Magnesium is one of the essential minerals that we need for good health.
Modern farming methods have seen the natural levels of magnesium in our foods decrease, and being deficient is quite common.
Common symptoms of magnesium deficiency –
Are you stressed?
Do you suffer from leg cramps at night?
Do your toes cramp when exercising?
Do your eyelids twitch?
Do you suffer from tension headaches?
Do you have painful periods?
Do you get agitated easily?
Do you have trouble sleeping?
Do you suffer from depression?
If you have a yes next to any of the above, you could be magnesium deficient.
Magnesium is vital for muscles, the heart and the kidneys. It helps to relax muscles, plays a part in energy production, and helps to regulate calcium levels.
Excess consumption of coffee, soft drink, a diet high in salt and alcohol consumption can reduce the levels of magnesium in the body.
Magnesium is available from natural food sources such as leafy green vegetables, brown rice, whole grains, oats, almonds, cashews, brazil nuts, pine nuts, pumpkin seeds, legumes, pistachio nuts, bananas, bran cereals and cocoa.
A magnesium supplement can be very beneficial. Start at 200mg per day and increase up to 400mg per day if symptoms are not subsiding. (If you suffer from heart or kidney disease, please check with a qualified medical practitioner before commencing magnesium supplementation)
Magnesium is natures ‘chill pill’ and really is beneficial to help us cope with stress and anxiety!
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