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Taking magnesium to combat fatigue

It’s widely known that a low magnesium supply can impair muscle function. But an inadequate supply of magnesium can also cause fatigue and exhaustion. Ensuring your magnesium intake matches your requirement can help to alleviate these symptoms. Read this to find out how magnesium helps combat fatigue.

Fatigue? Magnesium deficiency as possible cause

Magnesium helps to reduce fatigue and exhaustion. The mineral plays an important role in maintaining normal nervous system activity. A magnesium deficiency can interfere with the transmission of nerve impulses. It may also reduce circulation. There are a number of other symptoms that can also occur in addition to fatigue:

  • Exhaustion,
  • Tension headaches or migraine
  • Sleep disorders
  • Tremors
  • Agitation
  • Nervousness

Magnesium is also a major component in the body’s metabolism. It activates ATP (adenosine triphosphate), the fuel for cells, and so is involved in many of the body’s functions. Low levels of the “power mineral” can therefore cause fatigue and exhaustion.

Taking magnesium to combat fatigue etc.: magnesium from the pharmacy

To top up your magnesium levels, you can supplement your magnesium-rich diet with suitable magnesium products from the pharmacy. Boosting your magnesium levels is particularly important during periods when you have a higher magnesium requirement, (for example during stress or during pregnancy and breastfeeding. The Biolectra® magnesium range has various dosage forms and strengths to suit every individual magnesium requirement. It’s worth remembering that a little patience is needed when you’re topping up your magnesium levels. Taking a single dose of magnesium – even a high-strength product – will not generally be sufficient.

As well as taking magnesium: more tips on combating fatigue

Magnesium deficiency isn’t always the only reason for fatigue. So, bear in mind the following:

  • Make sure you get enough sleep: Try to go to bed at roughly the same time every night so that your body gets used to a rhythm. At least seven hours of sleep a night are recommended.
  • Take regular exercise: Something as simple as a nice walk is enough to get the circulation going again. Sport is even better and can also help with fatigue.
  • Reduce stress: In most cases, reducing stress will mean you get more sleep and so experience less fatigue. Try out relaxation exercises such as yoga or meditation.

Going out into the daylight is also a good way to wake up. There’s enough daylight even on dull grey days, and it also improves fatigue. Tip: daylight is bluest in the mornings and midday. Blue spectrum light stops production of melatonin (the sleep hormone) and wakes us up.