Could the cure for anxiety be magnesium??
Do you have anxiety?
Do you suffer from random symptoms that include headaches, muscle cramps, irritability, and sleeplessness?
Do you have a depression and can’t understand why?
Also…is your digestion wacky without any real explanation?
If so, it could be that you don’t have enough magnesium, and your body is letting you know.
Magnesium is the mineral that the average person doesn’t have enough of in their diet…
…and the truly sad thing is that most of us don’t have a clue!
It’s called “The Master Mineral,” because it’s in charge of over 300 chemical processes in the human body.
Ultimately, we all need magnesium in order to survive and have good mental health.
Today’s article will tell you about some of the benefits of magnesium for your mental health.
It’s high time people begin to understand why this mineral is so important and why we can’t function well without it.
If You Want To Feel Calm, You Need Magnesium!
Some people call magnesium the relaxation mineral…and there’s a reason for this.
Magnesium affects just about every system in your body. Without it, you wouldn’t be able to breathe.
And goodness knows your heart wouldn’t beat, either. Magnesium is the mineral that keeps your heart contracting and then relaxing. Blood could not move through your body, and your entire system would be in a state of constant stress.
Magnesium also helps regulate your blood pressure and your circadian rhythm. Circadian rhythm is what wakes us when it’s light outside and makes us feel sleepy at night when the sun has set.
And that’s not all!
If your blood pressure is too high, magnesium can help to lower it – that is, if your body has enough of it.
Without enough magnesium, you’re really going to struggle with your sleep. The vast majority of people with anxiety also have insomnia. And you probably already know how stressful it is when you can’t get to sleep at night.
Magnesium handles so many chemical interactions in your body that, when you have enough of it, you’ll automatically feel more relaxed and peaceful.
It’s amazing how it works…and though you might think I’m not sharing enough about anxiety…there’s a point to it all.
Listen…magnesium is amazing. It’s been used to treat everything from anxiety and depression to restless leg syndrome, tics, and generalized pain.
I guess what I’m trying to say is that having the right amounts of magnesium will solve a host of health problems – and you might find that when you start getting enough of it, your anxiety vanishes.
I’ve heard a lot of people tell me that over the years.
Now, I won’t bore you with everything that can happen when you don’t have enough magnesium in your body.
But you should know that, without supplementation, you’re more than likely going to keep struggling – and I don’t want that for you or for your loved ones.
Here’s What I Recommend For Adults When It Comes To Magnesium Supplementation
Just by increasing your magnesium intake to the minimal daily requirement, you’ll notice a difference.
The average adult needs anywhere from 375-420 mg of magnesium every day.
This can be hard to get from food because our soil isn’t as healthy as it used to be. But if you buy organic produce and pasture-raised meat, you should be able to get all the magnesium you need.
Foods that are high in magnesium…
- Nuts – like walnuts, almonds, and macadamia nuts
- Green leafy vegetables – like kale, spinach, and collard greens
- Avocado – perfect in salads and on sandwiches
- Seeds – like sunflower and flax seeds
- Dark chocolate – 70% or higher
- Organic fish and chicken – lower in mineral content, but combine with green leafies to boost magnesium!
Getting your magnesium from whole food is best; however, if you find that you aren’t consuming enough magnesium every day, you might want to supplement.
If you find that you need to supplement, I recommend getting either an oil or using a capsule form of magnesium that can get into your bloodstream easily.
Here are the forms of magnesium that are easily digestible and actually work well in the human body
Best forms of magnesium supplements…
- Magnesium glycinate – Often used to reduce muscle pain, improve relaxation, and relieve stress. This would be great for anxiety.
- Magnesium oxide. Commonly used to treat heartburn and constipation. Don’t take too much, or you’ll be in the bathroom for a while.
- Magnesium citrate – Easily absorbed by the body and also used to treat constipation. You can find this form of magnesium easily in local pharmacies and big, chain retail stores.
- Magnesium sulfate (Epsom salt) – This type of magnesium isn’t usually well-absorbed internally, but it does a great job absorbing through the skin.
- Magnesium malate – this may be the best-absorbed form of magnesium. It’s used to treat everything from anxiety and depression to muscle cramps and insomnia.
- Magnesium chloride – great for relaxation, muscle cramps and spasms, and muscle soreness. It usually comes in flakes, and people use it at home to make magnesium oil or magnesium lotion.
Anxiety Is Miserable.
Magnesium Can Help!
Now…I’m not going to be so bold and say you’re going to solve all your anxiety problems with magnesium.
That would be irresponsible.
But it’s just as irresponsible to not tell you how it affects your mood and your overall health. That’s why…all I can do is tell you what I’ve seen and make helpful recommendations.
I see people on tons of different medications…and though medication can be useful, I firmly believe it shouldn’t be the first option people choose.
Sometimes, getting enough sleep, removing toxic influences, and eating better is all you need to improve your mental health.
Other times, it takes medication.
Hopefully, now, you feel like you have more information so you can choose the best path for yourself.
You deserve options.
And you should know…this is personal to me. See, I know people who have started taking the right kind (and the right amount) of magnesium for their situation…
…and within 30 days, it was like they were a new person.
That might not happen for you…but what if it did?
How would your life improve if you took magnesium and your anxiety improved (or disappeared altogether)??
Have you ever tried Magnesium for anxiety or relaxation? How did it work for you?