If you suffer from stress, anxiety or depression, you may find that negativity peaks in the dark, cold months. We’ve long known that lack of sunlight affects mood. It causes a dip in our happy hormone, serotonin. For some, this means melancholy. For others, low-serotonin triggers tension, reactivity and frayed nerves.
Feeling out of sorts can become a vicious cycle. When we’re stressed, our vices have a firmer grip. We eat junk, drink too much coffee and alcohol, draining our bodies of the very nutrients we need to battle stress.
Magnesium is one anti-stress nutrient that’s easily depleted. Sugar, caffeine and especially alcohol drain our magnesium stores – and that is bad news for those under stress.
Magnesium regulates nerves, relaxes muscles and activates serotonin. It also downgrades our physical symptoms of stress – the ‘fight-or-flight’ response we experience under pressure – and lets us get a good night’s sleep, essential for coping with stress. If you’re feeling a bit frayed in the winter, it’s important to maintain steady magnesium levels.
Canadian actor, Sitara Hewitt, has spoken openly about her past battle with anxiety. Like the rest of us, Sitara was juggling too many demands. When her naturopath suggested magnesium, Sitara discovered Natural Calm. Today, Sitara uses Natural Calm to keep her stress in check and maintain total, balanced health. She’s one of many customers who has found relief from stress and anxiety with a better magnesium.
If you know someone who’s struggling this winter, share this health advice: magnesium is essential for managing anxiety and depression!
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We’re in the final phase of winter, friends! Every day is getting longer and before you know it, your biggest problem will be getting the kids to sleep when the sun’s up until nine. Imagine!