Magnesium, My New Right-hand Man

“I’m so tired.” “I can’t sleep; I’m too stressed” “It’s not that I don’t have time to work out. I’m just too tired and sluggish.” If you’re anything like me, one of these scenarios presents itself at least 25,000 times a day.  At any given moment a cartoon caption bubble could appear over my head with one phrases haphazardly scribbled inside.  Sometimes I chalk it up to age.  Let’s face it, twenties are now just days gone by. Those 3am trips to Taco Bell and 12am vampire movie screenings have the ability to do me in nowadays. My idea of a great night these days is, kids in bed by 8:30pm and lights out by 10:00pm. Too bad I lay in bed until after 1:00am analyzing the day’s events knowing I didn’t get to everything, and trying to figure out how I shall save the world, one bake sale at a time, tomorrow. Then tomorrow becomes today, and still I find myself sluggishly getting out of bed, after hitting snooze at least twice, thinking,  ”Okay, here we go again.” I wonder if a little magic pill could solve all of my problems, and to tell you the truth, I’ve heard that the pharmaceutical world had some amazing breakthroughs in regards to this recently.  Then I rationalize and say I’m not depressed and I’m kind of worried I may get addicted, and then I’ll be another Lindsay Lohan mess—ok, maybe not LiLo crazy, but I’m a natural worry wart. So I did some digging, I’m not depressed, not sick, don’t desperately need to see my doctor, but there’s got to be something out there in this chemically advanced day and age that can help me with this. I figured it was going to be a plethora of energy boosters, sleep aids and magic mom pills. Boy, was I WRONG. Do you know what I found? Magnesium! I’m no chemist, but I can read and according to several chemical publications magnesium can be quite the benefit. It can help you stay asleep while improving the quality of your sleep. It can reduce your risk for Type 2 diabetes, protect against osteoporosis, maintain healthy blood pressure levels and reduce risk for coronary artery disease.  So, how can you get more of this miracle element?  Good news – your body naturally produces around 25 grams of it, but you can also increase your intake of leafy green vegetables like spinach and beans. Consume more fruits and vegetables like bananas and apricots, peas, nuts, seeds, whole grains, soy products and some types of mineral water.  On the flip side, if you’re suffering from chronic fatigue, weakness, insomnia, poor memory, mental fog, nausea, muscle cramps, tingling and numbness- you just may suffer from magnesium deficiency.  Magnesium is available in both pill and powder form, and you can probably find it at your local health foods store.  If you need magnesium in much larger quantities or have some to move, give us a shout about the DWCP!  It’s the best place to subscribe, source, sell and save.