Caring for our Bodies

“Magnesium” the Amazing Mineral

*I am not a trained medical professional. This post is not meant to diagnose, treat or prescribe any health issues. I am sharing my personal experience in supplementing with magnesium. This post contains affiliate links*

I don’t take a lot of supplements. In fact, many of the ones I’ve tried I’ve eventually eliminated and tried to find a way to get it through my diet (which I think is always the best way if it’s possible). As you’ve read in one of my posts on anxiety (which you can read here), you know that introducing magnesium was a key factor in decreasing my anxiety levels, helping me sleep better, mostly eliminating palpitations, relieving muscle tension, and on and on. I think it has relieved many other symptoms also, but those are some of the main ones.

Below I’m going to list the kinds of magnesium I use, along with a podcast from Delicious Obsessions about magnesium and it’s benefits. She has some great information that if you haven’t heard, you need to. In the podcast they list a ton of symptoms that can be caused by a deficiency in magnesium including some of the ones I’ve listed above, along with a myriad of other symptoms. I’m also going to list another article from Dr. Mercola with more great info. Take a few minutes to learn about the importance of this mineral that most of us are deficient in, and easy ways to replace it.

Some Ways I use Magnesium Supplementation

Ionic Magnesium This is an oral supplement that I take daily. I add it in a little bit of juice (orange, grapefruit) twice, daily. I like this kind because it never bothers my stomach or causes digestive distress.

Natural Calm This is also an oral supplement that I use, but only sometimes. I couldn’t really take it when I first tried because it bothered my stomach, but after being on the AIP for about a year and having had some healing in my gut, I am able to take it more often with no problems. My family uses this and has not had a problem with it.

Magnesium Chloride Oil This is used directly on your skin, or you can add it to a bath or foot bath. I try to use this daily and I spray it directly on my skin (usually on my thighs). It sometimes gets itchy, but you can wipe it off with a wet rag after about 15 minutes, and you will have already received the benefits.

Epsom Salts I try to use epsom salts about 3 times a week, usually in the form of a foot bath. You can add one cup to a foot bath and soak your feet for at least 15 minutes, or two cups in a bath and soak for the same amount of time. This also provides a gentle detox for your body.

Something I will be adding to my magnesium regimen is:

Magnesium Chloride Flakes I will also use this in the form of a foot bath or regular bath to soak. You can also make your own oils and lotions using these flakes (link for “DIY Magnesium Oil” below).

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RESOURCES

Delicious Obsessions Podcast on the benefits of magnesium: http://www.deliciousobsessions.com/2015/11/the-vh-podcast-episode-17-magnesium-101/

“Miraculous Magnesium and DIY Magnesium Oil”: http://www.deliciousobsessions.com/2013/03/miraculous-magnesium-and-diy-magnesium-oil/

Dr. Mercola with Dr. Carolyn Dean “Magnesium: The Missing Link to Better Health”:  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/12/08/magnesium-health-benefits.aspx

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