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Holidays Without the Headaches, Please!

The holiday season can be filled with friends, family, joy, shopping — and unfortunately plenty of stress. That can manifest in irritability, headaches, fatigue and a host of other maladies. Thank goodness that’s an area where supplements can be really helpful.

Magnesium is a mineral that is a co-factor in more than 300 enzyme reactions in the body. It’s necessary for muscle relaxation and cellular energy. Dr. Mark Hyman calls it the relaxation mineral: “Anything that is tight, irritable, crampy and stiff – whether it is a body part or even a mood – is a sign of magnesium deficiency.” Given that anxiety, irritability, and insomnia can be signs of magnesium deficiency, increasing magnesium during this season isn’t a bad idea. You can buy it in capsules, tablets and even a powder for a lemonade-like drink. Learn more.

Theanine Serene is a product by Source Naturals that many of our customers tell us they’ve found helpful for stress and anxiety. It contains the relaxing amino acid theanine, magnesium, calming herbs and other ingredients designed to help you handle challenging times. The dose is just two tablets daily. Learn more.

Those are just two of the many products on our shelves that can help make this season a little merrier. And, of course, self-care practices like yoga, exercise, meditation, etc. can also help you better manage the holidays. For more ideas on how to make your holidays more enjoyable, click here.