What is magnesium and why do we need it?
Magnesium is an abundant mineral in the body that comes from many foods that we eat every day, as well as common medicines like antacids, MuscleCare and Laxatives.
Magnesium’s role in the body is to not only regulate muscle and nerve function, but also blood pressure and blood sugar levels. It also aids in bone health and protein synthesis, lowers the risk of diabetes, and maintains a healthy cardiovascular system.
Low levels of magnesium have been linked to a higher risk of depression. The mineral is vital to brain function and overall mood. In a randomized controlled study in older adults diagnosed with depression, those who received a dosage of 450 mg of magnesium daily experienced an improved mood as effectively as those who were dosed with an antidepressant drug.
Some more signs of magnesium deficiency include: muscle cramps, aching/tight muscles, migraines, anxiety, loss of appetite, tingling, numbness, and restless legs.
How do we get more of it?
One easy way to incorporate more magnesium into your diet is by taking dietary supplements. They can be found at pretty much any grocery or drug store in pill or capsule form.
If you’re looking for more magnesium to relieve any muscle, joint, or nerve pain, MuscleCare is the best way to go. Magnesium is the ultimate muscle relaxer, and luckily, MuscleCare is a bio-innovation topical pain relief that pushes magnesium into your skin to then push your pain out. Within minutes, your pain will be significantly less, if not completely gone. Magic!
The last way that you can increase your magnesium intake is through your diet! Some magnesium-rich foods include nuts (almonds, cashews, peanuts), spinach, bananas, cooked black beans and edamame beans, avocado, potatoes with skin, cooked brown rice, peanut butter, and soy milk.
Magnesium is such a powerful tool that you can utilize to stay sharp and live a happy and pain-free lifestyle. It's simple to incorporate into your daily routine, and it creates a lasting impact, so why the heck not?! Have a wonderful week, everyone!