Can Magnesium help Children sleep?

Can magnesium help children sleep?

Ages 1 to 3 years: 80 milligrams (mg) daily

Ages 4 to 8 years: 130 mg daily

Your child doesn't have to get enough magnesium every day. Instead, aim to get the recommended amount as an average over the course of a few days or a week.

You can get this via diet by eating spinach, almonds, pumpkin seeds etc. But if you have a picky eater like my 7 year old things can be a bit harder.

Magnesium oil soaks into the skin and tops up daily levels at night right when its needed helping your central nervous system to calm. 

Magnesium is in every cell of our bodies and needs to be added to our diets from the day of birth. Helping to build strong bones, and is responsibly for over 300 reactions within the body. It is a vital mineral, the NHS digital survey 2022 stated that teenage girls surveyed where grossly deficient in magnesium. 

From hormones, bone strength, muscle recovery, period cramps, restless legs and more. Magnesium is well worth adding to you and your family's daily diet & routine.

Healthy levels of magnesium in the blood can help relax individuals with ADHD. Some small studies show that adding magnesium supplements can help with symptoms of attention deficit disorder. However, more research is needed to confirm these findings.

Research suggests that taking magnesium for anxiety can work well. The good news is that the results aren’t limited to people with anxiety disorders, as studies have shown that magnesium can reduce feelings of fear and panic.

In a study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine compared the effects of magnesium supplementation on anxiety and depression in a group of adults with major depressive disorder (MDD) and a healthy control group. The results showed that those who took magnesium had significantly lower levels of depression and anxiety compared to the healthy controls.

In addition, the magnesium group showed a significant improvement in their ability to cope with stress, which was associated with a decrease in depressive symptoms and an increase in self-reported well-being.

So in summary we all need magnesium daily - fact. How you get your's is perhaps trial and error with what works best for your family. The Ives magnesium oil is completely handmade and natural. Just massage into the skin - calves are a great area as this muscle can often have been worked hard by walking, standing & running, and a lovely minute of massage can be so relaxing.

Children need magnesium as much as adults, so try adding more to their diet and routine and see what happens?