The importance of Magnesium for women’s health
Updated: Dec 5, 2020
Are you lying awake at night not able to sleep, experiencing leg cramps at night, suffering from terrible headaches or perhaps raging PMS, anxiety and depression?? If so you are not alone and MAY be deficient in Magnesium which is fairly common in women.
WHAT IS MAGNESIUM ANYWAY?
Magnesium is a naturally occurring mineral and is responsible for proper body functions, especially the muscles and nerves. It’s the most important mineral the body needs to stay functional and produce energy.
HOW DOES MAGNESIUM BENEFIT WOMEN?
-vital role in pregnancy as it helps repair and build body tissues.
-Because the heart is a muscle, it helps prevent spasms and regulate blood vessels to reduce blood pressure naturally.
-Plays a role in reducing anxiety/depression and headaches.
-Aides in the promotion of sleep
WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO GET A DAILY DOSE?
Food is medicine!
-The first attempt to get the recommended daily dose of magnesium is in high quality , fresh, rich foods. This can be easily done.
-These include cashews, almonds, brazil nuts, legumes, seeds, spinach, fish, rice, quinoa, bananas, avocados and DARK chocolate yes!!! Literally all my favourite foods!
-The recommended dose to shoot for varies but should be between 200-360mg daily.
-Make sure to eat a balanced diet and up your intake of the foods listed above to keep your health robust and your body satisfied.
Once you start to get your magnesium levels in check you will notice a vast improvement in brain and cognitive function, sleep quality, and reduction of inflammation. Always seek medical advice if unsure of supplementation.