We chat with Elena Lena of Lemon Well Med, a holistic healthcare company. To find out more about this amazing mineral and how can it help you and your baby throughout your pregnancy and beyond!
We all know healthy diet plays a vital role in growing and nurturing your baby during pregnancy. But, did you know that magnesium deficiencies are common in pregnancy? Elena, suggests that pregnant women could consider supplementing with magnesium*
BUT WHY IS MAGNESIUM SO IMPORTANT?
Your body needs magnesium for healthy nerve and muscle function and for maintaining a normal blood pressure. Your baby’s body also needs magnesium and that’s why it’s common to have magnesium deficiency during pregnancy. Your baby uses this magnesium for bone and teeth growth and strength. If your baby doesn’t have enough magnesium they could suffer from restricted growth or be born prematurely.
PREGNANCY AND POSTPARTUM
Pregnancy and the immediate postpartum period can be challenging but you can support your body with magnesium to help with the following;
- Relaxation and more restful sleep
- Stabilising moods
- Reducing muscle cramps and intense pain
- Constipation relief
MAGNESIUM RICH FOODS
Adding high quality sources of magnesium to your diet is vital.
Magnesium rich foods include;
- Dark leafy greens such as spinach and kale
- Nuts & seeds
- Dairy products
- Dark chocolate (YAY!!)
Try taking a couple of Liposomal magnesium capsules a day. This innovative technology enables more of the magnesium to reach the cells of the body that need it.
The perfect excuse for a relaxing soak in the tub. Magnesium flakes can be used to supplement the body’s stores. Flakes are added to your bath and the magnesium is absorbed from the water through the skin.
LEMON WELL MED
Also supply other supplements that may be beneficial during pregnancy or the immediate postpartum period to help your immune system, prevent bone issues and improve energy levels. You can check these out at https://lemonwellmed.co.uk/health-products
*Please check with your midwife or GP before starting any new treatment or supplement.