What magnesium is needed for?
Magnesium is known in the health & wellness space as Natures tranquilizer. It has absolutely been a staple of mine over the last few years. Although for different reasons as my goals shifted over the years, from improving my fertility, to anxiety support and also in my training for more efficient exercise recovery. It has so many amazing benefits and is one of those supplements I always recommend to my clients on any of my hormone balancing & weight loss programs. Are you confused as to which magnesium supplement you should be taking Or even if you need a magnesium supplement?
Why supplement magnesium?
With phase one of my mastering your hormones program we are addressing Blood sugar issues. It could be cravings & belly fat, up and down moods, anxiety affecting both relationships at home and work, sleep issues, weight and yes even confidence. All which magnesium has a particularly important role. Unfortunately, the quality of our food has changed and is not as abundant in minerals due to poor soil quality, and the increase of more processed refined foods. And of course, with all that is happening in the world around us. The increase of stress in our life, more working mums in the workplace. Which places a burden on women as well I understand, being a mum to 2 preschoolers and running my own business. Therefore, I do recommend some supplementation on my programs to help support the body.
Which magnesium supplement is right for me?
Here is a list
- Magnesium Glycinate is very calming. Best taken at night about 2 hours before beds. It is a very absorbable source and great for stress, anxiety, insomnia. I am taking this one myself at night. 300mg before bed. ZZZZZZzzz
- Magnesium malate is great for exercise recovery and sore muscles. So if you are training a lot and not recovering well. Also good for energy or issues such as chronic fatigue. Best taken in the morning.
- Magnesium citrate is a good readily absorbable form but can cause loose stools so it’s one I have used when clients are having issues with constipation.
- Magnesium taurate is often used to help healthy blood sugar regulation. Often used to treat high blood pressure and High blood sugar.
- Magnesium L-threonate is often used for its potential benefits with the brain. It may help manage certain brain issues, such as depression and age-related memory loss.
- Magnesium oxides tend to be the least absorbable and often are cheaper so keep this in mind when comparing supplements. Its sometimes used to treat constipation or heartburn but not great if your looking to raise your magnesium levels.
What food sources can I get magnesium from?
The rda for magnesium is about 320 mg for women.
- Beans such as edamame are a great source and a tasty snack
- Your green leafy are packed full of magnesium and calcium. The darker the better.
- Nuts & seeds which are also packed with good fats for hormonal support.
- Whole grains such as whole wheat and oats.
- Dark chocolate(yes even some 70% plus dark choc is a great source and I keep this treat for my luteal phase when those cravings tend to hit just before your monthly period.
Do I need a more detailed Nutrition program?
So, peeps hopefully you feel a little more armed with knowledge allowing to make more informed decisions. And I will ask again… Are you confused about which magnesium supplement you should be taking? Hopefully the answer is now no 🙂 Use all supplements with caution especially when on medication. You are individual, as are your goals and health requirements. Always get professional advice from a qualified practitioner such as myself.
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