It’s true there are MULTIPLE ways to take magnesium and it may leave you scratching your head wondering which way is best?
I’m here to offer a little clarity on this subject!
First off magnesium is a game changer if you’re a mom that struggles with feeling anxious, stressed or you have trouble sleeping.
It is known as the “relaxation mineral” and is responsible for over 300 enzymatic reactions in the body!
Your body truly NEEDS magnesium!
Let’s go over a few different ways to supplement with magnesium.
- Powdered Supplement: You can take a powdered version like Natural Calm and it works super fast! This version is magnesium citrate and can often lead to diarrhea so you need to be careful:) If you’re constipated this could be great for you. The flavored versions taste nice and if you drink it before bed you’ll sleep like a baby! Follow directions on back of canister for dosage.
- Capsules: This is my current favorite. I take magnesium glycinate capsules that equal around 500 mg a day. Capsules are generally gentle on the stomach (more so than tablets) and glycinate won’t make you run to the bathroom. It takes a bit longer to notice a difference but it still works great!
- Sprays & Roll On Methods: There’s many different methods to apply magnesium straight to the skin. I’ve tried sprays and roll on liquids and all of them make me itch like crazy! Even one brand that touted it wouldn’t…this is not my favorite way to reap the benefits of magnesium.
- Epsom Salt Bath: This is my second favorite way to get magnesium. Epsom salt is very cheap at the regular grocery store and when added to a warm bath it can provide a wonderful, relaxing, before bed tradition. This doesn’t make itch ever, but I ALWAYS notice a difference in how relaxed I feel!
If you’re super stressed and anxious I recommend taking 300-500 mg of magnesium a day. You can break it up between morning and evening or take with meals. Whatever works best for you!
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