LIVE WELL: Magnesium

If you keep up with wellness trends at all, then you’ve probably seen the word magnesium floating around. It’s been a popular health supplement for years, but like everything, it’s come back around again and is having a serious moment.

But what is magnesium? Well, for one, it serves quite a few purposes and plays an integral role in the everyday function of the body. From helping to convert food to energy to regulating neurotransmitters that send messages throughout the brain and nervous system, magnesium is pretty important!

Studies also that most people don’t get enough magnesium, which is why it’s a common supplement. Some of the benefits of taking magnesium or making sure you get enough magnesium in your diet include:

  • Reduced insomnia; restful sleep
  • Improved PMS symptoms
  • Can help prevent migraines
  • Anti-inflammatory benefits
  • Can naturally lower blood pressure

If you want to give magnesium supplements a try, search for the citrate, glycinate taurate, or aspartate varieties, as they’re said to be the most absorbable. And of course, always check with your doctor before making changes to your health and wellness routine. Maybe you’re getting enough, maybe you’re not. Definitely worth checking though!


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  1. I want to start off my saying that I love that you are so passionate about health and wellness. Clearly, it’s very inspiring to your readers. However, I work as and ICU nurse and it’s so dangerous to be taking magnesium supplements without get your blood serum level of magnesium consistently checked every day. It needs to be treated as a medication, not like a harmless vitamin. In particular, magnesium affects your heart. And when we get patients with a high level of magnesium in their blood, It’s something we treat very seriously and treat immediately. I have seen many patients be admitted to the ICU because they take over the counter medication without understanding the potential side effects. I appreciate that you put a disclaimer at the end of your article. I just wanted to reiterate how dangerous it can be to take too much of it, coming from someone who has seen it first hand.

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