Magnesium is a wellness warrior; your go-to ally in times of stress

Why YOU should be focusing on maintaining your Magnesium levels regularly,especially as we continue to live in a world shut down by COVID-19

It’s safe to say that the vast majority of us are feeling heightened levels of tension and stress as a result of being quarantined; even more significantly for those working on the front lines – who are at risk of being exposed to the virus on the daily.

The honest truth? Even before this pandemic, stress had already become such a regular part of our everyday lives. We are pressured to propel our careers forward, to do more as parents, to always want to achieve more and acquire more.

On top of that, we have been programmed to accept stress as a normal fact of life. As something that we all deal with; something that comes and goes when things get ‘busy’. That stress lingers, though, and it can have a profoundly negative impact on our physical and mental wellbeing.

 

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Stress begets Magnesium Deficiency and Magnesium Deficiency begets stress

Research shows time and time again that stress is one of the leading contributors to a number of mental and physical illnesses. Stress is also one of the leading contributors to magnesium deficiency, which can lead to pain, discomfort and diseases that plague the human body. When you are magnesium deficient, you are more susceptible to anything from Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) to something as debilitating as chronic depression.

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How can Magnesium help?

When we’re stressed, certain parts of our bodies tend to hold tension and become inflamed. This contributes to sensations of pain, stiffness, and overall escalation of stress. The NCBI studied the effects of magnesium supplementation on subjective anxiety and stress, noting that existing evidence (while limited) shows a clear connection in its ability to calm anxiety, anger, frustration and tension. 

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It does this by assisting the entire body in achieving a relaxed state, including: the nervous system, muscle tension, cramping, spasms and even various types of inflammation. Imagine maintaining that stressed state while your entire body feels relaxed… it seems almost impossible, right? This is the power that Magnesium has over stress.

The magical mineral is trusted and recommended by conventional medical and natural practitioner communities alike. Not only for its ability to relax us in times of stress, but also for its ability to give us back the power to seek a much deeper sleep. For most of us, a lack of good quality rest is often the root cause for stress. That being said, by committing to giving ourselves the gift of sleep, we are then able to recognize and overcome many of the emotional/physical health challenges we face.

How does this all link back to Magnesium? Well, less sleep can cause stress, and that stress can cause a continued lack of sleep. Both of these issues work to quickly drain your Magnesium levels, preventing you from maintaining a sense of calm or ever reaching that relaxed state – meaning you likely won’t ever be well-rested or relaxed enough to slip into a restorative state of sleep.

We advocate for all types of Magnesium, both oral and topical. However, the truth is that when we take Magnesium orally, we lose much of it in the digestion process. Nutrients battle within our digestive tract for absorption and Magnesium is excreted via our urine. Therefore, we’re never able to fully absorb the entire amount of dosage we take orally. On the other hand, topical Magnesium is a wonderful compliment to oral Magnesium as there is no need for it to navigate the digestion process. Our customers report fast, effective, and noticeable results due to the superior absorption method. Furthermore, topical magnesium continues to be a favoured product amongst our customers for pain relief when applied directly over areas of discomfort.

So, you might be asking – how should I use Nourished Magnesium for stress management? It’s so easy – just apply the cream or body spray to the lower abdomen 1 to 3 times daily or apply locally to any areas of discomfort. Massage to absorb and you’re good to go!

Tip: When using our products for stress management, apply our Magnesium Cream or Magnesium Body Spray to the lower abdomen and massage it in. Keep in mind that our Magnesium Cream + Arnica is not necessary for this use as it intended for management of moderate to severe chronic pain and inflammation.

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