Magnesium benefits and why you need more of it

Hey guys! Happy Friday! (Finally)

I want to talk to you about Magnesium. I had no idea that it was so imperative for daily functioning. As someone with high anxiety; this supplement does me wonders. 

So what exactly does Magnesium do?

Calcium makes muscles contract, while magnesium allows them to relax. Calcium is needed for blood clotting, but magnesium keeps the blood flowing freely. The good news is your body knows exactly how to create this balance—that is when it has the right amount of these two fundamental nutrients available. Our bodies were designed to obtain the nutrients we need from the food we eat, including plenty of magnesium. Sadly, most of us (an estimated 80 percent) don’t get enough magnesium in our diets, while we often take in an excess of calcium, mainly from dairy products and supplements. Both high-calcium diets and stress-filled lives deplete the magnesium in our bodies even further. That’s where Natural Calm comes in.
— Natural Calm Website

How does Natural Calm help ease stress?

When we are under stress, our cells—which in their resting state contain magnesium—go through a change. Calcium, normally outside the cells, enters the cells to create an action state. Nerve cells become excited and muscles tense. When the stress has passed, magnesium then pushes the calcium back out of the cells and everything relaxes. However, when there’s not enough magnesium, calcium remains in the cells, prolonging stress and creating magnesium-deficiency symptoms. You experience this as feeling stressed. Cellular magnesium deficiency can also express itself as fatigue and low energy; inability to sleep; muscle tension, spasms and cramps; anxiousness and nervousness; headaches; constipation and abnormal heart rhythms. Natural Calm, sourced from the ocean’s rich mineral content, delivers magnesium in a highly absorbable and quick-acting form. Its effectiveness—The CALM Experience—has made Natural Calm the leading magnesium supplement in the natural market.
— Natural Calm Website

Lastly: do you NEED Magnesium/Natural Calm?

The majority of us are not getting adequate magnesium, including many who already take magnesium supplements. There are three reasons for this: the amount of magnesium required by the body is greater than people think; fruits and vegetables have lost mineral content over time due to soil depletion; and some magnesium supplements are poorly absorbed by the body. Magnesium depletion can be caused by a number of stresses on the body, among them lack of adequate dietary magnesium; mental, emotional and environmental stressors; some drugs (diuretics, antibiotics, oral contraceptives, insulin, cortisone); heavy exercise; diabetes; gastrointestinal disorders; and excess calcium in the diet. You can only benefit from trying Natural Calm. As with vitamin C, the body will excrete any excess magnesium. Natural Calm features highly absorbable, water-soluble magnesium in ionic form, so it is ready to go to work right away.
— Natural Calm Website

See below for all the benefits of having a daily Magnesium supplement as part of your diet! I use this stuff every day, twice a day. I can physically tell when I haven't had it in a while. I'm backed up (yes, in that way) bogged down, wound up, and uneasy. While Natural Calm is non-drowsy, it does help you maintain a level of balance and relaxation. 

I've been using this brand for years, and vouche for it 100% without any hesitation. They are a quality product that I was honored to gain a partnership with. I drink it in my tea, and my water. It definitely helps me up my water intake too, because I suck at getting in enough. Please head over to my Instagram now to enter for your chance to win your own 8 oz bottle! (there will be FOUR winners total!) 

Take care of yourselves, and HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all the amazing mama's out there.