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An easy guide to magnesium

Never heard of magnesium? It’s the frequently forgotten superstar mineral that activates over 300 biochemical processes around the body every single day. All about relaxation and making things easier for us, it can support better energy, mood, sleep, digestion & brain function; lower blood pressure and glucose levels; and at the same time build proteins, bones & muscles. It’s the hard working, multi-tasking cog that keeps a multitude of wheels turning at the same time.

Sarah Carolides
What are the benefits of Magnesium?

How much time have you got? Magnesium works hard in almost every cell of the body. It is crucial to liberate energy from ATP and to make both DNA and RNA. It regulates calcium and vitamin D uptake and use across cells and bones. Its action on neurotransmitters can help improve mood, reduce anxiety and insomnia. Used worldwide to reduce blood pressure and support heart health, it’s also revered by sports people for the way it helps muscle recovery and endurance. Finally, it works as a catalyst for carbohydrate and lipid metabolism and supports optimal blood glucose levels.

What does the research say?
Magnesium is all about teamwork

It’s the team player that works behind the scenes to make things happen. It activates over 300 enzymatic reactions that run inside the body every single day, as well as being one of the 4 key electrolytes that regulate nerve and muscle building and function, keep the body hydrated, and balance acidity and blood pressure. There is a huge body of research collected over 200 years that detail the myriad ways that magnesium keeps us functioning and balanced.

How does Magnesium work?
Essential cofactor

Magnesium has 2 key working pathways. One is as an activator that allows so many biochemical reactions to happen. Without magnesium present, over 300 essential daily processes just won’t function as efficiently.

Electrolyte balance

Secondly, it’s one of the 4 key electrolytes alongside calcium, sodium and potassium that need to work in concert to ensure nerves function properly; fluids and energy pass in and out of cells; muscles work efficiently; bones are built properly and the immune system stays primed for action.

What is the best way to take Magnesium?

There are many different types of magnesium supplements on the market. Some, like magnesium oxide and citrate, are not well absorbed by the body. Magnesium bis-glycinate has been shown to be very well absorbed and tolerated with very few side effects. It can be taken at any time of day and our liposomal form mixes really well with water to make a truly refreshing and energy boosting drink. Some people enjoy taking magnesium before bed to aid restful sleep, but we’re not fussy.

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Is magnesium suitable for everyone?

Anyone with diabetes, gastro-intestinal disease, kidney disease or heart disease should not start magnesium supplements without talking to their doctor first. Pregnant and breast-feeding women, or anyone on a long term medication, especially diuretics, heart medications or antibiotics should also check. Signs of a magnesium overdose include nausea, diarrhoea, low blood pressure, muscle weakness and fatigue.


Each sachet contains 1500mg of magnesium bisglycinate, with an impressive 200mg of active magnesium per sachet.

Magnesium Zooki is sugar free, dairy free, gluten free, soy free and contains zero artificial ingredients. To see the full list, scroll up to the top of the page and click the "Nutritional information" link placed just above the price of the product.

Magnesium is an essential mineral found naturally in many foods and available as a dietary supplement. It plays a vital role in various physiological functions, including energy production, bone health, and maintaining normal nerve and muscle function.

Take one sachet daily, either straight from the sachet or add to water, juice, yoghurt and fruit.

We always recommend people who are pregnant or breastfeeding check with a medical professional before they take any new dietary supplement.

Magnesium Zooki contains magnesium bisglycinate, a form of magnesium which is better absorbed than other high street magnesium supplements which tend to use magnesium oxide or magnesium citrate.

Due to the increased absorption of magnesium bisglycinate, it is also less likely to cause loose stools - which is a common side effect of magnesium citrate and magnesium oxide supplements.

And just like all Zooki products, we've wrapped the magnesium in lipids to increase the transport and absorption of magnesium around the body.

Magnesium Zooki is free from gluten, soy, dairy and alcohol.

Magnesium Zooki is perfectly suitable for vegetarians and vegans alike.

Sarah Carolides
Meet the author...

One of the UK’s top functional medicine and nutrition specialists with over 20 years experience, listed by Vanity Fair as one of ‘The A-List people to know in London’




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