Even Superhero’s Need a Break! Tips, Tricks & Magnesium to the Rescue!

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  • Stress is like a virus that affects every part of you.
  • Stress is easier to manage than you think.
  • Magnesium deficiencies will contribute to stress symptoms
  • Reversing the effects of stress is always possible with holistic lifestyle changes and magnesium oils and lotions.

Stress shows up in our lives as an emotional or physical tension. Events or thoughts in our lives create feelings of frustration, anger or nervousness.

It is vital to our overall wellbeing and health longevity to reduce every day stresses in your life.  Doing so helps our mood, immune functions, enhances longevity and kicks up your productivity.  Stress is a natural response within our brain and as result of these responses has a powerful impact on our body. 

A lot of people do not realize that most of our negative health symptoms are a result of stress.  Stress symptoms and illness are remarkably similar. 75 percent to 90 percent of all doctors’ office visits are related to conditions caused by stress (1) because stress changes our hormones which has a tumble down affect, increasing inflammation and leading to many other health problems. 

Stress causes the brain to change chemically and physically and this affects its overall functioning.  The higher our stress levels, neurotransmitters dopamine, epinephrine and norepinephrine rise, which causes more adrenaline, for example, to be released by the adrenal glands. These “fight or flight” hormones have an effect on our hearts, immune system and emotional wellbeing. It is not wise to leave stress unmanaged as it can lead to serious problems, like stomach ulcers, stroke, asthma, depression and heart disease.

In conjunction with high stress levels, a lot of us have low magnesium levels. When comparing the list of magnesium deficiency symptom to stress symptoms, it is uncanny the many similarities. 


UNBELIEVABLE! Stress and Low Magnesium Levels lead to symptoms of:


High Blood Pressure


Difficulty recovering from exercise

Heart Disease


Forgetfulness and disorganization

Compromised Immune System

Muscle Tension



Menstrual Issues

Feeling overwhelmed

Sleep issues

CVD/Heart damage

Decreased bone density

Poor judgement

Easily injured

Constant worrying


The good news is: You can control your levels of stress.

We all have stress but what is important to recognize in our personal lives is how stress shows up. If you have noticed any of the symptoms above, chances are you could improve your life by simple lifestyle changes. Here are some simple changes anyone could make immediately:    


  • Move around and be active on a regular basis
  • Breath fresh air and get sunshine
  • Practice relaxation techniques: deep breathing, meditation, yoga, tai chi or massage Click here to see our favorite yoga teacher and her meditation!
  • Laugh and enjoy life
  • Spend time with people you like and enjoy being around.
  • Do things that you actually like: read a book or listen to music
  • Eliminate drama from your life or at least do not participate in it.
  • Love and affection
  • Sleep!
  • Eat better 😊

Try one new thing above every week. Give yourself time to adjust to a new way of being. Know that you are not alone and that stress is a vital part of our lives. Sometimes stress can be good when we can manage it effectively. Let us know what is your favorite stress reducer! 


Still stressed out?  Increase magnesium levels to get those super powers back.

Regrettably, it is so hard to eat foods high in magnesium due to soil deficiencies.  However, topical magnesium is super for our nerves, muscles, heart, hormones, bones, teeth and more.  It also provides relief when one is under stress, needs a good nights rest and many other benefits. People with high stress crave magnesium for their chronic body aches and cramps or restless leg syndromes as it provides immediate relief. Magnesium is an essential mineral for health. 

Using topical magnesium is easy to use. For your lotions, use a desert teaspoon of magnesium on your legs, arms, feet, shoulders, even your face. When using oils please avoid sensitive areas, however a few sprays, while rubbing the oil in is very effective. Dr. Carolyn Dean recommends 2 – 3 mg of magnesium per pound of body weight, every day. Each desert teaspoon provides 125 mg of magnesium topically.