Magnesium reduces stress and improves intuition

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Natural and easily-accessible support for stress/trauma

When we are stressed and/or traumatised, it can be difficult to trust our intuition. This is because the physical symptoms of stress and trauma can confuse us.

We need all the help we can get! So, according to science, what is supportive during times of stress and trauma?

Magnesium! Magnesium is so important in the human body that it is involved in over 600 cellular reactions. Medical sources also share that 50-68% of American adults are magnesium-deficient. These percentages are also reflective of magnesium deficiency in other western-world nations.

It has been found that trauma depletes cellular magnesium levels*.  And that a supplemented dose of magnesium has been found to reduce fear and anxiety responses, PTSD and other anxiety-based disorders. Magnesium has even been nick-named “nature’s valium” and the “ultimate chill pill.”

When we are stressed or traumatised, we tend to feel that others don’t understand us. This can lead to us pulling back from others and alienating ourselves. And the isolation measures required during the pandemic haven’t helped either.

Interestingly enough, homeopathy has identified that magnesium carries the energy of preserving relationships and connections. So not only does magnesium provide support for anxiety-based disorders, it also carries the energetic pattern of connection! We all need connection, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. When we have connection physically, it reduces stress and trauma within our nervous systems.

If you feel you might be magnesium-deficient, try increasing foods in your diet with high levels of magnesium. These include avocadoes, nuts, seeds and whole-grains. I don’t eat gluten grains, so my favourite magnesium-rich whole grain is black rice. It is high in anti-oxidants and fibre and has a nutty flavour.

I have also benefitted from magnesium supplementation for many years. One of my favourite ways is transdermally – by rubbing magnesium cream into my skin before bed at night to help me relax and sleep more soundly.  Try it! Magnesium taken internally or transdermally will reduce your stress levels and the effects of trauma, allowing you to tune into your intuition more easily.

Note: Magnesium supplementation can be problematic for those suffering from chronic kidney disease (CKD). Please consult your doctor or health care professional before taking additional supplements, especially if you have a chronic health condition.