Unfortunately, since millions of people face difficulties to fall asleep at night, or suffer from anxiety and stress, they turn to sleep aids in the form of pills, which can cause numerous side-effects.
On the other hand, there is a new natural alternative that can help you fight insomnia, and relieve anxiety and stress- magnesium gummies. Magnesium is a versatile mineral, needed for numerous bodily functions. It soothes the muscles, relieves stress, and naturally helps you to fall asleep.
Michael J Breus Ph.D. says that magnesium has a critical role in sleep and overall health, and since it is one of the 24 essential vitamins and minerals—low magnesium levels can reduce many of the body’s functions, and elevate risks for chronic health problems.
Healthy magnesium levels protect metabolic health, stabilize mood, relieve stress, promote better sleep, and improve heart and bone health.
One of the most common symptoms of magnesium deficiency is insomnia, and people with low magnesium levels experience restless sleep, waking frequently during the night. Optimal magnesium levels in the body lead to deeper, more sound sleep, since it plays a role in supporting deep, restorative sleep by maintaining healthy levels of GABA, a neurotransmitter that promotes sleep.
It also regulates the body’s stress-response system, and its lack has been linked to with increased stress and anxiety. Magnesium deficiency can also negatively affect gut health and lead to anxiety behaviors.
In a combination with gelatin, it will fight inflammation and soothe the body. Here is how to prepare these natural and safe magnesium gummies and treat these health issues:
- 5 tbsp magnesium citrate
- 3 tbsp organic gelatin powder
- 250 ml lemon juice
- 1 tbsp organic sweetener (maple syrup, honey, stevia)
- A pinch of sea or Himalayan salt
Mix the magnesium powder and the lemon juice, and it will start foaming, so add a tablespoon of the powder at a time. Then, pour the mixture into a pot, add the gelatin, and stir.
Over medium heat, warm up the mixture to dissolve the gelatin, and add the salt and honey.
Do not overwork it with your whisk to prevent foaming again, and cook until you get ¾ cups of the liquid. You can add more juice if you need more liquid.
Next, pour the mixture into molds or a baking tray, and place it in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Keep them in an airtight container in the fridge.
You should have up to 5 gummies daily, but if you have never used magnesium supplements before, start with a smaller dose of a few of them.