There is a quote about life I really love. It goes – “Life is like a roller coaster, live it, be happy, enjoy life. Stay in your seat come times of trouble. It’s only people who jump off the roller coaster who get hurt”. Oh, how true. But for those times when you’re hurtling through life’s loop-the-loops at top speed but would rather go and lie down in a dark corner because you just feel tired all the time, it can be easier said than done. There is something I always use as part of my daily routine that I wanted to share with you today.
A recent study suggests that many adults have said they spend two hours and 56 minutes feeling drained and low in energy – more than twenty hours each week. Hands up if that’s you? Yup, I have so been there too.
So could magnesium be one of the reasons for this “why do I feel tired all the time” puzzle”? Quite possibly. Let’s take a closer look at what magnesium is and why it’s so important.
What is it?
Magnesium is an essential mineral that is vital to many aspects of health. It contributes to normal muscle function, normal energy levels, and normal psychological function.
Magnesium is found in a wide variety of foods, including:
- green leafy vegetables – such as spinach
- brown rice
- bread (especially wholegrain)
- dairy foods
Are you getting enough?
One study of 8,000 Britons by the laboratory Mineral Check discovered around 70 per cent had lower than expected magnesium levels.
One of the main issues at play here is with the world’s lands being farmed so intensively, this leaves very little time for the soil to be replenished with minerals between harvests. This overproduction has lead to widespread depletion of magnesium from our cultivated lands, producing vegetables far lower in magnesium than they once were. So even if you’re eating lots of the above, the sum of which will still be providing you with less of this essential mineral than in the good old days.
How it can help you
So with goodness knows what havoc occurring in our daily lives as mums, what can we do to be confident our bodies are receiving enough?
As well as eating a balanced diet rich in leafy greens, I have been taking a daily magnesium supplement for years now. If I stop taking my supplements for a while, let’s just say I notice it, and eventually, I just feel tired all the time.
Thankfully, there are two great products from Wassen to choose from which contain this essential mineral to help reduce tiredness and fatigue.
The first is Wassen Magnesium-OK for hormonal activity – a unique, one-a-day nutritional supplement especially for women to help support general health and vitality throughout the monthly cycle and beyond. It contains a balanced combination of six important minerals and eight vitamins. Vitamin B6 contributes to the regulation of hormonal activity and magnesium contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
The second is Wassen Magnesium-B which is specially formulated to provide 300mg of magnesium to help contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and to help support healthy energy release. Wassen Magnesium-B also contains Vitamins B6, B12, Riboflavin (B2), Pantothenic Acid (B5) plus Folic Acid all of which can help with the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. Meanwhile, Vitamin B5 also helps keep your mental performance at its best.
If you’re struggling with feeling tired all the time and need a little extra support in this crazy mum life, take a look at your diet firstly and ensure it includes nutrient-rich foods. You may also want to consider supplementing with a magnesium food supplement like Wassen Magnesium-OK or Wassen Magnesium-B.
More information & where to buy
Wassen Magnesium-OK (£11.99) and Wassen Magnesium-B (£7.99) are available to buy from www.wassen.com, Amazon, Boots the Chemists, health food stores and independent pharmacies.
Food supplements should not replace a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. For more information on whether supplements are safe see the following infographic:
Infographic Provided By Boston Analytical