Magnesium (Mag), a sleep supplement?
If so, there may be better supplements out there to help with your sleep, and if you find magnesium DOES help you sleep – there is a reason why…
- Mag is important to 350 processes within the body and counting.
- Best sources to found magnesium? Nuts and seeds!
- Most people are mag deficient. Especially if you train hard as mag leaves the body when you sweat. Stress and sugar consumption both deplete magnesium also.
– Most of us don’t consume enough mag, but we also live a lifestyle where we’re depleting it a lot also.
- How much mag can you take? We’ve gone as high as 450-600 mg a day with out issue. This often leads to clients mag levels climbing faster through this dosing.
- What do you want to look for in the different types of magnesium?
- Don’t take mag oxide unless you’re a fan of pooping your pants. It’s a magnesium salt, it’s full of magnesium but doesn’t absorb well through the GI. Better to take a bath with it (Epsom Salts).
- Do take mag glycinate as it’s high quality, cheap and you can take a lot of it.
- Do take mag threonate as it crosses the BBB. Great for brain fog, headaches and improved focus.
- Do take mag taurate as it lowers anxiety levels and helps with heart function.
Magnesium isn’t a sleep supplement. A sleep supplement is melatonin. You need a lot of mag to run the KREB cycle (making energy). This doesn’t mean mag is an energy supplement, but mag gives to you whatever your body needs.
✅✅✅: Mag is a calcium channel blocker. If you’re high on calcium and low on mag, your muscles will be tight and stiff.
So, end of the day. Do you need mag? Lol…YES! If you’re not taking mag, you’re disadvantaging your health and results. Is mag a sleep supp? It is what you need it to be when you need it to be it.