What is all the excitement about over magnesium for anxiety? If you have been recommended any natural supplement for anxiety, it was probably magnesium. It is best known as natures valium, calms the nervous system and gets you a restful nights sleep which is a pre-requisite if you are on the road to recovery with anxiety. Magnesium is one of the most important minerals when it comes to maintaining optimal health
It is also important to know that magnesium will help with a host of other ailments (not just anxiety!) these include, migraines, hypertension, attention deficit disorder, high blood pressure, low energy, regulation of hormones, fearful thoughts, aggression, and constipation and heart disease.
Magnesium supplementation is important and many individuals with anxiety are lacking this mineral and 60 percent of individuals in the United States alone.
Are there ways I can supplement through foods?
Spinach, Avocados, Figs and Almonds, dark chocolate, pumpkin seeds, black beans and bananas have a good amount of magnesium.
Do I still need to supplement if I am getting enough magnesium through my diet?
There are plenty of enough food sources to reach your daily requirement of magnesium and doing it this way ,there are no adverse side effects, because any excess magnesium will easily pass through your body without side effects.
Are there side effects to magnesium supplementation?
I would only recommend magnesium supplementation if there is a severe deficiency or your diet restricts you from obtaining optimal levels through food sources. High doses of magnesium supplements can cause adverse side effects like diarrhea, nausea and abdominal cramping. Extremely high doses can lead to a magnesium overdose and magnesium toxicity. The tolerable upper intake level for supplemental magnesium is 350 milligrams per day for those above the age of nine. Stick to the recommended magnesium dosage to sidestep negative effects on health.
Go through that list of high magnesium rich foods and add a serving to each meal, if you are still having restful nights or symptoms highlighted in this article, I would suggest reaching out to a qualified nutritionist to obtain adequate magnesium for a healthy, vibrant, you.
Much love warriors,