We often associate ‘stress’ as the feeling of being under too much mental, physical or emotional strain. And the festive season is the perfect example of how we can put ourselves under undue physical and emotional stress in order to have the ‘perfect’ Christmas.
We are running and racing trying to buy gifts, food and decorations, we are celebrating, indulging and enjoying all the silly season has to offer! However all this rejoicing can leave us feeling sluggish and overwhelmed, the late nights can knock us out of our regular sleeping patterns and the endless shopping list can mean we are stressed out by the time Christmas day arrives.
So what can I do to unwind and de-stress in the lead up to and also during the festive season?
Well something as simple as supplementing with a good quality magnesium during the holiday season could help you feel better equipped both physically and mentally to deal with these stressors.
Much research shows that lower levels of magnesium available to the body during stressful times reduce our ability to deal with and react positively to stress. The lower the levels of magnesium the more over reactive our stress response can be and we can feel overwhelmed and anxious.
Dietary intake of magnesium has been shown to be somewhat insufficient in Western diets and therefore supplementing with magnesium is encouraged so we can enjoy and more importantly recover from the silly season more easily!
Come in store and ask any of our trained advisors on the benefits magnesium can have for you and your nervous system.
Material excerpted from Dean, Carolyn. The Miracle of Magnesium (2003 Ballantine Books: New York, NY), 2003. pp. 10-23.
Boyle, NB, Lawton, C and Dye, L, 2017, The Effects of Magnesium Supplementation on Subjective Anxiety and Stress—A Systematic Review, Nutrients. 2017 May; 9(5): 429. Published online 2017 Apr 26. doi: [10.3390/nu9050429], https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5452159/ (Accessed 15th Nov 2018)