Why your body needs magnesium

Healthista’s latest information video series covers natural highs – today, Nutrition Director Rick Hay  explains why magnesium is so important if you are stressed or have insomnia 

Over the past decade we have developed a vast understanding of what the body needs to function optimally. Nutrients, minerals and vitamins have a key role to play in the way we feel mentally and there are a number of supplements and superfoods that can act as natural highs to boost mood, energy, improve sleep and give us a sense of well being. One of those is magnesium.

Rick Hay, Healthista’s Nutrition Director says: ‘Magnesium is a mineral that’s involved in over 300 biochemical reactions in the body, including relaxing the muscles and regulatng the nervous system.

‘It also helps to regulate stress hormones in the body and is important to help balance blood sugar which can help keep nerves calm.

‘I recommend taking magnesium if you are stressed, if you are suffering from anxiety or, if you suffer from insomnia. It can also help the symptoms of pre-menstrual syndrome too.’

 

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TRY: Floradix Magnesium Liquid Mineral Supplement, £9.09 for 250ml 

More in Healthista’s Natural Highs series:

Why take St John\s Wort?

 

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Rick Hay is an Anti-Ageing and Fitness Nutritionist with many years clinical experience in nutrition, naturopathy, botanical medicine and iridology. He specializes in obesity treatment and weight management. He writes a regular Natural Health and Fitness Blog for Healthista. Find out more at rickhay.co.uk. Follow Rick on Twitter @rickhayuk

 

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Rick Hays book the Anti Ageing Food and Fitness Plan is available to buy on Amazon. 

 

More from Rick Hay:

Anti Ageing Fitness Plan: Week 6

5 foods to keep your body young

10 rules of weight loss

5 foods to eat when you’re frantic

10 pre-exercise snacks that WON’T ruin your diet

FOOD is seven a day the new five a day?

HOW TO Choose a protein powder

What to eat if you exercise

 

 

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