Magnesium…did you know?

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Did you know that being deficient in certain nutrients can actually cause or worsen anxiety, that anxiety itself can also deplete nutrient levels?

Research shows that low magnesium levels contribute and worsen many neuropsychiatric problems, including anxiety! Magnesium is a vital mineral that participates in more than 300 biochemical reactions in your body. It’s absolutely essential for the proper functioning of your nervous system and optimal neurotransmitter activity.

Magnesium is a powerful mineral for relaxation in the body and is used up rapidly during times of stress. Low magnesium levels can affect your quality of sleep and affect your next day.

Since our soils have been depleted of magnesium, magnesium deficiency is common even among those who are eating a healthy and balanced diet, and even more prevalent among those consuming too much processed food, refined sugar, salt, alcohol, and coffee.

Despite its importance, many people are deficient in the mineral today. Make sure to include magnesium rich foods in your diet on a daily basis, such as spinach, chard, pumpkin seeds , almonds, avocado, dark chocolate and bananas.

During stressful times, injury or to help with sleepless nights,  a supplemental magnesium might be needed. For therapeutic dosage, I suggest PureBalance Relax…daily before bed!

Cheers to a more relaxed you!

Dr. Ingrid

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Dr. Ingrid Maes

Dr. Ingrid Maes specializes in gentle chiropractic care and creating a lifestyle that promotes your best health. As a doctor of chiropractic and certified acupuncturist, Ingrid is skilled at identifying the root cause of imbalance and creating physical, nutritional and emotional balance in all systems of your body.

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