If you have been pursuing a holistic approach to your health for more than a couple of months then you have most likely been inundated with all the recommended supplements and wellness products out there that the world has to offer. This can oftentimes become overwhelming and very costly.

For myself and my family we prioritize only a few supplements at a time and sometimes it changes depending on how our bodies need support. However there is one staple that we use consistently because of the amazing benefits it offers in the day to day. That is the wonderful magnificent Magnesium.

Magnesium can help with a variety of issues in our bodies and especially during pregnancy. Here are just a few things magnesium helps with during pregnancy and beyond:

  • Regular bowel movement
  • Blood pressure
  • Hydration
  • Headaches
  • Body aches
  • Adrenals/Stress resilience
  • Growing pains in children
  • Better sleep

Magnesium is an essential mineral that our bodies absolutely need to help support a variety of the body’s systems including the nervous system, brain, sleep and mood, digestion and even vitamin D metabolism.  When we are depleted in magnesium (which most of us are) then we can suffer a variety of symptoms.

The good news is you can get magnesium through a few of different sources depending on what ways you are looking to support your body.

  • Epsom salt in the bath
  • Powdered magnesium supplement
  • Whole foods

Epsom salt is made up of magnesium and can help with soreness after working out or growing pains in children along with aches and pains related to the changes in the body during pregnancy. This is a great option for immediate relief and relaxation.

Powdered magnesium supplement is a great way to help support the body on a long term daily basis. It will help with regular bowel movements and issues with constipation (hello postpartum bestie!). It will support mood swings especially when coupled with trace minerals. If you are having issues with headaches and adrenal fatigue this is a great part of the puzzle to support your body. This can also be your nightly routine favorite to help support better restful sleep. Be sure to get a good quality brand of magnesium and understand the differences in types of magnesium to find the best fit for you and your family’s needs.

Then of course we have the best of all, whole foods! You can get the most magnesium through pumpkin seeds and chia seed, find the yummy chia pudding smoothie recipe adapted from Healthy Girl Kitchen below! Another good source to include in your weekly diet is dark greens such as spinach and even black beans and edamame.

So as far as it goes with supplements, magnesium is definitely one to keep in your tool kit on the regular. If this is the first place you start you will certainly see a difference and your body will greatly thank you!

Chia Pudding Smoothie
Chia Pudding:
3 tbsp chia seeds
¾ cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
¼ cup yogurt (vegan or greek)
1tbsp maple syrup 
1 acai packet
½ cup frozen strawberries
½ cup frozen pineapple
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
½ cup almond milk (or milk of choice)

Much love,


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