Through heightened periods of stress and constant unknowns, our cortisol levels (aka stress hormones) increase, leaving us feeling depleted. For many of us, struggling to switch off at night is a feeling far too familiar, impacting our sleep quality and setting us up poorly for the day ahead.
We spoke with Clementine Beale – Managing Director at Salt Lab, who has outlined four ways magnesium oil can support us to feel energised and restored.
Stress is one of the fastest ways to deplete the magnesium levels in our body, leaving us feeling physically drained.
Magnesium oil can reduce the release of the hormone that triggers our ‘fight or flight’ response and can act as a barrier to prevent stress hormones from entering into the brain. To this effect, magnesium oil has aptly earned its title of ‘”the original chill pill”.
Poor quality sleep greatly impacts our ability to fight off bugs and can hinder us in coping with heightened levels of stress. Our body uses deep REM rest to recover, repair and rebuild damaged cells.
Magnesium oil increases GABA (a neurotransmitter than promotes sleep and encourages relaxation) increasing our ability to relax and switch off and in turn, providing better quality sleep.
Magnesium oil calms our nervous system, reducing feelings of fear, irritability and restlessness. We often hold onto subconscious tension in our muscles, which impacts our ability to feel calm.
Magnesium plays an important role in regulating these neurotransmitters – keeping this mineral topped up through heightened periods of stress can be key to keeping anxiety at bay.
Few dietary elements have more influence over the body than magnesium.
Magnesium is one of seven essential macro-minerals that the human body needs in large quantities, yet it does not produce on its own. The magnesium your body needs must come from outside sources – food and supplements.
We are pleased to offer an exclusive discount of 10% off all Salt Lab products to our 101 Collins community to help you feel energised and replenished at home. Use code 101COLLINS to access this exclusive offer.
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