Studies show that for 1 in 3 people, it could be due to a deficiency in one critical mineral … Magnesium.
Studies show that for 1 in 3 people, it could be due to a deficiency in one critical mineral: magnesium.
What Does Magnesium Do?
Magnesium is a multitasking super mineral, influencing (for better or for worse) over 300 essential metabolic functions from bone health, to heart health, sleep, mood, bowel function and muscle recovery.
As much as magnesium can help co-create optimal health, a deficiency in this critical mineral can lead to increasingly sub-optimal health, contributing to:
- Muscle aches and tension
- Increased feelings of anxiety or depression
- Increased fatigue
- Irregular bowel movements / constipation
What Kind of Magnesium Should You Take?
There are 10 key forms of Magnesium (Mg) needed by the body, but some are more important than others – and you can get two important forms in Calm/Sleep.
- Magnesium Citrate: sleep, stress, insomnia
- Magnesium Glycinate: digestion, detoxification, bowel health
Working synergistically, these two key forms help to correct deficiencies and help to sustain benefits long-term.
Three Ways Magnesium Optimises Your Health
Correcting Magnesium deficiency long term can help optimise your health and glow-up your life in a few key ways:
1. Regular Bowel Health
Magnesium plays a vital role in maintaining healthy bowel movements and promoting detoxification. Its primary function is to regulate muscle contractions in the intestines, preventing constipation and promoting regularity by drawing water into the intestines and hydrating the soft tissue and both relieving and preventing constipation.
Known as an osmotic laxative, Magnesium is a critical mineral in allowing the body to naturally detoxify and rid the body of waste… everyday.
*Probiotics also contribute to regularity … find out more with A Crash Course in the Benefits of Probiotics (and of Beauty Renewal).
2. Improves Deep, Restorative Sleep
Sleep is the ultimate beauty secret and magnesium is key. Magnesium's influence on sleep quality stems from its influence on regulating neurotransmitters involved in sleep, such as serotonin and melatonin. Playing a critical role in the production of sleep hormones, a deficiency in Magnesium can contribute to insomnia, sleeplessness, and disrupted sleep.
With its role in relaxing muscles, relieving tension, and inducing a sense of calm Magnesium can lead the way to deep, restful, restorative (regular) sleep.
3. Elevated Mood
Magnesium works its magic by influencing the production and release of the happy hormone serotonin—a neurotransmitter known for its positive effects on happiness and well-being. By increasing serotonin levels, magnesium helps lift your spirits, ward off feelings of anxiety and the blues, nervous tension, and promotes an overall sense of calm, satisfied contentment.
With its pivotal role in bowel health, detoxification, quality sleep, and mood elevation, having optimal circulating Magnesium can truly act like a powerhouse for your health.
And you can have it all – aka your RDI (recommended daily intake) in 2 tsps of the super-sippable Calm/Sleep raspberry lemonade powder.