Magnesium bath flakes, oil and sprays
A potent mineral involved in more than 300 chemical reactions in the body, magnesium plays a role in everything from mood, sleep quality and immunity to heartbeat regulation and blood glucose control. “Anyone who has a refined diet, drinks alcohol or is stressed has a higher requirement for magnesium,” says naturopath Alison Mitchell. Clues that you might have low levels include muscle tension and cramps, stress and anxiety, insomnia, tension headaches and lethargy. The topical form of magnesium – bath flakes, oils, gels and sprays – is a good alternative to supplements, which can cause stomach irritation. Try using topical magnesium at the end of the day to soothe your nervous system before bedtime.