Magical Magnesium! The Anxiety Solution!

 

Magnesium and Anxiety

Let’s talk about Anxiety, shall we?

Well I’m currently job hunting, apartment hunting, attempting to plan a wedding with little to no money, and my family is moving for the first time ever to a place that is pretty far away.

I have been having the hardest time ever trying to sleep and just dealing with life and stress in general.

I’m prone to anxiety and the occasional panic attack so I am always looking out for things that can help control and reduce my anxiety.

In walks the Magical Mineral Magnesium! It’s estimated that over 80 % of people are deficient in Magnesium due to the type of diet that most people follow these days, filled with unnatural processed junk food.

Magnesium Does WONDERS to STOP My Panic Attacks

Magnesium does occur naturally in many foods like dark, leafy greens, flaxseeds, almonds, salmon, avocado, bananas, and dark chocolate.

Magnesium Anxiety Dosage

To make sure I get enough Magnesium in my diet, especially if I am stressed out and not eating enough magnesium rich foods, I take this supplement of 250 mg per pill and take 2 pills every night.

My Favorite Way to beat stress and make sure I get enough magnesium is to Drink It in the form of a delicious powder mix you can find at your natural food store or online called Natural Calm.

Not a sponsor I just really like this shiz!

It tastes great and dissolves in water and makes for a super calming thing to sip before bedtime while catching up on Real Housewives!

What to eat to get enough Magnesium and to relieve anxiety

However most people are not eating these Magnesium Rich Foods as often as they should be, or at all, and as a result your body can start to malfunction.

The more anxious and stressed out you are the more your Magnesium stores get depleted and if they aren’t replenished properly it can lead to problems.

Magnesium functions as a cofactor in enzyme systems that are responsible in the regulation of diverse body biochemical reactions including nerve and muscle function, protein synthesis, blood pressure regulation and blood glucose control.

How Magnesium Helps With Anxiety

Studies have revealed that magnesium can be very effective in anxiety treatment. A study conducted on 264 patients in France, with anxiety disorders, found that a large number of women reported a significant improvement in their anxiety levels when they took magnesium supplements for 8 weeks.

Signs You Might Be Low in Magnesium

If someone tends to become irritated easily, suffers from

  • Insomnia
  • Restlessness
  • Sensitivity to Noise
  • Frequent Headaches
  • Spasms or Muscular Soreness
  • High Stress Levels
  • PMS
  • Extreme Coldness
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulties in Concentration or a Fuzzy Brain
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Gut Disorders
  • Constipation
  • Poor Dental Health or Frequent Cavities
  • Cravings for Carbohydrates
  • Thyroid Problems
  • Kidney Stones

They are probably magnesium deficient

 

Other Reasons to Take This Magic Mineral!

 

Magnesium and Anxiety- They are SUPER Connected! 

“the major perk of this nutrient is its ability to relax muscles, keep you calm, and promote peaceful sleep, which in itself is a huge part of making any diet plan work.

According to the National Institutes of Health, magnesium is needed for more than 300 chemical reactions in the body, including keeping the heart rhythm steady, regulating blood sugar levels, and helping lower blood pressure.

Some research also suggests that a higher magnesium intake can reduce the risk of colon cancer, and many studies have shown that magnesium may help treat such conditions as osteoporosis, PMS, migraines, depression, and more” source 

How to Get More Magnesium in Your Life

There are a number of ways that you can improve your magnesium intake. Magnesium supplementation is the most effective of them all. It is advisable to begin slowly before increasing magnesium intake.

This is because in the beginning, high doses will not be absorbed completely and most will be flushed out when you pee(TMI?)

Sea vegetables, leafy green vegetables and kelp are good sources of magnesium. However, if someone has a low magnesium level in the blood stream, it is not easy to raise those levels through diet alone.

Magnesium is important to the health and plays numerous roles in the body. It takes part in the structural bone development, and contributes in energy production.

It plays other roles such as DNA and RNA synthesis and in potassium and calcium active transport. A deficiency in magnesium can lead to various complications but conditions can be corrected by increasing magnesium intake.

It also keeps you extremely regular if you know what I mean and when I take it at night I wake up feeling tight and toned, and my stomach looks flat, flat, flat! Who doesn’t love that?!

So if you think that you might be low in Magnesium go get some blood work done to check the levels in your body or just try some delicious Natural Calm and see if you feel better! It has helped my anxiety exponentially and I know it can help you all as well!

Stay Calm, Fit, and Fabulous and have a bomb ass weekend!

XOXO

Harriet

 

 

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. August 7, 2016 / 8:03 pm

    Harriet, I hope you do not mind if my husband, an M.D. and previous US Navy physician, peruses your article referencing Magnesium. As I read the same, I became somewhat concerned as to a few statements it contained. Simply, we are touched by your site-blog and your “realness” you are trying to exhibit. Not something one sees too often from many people these days….especially a twenty-four year young lady. Your site is refreshing. Thank-you, for all the effort and time you are dedicating to reach out to so many young people.

    • Harriet B.
      August 7, 2016 / 8:04 pm

      Of course, thank you so much for reading I can’t even explain how much that means to me.

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