Whether you get occasional headaches or you endure excruciating and often debilitating ones, it’s no fun. In fact, it might be your body’s way of telling you something important.
Some common headache causes are stress, weather changes, alcohol consumption and hormonal fluctuations. But did you know, headaches can also be a reflection of dehydration, a lack of certain vitamins and minerals and what you are eating?
In Arizona, proper hydration is key to feeling good. Our bodies require the correct internal balance of not just water but also electrolytes. When that balance is out of whack, we get dehydrated and headaches are one of the first symptoms to show up.
At Jigsaw Health, our Electrolyte Supreme is a great way to ensure you are consuming your suggested 64-oz of liquid a day. The electrolyte powder contains minerals and vitamins to transform plain water into a nourishing, energy-boosting beverage for the whole family. And, unlike other sports drinks, the product is sugar-free and Keto-friendly.
Being properly hydrated doesn’t just help with headaches either, it supports heart and kidney function, reduces belly bloat, increases metabolism and makes your skin look healthier.
Headaches can be a sign of low magnesium levels, too. Nearly 80% of the population is deficient in magnesium. Several scientific studies have found oral supplementation of magnesium may reduce the frequency and severity of headaches. While there are many magnesium-rich foods you can incorporate into your diet – like spinach, tuna and almonds – eating these foods may not be enough to get the daily recommended magnesium intake of 420mg.
Consider incorporating a high-dose, sustained-release magnesium supplement into your daily vitamin regime. At Jigsaw Health, one of our most requested products is the MagSRT®, a highly absorbable, slow release, magnesium supplement that helps reduce headache frequency, muscle tension and cramps, and leads to increased energy production, better sleep and a healthy heart. This product was part of a 2018 human clinical trial with results published in the Journal of American College of Nutrition.
Lastly, keep a journal to help pinpoint what triggers your headaches. Look at your fluid consumption, sleep, stress and diet. Diet plays a large part in how we feel, including when we get headaches. Many processed foods are loaded with MSG and other flavor-enhancing chemicals that can cause headaches. Foods like cheese, processed meats, wine and chocolate are also common triggers. If you can determine what prompts your headaches, you can reduce your suffering.
Stay healthy and happy by increasing your hydration, focusing on magnesium and observing your food and beverage triggers. You may be surprised to see the impact these natural solutions have on your health.
Written by: Ashley Leroux, Jigsaw Health
Ashley Leroux is with Jigsaw Health. Jigsaw Health is a family-owned and operated nutritional supplement company located in North Scottsdale. For more than 15 years, the company has cultivated the highest quality vitamin and mineral supplements for its consumers. For more information about Jigsaw Health and its approach to having fun and feeling good, visit www.JigsawHealth.com.