Have you ever wondered whether certain minerals or supplements are good for sleep?
With the busy and hectic schedules many people live nowadays, it's not uncommon to develop sleep disorders. Getting at least 7 hours of sleep every night has many benefits including increased productivity and concentration throughout the day, improved overall health, maximized mental well-being, and decreased risk for depression and strokes. In the following article, we will take a closer look at the 5 main reasons why Magnesium is good for sleep, which specific types of Magnesium are best for sleep, and introduce Novotech Nutraceuticals' NovoMin® Magnesium products.
Flax seeds (Linum usitatissimum) are one of the oldest small oil seeds in the world and are a great source of fats, antioxidants and fiber. Flax seeds are the second best source of ALA after chia seeds, and contain approximately 73% of polyunsaturated fatty acids and 27% of saturated fatty acids. ALA, which stands for alpha-linolenic acid, contains 18 carbons and is an essential polyunsaturated fatty acid. Although ALA is an essential fatty acid, the human body cannot produce it on its own; thus, it is crucial that it is obtained or supplemented in the diet.
Algae Omega-3 has been rising in popularity in the past decade. Unlike fish based Omega-3, algae Omega-3 is vegetarian, vegan, sustainable, contains natural DHA and EPA, and has minimal risk of ocean borne contaminants. There are 3 main sources of omega-3 fatty acids: Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA.)
Many research studies have been done around the world since the 1950s on the benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids. These essential Omega-3 long chain fatty acids include ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid). From the research studies, EPA and DHA have been proven to offer a multitude of health benefits for people of all ages.
Magnesium Taurate, also known as Magnesium Taurinate, is a composition and reaction of magnesium oxide and taurine. Magnesium is an essential macro-mineral for humans, whereas taurine is an amino acid that is important for both the brain and body. When Magnesium and Taurine are combined to make Magnesium Taurate, the benefits include enhancing cognitive function and protecting against cardiovascular disease, migraines and depression.
Minerals, both macro and micro, are essential for normal bodily functions such as the metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids. Some of the benefits include building bones, increasing growth development, conducting electricity in the body, acting as a powerful antioxidant, and much more. Without minerals, the human body would not be able to function properly, resulting in many nutrients not getting adequately absorbed. Although minerals are found in many types of foods like dairy, vegetables, and fish, they are present in finite quantities. In order to obtain the daily mineral requirements, diets must be supplemented with a variety of essential and trace minerals. Essential minerals are defined as inorganic compounds that the body needs to function properly, while trace minerals are also required, but in smaller amounts.
Pronounced "Muh-Lib-Duh-Nuhm", Molybdenum (Mo) acts as a catalyst for many important enzymes that helps neutralize and eliminate toxins in the body. Although deficiencies are rare, an optimal level of Molybdenum helps the body to push out waste particles efficiently. An increase in Molybdenum helps reduce toxic responses which are the causes of inflammatory symptoms such as rashes, cramps, and muscle weakness. The elements present in Molybdenum prevent toxic build-up and formation of cancerous tumors.