Lockdown Series: How to boost your immune system

Lockdown Series: How to boost your immune system

Do you have a low immune system, or in light of Corona Virus want a little boost to reassure yourself you are doing everything possible to avoid it?

What if we told you that Magnesium could not only boost your immune system but also help with stress and anxiety! It sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Well, it’s all true. 

Magnesium It's one of the most important micronutrients in your body. It keeps your keeps the immune system strong, helps strengthen muscles and bones and supports over 300 body functions from cardiac functions to brain functions. 

Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t get enough magnesium to help perform all these essential functions. Deficiencies in this vital mineral can be at the root of a huge amount of health problems. 

Magnesium deficiencies can cause: 

  • Muscle cramps and twitches
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety, depression, or restlessness

So if you are having any of the symptoms above, taking some magnesium daily can really make the difference. But how can that help your immune system?

Apart from helping nearly every function in your body perform at its best, it has a calming effect on the nervous system meaning more serotonin is produced (the key neurotransmitter that promotes relaxation and happiness). 

Not only does it help you feel happier, but it also helps you sleep deeper by helping produce the hormone melatonin. In short, too little magnesium = no deep sleep. More magnesium = deeper sleep. When we sleep its time that the body uses to heal itself and in short helps aid your immune system as we sleep. 

Last but not least magnesium reduces inflammation. This is not only an obstacle to recovery after a hard workout, but it’s also associated with cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s, arthritis and diabetes and most forms of illness inside the body. For example, when you get a cold and your sinus feel ‘bunged up’ that’s due to the blood vessels in your nasal cavities become inflamed. Therefore having the right amount of magnesium in your system each day can drastically improve your immune system.