Feeling stressed? Out of sorts? If you’re not eating as healthy as you’d like and not sleeping well either, it’s possible you have a magnesium deficiency. Many of us do. Especially in times of stress (and who isn’t stressed these days?), we deplete an essential mineral necessary for hundreds of bodily processes. Magnesium may improve heart health, menstrual cramps, migraines, decrease anxiety and is essential for strong bones, just to name a few of its powers.
How can you get more magnesium? Working it into your diet is one way. Eating plenty of leafy green vegetables, nuts, beans, whole grains or chia seeds will definitely help.
If you choose to supplement, no worries, the recommended amount is 200 mg per day.
I recommend a chelated magnesium which is gentler on the stomach and does not cause any unwanted side effects. I suggest taking it at night because it can relax your body and help you get a good night’s sleep. Magnesium is nature’s sleeping pill.