Are you feeling tired? Stressed out? You are not alone!

It is the holiday season and we are all supposed to be happy and full of energy. After all, we have a million things that we just must get done. We have shopping to do, gifts to buy, rooms to clean, parties to attend, trees to decorate and more and more. During all of this we are supposed to smile, make sure everyone else is happy and be ready to do it all again the next day.

One way to boost your energy is to increase your intake of magnesium. Unfortunately, eating a balanced diet doesn’t always provide the extra energy you need to counteract a slight deficiency of magnesium.

Magnesium is a mineral that is integral in more than 300 biochemical body reactions. It even helps in breaking down glucose into energy, so your energy can fall if your magnesium level is low.

Magnesium deficiencies can cause the body to work harder because the heart rate is higher, requiring more oxygen to accomplish physical tasks than if the magnesium levels are sufficient. The recommended daily requirement of magnesium is about 300 milligrams for women and 350 milligrams for men.

An ample amount of this mineral combats stress and hypertension (high blood pressure) and boosts energy levels.

Magnesium also relieves muscle cramps, and helps prevent arrhythmia.

Everyone loses magnesium in the course of daily life, and everyone should supplement with magnesium.

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