Magnesium is one of the most abundant minerals in your entire body and is needed for more than 300 important biochemical reactions.
It is also one of the most common nutrient deficiencies - it is estimated that more than 50% of us are low in magnesium. Poor diet and nutrition, medications, an unhealthy gut and soil depletion all play a role in why so many of us are deficient.
Symptoms of low magnesium can include trouble sleeping, muscle cramps, headaches and migraines, low thyroid, painful menstrual cramps, anxiety and depression. Any or all of these can be affected by a magnesium deficiency and can be helped by getting more magnesium in your body.
First of all, start incorporating more magnesium rich foods into your diet like spinach, hemp seeds, swiss chard, dark chocolate, black beans, almonds, pumpkin seeds and avocado. Check out these delicious, healthy magnesium rich recipes:
Another simple way is to take an epsom salts bath. The magnesium in the epsom salts is absorbed into your skin (your largest organ) giving you a boost of magnesium without having to digest it. Run a warm bath and add 2 to 3 cups of pure epsom salts to the water. Mix it around with your hand to make sure it is blended into the water and then relax and soak for 20 minutes. Learn more on all the amazing health benefits of taking a bath here: Why You Should Take a Bath Tonight.
These two simple steps can really help boost your magnesium levels aiding in better sleep, a better mood and overall better health...
I would love to hear from you. What do you do to get more magnesium? Let me know in the comments below...