs of A Magnesium Deficiency


Signs that you could be deficient in magnesium can include both tiredness and insomnia, as magnesium plays a key role in energy production, but a lack of magnesium can cause the brain to become overactive, leaving you feeling drained.


Muscle contractions can be another sign of magnesium deficiency, as a decline in levels of this mineral can lead to twitching and cramping in the muscles.

How Can I Add More Magnesium into My Diet?


Foods rich in magnesium include:


  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Almonds
  • Spinach
  • Peanuts
  • Cashew nuts
  • Chia seeds
  • Flax seeds
  • Avocados
  • Dark chocolate
  • Tofu
  • Whole grains


foods rich in magnesium


A salad made from leafy greens, with tofu, plus seeds for added crunch would be an easy, healthy way to enjoy a magnesium-rich meal. Eating this for lunch a few times a week will help you to increase your magnesium intake – as will indulging in a square or two of antioxidant-rich dark chocolate in the evening.

Whole Food Magnesium Supplements


Garden of Life’s whole food magnesium supplements are designed to help with regulating multiple physiological functions, alongside providing anti-stress benefits.



Our Whole Food Magnesium formula contains the organic brown rice protein magnesium chelate as a source of magnesium to help reduce feelings of tiredness and contribute to normal psychological function.


Garden of Life magnesium supplement powders can be enjoyed as a delicious drink as part of your daily routine. Simply mix 225ml of water with one teaspoon of Whole Food Magnesium Powder. Leave to fizz for a few moments, stir thoroughly, then enjoy!


Our Whole Food Magnesium Powders are:


  • Vegan
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free
  • Soy-free
  • Free from tree nuts
  • Contain no added sugars or filler ingredients
  • Contain no artificial colours, flavours, sweeteners or preservatives
  • Available in delicious Raspberry Lemon and Orange flavours


At Garden of Life, we pride ourselves on tracing every single ingredient in our products right back to the seed or soil it came from, as we believe that extraordinary ingredients empower extraordinary health. Learn more about how we do this:


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