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The Health Benefits of Zinc & Magnesium

The Health Benefits of Zinc & Magnesium

Zinc and magnesium are two natural minerals that are essential for a variety of bodily functions. These include energy production(1) bone health (2) and cognitive wellbeing. 3 

Our modern lifestyles can sometimes lead to a deficiency in these minerals. Too much caffeine, alcohol or stress can affect the way that our body absorbs and loses zinc and magnesium and this can lead to a range of health problems.  

Can Supplements Help? 

 

If you suspect you might be deficient in either of these minerals, a supplement is a convenient way of supporting your dietary intake. The modern Western diet is typically high in carbohydrates and grains, which aren’t great sources of zinc or magnesium. In fact, ScienceDaily has estimated that as much as 50% of us have a magnesium-deficient diet. (4) If you’re concerned, it’s always best to talk to your doctor. 

A zinc and magnesium supplement can come in a few different forms. You could try just a magnesium supplement or just a zinc supplement. Alternatively, you can find a blend of the two along with 10 other essential nutrients in our Concentration Capsules. 

What Are The Benefits Of Zinc? 

Zinc is important to our cells, affecting the way we grow and develop. EU-Studies have shown that zinc can:  

  • Support normal fertility. 5 
  • Promote healthy hair, skin and nails. 6 
  • Maintain eye health. 7  
  • Contribute to immune function. 8 

What Does Magnesium Do? 

Magnesium is an essential nutrient for just about every organ in our body. The EU register has proved that magnesium can: 

  • Reduce tiredness and fatigue. 9 
  • Maintain bone health. 2  
  • Support cognitive function. 3 

Magnesium deficiency is the second most common deficiency in developed countries, right behind vitamin D.  

Magnesium and zinc are two important nutrients, impacting almost every aspect of your wellbeing, including our energy levels. To find out more about essential vitamins and tiredness, take a look at our blog post. 

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  1. Magnesium contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism. 
  2. Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal bones. 
  3. Magnesium contributes to normal cognitive function. 
  4. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180226122548.html 
  5. Zinc contributes to normal fertility and reproduction. 
  6. Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal skin, hair and nails.  
  7. Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal vision. 
  8. Zinc contributes to the normal function of the immune system. 
  9. Magnesium contributes to a reduction of tiredness and fatigue. 


Katie Lambert

Katie Lambert

Writer and expert

After studying History at The University of Leeds, Katie moved back to her home town of Manchester to start a career in content writing. Katie has a passion for health and fitness and enjoys running in her spare time. Her favourite topics to write about include healthy recipes, performance strategies and general wellbeing.