New Chapter Magnesium

Magnesium, The “Miracle” Mineral!

This post is written in partnership with New Chapter, Vermont-based maker of whole-food vitamins and supplements, however, all opinions are my own. I only work with and recommend companies whose products I love, and I’m so excited to share these with you!

Did you know that according to data from the National Health & Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) typically 48% of Americans do not get the recommended amount of magnesium in their diets? The same study showed that when magnesium supplements were added, average total intakes of magnesium hit the recommended daily amount. ⠀

I tell my clients to think of magnesium as the ‘miracle’ mineral! Its used in 300+ metabolic processes in the body & is essential for energy production, blood sugar regulation, structural development of bone, synthesis of RNA & DNA, muscle and nerve contraction & heartbeat regulation.⠀

At times of stress adequate magnesium intake is even more important as when cortisol (our stress hormone) is produced it can ‘steal’ magnesium from these essential metabolic functions. Magnesium can even help to lower cortisol levels so it’s essential for a restful, restorative night’s sleep. ⠀

As a nutritionist with a passion for healthy skin from the inside out magnesium is top of my list when it comes to beauty minerals. Magnesium is essential for collagen formation, antioxidant production & to ensure a healthy fatty acid balance, which results in firm, glowing & youthful skin. ⠀

Great dietary sources of magnesium include nuts & seeds, leafy greens & my personal favourite, dark chocolate! Whilst I recommend eating these foods on a daily basis sometimes diet alone is not enough to ensure sufficient magnesium intake, so I recommend New Chapter’s Magnesium + Ashwagandha to all my clients. ⠀

Whilst magnesium supplements come in many forms some are not efficiently broken down & absorbed & can even cause GI distress. New Chapter uses magnesium bisglycinate bound with an amino acid, so it can be easily digested & assimilated, ensuring you receive all the benefits of this miracle mineral. ⠀

In addition to the stress supporting benefits of magnesium New Chapter’s Magnesium + Ashwagandha contains Sensoril® Organic Ashwagandha, a powerful adaptogen that uses both the leaves & roots of the plant for maximum efficacy. I’ve added this once daily supplement to my morning routine & am already reaping the benefits. ⠀