06 Jan Magnesium Changed My Life
This is the continuation of a post which originally appeared on my friend Karen’s website, The Good Stuff Girl. Karen has moved on as a blogger and has allowed us to share some of her favorite tips and recipes. Have you suffered from magnesium deficiency? Have you tried the Myers Cocktail? I would love to hear your feedback in the comments section below!
Here is the first part of her provocative post – Could You Be Magnesium Deficient?
HOW HAS MAGNESIUM CHANGED MY LIFE?
It was mentioned to me by one of my holistic doctors that I would do very well with 500mg of magnesium. That is a bit higher than the RDA (recommended daily allowance) but it works for me. Magnesium is known as the “chill pill.” I began taking it about 8 years ago. I typically take it an hour after dinner or near the end of the day as it is also calming. I am so glad that I had a doctor who picked up on “my obvious signs” of being deficient in magnesium.
If you choose to supplement, here are the suggested guidelines and RDA (recommended daily allowances) for taking magnesium. Click here
According to Dr. Axe, these are the better forms of magnesium. There are several other forms as well.
- Magnesium Chelate — a form of magnesium that bonds to multiple amino acids and is in the same state as the food we consume and highly absorbable by the body.
- Magnesium Citrate — is magnesium with citric acid, which has laxative properties, and is often taken for constipation.
- Magnesium Glycinate — is a chelated form of magnesium that tends to provide high levels of absorption and bioavailability and is typically considered ideal for those who are trying to correct a deficiency.
- Magnesium Threonate — is a newer, emerging type of magnesium supplement that appears promising, primarily due to its superior ability to penetrate the mitochondrial membrane, and may be the best magnesium supplement on the market.
- Magnesium Chloride Oil — this form of magnesium is in oil form. It can pass through the skin and into the body. For those who struggle with digestive issues like malabsorption, this is the best form of magnesium to take.
PLEASE NOTE: Your body may do better with one kind of magnesium than the other so when first trying, buy the smallest quantity and see how it works for you. Everyone is different. When choosing a supplement, you will look for the above.
I personally use glycinate form as well as taking a few baths a week in Epsom salt. I will sometimes add the oil as well.
Magnesium Supplements – click here
Honestly, it has been a game changer for me. Personally, I noticed very quickly after starting to take magnesium that I rarely have the issue of random heart palpitations, which in turn lowers anxiety. I also noticed that I wasn’t suffering from cramping in my feet or toes which I would get sometimes in the night or while working out at the gym. I also seem more focused. Another new thing as of the past 8 months or so I have been getting a dose of intravenous magnesium. You might be asking yourself, “WHAT IS THAT?” I did when my functional doctor mentioned it to me. She suggested that I try it and see for myself. My body responded very well and I felt so good for so long plus it’s a BIG BOOST to the immune system. I get what is called THE MYERS COCKTAIL.
WHAT IS A MYERS COCKTAIL?
A Myers’ “Wellness” Cocktail is a nutritional “cocktail” given intravenously (IV), or through a vein. It consists of magnesium, calcium, various B vitamins, and vitamin C. The Myers’ Cocktail has been used to treat general fatigue, chronic fatigue syndrome/fibromyalgia, relieve acute asthma attacks, upper respiratory tract infections, chronic sinus infections, seasonal allergies, migraine headaches, muscle spasms, menstrual cramps, as well as to support recovery from endurance athletics. Many relatively healthy patients choose to receive periodic Myers’ Cocktail injections because it enhances their overall well being for variable periods of time.
This cocktail is named after John Myers, a physician from Baltimore, Maryland. He treated patients with IV nutrient therapy for over 25 years. Since then, thousands of patients nationwide have received this cocktail with great benefits.
For more on this click here
If you have some issues that you think magnesium might help, perhaps you should try it. It may or may not help, but I have found that many people find some relief with such a simple thing as taking magnesium.
From Karen Shakelford, The Good Stuff Girl
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