We all know that vitamins and minerals are essential to include in our diet to achieve optimum health as they have powerful properties to brilliantly boost the immune system and heal a person from within. However, when we are deficient, the body and overall health will suffer. One of the most important minerals that the body requires is magnesium. ITL Health have created a pure magnesium supplement called: MAG365 which I was pleased to try, check out our full review below.
ITL Health are a health supplement and as well as magnesium supplements, they offer a range of vegan protein powders to help to boost muscle mass and calcium supplements to promote bone growth; magnesium’s ‘accountability partner’.
What is magnesium and what does it do?
Magnesium is one of the most essential minerals within our bodies and plays an important role in over 300 chemical reactions. Without it however your immune system will enter ‘struggle street’ and this could lead to energy depletion, muscle cramps and bone degeneration and this is only ‘skimming the surface’. Exposing the body to magnesium provides the body a potent opportunity to be nutritionally empowered. The benefits of increased magnesium intake include the promotion of normal muscle contraction, maintenance of electrolyte balance, proper sleep, recovery, reduction of joint and muscle pain and even elevation of mood. Not only that; it has the potential to reduce the risk of Type 2 Diabetes by working alongside the storage hormone ‘insulin’ and helps to absorb glucose (sugar) into the muscle cells much more effectively.
How can I get more?
To boost your magnesium levels, you can try eating foods high in magnesium (vegetables, fish, nuts, whole grains etc), but sometimes supplementation can be the simplest way of ensuring you’re getting enough. This is particularly true for active individuals. Magnesium supplementation is fast becoming one of the most popular amongst athletes, yet it can be a challenge to find a supplement on the market that is reasonably priced and easily absorbed whilst still maintaining exceptional quality.
Ingredients: Magnesium Citrate (created from Citric Acid and Magnesium Carbonate,) Natural flavouring, Steviol Glycosides.
Nutrition: The suggested daily serving size is 2tsp (4g). That contains 375mg of magnesium which is 100% of your Recommended Daily Amount (RDA). The magnesium within the product here is magnesium citrate which is one of the most easily absorbed in the body making it a popular choice. One of the main ingredients in magnesium citrate is citric acid which, when taken in moderation, can aid the digestive system and help to prevent constipation due to its mild laxative effect. In order to enhance the taste, magnesium supplements are usually flavoured with sweetener, however MAG365 is sweetened with stevia plant extract which research has shown doesn’t have a negative effect on a person’s blood sugar levels so is considered to be safe for diabetics too. On another positive note, this product is also VEGAN friendly AND gluten free!
Taste and smell (Exotic Lemon): After whipping open the inviting opaque white, green and yellow tub I was soon engulfed by a fresh, ‘good old days’ cloudy lemonade scent, a nice first impression! I added a couple of teaspoons to water and then made sure the health cocktail was ‘stirred not shaken.’ I took a big gulp and allowed the refreshing faint yellow liquid to seep down my throat and was pleasantly surprised. It produced a wonderful light fizzing sensation; as if there was a ‘VIP’ party in my mouth and nobody else was invited. As the flavour kicked in, I noted a strong citrus burst which tasted great and left my breath feeling wonderfully fresh. For those not keen on lemon, they also do a passion fruit flavour which assuredly, will be equally pleasant.
Value: A standard 150g tub of MAG365 costs around £14.95 (£24.95 for the 300g version). As each daily serving is roughly 4g, that would equate to 37 servings in a 150g tub which I believe is a good price for such a product.
Summary: If you’re looking for a simple and effective way of boosting your magnesium intake and want to reap the benefits of this magic mineral, this would be one to add to your cabinet. It’s of the highest quality and bioavailability and aids your natural bodily processes, whilst also coming in at sensible price with a delicious taste.