BY CLAIR WHITTY
Magnesium is one of the most important minerals required by the body for health and one I get asked about frequently at the shop. Magnesium is easily depleted; stress, processed food, and caffeine will cause Magnesium loss. It’s responsible for over 300 functions in the body, definitely too many to cover here, but I will talk about the 3 most common things we recommend it for; sleep, restless legs, and muscle spasm.
We see many people at the shop who have difficulty sleeping and a lack of Magnesium causing tension in the body could be part of the problem. Extra Magnesium either through the diet or supplementation may be the natural solution you’re looking for. Many people report that they sleep more quickly, more deeply and for longer, and wake up feeling refreshed when they take extra Magnesium. For sleep, supplements are best taken about an hour before bed.
Restless legs is very common. I get asked about this all the time, and if this is not addressed it could start affecting your sleep. Your legs may feel restless, twitchy, fidgety, and sometimes it can feel like there is something crawling under your skin. I call it leg trashing as I can’t sit still when it happens. Magnesium is my go-to supplement to help relieve symptoms.
Muscle cramps especially in the legs either after intense exercise, or cramps that wake you up at night can be relieved with extra Magnesium. Sore and tired muscles after intense work or workouts can benefit from extra too.
There are different types of Magnesium supplements available, you’ll find them in powder, tablets, capsules, and liquid. For those of you who can’t swallow tablets or capsules, or who worry about the taste of liquid supplements there’s BetterYou Magnesium Oil Body Spray. This is a convenient way to get your Magnesium. You can apply the spray anywhere on the body, it absorbs quickly when massaged into the skin. It promotes overall wellbeing and natural relaxation and may ease aches, pains, and stiffness. 10 sprays of Magnesium Body Oil Spray provide 200mg of magnesium. It’s suitable for all ages and may be used during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Food sources of Magnesium include green leafy vegetables, wholegrains, legumes, nuts, seeds, and dark chocolate.
Magnesium is a mineral worth taking a look at.
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