ABCs of Good Health

The Health Benefits of Zinc & Magnesium

Zinc and Magnesium are two natural minerals that we need for a variety of bodily functions, from energy production to cognitive health, including:

  • Reduce tiredness and fatigue
  • Boost natural energy production
  • Maintain healthy bones

But our modern lifestyles can sometimes lead to a deficiency in these two important minerals. Too much caffeine, alcohol, or stress can affect the way that our body absorbs and loses zinc and magnesium, which can lead to a range of health problems.

Why Use A Zinc And Magnesium Supplement?

If you suspect you might be deficient in either of these minerals, a supplement is a relatively safe way of supporting your dietary intake. The modern Western diet is typically high in carbohydrates and grains, which aren’t great sources of zinc or magnesium. In fact, ScienceDaily has estimated that as much as 50% of us have a magnesium-deficient diet. If you’re concerned, it’s always best to talk to your doctor.

A zinc and magnesium supplement can come in a few different forms. You could try just a magnesium supplement or just a zinc supplement. Or you can find a blend of the two with a zinc and magnesium supplement, or a multivitamin called ZMA, which is typically a blend of zinc, magnesium, and vitamin B6.

 

What Are The Benefits Of Zinc?

Zinc is important to our cells, affecting the way we grow and develop. EU-approved studies have shown that zinc can:

  • Condition our hair, skin, and nails
  • Affect the way we think and our cognitive functions
  • Support fertility
  • Keep our bones, immune system, and vision healthy
  • Act as an antioxidant
  • Support our metabolism of key nutrients, including protein, carbs, and vitamin A

According to several studies, dietary zinc can also help our skin to heal, and the World Health Organization also uses zinc to treat diarrhoea in children.

 

What Does Magnesium Do?

Magnesium is an important nutrient for just about every organ in our body. The EU register has proved that magnesium can:

  • Reduce tiredness and fatigue
  • Effect our nervous system
  • Impact on our psychology, including moods
  • Support the health of our muscles, bones, and teeth

Magnesium deficiency is the second most common deficiency in developed countries, right behind vitamin D.

ABCs of Good Health

5 Signs You're Lacking In Magnesium

2018-09-22 16:56:56By Roxanne Griggs

 

How To Take Zinc And Magnesium Tablets?

Zinc and Magnesium is best taken with food, we recommend taking 1-2 capsules of myvitamins Zinc & Magnesium a day.

Did you know that the time of day that you take your vitamins can make a difference?


Examine, ‘A Guide To Zinc’ <http://examine.com/supplements/Zinc/>

Examine, ‘A Guide To Magnesium’ <http://examine.com/supplements/Magnesium/>

Brainchild Nutritionals, ‘ADHD Supplements’ <http://www.brainchildnutritionals.com/adhd/>

Science Daily, 2018. ‘Low Magnesium Levels Make Vitamin D Ineffective.’ <https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180226122548.htm>



Roxanne Griggs

Roxanne Griggs

Public Health Nutritionist (ANutr)

Qualified, Public Health Nutritionist (ANutr).