If you go to a doctor in France with a complaint like swollen ankles, water retention, restless legs, sleepless nights, difficulty staying asleep, facial ticks, anxiety, stress, brain fog, memory loss or a sluggish metabolism, the first thing they will advise you to do is take magnesium supplements, or drink coconut water – which is rich in this anti-inflammatory master mineral.
Not only does taking this mineral every day make you feel clearer and less sluggish, you sleep better and are generally more calm and less stressed. Therefore, if you feel good, you look better too. Dr. Carolyn Dean, M.D., N.D., who is an expert on magnesium therapy, says that adequate magnesium can also improve heart health, prevent stroke and obesity, and boost your mood and memory.
Foods that contain magnesium
High magnesium foods include; dark leafy greens, nuts, seeds, fish, beans, whole grains, avocados, yogurt, bananas, dried fruit, coconut water and dark chocolate. You can also drink bottled mineral water with added magnesium. A glass of Badoit’s naturally carbonated water with a few slices of fresh lemon is a good swap if you like fizzy drinks and have trouble drinking the recommended amount of water every day. It also has the added benefit of giving you clearer skin and helping to wash out toxins.
Epsom Salt Baths
When they have an event to attend, A-list stars often use a trick which French women have known about for years; they have a bath the night before with a cup of Epsom Salts in warm water, along with a few drops of pepper scented essential oil. Epsom salts help you get rid of water retention because they are rich in magnesium and easily absorbed through the skin. They also dissolve aches and pains and help you get a lovely, restorative night’s sleep.
Stress depletes magnesium
There are a number of reasons why people are so low in this essential mineral; stress can cause magnesium deficiency. And worse, if your body is low in magnesium, it makes your body more stressed. Studies have shown that the nasty hormones adrenaline and cortisol, which our bodies produce when we are stressed or anxious, are linked to decreased magnesium.
Caffeine causes our kidneys to flush magnesium out of our bodies, so if you’re drinking lots of tea and coffee every day then the likelihood is that you’re low on magnesium.
Whilst eating a balanced diet is always a good idea if you want to feel great, sometimes it’s hard fitting in every single nutrient our body needs, so supplementing with magnesium ensures that you’re getting the correct daily amount. You can also buy magnesium sprays, which are wonderful to use in summertime when we tend to sweat magnesium out during our sleep.
When Dr Sara Palmer Hussey, PhD, was carefully researching the nine causes of ageing, she realised that magnesium would need to be one of the crucial ingredients in Lumity, which is just one element in the carefully balanced formula of all natural vitamins, minerals and amino acids which make up these clever two-step morning and night supplements.
So, if you’re looking for a quality supplement which you can take every day and contains the correct amount of magnesium needed by our bodies daily to ensure you’re not deficient then Lumity is a fantastic choice.