6 Things Every Woman Ought To Know About Menopause, Magnesium & MenoMe® 55+

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Magnesium.

Also known as the ‘mighty mineral’, magnesium is vital to wellbeing which is why we’ve included it in 55+.

In this story we’ve given you the lowdown on the magnesium we use in 55+. In addition, we’ve shared why we use marine magnesium.

1. Magnesium deficiency is common

Worldwide, many people aren’t getting enough magnesium. As a result, experts say this could be considered a public health crisis.

Indeed, it’s estimated that 50% of Americans are magnesium deficient. Comparatively, one in three Australians don’t meet the requirements.

Another key point came from this report. It found that 84% of post-menopausal women with osteoporosis are deficient in magnesium. So it established that magnesium is essential for women in midlife. Furthermore, they need to ensure their magnesium levels are optimum with a good intake from food and supplements.

2. Magnesium is an essential mineral

An essential mineral, magnesium is responsible for over 300 biochemical actions in the body.

These include:

  • blood sugar regulation
  • a healthy nervous system
  • muscle, bone and heart health
  • the activation of vitamin D
  • thyroid wellness

3. Is magnesium nature’s valium?

Magnesium helps with:

  • anxiety
  • stress
  • headaches/migraines
  • depression
  • panic attacks
  • relaxation
  • sleep
  • strong bones
  • healthy teeth

Not surprisingly, magnesium is sometimes called ‘nature’s valium’!

4. Magnesium is key for bone health

Another of magnesium’s benefits for women is its healthy bone-building properties.

In fact, half of our body’s magnesium is found in our skeleton. 

Therefore, it stands side by side with calcium and vitamin D as an important mineral for bone health. 

As such, it helps to offset our vulnerability to osteopenia and osteoporosis

5. The best types of magnesium

The quality of magnesium depends not only on its source but also its bioavailability.

To put it another way, that’s the ability of magnesium to be absorbed and utilised by the body.

For example, magnesium glycinate and magnesium citrate are easily assimilated.

In a similar fashion, magnesium hydroxide provides a perfect balance possessing a high level of magnesium and high solubility in water. Furthermore, it’s soluble in stomach acid allowing absorption into the bloodstream.

You can read more on magnesium types here.<

6. Why do we use marine magnesium in 55+?

We use marine magnesium sourced from the coastline of Iceland because it’s easily absorbed by the body.

ocean salt magnesium

The company who supply us are in County Cork, Ireland. Here’s what they had to say:

Magnesium is vital for life

“Magnesium is an essential component of DNA and necessary for over 300 metabolic reactions in the body. It helps maintain normal nerve and muscle function and supports normal heart rhythm. In addition, it works with normal neuromuscular conduction, blood pressure, and maintains bone integrity as well as glucose and insulin metabolism.”

Magnesium and disease prevention

“The world’s increased interest in magnesium is due to its many functions within the body and its role in disease prevention. Low levels of magnesium have been associated with a number of chronic diseases. These include migraine headaches, Alzheimer’s disease, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and Type-2 diabetes.

As well as this, absorption of magnesium from the small intestine decreases and excretion by the kidneys increases as we age.”

Marine Magnesium

The magnesium we use is a natural form of magnesium hydroxide. It contains a minimum of 35% magnesium derived naturally from the clean waters off the Iceland coast. 

Seawater contains approximately 3.5% dissolved salts of which about 0.5% are soluble magnesium chloride (MgCl) and magnesium sulphate (MeSO).”

Click here to read: ‘Are You Getting Enough Magnesium?’ for food sources, recommended amounts and signs of deficiency. 

Main image by Andreas Senftleben from Pixabay

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Post-menopause


This is the time when menstruation is well and truly over, the ovaries have stopped producing high levels of sex hormones and for many ladies, perimenopause symptoms subside.

Estrogen has protective qualities and the diminished levels mean organs such as your brain, heart and bones become more vulnerable. It’s also a key lubricant so your lips may become drier, your joints less supple and your vagina might be drier. In addition, your thyroid, digestion, insulin, cortisol and weight may alter.

At this juncture, a woman might experience an increase in the signs of reduced estrogen but she should have a decrease of perimenopause symptoms. That said, some women will experience symptoms like hot flushes for years or even the rest of their lives.

Perimenopause

Peri = ‘near’

Most females begin to experience the symptoms of perimenopause in their mid-forties. Your progesterone levels decline from your mid-30s but it’s generally from around 40 that the rest of your sex hormones begin to follow suit. 

Perimenopause is a different experience for every woman and some women may barely notice it. The first indicators are usually changes to the monthly cycle. This means that for some ladies, this can be accompanied by things like sore breasts, mood swings, weight gain around the belly, and fatigue as time goes on.

For those with symptoms it can be a challenging time physically, mentally and emotionally.

Importantly, perimenopause lasts – on average – four to 10 years. The transition is usually a gradual process and many women enter perimenopause without realising.