One of my go-to minerals for stress and anxiety is magnesium. It helps calm the nervous system & improves sleep quality.
Magnesium is needed for regulating neurotransmitters – the messengers throughout your brain and body. And it helps reduce the overproduction of stress hormones, such as cortisol. Magnesium is also involved in energy production, regulating blood sugar levels, hormone production, muscle function, and so much more. So, you can see how important this mineral is.
Most people I see in the clinic aren’t getting enough magnesium in their diet. Which is why increasing your intake of magnesium via food is important.
You’ll find a good dose in:
- green leafy vegetables – silverbeet, spinach, kale, Swiss chard
- nuts – almonds, cashews, peanuts
- seeds – pumpkin seeds/pepitas, flax seeds, sesame seeds, chia seeds
- wholegrains – buckwheat, whole oats, brown or wild rice
- soy milk
- raw cacao
For some client’s I also recommend supplementing during the day or before bed, depending on their presenting condition.
I love creating custom supplement blends for my clients. I’ve had such great results with them and even use them myself.0