Magnesium is one of the most abundant minerals in the human body. It plays several important roles in the health of your body and brain. However, factors like older age, diabetes, and not consuming enough magnesium in your diet, can cause a deficiency. Magnesium has a myriad of benefits and can be incorporated into your daily routine quite easily. Read on to see how.
Magnesium fights depression and anxiety. Magnesium plays a critical role in brain function and mood, and low levels are linked to an increased risk of depression and anxiety. I love this Magnesium powder supplement that mixes easily in water, juice, or smoothies to create an incredibly calming, tasty drink. The Raspberry Lemon flavor is not to be missed.
Magnesium can lower blood sugar. People who get the most magnesium have a lower risk of type 2 diabetes and supplements have been shown to lower blood sugar in some people. When looking for a supplement, try to choose one that is Magnesium Glycinate. This type of Magnesium is the best-absorbed form, making it gentle on the stomach. This is a great option.
Magnesium has anti-inflammatory benefits. Low magnesium intake is linked to chronic inflammation, which is one of the drivers of aging, obesity, and chronic pain. One of the best ways to get magnesium into your body is through your skin. Try this super-effective magnesium bath soak by Asutra. P.S. Venus Williams is part owner of Asutra. If it’s good enough for Venus…
Magnesium can improve PMS symptoms. Magnesium has been shown to improve mood, reduce water retention and other symptoms in women with PMS. Whether you take it in supplement form, make it into a tasty drink, or have a lovely bath soak, don’t forget to include magnesium during that time of the month.
Magnesium can help with eye twitching! Magnesium relaxes muscles. Persistent stress can cause an imbalance in magnesium and calcium levels. This stops your eyelid muscles from relaxing properly, so the eyelid muscle starts twitching. Stress is seen as one of the most common triggers of uncontrolled eye twitching. True story- my mom’s eye was twitching off and on for weeks. She took one magnesium pill and the twitching went away. Just sayin’…
St. Eden tip – stock up on these excellent sources of magnesium the next time you’re at the grocery store: pumpkin seeds, spinach, swiss chard, dark chocolate, black beans, quinoa, halibut, salmon, almonds, cashews, and avocado.
How will you incorporate Magnesium into your diet? Let us know in the comments!