Magnesium for Menopause
Magnesium is a natural alternative that can help with some of the common symptoms of perimenopause and menopause.
How Magnesium Can Help During Menopause
Magnesium is an essential mineral that plays a crucial role in our bodily functions. While it cannot directly treat or cure menopause, it can help alleviate some symptoms associated with this stage of life. Here's how magnesium can be beneficial for menopause:
- Reducing hot flushes: Some studies suggest that magnesium supplementation may help decrease the frequency and intensity of hot flushes experienced by menopausal women.
- Relieving sleep disturbances: Menopause often causes sleep disruptions, such as insomnia or restless sleep. Magnesium can help promote relaxation and improve sleep quality, allowing you to enjoy better rest.
- Managing mood swings and anxiety: Hormonal changes during menopause can lead to mood swings, irritability, and anxiety. Magnesium has calming effects on the nervous system and may help to reduce these symptoms.
- Supporting bone health: Women going through menopause are at an increased risk of developing osteoporosis due to hormonal changes. Magnesium works synergistically with other minerals like calcium and vitamin D to support bone health and reduce the risk of fractures.
- Regulating blood pressure: Menopausal women may experience changes in blood pressure. Magnesium can help regulate blood pressure levels and support cardiovascular health.
How to Boost Magnesium During Menopause
To incorporate magnesium into your menopause management, consider...
Magnesium oil or Magnesium cream (butter) can be applied topically to help relax muscles, reduce tension, and promote better sleep. If you’re suffering from a hot flush, or feelings of anxiety, spray the Magnesium Oil on your tummy. The soles of your feet and legs are a fantastic place to encourage longer deeper sleep and help to prevent restless legs.
Rub Magnesium Body Butter on the soles of your feet before sleep
Spray Magnesium Oil on your tummy for hot flushes and anxiety
Include magnesium-rich foods in your diet, such as leafy green vegetables (spinach, kale), nuts and seeds (almonds, pumpkin seeds), legumes (black beans, lentils), whole grains (brown rice, quinoa), and dark chocolate. I know! There are some treats for us women after all…
Seek Personalised Advice
Applying Magnesium oil or butter everyday can act as a supplement instead of magnesium tablets, although there is very limited clinical research to date. If you are considering magnesium supplementation, we recommend consulting with a healthcare provider or a registered dietitian who can assess your specific needs and provide guidance on the most suitable form of magnesium supplementation for you. They can also help determine the appropriate dosage to meet your individual requirements.
Remember, it's important to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new supplements or making significant changes to your diet, especially if you have any underlying health conditions or take medications. They can provide personalised advice based on your individual needs and guide you on the appropriate use of magnesium for menopause management.
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