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Is Magnesium the Secret to a Good Night’s Sleep?
Magnesium is often talked about when it comes to getting your zzzz’s, but it isn't quite as simple as some make it sound. Its role in the body goes far beyond sleep—being used more than any other mineral in powering the body.
Did you know that "poor sleep" can be broken into two general categories? Usually people have more trouble either falling asleep (Type I) or staying asleep (Type II). The mineral profiles for each are different and Magnesium deficiency is usually indicated with Type II.
It is critical to energy and hormone production, activation of vitamins in addition to neurological, muscle and cardiovascular functions (including heart beat & blood pressure regulation). Magnesium helps with calm decision making under pressure, while reducing anxiety. It is easily depleted by exercise, work, stress, alcohol, refined sugars, or poor dietary and and/or lifestyle choices.
Magnesium is not a lone wolf, it works best in a pack
Magnesium-deficient muscles require less voltage for contraction, so they have a greater tendency for spasm or convulsion. The ratio of Magnesium to other minerals, in particular, Calcium is extremely important. A high influx of Calcium into muscle cells increases muscle contraction, so low Magnesium plus high Calcium influx is a recipe for producing hyper-excitable muscles (translation: easier to pull, cramp and strain). Magnesium also protects against calcification of arteries and tissues, and deposition of Calcium in joints, helping reduce arthritis when combined with other nutrients like organic flax oil, vitamin B6, B complex, Zinc, and Vitamin C if testing shows deficiencies.
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Paragon metabolic analysis is so effective (and why we advise against supplement self-selection) because it identifies not just mineral deficiency or excess, but the ratios of one to one another and the other vitamins and minerals that help support and synthesize these minerals. Paragon Magnesium for example, is designed to be combined with Paragon Multivitamin Formula 1 and Formula 2.
Not all Magnesium is Created Equal
When choosing Magnesium, you need to choose carefully as there are many types, all of which are absorbed differently, for example:
Magnesium Aspartate has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of heart attack.
Magnesium Orotate has also been shown to exert beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system.
Malate is involved in the synthesis, maintenance, and repair of nerve and lipid membranes.
Paragon Magnesium saves you the trouble.
Designed and tested to support energy uptake and deep sleep for maximum recovery, the product has been precisely crafted over 25 years with Paragon's professional & Olympic champion athletes. There is no better magnesium supplement available to support muscle and mental function, either for athletics or focused day-in-day-out performance in the work place.
Increasing Magnesium through Diet & Lifestyle
Eating a healthy diet which includes magnesium rich foods like green leafy veggies and nuts and seeds, is a good start for increasing Magnesium. With a balanced diet, you also get the other vitamins and minerals that help absorb it. Limiting dietary and lifestyle choices that deplete it (stress, alcohol, exercise) will also help.
When shopping for a Magnesium supplement, check the form you’re getting, and that you’re taking it with other synergistic nutrients. Be mindful of the diet and lifestyle choices that are harder on the body and deplete Magnesium & other key nutrients will also help bring your system more into balance to help you catch that perfect sleep.