Why magnesium is a mum’s best friend
Mother’s Day is the day you are celebrated for all the hard work, love and sacrifice you provide as a mum on a daily basis. Naturally nurturing, you give so much of yourself, often at the expense of your needs and health.
While you deserve every bit of pampering you get on that one Sunday a year, we also believe that you deserve to be pampered and supported every single day – and that is where magnesium comes in. Here are four reasons why magnesium is a mum’s best friend.
- It helps you cope with stress
As a mum, you are no stranger to stress. From the time little fingers open your eyes at 5 am to the moment they close at the end of a busy day, you’ve experienced several stressors – even on an average day.
Then there are the days that are really stressful, work is busy, the washing machine breaks, your child falls ill, the car won’t start, and surprise mum “you have to bake a cake for the fundraising stall tomorrow!” In times like this, our bodies are flooded with adrenaline, which strips our bodies of magnesium.
Magnesium is both energising and calming; that is why our body releases magnesium when we are under stress. Regular magnesium helps your body cope with constant stress and treat the aches, pains and tension headaches that often come as a result of it.
- It’s the perfect ‘me time’ accessory
What mum doesn’t dream of a hot, relaxing bath? Add in 30mls of MgBody Magnesium Oil into a steamy bath or foot bath to relieve stress, headaches, muscle aches and skin problems (like acne and eczema) and improve circulation, nutrient absorption and healing. Now that’s taking multi-tasking to a whole new level – even for mums!
- It gives you a boost in energy
Magnesium is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions including breaking down glucose into energy. When your magnesium is low, your energy levels drop.
Magnesium activates an enzyme called adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the fundamental energy storage molecule of your body that is responsible for transporting energy within our cells for metabolism.
- It eases menstruation and menopause symptoms
Let’s face it at times hormones can be a real pain! For many women, PMS symptoms can range from uncomfortable to downright debilitating and painful. Studies have suggested that women who present with stronger PMS symptoms tend to have low levels of magnesium in their bodies.
Regular magnesium can assist with fatigue, abdominal cramping, back pain, hormone balance and even irritability.
But young mums aren’t the only ones troubled by hormones. Menopause caused by hormone levels changing in women aged 45 years and older, can bring about a series of unwanted symptoms including hot flushes, insomnia, headaches, anxiety, weight gain and an increased risk of osteoporosis.
Magnesium is vital for your bones during menopause and it also helps to alleviate symptoms including anxiety, irritability and other mood changes.
So there you have it, four reasons why magnesium is a mum’s best friend. Why not pop on over to the shop to get yourself some much-needed magnesium oil or send this article to someone special to drop a hint in time for Mother’s Day.