A local school shared that every single 1st grade student reported feeling stress in their body either by means of a tummy ache, headache, or just tired and unable to focus. So, how do we support our kids, and ourselves, now that it's time to "zoom" back to school under COVID precautions?
It’s that time of year again! Students are headed back to school, but this year starting school is anything but normal, with most schools throughout the country making the switch to virtual online classes. This can present some challenges, especially for the lower grade levels: learning to navigate teaching links, work assignments, logging attendance… not to mention the adjustments mom and dad must make to fill in as home school teachers and hall monitors to make sure the kids stay on task!
A local charter school recently shared with me that every single 1st grade student reported feeling stress in their body either by means of a tummy ache, headache, or just felt tired and unable to focus. One thing I learned years ago from a wise midwife who taught classes in childcare is this: if your little one is stressed you can bet mom or dad is also stressed.
Where can you find support? Keep in mind, stress chemicals in the body need to be broken down and detoxed out of the body to help you regain your sense of calm and focus. Used in over 300 biochemical reactions, magnesium is the #1 co-factor used in the breakdown process to clear catecholamines such as nor-epinephrine and epinephrine (adrenaline).
"Stress chemicals in the body need to be broken down and detoxed out of the body to help you regain your sense of calm and focus".
Not all forms of magnesium are equal, each form has a specific function in the body. In addition to helping you feel calm, the correct form of magnesium can dramatically help those with ADD/ADHD, improve productivity and boost mental focus. A double-blind placebo-controlled study* showed a specific form of magnesium called Magnesium L-Threonate improved concentrations of magnesium in the brain which allowed for a high increase in cognitive skills such as:
- Mental focus
- Working memory
- Episodic memory
To quote the study they found:
"use of magnesium L-threonate showed a nine-year reduction in "brain age" with just 12 weeks of supplementation”
Our product, I-MagT combines this effective form of magnesium with a second powerful co-factor: Inositol. Inositol is needed to maintain the calming balance within the nervous system and support metabolism in clearing out stress chemicals that are no longer needed. Both inositol & magnesium L-threonate are safe for children and adults. Another bonus… it tastes good! Making it easier for the little ones to take. Thousands of families have benefited from this remarkable formula. The Sabre team feels honored to be able to share this amazing product with you. If you have success stories about the I-MagT we would love to hear it, feel free to email us!
Delivering 1000mg of Magnesium L-Threonate and 600mg of Inositol per half teaspoon.
*Slutsky I, Abumaria N, Wu LJ, Huang C, Li B, Govindarajan A, Zhao MG, Zhuo M, Tonegawa S, Liu G. “Enhancement of Learning and Memory by Elevating Brain Magnesium.” Neuron, 65: 165–177, 2010.