Is Your Mind Missing This Important Mineral?

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Magnesium is an essential micronutrient that plays a role in mental health and mood. It helps with depression, anxiety, ADHD, and other conditions.

Feeling tense, tight, anxious, or otherwise wound too tight? It might be a mineral—magnesium—your mind is missing. Magnesium plays a starring role in regulating muscle and nerve function. Low magnesium levels are associated with conditions like insomnia and migraines, as well as metabolic problems like diabetes and heart disease.

One of the key pathways magnesium influences is the glutamate receptor site. Glutamate is an excitatory neurotransmitter that plays a critical role in normal brain functions. In excess, it can create overstimulation of cells that may lead to damage and changes in mood like anxiety or depression. Magnesium binds to the receptor protein on cell membranes and blocks glutamate from binding there. This is what leads to magnesium’s antidepressant-like effects. Glutamate imbalance can negatively impact ADHD symptoms.

Magnesium works with other minerals, potassium, vitamin D, B12, and more to keep you healthy inside and out. It plays a crucial role in over 300 plus processes that take place within your cells, including helping you to sleep, feel energized, and maintain a healthy immune system. Low magnesium levels are associated with conditions like insomnia and migraines, as well as metabolic problems like diabetes and heart disease. Evidence indicates that insufficient magnesium can also lead to increased anxiety and depression.

What Are the Signs of Low Magnesium?
Low magnesium is a relatively common occurrence within our society today due to the low magnesium we obtain from our food sources and the fact that our bodies will only absorb so much from the magnesium taken orally. Fatigue is often the first and most notable sign of magnesium deficiency. Because it’s a very broad system, most people neglect to connect it with magnesium.

Low magnesium levels may also cause muscle pain, eye twitching, restless leg syndrome or leg cramps, difficulty sleeping or insomnia, panic attacks or anxiety attacks, migraine headaches, worsening premenstrual cramps, and irregular heartbeats, along with many autoimmune diseases.

Floating has been proven to increase the magnesium in our bodies up to 27% with 60 minutes in a float session. When using a float tank, magnesium is absorbed through the skin due to natural molecular diffusion. The body optimizes the levels of magnesium, so there is no overload effect from floating in the salts for extended periods. Sulfates serve a wide variety of functions in the body, playing a vital role in the formation of brain tissue, joint proteins, and the mucin proteins that line the walls of the digestive tract. Sulfates also stimulate the pancreas to generate digestive enzymes and are believed to help detox the body’s residue of medicines and environmental contaminants.

Come be part of the solution to a healthy life at Fort Myers Cloud 9 Float Spa today! Lynn Brewer, owner of Cloud9 Float Spa & Wellness Center located at 13710 Metropolis Ave., Suite #104 in Fort Myers. Call 239.887.4161, email: info@c9floatspa.com, and visit: www.c9floatspa.com. SWFL’s Only Float Spa.