Ladies! Feeling HOT, HOT, HOT!?
What could be worse than having hot flashes in the heat? Tired of hearing about cold water and cold cloths? Been there, done that? The truth is that is NOT working to control the hot flashes and sweats; the flushed face and chest that lasts now for what seems like hours when it used to be just a few seconds. So let’s not just focus on the symptoms but let’s help reduce and prevent them in the first place!
One of my favorite supplements to suggest for hot flashes is magnesium. Many of us are depleted in magnesium and it works for so many issues! Studies have shown that magnesium can reduce hot flashes significantly and hot flashes can deplete magnesium (minerals can be lost through sweat). Magnesium can also be helpful for insomnia, constipation and muscle pain too!
Start low at 250mg and if no improvement move on up to 500mg after a few nights. The only real side effect is diarrhea which for most people will occur when taking around 800 to 900mg. There is a sustained release product if you trend towards diarrhea already. Different blends of magnesium are indicated for various other issues which will be discussed in another tip.
Sleep well and dry ladies!
Have any questions about hot flashes or magnesium? Let us know!
ND, RN & Midwife
Sabita Holistic Center