Magnesium – a women’s best friend in hormonal health!
Calcium is the mineral we think of when it comes to bone health, as its essential for our bodies to help maintain bone density and prevent Osteoporosis. During and after the menopause reduction of Oestrogen results in a rapid decrease in bone density so extra care needs to be taken and we need more Calcium than ever before. However, the latest research shows that Magnesium deficiency has been found in 84% of postmenopausal women with osteoporosis.
Magnesium is therefore now considered of equal importance in maintaining and strengthening bone density, as is it stimulates the hormone Calcitonin which helps deposit Calcium in the right place - your bones - to help preserve bone structure.
ALSO - if you don’t have sufficient Magnesium for menopause then the Calcium becomes deposited in the wrong place - your soft tissue - instead of your bones. This not only can prevent the Calcium supporting bone density, but can actually lead to painful conditions such as Osteoarthritis and kidney stones.
Unlike minerals such as Calcium, which is easily absorbed, stored and recycled, Bath in Magnesium rich Epsom Salts as the Magnesium is used up very quickly and is hard for the body to absorb, so it needs constant replenishment.
Sleep & Emotions
Serotonin (the ‘happy’ hormone) is a neurotransmitter that helps to regulate our mood. The decline of Oestrogen and Progesterone in Perimenopause affects the production of Serotonin, causing levels to fluctuate and decrease. This is linked to symptoms such as mood swings, irritability, low mood, fatigue, anxiety and depression. Studies suggest that Magnesium deficiency can also be linked with reduced Serotonin levels as Magnesium supports Serotonin regulation in the body, Bath in Magnesium rich Epsom Salt for maximum magnesium replenishment and absorption.
In addition to this, Cortisol (the ‘stress’ hormone) which is triggered during the ‘fight or flight’ response, becomes more of an issue during the menopause. Progesterone helps buffer the effects of Cortisol, reducing the harmful impact it has on the body, but as Progesterone levels drop, so does this cushioning effect. Magnesium supplementation has been shown to help decrease Cortisol levels, which could be especially beneficial during the later stages of the menopause. Bath in Magnesium rich Epsom Salt for maximum magnesium replenishment and absorption.
The amount of Melatonin (the ‘sleep’ hormone) produced naturally by the body starts to fall during the Perimenopause and continues to drop further during the Menopause, which can lead to trouble sleeping and disturbed nights. Magnesium supports the processes of the Pineal Gland, which is essential for maintaining the optimum production and regulation of Melatonin thus supporting better sleep. Magnesium also helps convert glucose into energy, which can help combat extreme tiredness and fatigue – another common symptom which is noticed significantly in Perimenopause. Bath in Magnesium rich Epsom Salt for maximum magnesium replenishment and absorption.
Women’s testosterone levels reduce slowly with age, but as women only produce around a tenth of the testosterone that men do, this reduction can cause noticeable effects to some women during Perimenopause and Menopause. The effects of low Testosterone can not only affect bone health, but also cause lack of energy, mood swings and low libido. Magnesium deficiency is linked to reduced Testosterone levels, and supplementation has been shown to improve Testosterone balance, which is extra important at this stage in life.
With aging our Oestrogen levels drop, dry and itchy skin can become more of an issue. Oestrogen is responsible for supporting the production of skin oils and collagen and the ability to retain optimum moisture in the skin.
Magnesium deficiency has a similar effect, as Magnesium helps with the regulation of fatty acids and the production and bonding of Collagen and Elastin, which give skin it’s elasticity and bounce. Magnesium is also essential for cell regeneration and the production of anti-oxidants, as well as supporting skin hydration.
Bath in Magnesium rich Epsom Salts not only replenishes the skin with this essential mineral, but also has a soothing effect on dry, itchy skin by softening the water, reducing irritation and helping to protect the skin barrier.
Bath in Magnesium rich Epsom Salts For Perimenopause And Menopause.NB: The general advice for bathing during menopause and perimenopause is to keep the bath temperature warm, but not too hot if you’re prone to hot flashes