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    Finding it hard to switch off and relax

    Finding time to wind down and relax can be tricky – especially these days - but it’s vital for good health.


    If you find it hard to switch off, that can affect your sleep patterns, which can then affect your mood, make you feel more tired and less able to switch off – all too soon we can get trapped in a negative cycle which can take its toll both mentally and physically.


    There are a number of reasons why many of us find relaxation hard to come by but did you know that one factor could be a shortage of a key nutrient: magnesium.


    What does magnesium do?

    Magnesium is one of your body’s key workhorses.

    This versatile mineral is involved in more than 600 different processes in the body

    Amongst other things, magnesium is crucial for:

    • Healthy muscle function
    • Healthy teeth and bones

    • Energy production and metabolism

    • Psychological and nervous function




    How does magnesium help relaxation?

    Magnesium is thought to support healthy brain functions thanks to its ability to both bind to and stimulate receptors of the 'anti-anxiety' neurotransmitter, gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA).


    Video: Pharma Nord UK Senior Nutritionist Frankie Brogan talks about the many benefits of the nutrient magnesium.
    GABA is able to reduce excessive neuronal activity in the brain - without it, we would never be able to relax and switch off.
    By stimulating GABA, magnesium can effectively 'put the brakes' on excessive activity in the brain.
    Why might my body be low in magnesium?
    Magnesium can be found in green leafy vegetables and cereals, but amounts depend heavily on the quality of the soil in which these crops are grown.

    Other factors can contribute to a magnesium deficiency including stress, age, dieting, poor digestion, various medications and high levels of alcohol and caffeine.


    If you are low in magnesium, you’re not the only one – according to the UK National Diet and Nutrition Survey, magnesium is one of the most common mineral deficiencies in the country with as much as a quarter of adults not getting recommended levels for optimum health.


    That’s one of the reasons why many people choose to increase their magnesium intake with a supplement.
    What should I look for in a magnesium supplement?

    There is quite a wide range of magnesium supplements, which can make choosing one a little confusing.


    Magnesium comes in several different forms, which all have their advantages and disadvantages.

    Bio-Magnesium from Pharma Nord is a careful blend of three forms: magnesium hydroxide, which is readily absorbed, and magnesium acetate and magnesium carbonate, which are both gentle on the stomach.

    This results in a high quality magnesium with a low risk of digestive upset, giving you the best of both worlds
    What’s more, Bio-Magnesium is so easily absorbed that it dissolves in a glass of water, making it easy to take whether it’s with your evening meal or in your water bottle after a strenuous work-out.
    Bio-Magnesium is also made to pharmaceutical standards so you can be assured of its high quality and it comes blister packed to retain the freshness of its active ingredients.
    Video: Watch how Pharma Nord's Bio-Magnesium tablet breaks down in the body compared to a magnesium tablet of a competing brand.

    You can buy Bio-Magnesium in boxes of 60 tablets or 150 tablets with prices starting at just £6.95.