Magnesium the Mineral for Life

Magnesium the Mineral for Life

Magnesium is one of the most important minerals required by the body for health. I guess you could consider it the mineral for life as it is so important. Magnesium is easily depleted; stress, processed food, and caffeine will cause Magnesium loss. I frequently get asked about the benefits of magnesium at the shop. It's responsible for over 300 functions in the body, definitely too many to cover here, but I will talk about the 3 most common things we recommend it for; sleep, restless legs, and muscle spasm.

Magnesium for Sleep

We see many people at the shop who have difficulty sleeping and a lack of Magnesium causing tension in the body could be part of the problem. Extra Magnesium either through the diet or supplementation may be the natural solution you’re looking for. Many people report that they sleep more quickly, more deeply and for longer, and wake up feeling refreshed when they take extra Magnesium. For sleep, supplements are best taken about an hour before bed.

Magnesium for restless leg syndrome

Restless legs are very common both men and women suffer with this annoying problem. I get asked about this all the time, and if this is not addressed it could start affecting your sleep. Your legs may feel restless, twitchy, fidgety, and sometimes it can feel like there is something crawling under your skin. I call it leg trashing as I can’t sit still when it happens. Magnesium is my go-to supplement to help relieve symptoms. This can work quite quickly if it doesn't you could add in potassium to see if this combination works better for you. You can take magnesium internally or if you prefer there's BetterYou Magnesium Spray or Lotion which you can massage into the skin a couple of times a day. Other things to help restless legs include rest, going to bed when you feel tired, and staying hydrated.

Magnesium to help muscle cramps

Any kind of cramping or muscle spasm will could be relieved with extra magnesium. Muscle cramps especially in the legs either after intense exercise, or cramps that wake you up at night can be relieved with extra magnesium. This type of cramping can be extremely painful. Sore and tired muscles after intense work or workouts can benefit from extra too. Period pain is also associated with low levels of magnesium. Another option is to add Betteryou Magnesium Relax Salts to your bath, relax, and unwind for up to 30 minutes.

BetterYou Magnesium

There are different types of magnesium, carbonate, citrate, gluconate to name just a few. Each type has a slightly different function we can help you choose which one is best for you. There are also different ways to take a magnesium supplement. For example you’ll find magnesium in powder, tablets, capsules, and liquid. For those of you who can’t swallow tablets or capsules, or who worry about the taste of liquid supplements there’s BetterYou Magnesium Oil Body Spray. This is a convenient way to get your Magnesium. You can apply the spray anywhere on the body, it absorbs quickly when massaged into the skin. It promotes overall wellbeing and natural relaxation and may ease aches, pains, and stiffness. 10 sprays of Magnesium Body Oil Spray provide 200mg of magnesium. It’s suitable for all ages and may be used during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Within the BetterYou range you'll find Betteryou Kids Magnesium Sleep Spray is a lovely product to help kids get to sleep.

Food sources of Magnesium include green leafy vegetables, wholegrains, legumes, nuts, seeds, and dark chocolate.

Magnesium is a mineral worth taking a look at.

Magnesium the mineral for life

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