top of page

The Magnesium Miracle for Women: Conquer PMS, Menopause, and Low Energy Naturally!

Feeling drained, irritable, and like your body's betrayed you? You're not alone. Millions of women struggle with PMS, menopause symptoms, and chronic low energy, often seeking relief in expensive treatments and restrictive diets. But what if the answer is simpler, and hiding closer than you think? 


Introducing the magnesium miracle, a natural weapon against these common female issues and something that can massively improve our quality of life and help us kick butt on a daily basis.


magnesium, womens health, sleep, energy, hormones

I used to be hugely deficient in magnesium, even as a kid. I'd walk 2 minutes down the road to school and be crippled by insane calf cramps. A GP told me "your calves are too big for your legs but just take Centrum in case it helps"! True story. Eventually I started taking magnesium-specific supplements and it helped a lot. But it didn't fix the problem and they lead to other health problems due to the long-term use.


So I know what it's like to be low in magnesium and how to overcome being deficient, naturally.


Magnesium: Your Body's Unsung Hero


More than just a muscle cramp soother (though it rocks for that too!), magnesium is a biochemical conductor, orchestrating over 300 vital functions. For women, it's a superpowered ally, tackling issues like:


  • PMS: Say goodbye to mood swings and cramps! Magnesium acts like a hormone-harmonizing knight, calming premenstrual jitters and pain.

  • Menopause: Ditch the hot flashes and sleepless nights! Magnesium acts as a natural thermostat and sleep promoter, making menopause a manageable breeze (well, maybe a gentle zephyr infused with magnesium serenity).

  • Bone Health: Partnering with calcium, magnesium builds strong bones, combating osteoporosis, a concern for many women as we age.

  • Energy Levels: Feeling sluggish? Magnesium boosts your metabolism, giving you the energy to conquer work, workouts, and that ever-growing laundry pile.

  • Improve Sleep: Magnesium helps improve the overall quality of the sleep we get at night.


Get more out of every day and live your life to the fullest with a much better baseline of health!



magnesium, womens health, sleep, energy, hormones

How does it work exactly?


Magnesium is a mineral that plays a vital role in many bodily functions, including sleep. While the exact mechanisms are still being researched, there are several ways magnesium is thought to improve sleep quality:


1. Reduces stress and anxiety: Magnesium activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for promoting relaxation and calmness. This can help quiet a racing mind and ease tension, making it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep.

Magnesium reduces stress and anxiety


2. Regulates neurotransmitters: Magnesium is involved in the production and function of several neurotransmitters, including GABA, which has calming effects and helps inhibit nerve activity. By increasing GABA levels, magnesium can promote relaxation and drowsiness.


3. Relaxes muscles: Magnesium helps muscles contract and relax properly. This can be especially helpful for people who experience muscle tension or cramps at night, which can interfere with sleep.


4. Supports melatonin production: Melatonin is a hormone that regulates the sleep-wake cycle. Magnesium is needed for the conversion of tryptophan into melatonin, so ensuring adequate magnesium levels can help regulate your natural sleep rhythm.


5. Reduces inflammation: Chronic inflammation can disrupt sleep. Magnesium has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce inflammation throughout the body, creating a more peaceful environment for sleep.



magnesium, womens health, sleep, energy, hormones


Get Your Magnesium Groove On: Opt for food sources before supplementing


Embrace the primal approach! Here's where to consume magnesium naturally:


  • Organ Power: Benefit from nature's most concentrated sources; beef liver, kidneys, and heart (all grass-fed/pastured of course!) are magnesium marvels, packing up to 10 times the amount found in leafy greens. Think pâté, stir-fries, or even adventurous paleo tacos - delicious and nutrient-dense!


organ meat, magnesium, womens health, sleep, energy, wholefood


If you can't quite stomach actual offal in it's original form (buying it, prepping it, cooking it, eating it) try the powder version which is not a "supplement" in that it's not highly processed into an unnatural form with loads of other ingredients added; it's just powdered freeze-dried organs! Try this brand, it's my fave


  • Meat Magic: Beyond just protein, grass-fed/pastured beef, lamb, and pork are magnesium marvels. Roasts, stews, or even a juicy paleo burger provide a satisfying way to boost your levels.


bone broth, magnesium foods, womens health, healthy hormones, strong bones


  • Wild Wonders: While salmon and tuna offer a good magnesium dose, why not go for the true wild-caught superstars? Sardines, anchovies, and shellfish like mussels and oysters are magnesium powerhouses, delivering concentrated doses along with other essential minerals. Enjoy them grilled, pickled, or in a zesty seafood stew.

  • Chocolate Cravings: Dark chocolate lovers rejoice! Opt for cocoa percentages above 70% to unlock the magnesium magic while keeping sugar in check. Enjoy a couple of times a week, not too often!

cocoa, chocolate, magnesium rich foods, womens health, hormone balancing, energy foods,

Remember too, organic is definitely best when it comes to chocolate to avoid high levels of chemicals using in conventional farming practices. Organic Times is my favourite; it's so tasty and rich!


Supplementing: When Food Falls Short


Opting for the food sources before trying supplementation is the approach I take with my clients as a health coach, but in some cases people do need to supplement, and that's ok, even short-term. The highest quality supplements should be used and under the guidance of a functional health practitioner who can advise on the correct dose and period of use.


It's worth mentioning that the way to get the most out of the food sources before supplementing is to go paleo/primal with eating first to let the nutrients absorb in the gut properly. If someone is eating a standard conventional diet containing grains, seed oils, refined sugars etc then adding in wholefood magnesium-rich foods isn't going to do much good. Reducing/eliminating inflammatory foods first, healing the gut second, then adding in more nutrient-dense foods is key.

 

I hope this information and my perspectives and experiences help you and your family on your journey to better health! Please email me if you have any questions.


Aimee



Disclaimer:


This disclaimer governs your use of Primal Influence website and blog. By using this website, you accept this disclaimer in full. If you disagree with any part of this disclaimer, do not use this blog, this website or any affiliated websites, properties, or companies. We reserve the right to modify these terms at any time. You should therefore check back periodically for changes. By using this website after we post any changes, you agree to accept those changes, whether or not you have reviewed them.


All information and resources found here are based on the opinions of the author unless otherwise noted. All information is intended to motivate readers to make their own nutrition and health decisions after consulting with their health care provider. I am not a doctor, lawyer, psychiatrist, therapist, or your mother, and I don’t play one on the internet.


The author of this site encourages you to consult a doctor before making any health changes, especially any changes related to a specific diagnosis or condition. No information on this site should be relied upon to determine diet, make a medical diagnosis, or determine treatment for a medical condition. The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice.


NO information on this site should be used to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease or condition.


None of the posts and articles by Primal Influence may be re-printed without express written permission of the author. Primal Influence will respond to written requests to re-print parts of posts and excerpts/quotes (10% or less) may be reprinted with attribution as long as all links are left intact.

21 views0 comments
bottom of page