My Experiences With Magnesium Deficiency And How I Solved It!


Good afternoon radical readers! Today I’m going to share my experience with having a magnesium deficiency. About two weeks ago I realized that my body just wasn’t reacting as rosy as it usually does. For starters, I have been extremely stressed, nervous, and having lots of painful cramps and muscle tension. As someone who suffers from a TMJ disorder my jaw is always hurting me but the pain has been extremely painful these last two weeks that I knew something was off. After doing some research and happily stumbling upon a water-soluble magnesium powder called Natural Calm in an herbal store I realized that Magnesium is my new pain-free best friend! After ten minutes of just taking this powder in a glass of water half of my muscle tension in my entire body disappeared. Magnesium really is a MIRACLE! The ideal amount of daily intake of Magnesium for an adult leading an active life is approximately 2,000 milligrams. If you get the packets of the Natural Calm magnesium powder you would need to take 8 packets a day because each packet equals 255 mg of magnesium. I suggest getting the bottle of Natural Calm instead of the packets. As I’m writing this I’m drinking my second packet of Natural Calm and I feel so happy, tension free, energetic, and rosy! 🙂 

Here is what Natural Calm looks like:

What’s so magnificent about magnesium?

Magnesium is a cofactor in more than 300 enzyme systems that regulate diverse biochemical reactions in the body, including protein synthesis, muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control, and blood pressure regulation. Magnesium is required for energy production, oxidative phosphorylation, and glycolysis. It contributes to the structural development of bone and is required for the synthesis of DNA, RNA, and the antioxidant glutathione. Magnesium also plays a role in the active transport of calcium and potassium ions across cell membranes, a process that is important to nerve impulse conduction, muscle contraction, and normal heart rhythm (Nation Institutes Of Health para 1). 

Here are some more side effects of having magnesium deficiency? 

Because magnesium is required for hundreds of enzymatic reactions (enzymes are protein molecules that stimulate every chemical reaction in the body), deficiency can cause a wide variety of symptoms, such as

  • Low energy
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • PMS and hormonal imbalances
  • Inability to sleep
  • Weakening bones
  • Muscle tension, spasms & cramps
  • Abnormal heart rhythms
  • Headaches
  • Anxiousness
  • Nervousness
  • Irritability

Also, early signs of magnesium deficiency include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and weakness. As magnesium deficiency worsens, numbness, tingling, muscle contractions and cramps, seizures, personality changes, abnormal heart rhythms, and coronary spasms can occur. Severe magnesium deficiency can result in hypocalcemia or hypokalemia (low serum calcium or potassium levels, respectively) because mineral homeostasis is disrupted.

The top ten foods sources highest in Magnesium are:
  1. Kelp
  2. Almonds
  3. Cashews
  4.  Molasses
  5. Buckwheat
  6. Brazil nuts
  7. Dulse
  8. Filberts
  9. Millet
  10. Pecans
It’s important to soak nuts for twelve hours to activate them, then rinse them, which releases enzyme inhibitors, phytic acid. Otherwise, eating nuts may increase Magnesium levels but decrease Zinc levels, which is also another essential mineral.
Below is a video you must watch:
Another way to take Magnesium is topically applying it on the body especially on the feet (where everything is best absorbed). If you are suffering from chronic/acute pain as a Licensed Massage Therapist I suggest scheduling for a massage and asking if your MT could use Magnesium oil during the massage. You will feel splendid afterwords! If you want to learn more about Magnesium oil watch this video below:
Thank you for reading and I hope you all have a magnificent day!
Stay Rosy!
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