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Magnesium and the Menopause – The Happy Menopause Podcast

Season 5 • Episode 3
Andrew Thomas, CEO & Founder of Better You

I’ve always thought that magnesium is every menopausal woman’s best friend. It’s a magnificent mineral and a mega multitasker. So it really does deserve a whole episode of The Happy Menopause! I’ve invited magnesium expert Andrew Thomas to talk us through everything you need to know about this marvellous mineral.

Andrew is the founder of Better You, which is one of my favourite supplement companies. He founded the business in 2006, and it was the first company in the world to commercialise transdermal magnesium therapy and to develop the delivery of nutrients via an oral spray. We had a great chat about vitamin D in Season 4 (worth a listen if you haven’t found it already)  and he’s back to share his wisdom about magnesium.

This episode is a real magnesium masterclass, as Andrew explains the 300+ roles of magnesium on the body, why we might be low in it and how magnesium depletion could be the root cause of a number of symptoms.  We also discuss the different forms of magnesium in supplements and Andrew explains the difference between oxides, malates, glycinates, sulphates and citrates and why certain forms may suit some people better than others.  It’s truly fascinating!

We discuss dosage, because supplements need to be treated with respect, especially if you’re on medication or have any medical conditions. And of course we discuss which foods you need to focus on to boost your magnesium levels, because ‘Food First’ is always going to be my mantra for any therapeutic nutritional approach. Tune in – this is an incredibly helpful episode!

Show Notes

To find out more about transdermal magnesium or to buy their products, visit the Better You website.

Follow Better You on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Check out the research into transdermal magnesium.


Andrew Thomas founded award-winning natural health brand, BetterYou in 2006 – the first company in the world to commercialise transdermal magnesium therapy and develop the delivery of nutrients via an oral spray – and he has been pioneering product development in this area ever since. A recipient of Great British Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year, in 2021 the company was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for their commitment to innovation.

Under Andrew’s leadership, BetterYou now manufactures more than 50 products and distributes to over 50 countries worldwide.

With a passion to educate and communicate, Andrew enjoys sharing his expertise. He has lectured for the Institute for Optimum Nutrition and has been involved with numerous research projects with bodies such as Cardiff University, University of Sheffield, and St Mark’s Hospital.

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