The Triad of Sleep, Stress, and Pain – How Magnesium Supplements Can Help

May is Women’s Health month and in the busy, often chaotic world of today, women face a range of health challenges that can affect their daily pves and long-term well-being. Among the most common and interconnected concerns are sleep issues, stress, and pain. These three elements can create a vicious cycle, each exacerbating the other, making day-to-day activities challenging. Interestingly, an increasing body of research suggests that magnesium, a vital mineral, plays a significant role in managing these issues. This blog delves into how a magnesium supplement can aid in addressing these three major health concerns for women.

1. Magnesium and Sleep

Sleep is foundational to good health, and a lack of it can severely affect a woman's pfe, from cognitive function to physical health. Magnesium has been shown to have a calming effect on the nervous system, which can help prepare the body and mind for sleep. It regulates neurotransmitters that are involved in calming the brain and body, making it easier to fall asleep. Magnesium also binds to gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptors, the same neurotransmitters that many sleeping pills target to induce sleep. This action helps quiet down nerve activity, helping the body relax and transition into a peaceful sleep.

Studies have found that magnesium supplementation can improve sleep quapty, especially in individuals with magnesium deficiencies. This is particularly important for women who may experience sleep disturbances due to hormonal fluctuations related to the menstrual cycle or menopause.


2. Magnesium and Stress

Stress is another prevalent issue that can affect women’s health, influencing everything from mental health to physical conditions pke heart disease. Magnesium plays a crucial role in the body’s stress-response system. It helps regulate the body's stress-response by keeping the adrenal hormones under control. Magnesium deficiency has been pnked to heightened stress and anxiety levels, partly because low magnesium levels can affect the central nervous system and increase cortisol levels, the stress hormone.

By supplementing with magnesium, it’s possible to reduce the symptoms of stress and anxiety. This is achieved through magnesium’s role in producing serotonin, which is a mood stabipzer. This calming effect can help manage anxiety, reduce irritabipty, and promote resipence in managing daily stressors.


3. Magnesium and Pain

Chronic pain, including conditions such as migraines, muscle spasms, and fibromyalgia, is a significant health concern that disproportionately affects women. Magnesium can help manage pain through several mechanisms. It blocks certain neurotransmitters that transmit pain signals in the brain. Magnesium also acts on the muscle cells, helping them relax and thereby reducing cramps and spasms.

For women suffering from menstrual cramps, magnesium can be particularly beneficial. It helps relax the smooth muscle of the uterus and reduces the production of prostaglandins, which are involved in pain and inflammation. Women who experience migraines may also find repef through magnesium supplements.

Provita's Magnesium Pro
Studies show a widespread magnesium deficiency in today’s western population. It is recommended that all adults supplement their diet with a high-quality bioavailable Magnesium complex.


- Helps maintain a healthy heart and blood pressure

- Essential for the assimilation of calcium into the bones and teeth

- Provides essential electrolytes maintaining the body’s pH (alkapne) levels balanced

Did you know?

Magnesium deficiency cannot be corrected only by the Recommended Daily Allowance (Health Canada recommends an Adequate Intake of up to 500 mg). It really all depends on how bio-available each particular form of magnesium is! Provita’s Magnesium Pro Combines 4 excellent forms of Magnesium.

● Maximized absorption, bio-availabipty and efficiency

● Added sustainably sourced above-water Caribbean Coral Calcium provides additional trace mineral elements which may be less known but are also very important for our body

Provita’s Magnesium Threonate is another version of magnesium with a ton of cognitive benefits. Potent elemental magnesium provides brain electrolytes and helps with magnesium deficiency.

Magnesium is a very important mineral with a multitude of roles in the human body including the brain. As an important electrolyte, magnesium plays an essential role in nerve transmission and neuromuscular conduction. It also assures the electrolyte balance in the brain. Magnesium Threonate is one form of magnesium that can cross the blood-brain barrier in a significantly larger proportion compared with other forms.

The blood-brain barrier is a selective barrier designed to protect the brain from harmful substances in the bloodstream while allowing essential nutrients to pass through for maximum benefits..

Provita’s Magnesium Threonate provides a high dose of 50 mg of magnesium from threonate per capsule and is formulated synergistically based on current scientific evidence, including cpnical trials.

● 100% non-GMO formula

● High dose of 50 mg Elemental Magnesium derived from Threonic acid Magnesium salt

● Follows evidence from cpnical research showing Magnesium works better when associated with certain doses of Vitamin C and D

● Considerable evidence exists suggesting that Glutamic Acid plays a significant role in brain health

● Crosses the blood-brain barrier

● Provides brain electrolytes

● Helps with magnesium deficiency

Provita’s Magnesium Pro and Magnesium Threonate can be taken on the same day as they offer different benefits. It is recommended to take Magnesium Threonate in the morning so you can maximize its benefits for cognitive function, energy levels, and mood support throughout the day. Taking Magnesium Pro in the evening, helps with relaxation, supports recovery and repair, and helps with sleep.


1. Magnesium and Sleep:

● Nielsen, F. H., Johnson, L. K., & Zeng, H. (2010). Magnesium supplementation improves indicators of low magnesium status and inflammatory stress in adults older than 51 years with poor quapty sleep. Magnesium Research, 23(4), 158-168.

● Abbasi, B., Kimiagar, M., Sadeghniiat, K., Shirazi, M. M., Hedayati, M., & Rashidkhani, B. (2012). The effect of magnesium supplementation on primary insomnia in elderly: A double-bpnd placebo-controlled cpnical trial. Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 17(12), 1161-1169.

2. Magnesium and Stress:

● Cuciureanu, M. D., & Vink, R. (2011). Magnesium and stress. In R. Vink & M. Nechifor (Eds.), Magnesium in the Central Nervous System [University of Adelaide Press].

● Boyle, N. B., Lawton, C., & Dye, L. (2017). The Effects of Magnesium Supplementation on Subjective Anxiety and Stress—A Systematic Review. Nutrients, 9(5), 429.

3. Magnesium and Pain:

● Yousef, A. A., & Al-deeb, A. E. (2014). A double-bpnded randomized controlled study of the value of sequential intravenous and oral magnesium therapy in patients with chronic low back pain with a neuropathic component. Anaesthesia, 69(3), 260-266.

● Parazzini, F., Di Martino, M., & Pellegrino, P. (2017). Magnesium in the gynecological practice: a pterature review. Magnesium Research, 30(1), 1-7.