Magnesium is known as the “nature’s relaxation mineral” as it makes you calm. This mineral regulates how we experience tension physically and emotionally, downgrading feelings of panic and overwhelm. Magnesium has long been synonymous with mental and physical calming.
Studies show magnesium keeps anxiety at bay by regulating and influencing areas of our brain, nervous system, and hormones. It is particularly active in regulating neurotransmitters, molecules (often hormones) which are the body’s chemical messengers used by the nervous system to transmit messages.
How Stress Triggers Anxiety
How do we know if what we’re experiencing is stress? Most of us recognize stress when we feel it, but the symptoms are wider-ranging than you may know.
- Frequent headaches, jaw clenching, or pain
- Gritting, grinding teeth
- Stuttering or Stammering
- Tremors, trembling of lips and hands
- Neck ache, back pain, muscle spasms
- Lightheadedness, faintness, dizziness
- Ringing, buzzing, or popping sounds
- Frequent blushing, sweating
- Cold, sweaty hands and feet
- Dry mouth, problems swallowing
Magnesium is essential for stress management: it helps to prevent the physical tension that leads to stress, and it downgrades our physical response to stressful situations.
Getting Enough Magnesium to Keep
Magnesium is largely found in plant foods. Low magnesium is so prevalent because modern diets are highly processed and even whole foods are lower in magnesium today than 100 years ago, because of industrial farming practices. (Marler & Wallin, 2006).
Eating magnesium-rich foods like avocados, almonds, spinach, and soy and drinking mineral water is important, but almost everyone can benefit from magnesium supplementation.
In moderate to severe cases of magnesium deficiency, supplementation is the only course of treatment (Durlach et al., 1994).
To maintain a steady state of calm all day, try the drip-feed approach to magnesium supplementation. That is, take smaller, more frequent doses of magnesium.
We of course can recommend our ionic magnesium drops as a monthly source of magnesium to add to your diet. Free from fillers, it is a pure ionic form of liquid magnesium drops. Remember, our bodies cannot make magnesium so we need a pure source. Our ionic magnesium has 100% bioavailability. The speed and amount you can absorb directly to where you need it.
Our Hydrasphere™ Technology guarantees the highest quality liquid magnesium from deep ocean waters here in Ireland. Oriel is the only concentrated ionised liquid magnesium drops on the planet. Harvested through a patented system retaining all the natural goodness.