Let’s talk about my most favorite mineral on the —> MAGNESIUM! .
Magnesium is an elemental mineral found in the earth that, when absorbed in to the body at high enough doses, helps the body with:
- Energy/ATP production - we NEED magnesium in the Krebs cycle to create these powerful nuggets of energy that we LIVE ON! .
- Calming of the mind due to its relaxation effects.
- Muscle relaxation —> adios muscle tension and pain! .
- Improved digestion (depending on the form chosen)
If you’re like me, you may be asking yourself how to get magnesium naturally and why am I not getting enough through my diet❓
There are MANY reasons for the lack of magnesium in our diets (mostly depletion of our soil from over farming) along with a ton of food-based sources of Magnesium, such as: . - spinach and leafy greens (the darker, the better) and seeds (not so much in peanuts, but they don’t have emojis for tree nuts) - beans and veggies not listed above and many more!
That all being said, I highly recommend having a high-quality magnesium supplement on hand if you’re suffering from #chronicpain, #anxiety, #insomnia, #depression, etc. .
At least 500 mg per day of magnesium glycinate, chelate or aspartame are best for absorption in to the body. Most people actually need more for therapeutic benefit. .
If you’re on the constipated side, you can take mag citrate or hydroxide (milk of magnesia) to help with the bowels, but be aware that this likely won’t help with the above mentioned issues.
Another FAB way to get magnesium is taking a nice long Epsom salt regularly (think 3-4 times per week or daily if you live with #chronicpain). Add some lavender essential oil or calming music and instant relaxation for body, mind, spirit!
How do you use magnesium in your life???
Happy Healthy Day!
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Dr. Maltz earned a Medical Degree and Master in Public Health from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, TX. She completed a combined Internal and Preventive Medicine Residency at UTMB in June, 2011. She then completed a 2-year Integrative Medicine Fellowship at Stamford Hospital in Stamford, CT, during which she simultaneously underwent an intensive 1000-hour curriculum created by The University of Arizona Integrative Medicine Program founded by Dr. Andrew Weil.