Did you know Magnesium can help with sleep, depression and fatigue amongst other things? Here’s a little bit more about it:
- Magnesium is essential for the production of protein and nucleic acid (DNA).
- Magnesium is critical for energy production and is therefore often a major factor in fatigue related disorders such as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) or chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).
- Over half the magnesium in the body is deposited in the bone, with the remainder found in the soft tissues.
- Our intake of magnesium is normally gained through both food and water and is absorbed from the small intestine.
- Magnesium is involved in the maintenance of healthy bones as well as proper functioning of the muscles and nerves.
- It is also essential to sustain the normal rhythm of the heart.
- Signs and symptoms of magnesium deficiency are fatigue, mental confusion, irritability, weakness, heart disturbance, problems in nervous conduction and muscle contraction, muscle cramps, loss of appetite and insomnia.
How to take Magnesium
Foods rich in Magnesium are green leafy vegetables, nuts and seeds.
However, if like me you cannot absorb minerals properly then you should try taking magnesium powder, I add a small amount to my smoothie each day and it tastes of nothing. You can also use magnesium creams, sprays and take magnesium tablets.
Below is how Magnesium can help you in other ways:
- Alleviating pain
Pain related disorders such as migraine, tension headaches and Fibromyalgia may be improved by magnesium supplementation.
- Keeping the nervous system healthy
Together with calcium, magnesium is needed to maintain optimum nerve impulse transmission.
- Managing stress
Magnesium works alongside vitamin C, B6 and zinc to maintain adrenal health and produce adrenal stress hormones.
Stress whether physical or emotional increases the need for magnesium.
- Supporting the human skeleton
Magnesium helps to regulate calcium within the teeth and bones.
Studies show magnesium is as important for skeletal health as calcium and that women with osteoporosis are found to have less bone magnesium.
If you want to give it a try then you can’t go wrong with BioCare which you can buy through Amazon. I go for the powder one and it has definitely helped with my sleep :0) x