Are you anxious,constipated,crampy,or having trouble sleeping?是的，这些是常见的症状（我经常在诊所看到的症状）。但他们都有一些共同点，可能是你的身体发出了镁含量低的信号。
Magnesium is one of my favourite minerals. It's involved in over 300 different bio-chemical processes throughout the body.镁有助于调节肌肉和神经收缩，synthesises protein,稳定血压和血糖水平等等。
There are many ways in which magnesium is lost from the body,poor dietary habits (too much processed foods),经常喝咖啡，酒精，being under stress,药物，贫瘠土壤It's a very common mineral to be deficient in,然而，大多数人并不知道这种宏伟而重要的矿物。Some signs which can indicate magnesium deficiency include:
- Chocolate cravings
- Sleep troubles
- PMS symptoms
- Constant headaches
Here are a few ways this magnificent mineral can help you:
Anxious?它能放松神经系统-Serotonin,which relaxes the nervous system and elevates mood is dependent on magnesium.它也能使你的压力荷尔蒙恢复平衡。
Promotes better sleep -当镁缺乏时，睡眠调节激素（褪黑激素）被破坏。Magnesium levels also drop in your body at night,many people have difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep.
缓解便秘-帮助排便。It's a great way to flush your system!!
Increases energy -by activating adenosine triphosphate (ATP),the cell's energy store.
缓解头痛-A great trick to ease tension-induced headaches (and even migraines).
更好的灵活性- It helps loosen tight muscles.Without magnesium muscles cannot relax properly and cramping can occur.
Balances electrolytes –it alkalizes the body by returning the body's pH balance back into balance,这对于保湿和美丽的皮肤是必不可少的。
平衡荷尔蒙：Helps to ease PMS symptoms.
Do you understand why I adore this mineral?It's essential that we have enough of this miracle mineral in our lives.饮食和生活方式对你的镁摄取起着关键作用。Foods which are high in magnesium include:
- Pumpkin,sunflower and sesame seeds
- Beans and legumes
- Whole grains
补充镁是另一种方式。Even if you eat a healthy diet,many people will likely still need to supplement with magnesium.It could be to help increase your energy levels,promote better sleep,increase bowel habits,减少焦虑,reduce headaches or migraines.I personally take a magnesium supplement every night before bed.There are many different types of magnesium,有些比其他的更具生物利用价值，so it is best to speak to a nutritionist or naturopath first to find out the best kind of magnesium for you and your symptoms.One form which can benefit most people is called magnesium bisglycinate.大多数人每天需要350-400毫克。It's best to take magnesium before bed when you are in a relaxed state,it will help to provide a deep,rejuvenating sleep!!