Stress and fatigue can be the order of the day for those working in extreme conditions. In these situations, a mineral such as magnesium can come to the rescue of our operators. Let’s discover together the properties and benefits of this important substance.
Magnesium is an essential mineral for various physiological reactions in the body, such as the proper functioning and stability of the nervous system. Thanks to its calming and relaxing action, it helps keep all forms of stress under control. On a mental level, it calms and relaxes. On a physical level, it loosens cramps and relaxes muscle tension. All these benefits allow you to be in the best shape to work under extreme conditions.
The body regulates the amount of this important element on its own, also through the interaction with other minerals such as phosphorus, calcium and potassium. However, continuous intake is necessary to maintain constant levels of magnesium. When the body lacks magnesium, it is forced to draw on its own reserves, namely from the bones and liver. Thus, the first symptoms are stress, psychological and physical traumas and difficulty in concentrating and sleeping. To compensate for a magnesium deficiency in an adult, the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends a daily dose of 300 mg.
The daily magnesium requirement can be met with a healthy diet, whereas supplements can be used in case of increased need. This mineral is found mainly in plant-based foods such as leafy greens (artichokes and spinach), nuts (walnuts and almonds), pulses (lentils and beans), cocoa and whole grains. Fruit is also rich in magnesium and bananas are well-known for this property. Finally, animal source foods such as meat, fish and milk contain magnesium, but are considered to be less important sources. Thus, it is beneficial to follow a varied diet in terms of sources to obtain all the micronutrients we need.
At Magni, we are aware that the operator’s psychophysical health is essential to work at best in total safety. Thus, we provide practical and daily wellness advice that can make all the difference.