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Magnesium helps stress

Magnesium for stress, what you need to know.

“A deficiency in this critical nutrient makes you twice as likely to die as other people, according to a study published in The Journal of Intensive Care Medicine.(i) It also accounts for a long list of symptoms and diseases — which are easily helped and often cured by adding this nutrient. In fact, in my practice, this nutrient is one of my secret weapons against illness. Yet up to half of Americans are deficient in this nutrient and don’t know it.

I’m talking about magnesium.

It is an antidote to stress, the most powerful relaxation mineral available, and it can help improve your sleep.”

So says Dr Mark Hyman in this excellent article in the Huffingtom Post

There are so many compelling arguments regarding why magnesium for stress is worth trying. Regular readers will know we recommend the Amazing Oils brand, it’s what we use daily.

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Muscle pains & cramp eased

Magnesium for muscle pain and cramps

Whether you a gym fanatic, or just like to stay in shape this will be your secret weapon in fast, effective recovery. Ease muscle pain and inflammation instantly by applying the Magnesium directly to the site of tension.

For best results use pre, post (and even during) your activity.
Magnesium is vital for muscle contraction, bone strength and energy production. It also assists in sustaining high oxygen consumption and elasticizing bronchial tubes (makes breathing easier under physical stress).

The Magnesium you may already have in your system is lost through sweating and urination. So those who are active require more than those who are sedentary.

We suggest the following product: Amazing Oils Magnesium for muscle pain and cramps.

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Magnesium & migraine

Studies have shown that migraine sufferers tend to have low brain magnesium during migraine attacks (1) and may also suffer from magnesium deficiency. (2,3)

Magnesium deficiency may also play a particularly important role in menstrual migraines (4).
Two controlled trials have shown that oral magnesium supplementation (taking in by mouth) is effective in headache prevention (5,6) however we would assert that transdermal magnesium (via the skin) will be even more effective because more magnesium is absorbed, much more efficiently.

As if to prove our point about oral magnesium a third study was negative (7), but this result has been attributed to the use of a poorly absorbed magnesium salt, as diarrhea occurred in almost half of patients in the treatment group.

This is because magnesium taken orally is a laxative!

In general, the published trials yielded mixed results, with favourable effects reported for acute treatment of patients with aura and possibly also menstrual migraine prevention.

References

  1. Ramadan NM, Halvorson H, Vande-Linde A. Low brain magnesium in migraine. Headache. 1989;29:590–593.
  2. Trauinger A, Pfund Z, Koszegi T, et al. Oral magnesium load test in patients with migraine. Headache. 2002;42: 114–119.
  3. Mauskop A, Altura BM. Role of magnesium in the pathogenesis and treatment of migraine. Clin Neurosci. 1998; 5:24–27.
  4. Mauskop A, Altura BT, Altura BM. Serum ionized magnesium in serum ionized calcium/ionized magnesium ratios in women with menstrual migraine. Headache. 2001;42:242–248.
  5. Facchinetti F, Sances G, Borella P, et al. Magnesium prophylaxis of menstrual migraine: effects on intracellular magnesium. Headache. 1991; 31:298–301.
  6. Peikert A, Wilimzig C, Kohne-Volland R. Prophylaxis of migraine with oral magnesium: results from a prospective, multicenter, placebo-controlled and double-blind randomized study. Cephalalgia. 1996;16:257–263.
  7. Pfaffenrath V, Wessely P, Meyer C, et al. Magnesium in the prophylaxis of migraine—a double-blind placebo-controlled study. Cephalalgia. 1996; 16:436–440.