One mineral that every woman, no matter what age they are, should be taking is Magnesium. It has been found that most of us are low in magnesium and yet it is vital for everything, from building strong bones to relieving PMS.
Studies show that boosting magnesium can relieve PMS symptoms like migraines, irritability, and cramps by 35%. It can also relieve major depression in just seven days.
As women get older it is even more important to boost your magnesium, because it helps to build strong bones and reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
It protects you against heart disease and in one study from Harvard, they tracked 88,375 nurses and those with the highest levels of magnesium had a 77% lower risk of sudden cardiac death than those with low levels.
In another study in the journal ‘Artherosclerosis’ they followed over 4,200 people for 10 years and the rate of death from heart problems was more than 50% higher for those with low levels of magnesium. The death rate from all causes was 10 times higher in people getting the least amount of magnesium.
The medical industry know that Magnesium is a life saver, they inject magnesium into those people who have had heart attacks, because it’s been proven to cut heart failure and deaths by 25%!
Magnesium is great to help relieve stress, increase energy, prevent migraines, relieve PMS, and improve sleep. And because it’s your body’s natural blood-vessel relaxer, it helps maintain healthy blood pressure.
So, which foods contain magnesium? Leafy greens such as spinach, kale, swiss chard and also quinoa, lentils, almonds, sesame seeds and spirulina. The trouble is that industrial farming methods deplete the soil of magnesium so you do not get the required amounts that you need on a daily basis.
To help increase your magnesium levels you could:
1. Sprinkle unrefined sea salt such as Celtic or Himalayan sea salt on your food because it contains more than 50 different minerals.
2. Soak in Epsom salts which is magnesium sulphate, it is great for relaxing the muscles and your skin will absorb the magnesium.
3. Take a supplement, and the one I choose to recommend is Ultra Muscleze because it is in powder form so you will absorb it better and you can choose how much of it you take. It also contains malic acid, l-carnitine, glutamine and taurine to optimise mitochondrial energy metabolism and to regulate muscle and nerve function.