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These nutrients help to relax

Tension, stress, inner restlessness - these and similar symptoms can be signs of a micronutrient deficiency. Many of us today are unfortunately under constant tension due to a constant pressure to perform and succeed. We seldom allow ourselves relaxation and rest, because no matter what it is about: we want, should or must "perform".

It should be clear to all of us that these circumstances do not pass us by without leaving a trace. Initially, this can manifest itself in increased restlessness, but later also in manifest symptoms.

Only those who intervene early and thus escape the vicious circle can prevent this. Many aspects can help us, including our diet and certain micronutrients.

First and foremost, this includes good old magnesium. This "super mineral" is often referred to as a key mineral because it is involved in over 300 enzymatic processes in our body. It also plays an important role in the relaxation of our muscles and nerves and, when supplied in sufficient quantities, contributes to the healthy detonation of the same. It does this by controlling the influx of calcium into the cell, thus regulating the state of tension. When taking magnesium due to permanent tension, the raw material magnesium bisglycinate is particularly well suited, because here magnesium is combined with the amino acid glycine, which also has a relaxing effect. Thus great synergies are achieved!

In addition to magnesium, the raw material 5-HTP has also attracted attention in the past. It is a very close relative of the amino acid L-tryptophan and is a direct precursor to our happiness hormone serotonin. 5-HTP is extracted from the African black bean and is about twice as effective as its close relative tryptophan. Therefore, only significantly smaller amounts are needed for an effect.

B vitamins are also almost a classic when it comes to reducing tension. They are consumed significantly more under stress, as we then need them to a greater extent for the production of hormones and neurotransmitters. Consequently, many people under stress also have a B vitamin deficiency. Appropriate supplementation is therefore absolutely sensible and advisable. When dosing B vitamins, care should always be taken that the dosage is not too high, as this can also lead to side effects under certain circumstances. For example, a high dosage (e.g. beyond 500 µg / day) aggravates acne problems.

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