So, I’m not sure if you’ve noticed but Magnesium has been getting a lot of attention lately. I wish it had always been on our radar. Why? Because every BODY needs it. Magnesium has so many awesome benefits, it sometimes gets overlooked. To start, it helps regulate our nervous system, promotes healthy blood sugar levels, aids in anxiety, has anti-inflammatory benefits and so much more! It is a MUST TAKE daily supplement for me and while you can take it anytime, I like to take it after dinner as it also helps for a more restful sleep.
Wondering how to get magnesium? There are many ways! The most obvious is supplementation but there are many foods that contain magnesium, such as pumpkin seeds and spinach. While we can still get it from some of our foods, the biggest challenge now is that our soil isn’t magnesium rich like it used to be. This is why it is important to find a good supplement and not just rely on getting the proper nutrients from our food. That said, be wise in how you choose your vitamins because right now pretty much anyone can manufacture them. How you ask? There’s NO FDA approval required! It’s really important to do your research. Just as you would if you went to the doctor and found out you had an ailment, it’s good to research and get an understanding of:
Why do you want or need to take them?
What’s in the supplements? What are the ingredients and percentages of daily usage?
Where are they made (geographically)?
How do they interact with other supplements and medications? This is really key to make sure all the things you put in your body are playing nice together.
Check the reviews on the supplement…read the good, the bad and the ugly, then make your own judgement on what’s best for you.
Did you know that Americans spend over $32 billion annually on 85,000 different vitamins, minerals and other dietary supplements? But are all of these products effective, safe, and necessary? Research has confirmed that some of these supplements, such as folic acid and fish oil, can be beneficial. But many others aren’t backed by conclusive peer reviewed research. There are a lot of great resources out there to help you in your journey to supplementation, I’m including some of them below and Harvard put out a great supplement scorecard last fall as well which also included things to beware of in the supplement world.
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: https://nccam.nih.gov
Office of Dietary Supplements: https://ods.od.nih.gov
Food and Drug Administration: https://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm153239.htm
So maybe you’re thinking, where do I get my supplements? I like to find mine at the local health food store and work with a specialist there. Most stores of this fashion are more than happy to answer any of your questions or concerns and help you find the right options that meet your health and wellness goals.
We have simple philosophy at Mettacasa Wellness: Take care of your body and your body will take care of you! From the food you eat to the supplements you take, how much water you drink and the exercise you do, it all works together to support your beautiful, hard-working body. The right food and diet, coupled with exercise can combat almost any disease.
Feel free to reach out to me today for your free consultation.
To your health and happiness,