5 benefits of Magnesium
What is magnesium
Let’s first start with what exactly magnesium is. Magnesium is a mineral and it’s a very important mineral for the human body bone structure. You can find magnesium in many foods such as brazil nuts, cashews, peanuts, pumpkin seed, buckwheat, dark chocolate (70%), kale, spinach, avocados, tuna, bananas. These are just to name a few, just think about foods that are high in fibre as these will have magnesium.
Why should you take it
Magnesium is needed for good growth and maintenance of the bones. It is also required for good function of the nerves and muscles but also helps with the stomach. If you lack magnesium, then your body can be affected and lead to problems. If you are lacking in magnesium these systems could occur:
- Muscle twitches and cramps
- Mental disorders (anxiety, depression)
- Fatigue and muscle weakness
- Irregular heartbeat
- Severe asthma
As I am trained with the human body and muscles, I see a lot of people that can suffer from cramps, muscle fatigue and weakness so recommending this to my clients is very important when needed.
How can you take it
There a few ways in which you can take magnesium. You can take it topically or orally. Orally means digesting it either through powder form, food grade flakes or tablets. Topically means through the skin and this can be done by spray or concentrated flakes. I find if you have specific areas of pain the topical way using the spray can be very beneficial to spray directly on the site of pain.
5 Benefits of Magnesium
Migraine and headaches support
Small studies have shown that magnesium can help relieve headaches, though it would need to be taken very regularly
Magnesium can encourage relaxation which can help you sleep
Magnesium helps regulate muscle contractions which means helping restless legs or any cramping
If you have low magnesium levels it has been linked with levels of anxiety.
Obviously if you are low in magnesium then your body will not be functioning at its full capacity and you may feel weak and fatigued.
If you are worried about your magnesium levels it’s also important to consult with your doctor.
Magnesium products also available in clinic, talk to Lisa today!