Magnesium 101: The Essential Mineral Busy Mums NEED

Ever feel like you're running on the sniff of an oily rag? Like your body is saying "Nope!" to that never-ending to-do list, and your brain feels like mush trying to remember if you packed the kids lunch boxes in their school bags? Yeah, been there, done that (and probably wearing the stained shirt to prove it).

But here's the thing: you're not alone, and there might be a simple culprit behind your exhaustion – a lack of magnesium. This superstar mineral is like the ultimate multi-tasking superhero for busy mums, and it's time we give it the recognition it deserves!

So, what exactly is magnesium?

Think of it as the body's conductor, orchestrating over 300 different biochemical reactions. It helps regulate energy production, supports muscle and nerve function, and even promotes relaxation (hello, better sleep!). Basically, it's involved in pretty much everything that keeps us going as busy mums.

Why is magnesium so important for mum health?

Well, ladies, we tend to be more susceptible to magnesium deficiency than our male counterparts. This can be due to factors like our menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and even stress (which, let's be honest, is a constant companion for most of us mums!).

Here's how a magnesium deficiency can show up in your life:

  • Feeling constantly tired and sluggish (the dreaded afternoon slump, reaching for that 4th coffee 🤪)
  • Muscle tightness, tension and headaches 
  • Trouble sleeping (because let's face it, who actually gets enough good quality sleep?)
  • Anxiety and irritability 

So, how can you get more magnesium in your life?

There are a few ways to boost your magnesium levels:

  • Eat magnesium-rich foods: Think leafy greens, nuts, seeds, avocados, and dark chocolate (yes, please!).
  • Consider a magnesium supplement: Chat to your Naturopath about this. Some (not all) oral magnesium supplements can give you loose stools.... very loose. 
  • Try topical magnesium: This is a great option for busy mums! Topical magnesium spray or cream allows for easy absorption through the skin. (Psst... I heard Salt + Earth Co. makes an amazing magnesium lotion that's perfect for busy mums on the go!)

By incorporating magnesium into your routine, you may experience a range of benefits:

  • Increased energy levels: Say goodbye to the afternoon slump and hello to feeling more energized throughout the day.
  • Improved sleep quality: Magnesium promotes relaxation and may help you drift off to sleep easier and stay asleep longer.
  • Reduced muscle tension: Magnesium may help ease muscle tension and headaches, leaving you with a sense of being relaxed and comfortable.
  • Better stress management: Magnesium supports the nervous system, which may help you manage stress more effectively.

A message to all mums out there. Taking care of yourself isn't selfish, it's essential! By prioritizing your well-being and incorporating magnesium into your routine, you can feel your best and tackle all that motherhood throws your way.

Do you have any questions about magnesium? Share them in the comments below!

✌️ Dr. Bec (Osteo & Nat)


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