MAGNESIUM: This is your sign to add Mg supplement to your night rituals

Magnesium is the most powerful relaxation mineral for both body and mind.

Magnesium is responsible for more than 600 reactions inside the body and is mainly stored in our bones, muscles, and brain! We need it to function properly and yes to relax.

How do I know if I’m deficient? Frequent cramps, migraines, painful menstruation, twitching, insomnia, constipation, osteoporosis, anxiety and chronic fatigue could all be a sign of magnesium deficiency.   

What are the foods richest in magnesium? Seaweed (kelp), nuts, leafy green veggies, beans, lentils, avocado, buckwheat, wheat germ, soybeans, brown rice, figs, parsley, garlic, and dark chocolate. However, the soil is overtreated and poor in magnesium, this is why we should supplement it (unless you know it’s a well-mineralized soil and not treated with chemicals)!

What type of magnesium supplement should I take? Magnesium glycinate and magnesium citrate are the forms best absorbed by the body. Do NOT take magnesium carbonate, sulfate, gluconate, or oxide, which are poorly absorbed (and usually the cheapest forms).

How much? I recommend 300mg daily for adult and teenage women (320mg if pregnant and 350mg if breastfeeding).

Magnesium glycinate or citrate? Magnesium citrate is commonly used for constipation, so if your goal is to relax your whole body and mind, go for magnesium glycinate.  

Recommended brands: Pure Encapsulations, Integrative Therapeutics, Bioptimizers

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