Pregnancy, Breastfeeding and Magnesium
By Amazing Oils
Did you know that the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body, Magnesium is required for 1200 out of 1600 bodily functions? It is therefore, no surprise there are numerous incredible benefits of ensuring adequate Magnesium levels, especially for women.
As women, we are not only susceptible to general Magnesium depleting habits including sugar consumption, coffee, alcohol and exercise but often also experience deficiency during pregnancy, when breastfeeding, with PMS, dysmenorrhea (painful periods), and menopause. It's no wonder we can feel so exhausted during this time!
"There are many reports of magnesium preventing morning sickness."
Research shows inadequate Magnesium intake is common during pregnancy and the plasma levels of Magnesium have a tendency to fall – especially during the first and third trimester.
Maintaining good, strong Magnesium levels during pregnancy and breastfeeding not only ensures that you are receiving all the incredible benefits of Magnesium, but so is your little one (double benefit!).
Studies have shown increasing your Magnesium levels with a Magnesium supplement during pregnancy can provide a number of benefits, from helping to prevent eclampsia to building strong bones. There are many reports of magnesium preventing morning sickness. It will also assist in warding off magnesium deficiency symptoms - which are those horrid ailments along the lines of fatigue, aches, pains and cramping, as well as difficulty getting quality sleep and the dreaded brain-fog.
And afterwards? Keep up your magnesium levels. It can help reduce the likelihood of post-partum sadness.
We recommend topical magnesium supplementation with Amazing Oils Magnesium Spray daily on your lower back and the tops of your feet before bed when pregnant or breastfeeding, (applying only to the tops of the feet during the third trimester).
Note: The views and advice expressed on this blog post are those of the author and are not representative of the Pregnancy Babies & Children's Expo.