Magnesium, known as the universal calmer, energy booster and muscle relaxant is definitely my favourite supplement for keeping you cool, calm and collected.
Involved in over 300 enzymatic reactions in the body, magnesium is an essential mineral required by your body. Unfortunately, it is not as abundant in our soils as it used to be so the fruit and vegetables that you eat are growing in magnesium deficient soil and therefore lacking in magnesium. So too, if your diet is high in processed foods, it’s likely to be low in magnesium.
Signs of magnesium deficiency include:
- muscle cramps
- cravings for chocolate
- cold hands and feet
- PMS and other hormonal imbalances
- high blood pressure
- insulin resistance
- skin rashes
- inability to relax
- stiffness in joints
- poor appetite
In fact, approximately 49% of the population is at risk of being magnesium deficient.
If you exercise, your magnesium needs are higher too as magnesium can leave your body via sweat.
So…how do you get more magnesium into your diet?
Eat foods such as:
- Green leafy vegetables
- Brewer’s yeast
- Cocoa…or dark chocolate!
- Lima beans
- Fish such as cod
And, I highly recommend taking a good quality practitioner only supplement. As I mentioned in the video above, taking a supplement can be really beneficial and you may notice a difference in as little as 1 week.
If you’d like to find out more about the best supplement for you, please get in touch 🙂