With summer around the corner, we all have one (or many) vacations planned with our families. But the one thing most people don’t know is how harsh traveling can be on your body. It can deprive you of sleep, disrupt your digestion, and expose you to a ton of nasty germs. The last thing you want to feel coming back from vacation is bloated and tired.
When we travel, we tend to abandon our wellness routines and embrace our “time off”. We generally don’t adhere to our healthy diets or workout. Why? Because we justify it as a vacation.
When traveling this summer, we recommend trying to go on a long walk vs the gym, eating healthy but indulging from time-to-time, and taking magnesium.
Why You Should Always Take Magnesium While Traveling
Magnesium is known as nature’s “relaxation mineral1,” but it also plays a big role in over 300 enzymatic reactions in the body2. It helps everything from the functioning of our nervous system to the strengthing of our bones3. Magnesium has been shown to help ease menstrual cramps4, tame headaches, and promote regular digestion. This is especially important while traveling because you’re more vulnerable to minor aches, pains, and dysfunctions.
Stress, the standard American diet, alcohol, caffeine, and processed foods are thought to deplete the body of magnesium. This can cause a host of undesirable symptoms.
Magnesium can also help with stress, anxiety, insomnia, chronic fatigue (due to jet lag), thyroid problems, blood sugar imbalance, and keep your digestion regular when you’re not eating as much fiber or getting as much exercise as you do at home.
You can try to increase your intake of foods that are high in magnesium with foods like almonds, spinach, legumes, seeds (especially pumpkin seeds), and whole grains. But the easiest way to make sure you are hitting your daily intake is by taking NATURELO’s Plant-Based Magnesium supplement.
1. Dietary magnesium deficiency affects gut microbiota and anxiety-like behaviour
3. Magnesium and Osteoporosis: Current State of Knowledge and Future Research Directions, 2013 Aug; 5(8): 3022–3033
4. Evaluating the effect of magnesium and magnesium plus vitamin B6 supplement on the severity of premenstrual syndrome, 2010 Dec; 15(Suppl1): 401–405