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Stress Management with Magnesium & Ashwagandha

January 2, 2021

Stress is a normal, constant part of most people’s lives, and supporting the body with the right nutrition can help regulate stress in the healthiest way. Stress is important for helping the body adapt to changing external circumstances, but too much stress can direct resources away from other systems of the body that also require energy and attention.

Magnesium is an essential nutrient, playing a role in metabolic processes, bone strength, and hundreds of enzymatic reactions. Magnesium is associated with healthy responses to stress, reduced anxiety and depression, and healthy sleep habits.

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is an ancient medicinal herb known as an “adaptogen.” It is associated with healthy management of cortisol levels, which are elevated in response to stress. Chronic stress results in chronic elevation of cortisol levels, which is associated with health conditions like obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other issues.

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