Most of us think that these symptoms are the result of hard work. But they can also be caused by low levels of magnesium and vitamin K in your body. We are about to give you all the fast facts you need to know about these important microelements, so just keep reading.
- Magnesium is involved in at least 300 different chemical reactions in our body. It helps convert food into energy and create new proteins from amino acids. That’s why it’s used to relieve anxiety, stress, and to combat fatigue.
- Magnesium can prevent frequent headaches and even help treat migraines. Its deficiency lowers serotonin levels, causes blood vessels to constrict, and affects neurotransmitter functioning.
- Low levels of magnesium can lead to depression and insomnia.
The recommended dietary allowances (RDA) are 400 mg for men aged 19-30 and 420 mg for older; for women, 310 mg for ages 19-30 and 320 mg for older.
Here are the top sources to get your daily dose of magnesium:
- Brown rice
- Bread (especially wholegrain)