Magnesium is an essential dietary mineral, used in over 300 different enzyme reactions in the body. Despite this, it is estimated that over half of the population are deficient in it, meaning supplementation is extremely important. It plays a critical role in energy production, by helping our bodies to release energy from the food we eat, in turn reducing tiredness and fatigue. It also works to maintain a good level of GABA, a neurotransmitter that promotes sleep and regulates the body’s stress response system - low levels of magnesium have been linked to depression and insomnia.
This versatile nutrient also supports immune function, as well contributing to healthy bones, joints, muscle contraction and the nervous system.
By itself, Magnesium is not easily absorbed into the gut. Combining it with the amino acid Glycine allows it to become more bioavailable, meaning it can be taken in smaller, more effective doses.