Perimenopause Information

Supporting women going through all stages
of perimenopause and onwards.

Magnesium and Perimenopause

Magnesium is an essential mineral that plays a crucial role in many physiological processes in the body, including muscle and nerve function, blood sugar regulation, and bone health. Some research suggests that magnesium may have potential benefits for women going through perimenopause:

  1. Bone Health: Magnesium is essential for maintaining bone density, and adequate intake may help reduce the risk of osteoporosis, a concern for women as they age and approach menopause.

  2. Muscle Relaxation: Magnesium has muscle-relaxing properties, which may help alleviate symptoms like muscle tension and cramping commonly experienced during perimenopause.

  3. Mood Regulation: Some studies have suggested a link between magnesium levels and mood regulation. Adequate magnesium intake may help support emotional well-being and reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, which can be exacerbated during perimenopause.

  4. Sleep Quality: Magnesium plays a role in regulating the body’s sleep-wake cycle and promoting relaxation. Increasing magnesium intake may help improve sleep quality and alleviate insomnia, a common complaint during perimenopause.

  5. Heart Health: Magnesium is important for cardiovascular health, and maintaining adequate levels may help reduce the risk of heart disease, which can increase post-menopause.

Magnesium can be found in the following foods; Dark greens, fruits including avocados, bananas, blackberries, raspberries, cantaloupes, and grapefruit, Green herbs, seeds and nuts

The recommended daily intake is between 250 – 400mg