Looking for a super QUICK skinny tip!?? Magnesium is a mineral that seriously packs some punch. Magnesium is crucial to basically every function and tissue in our body. I started taking magnesium tablets when I was training for the New York Marathon. I found that after a tough workout or run, if I took a magnesium supplement at night I wouldn’t be as stiff or sore the next morning.
The best ways to include magnesium into your diet are through foods and supplements. High magnesium foods include dark leafy green, nuts and seeds and fish. In addition to the foods, I would definitely recommend a nightly supplement that contains 310-320 mg (2 tablets/night TOPS).
According to this source: Our bodies require magnesium for more than 300 chemical reactions, including keeping heart rhythm steady and regulating blood sugar levels, but in addition to its health benefits, this nutrient may also aid in weight loss and body shaping. A 2013 study in the Journal of Nutrition found that higher magnesium intake was associated with lower levels of fasting glucose and insulin (markers related to fat and weight gain), and one study from England found that a magnesium supplement may have some beneficial effects on reducing fluid retention during the menstrual cycle, meaning you’ll feel less bloated.
So why take the supplement at night? Well based on this source, One major perk of this nutrient is its ability to relax muscles, keep you calm, and promote peaceful sleep, which in itself is a huge part of making any diet plan work. Some research also suggests that a higher magnesium intake can reduce the risk of colon cancer, and many studies have shown that magnesium may help treat such conditions as osteoporosis, PMS, migraines, depression, and more.
This mineral is seriously amazing, it works for me, so give it a try and see what you think!