Magnesium to the Rescue!
Many people are deficient in Magnesium and they don’t even know it. Magnesium is important for many processes in the body including muscle and nerve function, cardiovascular health, stress levels, insomnia, and even blood sugar levels.
I never skip a night of taking my Magnesium supplements. Not only does it help my muscles recover quicker, but it also helps with my anxiety and sleep! I started taking it a few years back as I was having anxiety at night which was causing trouble falling asleep. Since I started taking Magnesium at night before bed my anxiety is GONE and I have no trouble falling asleep. Did you know that Magnesium comes in a lotion, spray and gel too? I love the lotion for tight and sore muscles, and let's be real, the vanilla scent is amazing too. I even give my son Magnesium gummies to keep him regular, because yup it does that too! The RDA for Magnesium is between 300-400mg daily for most adults.
There are many different types of Magnesium. Two of the most commonly used forms are Glycinate and Citrate. Magnesium Glycinate is typically used for calming, anxiety, and insomnia. Magnesium Citrate is typically used to raise Magnesium levels and to treat constipation as I mentioned above. Magnesium Citrate is one of the most bioavailable forms of Magnesium.
I prefer to take a capsule, but Magnesium comes in different forms such as:
- Topical (Lotion, Gel, Spray)
Avocados, Spinach and Almonds are among a long list of foods that are rich in magnesium as well if you prefer to get it from your food rather than a supplement. According to Science Daily, the standard diet in the United States contains only about 50 percent of the amount of Magnesium that it should. As much as half of the total population is estimated to be consuming a magnesium-deficient diet.