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Magnesium

February 15, 2018

Magnesium is a water soluble vitamin that we can get from the foods we eat.  

 

What is it good for?

Magnesium is essential for calcium regulation and therefor healthy bones and teeth.  It helps in supporting healthy blood pressure and blood glucose levels. Magnesium supplementation can also be useful as a sleep aid, muscle relaxant, and to improve constipation.  It can also help improve mood. 

 

If you are prone to muscle cramping, magnesium can work wonders.  When I was pregnant with my son, I was prone to lower leg cramps during the night.  After taking magnesium, they completely subsided.  

 

Good Food Sources of Magnesium

Chocolate

Tofu

Pumpkin Seed and Flax

Spinach

Avocado

Broccoli 

Almonds and Cashews

 

 

 

Types of Magnesium Supplementation 

Magnesium Glycinate @ 100mg can be a good form for before bed

Magnesium Chelate @ 250mg can be good if you tend more towards constipation 

one side effect to note is lose stools, if you stools become to loose decrease dosage.

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