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THE BENEFITS OF MAGNESIUM

You’ve probably heard about magnesium before, but do you know how important it is for your body to function properly? In this blogpost I will share about the benefits of magnesium & how you can take it 🌿🌿

Magnesium is a supplement you need to know about, especially if you suffer from migraines, headaches, muscle cramps or have problems with your sleep . As you might know, I work in a health store, and I have so many customers who swear by magnesium – especially for muscle cramps.

But no wonder why, magnesium is such an important mineral for your body! Magnesium is involved in hundreds of biochemical reactions in your body. About 60% of the magnesium in your body is found in your bones, while the rest is in muscles, soft tissues and fluids, including your blood. Every cell in your body contains it and needs it to function properly.

Magnesium is actually involved in more than 600 reactions in your body, such as: energy creation, protein formation, gene maintenance, muscle movements and nervous system regulation.

Benefits of Magnesium

As magnesium helps calm your nervous system and relax your body, it can be very beneficial to help with headaches, migraines or muscle cramps of any kinds.

If you feel like you’re about to get a headache, you can fx try to take a magnesium supplement (and of course, drink plenty of water!). Many people also find that it helps with reducing muscle cramps or that it’s good to take after exercising.

Because it helps to calm down your nervous system, many people also find that it helps to improve their sleep, as their body relaxes more.

Different ways to take magnesium

  • You can take a magnesium supplement, either in capsules or in powder form where you mix it with water and drink it
  • You can use an magnesium oil or spray to put on your body or feet
  • You can take an epsom salt footbath
  • You can of course also get magnesium through your diet. Foods that are high in magnesium are fx dark chocolate, nuts, seeds, avocados, legumes and whole grains. Magnesium is found in almost all foods, but especially foods that are high in fibre

Read also: The Benefits of Flaxseeds

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EPSOM SALT FOOTBATH

Self-care is taking care of your entire self – also the things you might tend to forget about sometimes; your feet! I can recommend taking an epsom salt footbath once in a while 💕✨

Why not use the weekend taking a relaxing footbath? We often remember to take care of our face, body, hair, nails etc. but we very often tend to forget to take good care of the feet that carry us around all day. So hereby a little reminder to you – and to myself – to take good care of your feet.

A little easy recipe for a delicious footbath is to use epsom salt in it! You can also add in some good oils, fx apricot or sweet almond oil, or some calming herbs like lavender, chamomile or calendula.

Why Epsom salt?

Epsom salt is a magnesiumsulfat, which has a calming effect on your nervous system, and it makes your muscles relax. Epsom salt is also softening and moisturising for your skin, and it can help reduce swelling.

Just remember to sit for at least 15-20 minutes with your footbath, as that is what it takes before your body has absorbed the magnesium from the water.

You can take while having your feet in the bath to just sit and fully relax, drink a cup of tea, read a good book or watch a good movie.

Are you good at taking care of your feet? Or perhaps this was a reminder for you to take extra good care of them this weekend 💕✨