Do any of these conditions sound familiar?
Suffer from muscles cramps or spasms? Magnesium loosens tight muscles.
Insomniac? Magnesium helps you sleep - melatonin production is disrupted if magnesium is out of balance.
If you suffer from anxiety or depression you may be magnesium deficient. Serotonin production is magnesium dependent. Serotonin relaxes your nervous system and helps increase your mood.
Bowel diseases, constipation? Magnesium helps keep everything moving along. ;)
Migraines, menstrual pain, asthma, fibromyalgia, fatigue? Symptoms from these inflammatory conditions may also be alleviated by having sufficient levels of magnesium.
WebMd states: "Magnesium is also used for treating attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD),anxiety, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, leg cramps during pregnancy, diabetes, kidney stones, migraine headaches, weak bones (osteoporosis), premenstrual syndrome (PMS), altitude sickness, urinary incontinence, restless leg syndrome, asthma, hayfever, multiple sclerosis, and for preventing hearing loss."
Magnesium (and other herbs or supplements) do not heal you. So many essential body processes are reliant on adequate levels of magnesium. With proper supplements, we can balance out our body's systems and find relief. Our body can function as it is meant to function. We can be well.
Your body can better utilize magnesium that is absorbed into the skin than through an oral supplement. That's why epsom salt baths and magnesium oil are so important! (magnesium oil isn't actually an oil at all. It is a solution of distilled oil and magnesium chloride flakes. Magnesium chloride flakes contain more magnesium than epsom salts and is more efficient in raising your magnesium levels).
Adjusting your diet to contain more magnesium-rich foods is the BEST way to increase your magnesium levels, and, your wellness.
Here's a great list of dietary sources of magnesium. Unless you are like our family and have allergies to: wheat, soy, multiple nuts, blood-diagnosed gluten intolerance, legume allergies, and more!
Rich sources of magnesium include:
- Whole grains
- Green leafy vegetables
- Wheat bran
- Brazil nuts
- Soybean flour
- Blackstrap molasses
- Pumpkin and squash seeds
- Pine nuts
- Black walnuts
- Whole wheat flour
- Oat flour
- Beet greens
- Pistachio nuts
- Shredded wheat
- Bran cereals
- Baked potatoes (with skin)
- Cocoa powder
- Agar seaweed
- Dill weed
- Celery seed
- Dried mustard
- Fennel seed
- Cumin seed
- Poppy seed
- (source: https://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/magnesium)
*As always, I am NOT a physician and this is NOT medical advice. Please, research the topic (and follow the links in the comments) and discuss with your doctor if this may be a supplement that is right for you.