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Magnesium – sleepdeprivation and stress

Lack of magnesium is one of the most common nutritional deficiency in the western world and it can have serious affects on our body and also our psyche.


Some of the  symptoms of lack of magnesium are:

  • Sleeping disorder
  • Depression
  • Muscle cramp
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Heart palpitaions
  • Behavioral disorder
  • Restless legs
  • Digestive problems
  • Disturbed insuline sensitivity
  • Tics
  • High blood pressure
  • Anxiety

Some of the processes in the body that magnesium is part of:

  • Maintaining the body’s salt balance
  • Supports the energymetabolism
  • Helps nerv signals to function normally
  • Reduces fatigue and exhaution
  • Helps build the protein of the body
  • Liver function
  • The immunsystem
  • The hormon system

Magnesium is one our most important minerals, still so many people suffers from magnesium deficiency. One of the reasons being the decline of nutrients in our foods. Magnesium is part of so many different functions of in our body. Maybe the most known is the impact it has on our muscles and the balance between calcium an magnesium is essential. However maybe less known is the way magnesium also contributes to normal psychological functions. This means that a lack of magnesium can lead to changes in your mood and cause behavioral disorders.

Magnesium is also very important in order to have a healthy sleeping cycle. This I have experienced my self and can only testify to the amount of extra stress that causes your body. Not only does magnesium help to prevent fatigue and exhaution, but when we are stressed, the body ”leaks” magnecium, so in order to maintain a good level of magnecium in the body you will have to add extra into your diet. The same with anxiety. Anxiety can both be a sign that you are lacking magnesium, but it can also be a way in which your magnesium reserves are depleted.

If you exercise regularly you also need to add extra magnesium. When we sweat, a lot our magnesium reserv risk of being used up. The same if you are pregnant. This is because magnesium is needed when the body produces new tissue in the body.

When adding magnesium through supplements make sure that it contains either magnesium lactate, magnesium citrat or magnecium chloride. These are all easy for the body to absorb. However, often used magnesium hydroxide and magnesium oxide are more difficult for the body and can only benefit partially from these substances. And also, these are the most commonly used.

My 5 favourite foods high in magnesium:

  • Kale
  • Dark chocolate
  • Almonds
  • Soja beans
  • Spinach




6 comments on “Magnesium – sleepdeprivation and stress

  1. divineimpacts
    January 23, 2013

    Great article…I believe with everything that we become what we eat. Always great to receive info on how to reduce stress! Thanks for the insight!

    • Vitality2day
      January 23, 2013

      I agree balanced diet creates balanced bodies, which helps living a balanced life! Thank you for comment!

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