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Finding Relief: How Magnesium May Ease Morning Sickness

Pregnancy is a time of anticipation and joy, but it also comes with its challenges, such as the dreaded "morning" sickness. Magnesium, a crucial mineral often lacking during pregnancy, can provide some much-needed relief. In this article, we delve into the science behind how supplementing with magnesium during pregnancy may alleviate some of these dreaded early pregnancy symptoms.
Finding Relief: How Magnesium May Ease Morning Sickness

Ah, the joys of pregnancy – the anticipation, the excitement and the dreaded “morning” sickness. If you're nodding along, feeling the queasy waves of nausea, know that you're not alone. Many expectant mamas face this challenging aspect of pregnancy, but there's a natural ally that may offer some serious relief: Magnesium.

Pregnancy is a time of immense physical and hormonal changes. These changes can sometimes wreak havoc on your body, leading to symptoms like morning sickness. While it's often referred to as "morning" sickness, you can talk to any woman who’s experienced it and they’ll tell you it can strike at any time of the day, leaving you feeling queasy, tired, and downright miserable

So, how can Magnesium help alleviate some of these dreaded symptoms? Let's dive into the science behind it.

First and foremost, magnesium is a crucial mineral that plays a vital role in over 300 biochemical reactions in the body. During pregnancy, your magnesium requirements increase as your body works hard to support the growth and development of your baby. Unfortunately, many pregnant women don't get enough magnesium through their diet alone, leading to deficiencies that can exacerbate symptoms like morning sickness.

Furthermore, magnesium deficiency has been linked to increased levels of substance P, a neurotransmitter associated with nausea and vomiting. Replenishing magnesium levels may help to regulate substance P levels, thereby reducing the severity of morning sickness symptoms.

Magnesium can also help to relax the muscles of the digestive tract, which in turn may reduce the frequency and severity of nausea and vomiting. Additionally, magnesium has been shown to have a calming effect on the nervous system, which can help ease feelings of anxiety and discomfort associated with morning sickness. Many pregnant women also experience muscle cramps and restless legs syndrome, especially at night. Again, magnesium comes to the rescue, as it helps to relax muscles and promote a sense of calm and relaxation throughout the body. 

 

Salt Lab During Pregnancy

 

This is where Salt Lab Magnesium Spray and Bath Salts come in. Our magnesium spray is formulated with pure, high-quality magnesium chloride sourced from ancient seabeds. When applied topically to the skin, magnesium is absorbed quickly and efficiently, bypassing the digestive system altogether. This means that even if you're struggling to keep food down, you can still reap the benefits of magnesium supplementation.

Remember, pregnancy is a temporary phase, and while morning sickness may feel never-ending, it will eventually pass. In the meantime, be gentle with yourself, listen to your body, and reach out for support when you need it. You're doing an amazing job, mama – hang in there!

Of course, it's always important to speak with your healthcare provider before starting any new supplement regimen during pregnancy.

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