I'm home from two glorious weeks in Kalkan in Turkey and I will be writing a post about it soon. But first I wanted to fit this post in about Magnesium and the benefits of taking a supplement especially as we get a bit older.
I have been taking a Magnesium supplement on and off for a few years as well as adding magnesium salts to my evening bath from time to time. However, I am not always good at maintaining the habit and will often run out and then not take them for a while. When I was researching and learning as much as I could about how to be healthy and the best exercise to do, Magnesium was one of the supplements recommended again and again as essential and worth taking.
A few months ago I was contacted by Future You Health, a supplement company based in Cambridge and I agreed to try out some of their supplements.
It is not a company I had heard of so I did some research. I was very impressed to see that they offer a simple range of supplements that are scientifically proven and cut through the jargon. They have excellent TrustPilot reviews and pride themselves on outstanding customer service. Their range is innovative but uncomplicated. All too often we are told we need this, that or another supplement - anyone else got drawers full of vitamins that they just don't need, take for a week or so then forget about?!
FutureYou offer several simple convenient options too - you can buy a 'bundle' tailored for your specific needs or you can join their subscribe and save option. So you never run out of your favourite supplements.
But for now, back to Magnesium!
When I chatted to FutureYou we discussed where I am with my health right now. So obviously I am 52 and have had on and off issues with peri-menopause, I suffer with anxiety and stress and I am not a great sleeper! One of the obvious supplements to try therefore was Magnesium - but this time commit to taking it every day and review the results.
Benefits of Magnesium:
I have been taking the FutureYou Magnesium for about 3-4 weeks and I have noticed that I am sleeping much better, I am less stressed and my restless leg syndrome at night is not a problem. I also get pins and needles in my hands/arms first thing in the morning (this I believe is due to lower oestrogen but up until recently being on the HRT had not helped).
Recently I was interviewed by the Daily Mail about my experience with Magnesium - there has been some new research into its effectiveness - you can read the full article here.
It is early days for me to comment in detail but my intention is to continue taking my Magnesium supplement every night for the year ahead and report back.
Reading the list of benefits and thinking about my own experience of feeling generally much better does make me think that the claims could be accurate - Magnesium is essential for life, it is needed for hundreds of enzymatic reactions in our bodies and must be regularly replenished. Boosting your intake of Magnesium can help you feel more energetic in the day and improve your sleep at night.
Now I am obviously not a health professional and I have only done very basic research into Magnesium but from what I have read, I do think it is one of the few supplements we should take and especially as peri-menopausal women needing a bit of extra help with sleep, energy and well-being, it is worth trying out.
I like to add Magnesium salts to my bath especially after a hard exercise session, if I am aching a bit, if I am tired and stressed or I am feeling like I have some inflammation or bloating.
The four supplements I chose from FutureYou arrived packaged in a box that could fit through my letterbox, and I love that you get a month's supply with the days of the week printed clearly on the blister packs so you know immediately if you have missed one.
My plan is to keep taking the Magnesium at night and continue to monitor the benefits I am seeing and write another post about it in a few months. I will also share with you the other supplements I was recommended (for my age)!
You can contact FutureYou via their website here, you can order online or if you would like more detailed advice then they have a very good customer care team that you can call.
Let me know your thoughts, do you already take Magnesium? Are there any other supplements you swear by or have you got a bit confused with constantly being told something different each week?
Recently I had to drive to Leytonstone and back for an appointment with my daughter, it wasn't the best of locations to get to or spend time in. But we did get an hour at Westfield Stratford City. I loved the big, bright Zara there, much better than the one at Westfield Shepherds Bush. I wore a Top Shop skirt (Python Pleated Midi Skirt - still available here) and a simple cream blouse from H&M (similar here) with my Gucci belt and Vionic Keke trainers.
Disclaimer: I have been gifted some supplements and a one year supply of Magnesium from FutureYou. I was asked to write a review of my experience, the opinions and words are entirely my own.
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