Vitamins and minerals specially for women during the monthly cycle
Magnesium-OK is a one a day tablet combining six vitamins and seven minerals, with emphasis on magnesium, vitamin B6 and zinc, specifically designed to minimise the ups and downs associated with the monthly cycle. (One-a-day tablets.)
Key Points and Benefits
- Magnesium-OK helps safeguard key nutrients such as magnesium, vitamin B6 and zinc, which play a role in maintaining a healthy hormonal balance.
- The nutrients found in Magnesium-OK offer general nutritional support to women in their reproductive years and so they help maintain overall wellbeing.
- Magnesium, one of the key nutrients in this product, is used for normal glucose metabolism and may help to maintain blood sugar stability in premenstrual women.
- Latest Government survey shows women's dietary intake of magnesium is lower than it should be.
- Vitamin B6 and zinc are needed for those enzymes involved in hormone regulation, as well as metabolism of brain chemicals.
- Convenient one-a-day formula.
Balancing the demands of todays hectic lifestyle is not always easy and therefore maintaining a well balanced nutritional regime can be difficult. In addition, many women have specific nutritional requirements during their monthly menstrual cycle.
Women between puberty and the menopause often find that the 2-14 days before the start of the period are accompanied by physical and emotional changes. It has been suggested that fluctuating hormone levels can be partly responsible for this and that a healthy diet and lifestyle can help this aspect of women's health.
It is worth considering the possibility of obtaining extra nutrients through supplementation. Research has shown that many women who experience problems related to the monthly cycle have low levels of magnesium, a mineral needed for normal nerve and hormone function as well as energy production. There is evidence too that vitamin B6 can help. As well as helping maintain well being, these nutrients work with other selected vitamins and minerals.
Studies confirm that nutrients found in Magnesium-OK give good nutritional support to women in their reproductive years and so help to maintain overall well being
What can you do to help yourself?
Most women recognise that nutritional balance is very important at this time and a healthy diet should form the basis for good nutrition. Unfortunately leading a busy, hectic lifestyle can make eating regular, nutritionally balanced meals difficult. A nutritional supplement, such as Magnesium-OK, could help.
Exercise Undertaking any form of exercise, e.g. walking or swimming, two or three times a week, can help to keep you healthy and make you feel good.
Relaxation Learning to relax may help. Whether it's a long bath, meditation or music, try different methods of relaxation until you find one that suits you.
Diet Evidence suggests that good nutrition can help you meet the demands of the monthly cycle. Make sure that your diet is well balanced with plenty of fresh foods, especially fruit and vegetables and reasonable amounts of low fat protein and complex carbohydrate foods. Good sources include poultry, oily and white fish, wholemeal bread, brown rice and other wholegrains. Cut down on sugary or salty foods, packaged convenience foods, fried food, fatty meat, foods with a high saturated fat content, caffeine, alcohol and sugary drinks. Regularly drink water throughout the day and replace stimulants such as tea and coffee with herbal teas and coffee alternatives (dandelion root or grain based drinks).
Do not skip meals. Even if you are not keen on breakfast, be sure to eat at least some toast, preferably made with wholemeal bread. You could vary this during the week by eating a healthy breakfast cereal, yoghurt with fruit or an occasional boiled egg. These are just a few suggestions for a healthy start to the day but there are many more to be explored.
Who should take Magnesium-OK?
Women who would like to remain in top form throughout the month and those that lead a hectic, active life. Magnesium-OK is a nutritional supplement for women from 16 years to the menopause. Safeguarding levels of magnesium, vitamin B6, zinc and other nutrients may help a woman's body through the complex changes that happen during the monthly cycle.
|Each one-a-day tablet provides: ||%RDA* ||USL |
|Vitamin C ||30 mg ||50 ||2000 mg |
|Vitamin D ||2.5 Âµg ||50 ||10 Âµg |
|Vitamin E (15 i.u.) ||10 mg ||100 ||800 mg |
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) ||5 mg ||357 ||100 mg |
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) ||5 mg ||31 ||200 mg |
|Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) ||50 mg ||2500 ||200 mg |
|Folic Acid ||200 Âµg ||100 ||Â - |
|Vitamin B12 ||10Â Âµg ||1000 ||Â -Â |
|Magnesium ||145 mg ||48 ||350 mg |
|Zinc ||8 mg ||53 ||15 mg |
|Potassium ||8 mg ||- ||- |
|Iodine ||100Â Âµg ||67 ||- |
|Copper ||1000 Âµg ||- ||5 mg |
|Selenium ||25 Âµg ||- ||200 Âµg |
|Chromium ||50Â Âµg ||- ||200 Âµg |
RDA = Recommended Daily Allowance - mg = milligram - Âµg = microgram - i.u. = International Units
USL = Upper Safe Level for daily supplementation as recommended by the Health Food Manufacturers™ Association (April 2003).
Suitable for vegetarians.
Free from gluten and lactose.
Directions for Adults:
One tablet a day to be swallowed with liquid after food. A regular intake is recommended.