Magnesium is an element that is required for the correct functioning of many enzyme systems in the body. It acts as a cofactor in more than 300 enzyme systems in the body, including protein synthesis, muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control, and blood pressure regulation.

Magnesium can be lost from the body during prolonged exercise or with endurance sports via sweat and urine. These losses may be aggravated by mental stress during competition also.

Muscle contains 27% of the bodies Magnesium, and it is required for correct cardiac physiology and normal muscle function to occur.

A deficiency in Magnesium can lead to poor bone metabolism at any stage in a person’s life, causing a cessation of bone growth, decreased bone production and absorption leading to increased bone fragility.

Magnesium deficiency is believed to be more common than in the western world than what is currently reported in the literature; and should be checked in those suffering chronic muscle pain.?Magnesium supplementation has be shown to be beneficial in relieving pain and other symptoms associated with fibromyalgia syndrome.

Magnesium is also of benefit for those that suffer migraines,  PMS and dysmenorrhoea. Magnesiums effect against vasoconstriction in the arteries and veins as well as its additive effect on serotonin and Nitric oxide levels are believed to be the reason behind why it can help premenstrual migraine.

Magnesium can help to decrease the symptoms of dysmenorrhoea in several ways, including having an effect on controlling uterine contractility, tone and relaxation; and also in the production of anti­inflammatory prostaglandins and oestrogen conjugation.

At Beyond we stock bioceuticals Ultra muscleze.?This features their “UltraMag”­ a specialised mineral delivery system providing enhanced absorption and intestinal tolerance of magnesium.

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