Sometimes I talk with people who say they can’t go without a morning cup of coffee… going without it is sure to cause to a headache. If that’s you, today’s video is going to really help.
Check out this week’s video to discover one of the most common causes of coffee withdrawal symptoms…
Coffee acts as a vascular constrictor, which means it tightens the blood vessels in your brain. Then when you don’t have the constriction happening, blood is able to flow more freely, which can sometimes cause the sensation of a headache.
An important consideration to understand is the importance of the mineral Magnesium. Magnesium is an essential mineral that affects over 300 enzyme reactions in the body. This critical mineral is found in all of your tissues – but mainly in your bones, muscles and brain. It affects functions as diverse as thyroid function, motility, muscle relaxation, digestion, energy levels and more.
Magnesium deficiency is found in all of the following symptoms:
– Muscle cramps or twitches
– Sensitivity to loud noises
– Heart Palpitations
– Kidney Stones
– High Blood Pressure
– Irritable Bowel Syndrome
– Menstrual cramps
In fact, The Journal of Intensive Care Medicine published that a deficiency in this critical nutrient makes you twice as likely to die, because it is necessary for so many bodily functions.
Think of magnesium as the relaxation mineral. “Anything that is tight, irritable, crampy, and stiff – whether is is a body part or even a mood – is a sign of magnesium deficiency.” says Dr. Mark Hyman.
Magnesium is found in nuts, greens, beans and sea vegetables. However, many common factors in our society deplete magnesium including consumption of alcohol, coffee and colas as well as feeling chronically stressed.
As with any nutrient there are several factors to considers before beginning supplementation. There are several different forms of magnesium supplements including magnesium citrate, magnesium glycinate, magnesium taurate, magnesium malate chelate.
Therefore it is beneficial to seek support from a health care professional to help determine which type of supplement is a best fit for your individual needs.
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