Magnesium is a mineral that is important for normal bone structure in the body. It is a natural muscle relaxer, which immensely helps with anxiety. It’s a nervous system relaxant and mineral that assists with fear, irritability, and restlessness. We hold on to so much tension within our muscles, and taking a Magnesium supplement is a healthy and easy way to create calmness.
The recommended dietary allowance for magnesium is 310–420 mg for adults depending on age and gender. If you require a supplement, dosage recommendations can vary depending on your needs, such as to improve constipation, sleep, muscle cramps or depression. Most studies found positive effects with daily doses starting at 125mg and slowly increasing until desired effect. While it is safe to consume up to 2,500 mg a day, a gradual increase is recommended when introducing a new supplement such as Magnesium.
Some researchers even claim that taking magnesium increases serotonin (happiness or relaxation hormone) production in the brain. They also believe that magnesium is good for reducing inflammation in internal organs. This may help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and improve digestion/bowel movement. Integrative medical experts commonly recommend taking a magnesium supplement and additionally using Epsom salt baths (which is magnesium sulfate) to patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and cold intolerance.
Magnesium is known to help stabilize mood and relieve stress, anxiety and depression. It is recommended as something to try to assist with insomnia. Since sleep plays an important role in your physical health. Just getting a good night’s rest can assist in healing and repair of your heart and blood vessels. Ongoing sleep deficiency is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke.
We consider magnesium to be a “Miracle Nutrient”. There is a long list of average symptoms that taking Magnesium can be known to greatly assist and at times seemly cure! To name a few: Insomnia, Back or Neck Pain, Headaches, High Blood Pressure, PMS, Exhaustion, Nervousness, Fatigue, Leg Cramps, Kidney Stones, Fibromyalgia, Muscle Cramps or Twitches and the list goes on. Who wouldn’t want to kick some of these unfavorable symptoms?!
Last week’s blog covered the importance of bone health and featured one of our classic top sellers Peter’s Choice CalMag — which includes both calcium and magnesium. At Peter’s Choice Nutrition Center, we are dedicated to making sure we carry whatever you may need! So, we carry all flavors and forms of the Natural Vitality Calm products. Including Kids Calm products such as the Calm Gummies (Yummy!).