It is also used as a treatment for angina, asthma, gall stones, menstrual cramps, high blood pressure, hyperactivity, glucose intolerance, diabetes, hypoglycemia, fatigue, fibromyalgia, prevention of hearing loss, kidney stones, leg cramps, migraine, osteoporosis, PMS, prostate issues and INSOMNIA.
And according to government data, 68% of Americans do not consume the recommended intakes of magnesium and 19% of Americans do not consume even half of the recommended intakes.
Not good….and up until 5 years ago, that was me.
Until I was introduced to magnesium supplements during a health & fitness trade show.
A rep for Natural Calm gave me a bunch of samples and while I sleep pretty well, I did notice an immediate effect on my sleep. My mind stopped obsessing over what I did or didn’t do that day or what I had to do tomorrow. Just calm.
And it made me wonder…could something as simple as magnesium be a cure for insomnia?
Since then, I have had no qualms recommending this product to clients & friends who are having trouble getting to sleep, staying asleep or just getting their busy minds to quiet so they can relax.
A mug of their lemon flavor drink about an hour before bed does the trick for me every time.
And recently, while searching for a natural treatment for a friend with neuropathy in both legs, I found a bunch of research about magnesium oil helping to relieve muscle spasms, tension and various forms of neuropathy – pain, restless legs, itching, tingling, etc.
Google also told me that Natural Calm makes a magnesium oil.
So, I emailed the fine folks at Natural Calm and told them about my friend and they sent me a bunch of samples – Magnesium Oil & Gel. (being a blogger can have its perks)
And knock on wood, it’s been a great success. Applied on her legs after a hot bath and just before bed, my friend has seen a significant reduction in pain, tingling and restlessness.
I was a fan before trying the oil…and I am an even bigger fan now.
So, if you think that supplementing with magnesium may be helpful to you, I can honestly & wholeheartedly recommend both the Natural Calm drink and their Magnesium Oil.
NOTE #2 – I would love to hear about your experiences (good or bad) with magnesium.