Why Men Need More Magnesium
Popping a multivitamin isn’t always enough: many men simply need more magnesium. Over 70% of the population suffers from magnesium deficiency, and the deficiency is often undiagnosed. Unfortunately, people simply assume the symptoms of magnesium deficiency are part of life—of getting older—and the very treatable cause of the problem go unnoticed.
What is Magnesium?
Magnesium is an essential mineral that is stored in our bones and in our soft tissues. It contributes to stronger bones, muscles, and heart health. Magnesium also regulates digestive health and promotes better skin and sleep.
The Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency
Magnesium plays a role in over 300 enzymatic processes in the body and is essential for cellular health, so if you’re not getting enough, it’s going to show.
Common signs of magnesium deficiency include:
- Muscle aches
- Digestive issues (especially constipation)
- High blood pressure
Another symptom of magnesium deficiency that’s unique to men is erectile dysfunction. Magnesium helps blood vessels relax, but when levels are deficient, the vessels contract (think of it as a muscle cramp, or the blood vessel constriction that can lead to high blood pressure). As a result of this constriction, the penile vein is not able to relax which causes erectile dysfunction.
So, how to remedy magnesium deficiency?
You can get plenty of magnesium through foods. The best sources of magnesium include:
You can also use supplements, which are a recommended course of action if you’ve been diagnosed with a deficiency (see your doctor to check!) or if you have food allergies or aversions to magnesium-rich foods.
You can often tell you're low in magnesium though if you have any of these symptoms*
- Muscle fatigue/weakness
- Muscle twitches or muscular cramping
- Depression, anxiety and or apathy
- High blood pressure
- Headaches and migraines
- Irregular heartbeat
*It's always advised to check with your trusted health practitioner rather than self-diagnosing!
Men require roughly 410 mg of magnesium per day.
Before you buy a magnesium supplement, however, know this: not all magnesium supplements are created equal. Studies have shown that magnesium citrate supplements are the best absorbed into your blood for use in your body. That’s why our magnesium supplement is magnesium citrate: it gives your body what you need, faster, better, and cleaner. There are no chemicals or GMOs in any of our products.
Dose for men: 4 capsules will give you more than enough and they're so easy to take
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You can expect to feel the effects of your magnesium supplement within as little as a few hours for issues like constipation*, a few days for headaches* or migraines*, or a few weeks for issues like anxiety*, depression*, and erectile dysfunction*.
Don’t let a little magnesium deficiency get you down when the issue is so easy to fix! Start eating more magnesium-rich foods and/or consider supplementation today!
Disclaimer: this article is for informational purposes only and not to be taken as advice. It is always recommended to seek professional medical advice from your trusted health practitioner.