The Power of Magnesium to Support Relaxation

The Power of Magnesium to Support Relaxation

Did you know that magnesium is found in every cell of your body and is needed to function properly, no wonder magnesium deficiency is related to so many uncomfortable symptoms such as fatigue, muscle spasms, restlessness, shakiness and difficulty handling stress.

Magnesium plays a major role in hormone regulation of stress response, it helps release tension and relax. It has over 600 known chemical reactions in the body and is found mainly in the bones, but also in muscles, tissue, fluids and blood. Magnesium also regulates neurotransmitters, which send messages  throughout the brain and nervous system.

A study done by Mineral Check; a company doing hair testing, found over 70% of their clients to be magnesium deficient. Try getting in as many of these foods to support magnesium levels; Avocado an incredibly nutritious fruit gives you about 58 mg in a medium sized avocado. Cashews, almonds, brazil nuts and dark chocolate for those chocaholics! Legumes such as chickpeas, beans and peas, seeds, like pumpkin, chia and flax and wholegrains. But don’t forget those leafy greens which are chock full of magnesium, a cup of spinach may have around 150mg of the mineral. 

Because it’s such a vital mineral to health and relaxation, people will often take an added supplement. There are various components added to magnesium in supplement form to aid absorption and to support different functions. Most popular and well absorbed is the Magnesium Citrate. Allowing for plenty magnesium in the capsule compared to some other forms, although Magnesium Oxide probably has the highest amount of the mineral per capsule the absorbency rates are far lower.

Eating a well balanced diet of protein, complex carbohydrates and health fats will aid in better absorption of the mineral. Avoid processed foods which cause stress to the body and affect absorption of the mineral. Making sure to incorporate the above mentioned foods to boost your intake of magnesium.

Magnesium is an essential mineral that can help improve your overall health and wellbeing. It can help with relaxation and support a healthy diet and lifestyle. By understanding the benefits of magnesium and incorporating it into your daily routine, you can take charge of both your physical and mental health. 

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