Magnesium and stress may not be an obvious pairing, but the qualities of magnesium can help to relieve tension, leaving you feeling more relaxed. As our lives become busier over the latter part of the year, discover how to use magnesium to reduce stress and help you get better sleep during the darker months.
A recent study by The Sleep Council found that ninety per cent of people admit to suffering from some form of stress in their lives, with almost two in five saying they are regularly, frequently or constantly stressed.
Not surprisingly, three quarters say they have problems sleeping while stressed, with the catch 22 that almost a third say when they can’t sleep they get stressed, while just over a quarter say the best way to relieve stress is to have a good night’s sleep.
How Magnesium Can Improve Stress
It is not always possible to remove stress from our daily lives, but transdermal magnesium can help you to relax, release excess tension and get a good night’s sleep. Low dietary levels of magnesium means many of us do not get enough of this vital mineral.
Magnesium levels are difficult to rectify via traditional tablets, as our body benefits most from small regular amounts rather than a large single dose.
A pilot study by Watkins & Josling (2010) found that magnesium levels increased with BetterYou Magnesium Oil an estimated five times quicker compared with oral supplementation.
Following this, a clinical trial by Cardiff University (2011), highlighted how well magnesium is absorbed through the skin. BetterYou’s range of magnesium products, including oil sprays and flakes, are absorbed faster than capsules and tablets; delivering magnesium directly into the skin tissue and entering cells immediately.
There are a number of products that we regularly recommend for a restful night’s sleep. Why not give them a try and say goodbye to counting sheep…
Magnesium Sleep Body spray
Pure magnesium chloride combined with essential oils lavender and chamomile. Adding this to your evening wind-down regime will ensure your hectic day is soon forgotten as the spray soothes both the senses and body.
Adding Magnesium Flakes to a bath gives a full body relaxation experience. Use as part of your night time routine to aid restful sleep. Alternatively, the soles of the feet are fantastic areas for absorption, allowing the mineral to enter cells immediately. A foot soak with Magnesium Flakes will leave you with a feeling of overall wellbeing.
Magnesium Sleep Lotion
An expertly blended combination of magnesium chloride and relaxing essential oils in a skin-kind body lotion.