Magnesium is a soothing mineral, which helps calm the nervous system, regulates cortisol and can improve sleep.
Magnesium is a super mineral that supports hundreds of different body functions.
In Australia, 40% of females and 50% of males are deficient in magnesium.
Certain factors can contribute to low magnesium levels including stress, alcohol, excessive sweating and medications.
Magnesium can benefit the following conditions:
This nutrient can help with perimenopause, menopause, sleep, mood, insulin resistance and as well as migraine prevention. Its found in meat, dairy and seafood. Therefore if you are vegan or predominately plant-based you won't be getting the recommended daily intake of 400mg. It is especially important for women as oestrogen affects its biosynthesis.
Its benefits include:
Calm the brain and helps soothes anxiety
Supports healthy oestrogen metabolism
Helps revere insulin resistance.
Activated B vitamins
B vitamins are essential to many processes within the body with each one participating in very specific reactions such as energy production and the healthy functioning of the nervous system.
Choosing an activated B vitamins helps with methylation as it bypasses the conversion steps that these nutrients need to to go through to be utilised by the body.
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) is involved in the maintenance of nerve tissue in the body. As well as assisting with the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins.
B2 (Riboflavin) is essential for tissue repair processes (general growth and healthy growth of skin, hair and nails). It also supports healthy immune sus=ystem function.
B6 (5P5) helps with oestrogen detoxification and relieve premenstrual symptoms such as mood changes and irritability.
B12 helps form red blood cells, can help with migraines plus healthy hair, skin and nails.
Zinc is important for hormone production and promotes hormone balance. It can help with inflammation and improving period pain and can help with acne.
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