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Length - 28 min 32 sec

In this episode, Laurence is joined by Naturopath, Nick Breen, to discuss how important magnesium is for your health and how to recognise if you need more of it.

Magnesium has many functions, it’s not just used for muscle cramps – and when you don’t have enough of it, you can feel anxious, stressed, strung out, depressed and have trouble sleeping.

Laurence and Nick discuss how your body uses magnesium and the many benefits it has – from improving energy levels to balancing blood pressure and blood sugar levels. The guys cover magnesium deficiency symptoms to be aware of and what this means for you if you are deficient.

Other topics covered in this episode include;

  • Foods that are high in magnesium.
  • When you would need to consider taking therapeutic supplementation of magnesium.
  • Different forms of magnesium supplements that are available on the market, and which produce the best results.

Do you need to focus on getting more of this mineral? Listen to the podcast to find out!

Key Points

  • 2:20 – What is magnesium, what does it do and why do you need it?

  • 6:30 – Magnesium is important for sleep, how does it work with melatonin?

  • 7:45 – Magnesium and your muscles.

  • 9:45 – Magnesium and pregnancy.

  • 10:15 – Magnesium and energy.

  • 11:25 – How magnesium can assist with hypersensitivity and chronic pain.

  • 12:43 – Is it safe to take magnesium with other prescription medications?

  • 13:40 – Blood sugar and insulin levels.

  • 15:30 – What makes you burn through your magnesium quicker?

  • 16:12 – Why is it so hard to get magnesium through our food? And how much magnesium do you need?

  • 17:18 – Magnesium supplementation – what are the differences between the forms of magnesium you can buy? What do you need to look for?

  • 21:20 – Coupling magnesium up with other vitamins and minerals.

  • 25:15 – Summary of what magnesium does and it’s benefits.

  • 26:20 – Why everyone should consider taking a magnesium supplement.



Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, consult your healthcare professional.