GO Healthy's range now sports a new magnesium powder to help active bodies bounce back
Premium New Zealand supplement powerhouse GO Healthy has launched its own magnesium powder range, available in two delicious flavours – GO Magnesium Powder New Zealand Blackcurrant and GO Magnesium Powder Lemon Lime (both RRP $36.99) – formulated with several supportive nutrients to aid muscle function with optimal absorption.
It is estimated that almost two thirds of the western world's population are not getting adequate daily levels of magnesium in their diets, which may lead to problems with anxiety, muscle spasms, cramps and restless legs, and long-term more chronic diseases.
Additionally, during strenuous exercise, our bodies need as much as 20 percent more of the mineral than when at rest as it can help move blood sugar into muscles and dispose of lactate.
During strenuous exercise, you may need as much as 20 percent more magnesium than when you're at rest as it can help move blood sugar into your muscles and dispose of lactate.
"Magnesium plays a necessary role in over 300 enzymatic reactions in the body, it is an absolutely crucial mineral for your brain, muscles and heart," explains GO Healthy's Chief Naturopath Peta Teuma.
"The very best way to consume magnesium is of course through your diet – so include leafy green vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds, avocados and some oily fish. But you do need a considerably large volume to get adequate intake, and many foods contain less magnesium than they used to thanks in part to changes in soil and agricultural methods, so supplementation has become a popular choice."
Evidence suggests that magnesium that dissolves well in liquid is more completely absorbed in the gut than less soluble forms, which is behind the rising interest in powders, she adds.
Consumers should look for organic forms of magnesium citrate and amino acid as they have been shown to have better absorption than oxide.
"These are terms used to describe what the magnesium is mixed or bonded with – so if supplementing just look for the terms citrate or amino acid chelate on the bottle," Peta confirms.
These are primary forms found in the new magnesium powders. Both formulas also include Vitamin C, and Vitamin D3 for additional bone health support and as an aid to absorb calcium, another of the powder's key ingredients.
GO Healthy's formula also contains Taurine, an organic compound found extensively throughout the musculoskeletal system. During exercise micro tears are formed in our muscles, producing oxidative stress.
"Taurine is a potent antioxidant and it has been shown to help with muscle recovery after exercise," Peta explains.
GO Healthy stays on the cutting edge of research and looks to constantly challenge the status quo. New Zealand's No.1 Selling Supplements brand in pharmacies selectively sources the best ingredients from around the world and its comprehensive testing guarantees quality and purity. GO Healthy products are available at leading pharmacies nationally.
For more information or to find a stockist, visit gohealthy.com.au