In addition to staying hydrated and incorporating movement into your daily routine, it's important to support your immune system with the right nutrients. We've all heard about the benefits of vitamin C, vitamin D, calcium, and even potassium. But what about magnesium? Despite being overlooked, magnesium is one of the most crucial minerals to incorporate into your diet right now. Here's why:
Magnesium is a powerful immune booster
Magnesium is a mineral that's required for hundreds of functions in the human body including energy production, muscle and nerve function, and the most pertinent: immune system support. According to Dr. Scott Greenberg, world renowned integrative and regenerative physician and HALO advisory board member: "Magnesium is one of the most important minerals. It regulates blood pressure, heart rate, and keeps the immune system healthy."
"We all know how critical vitamin C is for immune health, but the role of magnesium is often overlooked," says Dr. Whitney Bowe, board certified dermatologist. "For my patients who want a robust immune system, I talk to them about making sure they're getting enough magnesium in their diet."
Magnesium helps relieve stress
Magnesium not only keeps the immune system healthy, but it also acts as a relaxer, supporting restful sleep and regulating stress levels. "Under times of stress, magnesium works with B12 to keep the adrenal glands functioning," explains Dr. Greenberg.
"Our body can lose magnesium through both sweat and stress, so it's important to keep the tanks full of this crucial mineral."
What are the best sources of magnesium?
Not only is HALO proven to hydrate more efficiently than water, but it also contains 70 mg of natural magnesium, more than any other electrolyte drink, to restore and replenish the body with essential nutrients. Other dietary sources of magnesium include nuts and seeds, dark leafy greens, dark chocolate and avocados.