Relax with Magnesium.
Updated: May 17, 2020
Magnesium is a crucial mineral and it is involved in well over 300 biochemical reactions within our bodies. But since our bodies don’t produce this mineral, we need to replenish its supply every day. Low levels are linked to a variety of illnesses such as mood disorders, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and migraines.
Controls proper muscle function
Plays an important role in maintaining our central nervous system, including helping our cells produce and use energy.
Increases gamma-aminobutyric acid receptors or GABA, which encourages relaxation and sleep.
Low GABA levels in the body can make it difficult to relax. Not getting enough quality sleep adds to stress levels... think about waking up on the wrong side of the bed. Yikes!
Regulates the hormone melatonin, which guides sleep-wake cycles in your body.
So, are you getting enough Magnesium?
Magnesium levels are largely controlled by the kidneys and unfortunately, stress can zap our magnesium stores and pull it from
the body through our urine. Stupid stress! Already stealing our happiness and sanity… but now our magnesium?
Ok so the answer to the burning question about if you have enough, I know you're dying to know...
Well given the amount of stress we all ingest, even when life is really good, probably not!
Let’s get those magnesium levels up so you can fight off that stress, increase quality sleep, and, support our bodies’ biochemical reactions. Check out these yummy magnesium-rich foods!
However even if you eat Magnesium-rich foods, due to nutrient-deficient soil and fast-paced lifestyles, few of us get sufficient magnesium in our diets. You can also supplement Magnesium, but you need to be cautious in the type…some act like more of a laxative 💩than others. There are also kinds that are more bio-available within the body, so they basically absorb and work better.
I've created a recommendation on my Fullscript account for a brand I like, and that will give you the best absorption if you are interested in supplementing with Magnesium.
Or, if are interested in more of a personalized approach to your unique health, contact me for 1:1 coaching.
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