This is a new topic for me but I’m constantly learning and growing my natural mindset so, here we go!
Magnesium is an important mineral that your body needs in order to function. It produces energy and regulates blood sugar and chemical reactions in the body.
Magnesium helps maintain the proper levels of other minerals such as calcium, potassium, and zinc. Your heart, muscles, and kidneys all need magnesium to work properly. The mineral also helps build teeth and bones.
More than 80% of us may have a magnesium deficiency, but most of us don’t know we’re deficient. That’s because the symptoms of magnesium deficiency are common symptoms of many other conditions as well- feeling tired and run down, not sleeping well, getting headaches, digestive issues, and feeling stressed and anxious are just a few of the symptoms of magnesium deficiency.
What causes a magnesium deficiency:
Many aspects of our modern American life can lower our magnesium levels as well as cause other problems in our body! Here are just a few:
- too much caffeine
- junk food (especially processed sugar)
- excess stress
- and poor sleep
This list is hard to swallow because TOO MANY people struggle from these things, including myself! We ALL want to sleep, be less stressed and not counter those things with caffeine and junk food but…….
Now that we know what it is and why it’s bad to be deficient in it, let’s look into the ways you can benefit from it. First and foremost you should make sure your doctor is testing your levels, as you may need to supplement more than you think!
Here are a few benefits:
- Helps you fall asleep and improve sleep quality
- Reduces stress
- Calms nerves and anxious feelings
- Increases energy
- Eases muscle twitching and cramps
- Soothes aches and pains
Foods high in Magnesium:
- Whole wheat
- Almonds, Cashews, Peanuts
- Dark Chocolate
- Black Beans
- Cultured Yogurt
I’m not sure about you, but I will definitely be getting my levels tested as well as making my own magnesium body butter to help calm me down and get rid of any aches and pains I may have! If you are interested in purchasing my non toxic magnesium body butter message me here!