WHY MAGNESIUM MATTERS
Magnesium plays a huge role in overall relaxation and has been referred to as “the original chill pill” for its benefits in reducing anxiety and HPA axis over-reactivity as well as physical symptoms like cramping and neuromuscular tension. It plays a role in protein synthesis, blood sugar control, cortisol regulation, energy metabolism and 300+ reactions in the body and is the most common deficiency, keto or not.
Symptoms of Deficiency
- Changes in appetite
- Headaches and migraines
- Numbness and tingling
- Muscle cramps and twitches, restless leg syndrome
- Personality changes
- Heart spasms and arrthymias
- Hormonal imbalance
- Elevated blood pressure
Best Food Sources
Dark leafy greens (kale, spinach, collards, lettuces, arugula, chard etc.)
Almonds and almond butter
FAM Recipe Focus
Relax and Regulate: this is a powdered supplement that can be taken 1-3 scoops daily without food, typically at bed.
It is so critical to note: NOT ALL MAGNESIUM SUPPLEMENTS ARE CREATED EQUAL! The form you want for neuro-muscular action and best bioavailability is Magnesium Bis-Glycinate NOT citrate or oxide which are cheap forms that are not well absorbed like Natural Calm! Naturally Nourished Relax and Regulate supports healthy overall nervous system function by featuring inositol, an important naturally occurring component of cell membranes. Inositol plays a major role in cell signaling by functioning as a precursor of an intracellular second messenger system. This system is responsible for regulating a large number of key cellular processes in the body, especially in the brain. Relax and Regulate also supplies magnesium in the form of a fully reacted amino acid chelate for nervous system support. This is probably the #1 supplement we recommend to those in our Virtual Food As Medicine Ketosis Class so if you’re keto-ing without it especially if dealing with keto flu get on that Relax & Regulate train! This will aid in prevention of keto flu, help to reduce cortisol spikes when we start to metabolize excess cortisol stored in the body fat we are losing, prevent muscle cramps and aid in depth of sleep!
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