Magnesium & Pain

Magnesium deficiency is rampant in most of the modern world. Due to industrial farming, the soil is not getting re-mineralized and causing havoc to the population that eats big agricultural food. Unfortunately, it goes much deeper and darker but for this topic we’ll stick with Magnesium and food.

If you aren’t sure if you have magnesium deficiency here are the main symptoms:Twitches, muscle tightness, cramps, back pain, neck pain, headaches, TMJ, constipation, menstrual cramps, decreased night vision, insomnia, anxiety, restless leg syndrome, panic attacks, numbness and tingling and palpations. Also, craving salt and carbohydrates.

A couple of early signs of magnesium deficiency is eye twitching, neck/shoulder tension and headaches. This sounds like 85-90% of the population out there dealing with stress. For most people magnesium needs to be taken every day. I have had a few people try magnesium for their insomnia but they usually fall short by not taking it long enough and then they don’t believe it will work. There is no magic bullet when supplementing with herbs, vitamins or minerals. It takes time, but using magnesium oil will get it into the body faster. This goes for pain in the back as well, it takes time to saturate the cells with magnesium so don’t give up after a week or so.

If you were wondering if there are any good foods that have magnesium in it there are a few:Kale, baby spinach(cooked), swiss chard, brazil nuts, cashews, flax seed, salmon, halibut, avocados, banana’s and dark chocolate.

A product that I like is 'Calm' Magnesium powder if you were wondering what to buy. It is a powder form that you put in water. It actually tastes pretty good too, if you like the taste of lemonade. Also, it is best to take at nighttime since, like its name, will calm you down.

If you have had long standing pain, then just taking magnesium probably will not completely fix the problem but the combination of acupuncture and magnesium will do wonders.