Should you take a supplement?
Research shows taking magnesium supplements has been linked to a reduced risk of pancreatic cancer, lower blood pressure, fewer migraines and relief from insomnia. But try topping up your levels by ‘eating’ more magnesium to start with.
If you do take a supplement, make sure that you don’t exceed the dosage recommended on the label. While you won’t suffer side effects from consuming too much magnesium from foods (because your kidneys simply eliminate any excess), high doses of magnesium from supplements can cause diarrhoea, nausea and stomach cramps.