I have been singing the praises of magnesium for two years. I’d almost go so far as to say magnesium saved my life.
Let me share a little about where I was 2-3 years ago:
I was irritable
I had some severe, heart-pounding anxiety (my doctor likened it to PTSD)
I was an insomniac – I had extreme difficulty going to sleep and I always woke up at 4am
My pregnancies were characterized by morning sickness and muscle cramping
I was so, very tired. So so so tired
My brain seemed foggy, as if my brain was wrapped in plastic wrap
Headaches. My head hurt constantly
Then a popular blogger wrote about the signs of magnesium deficiency. She was describing me!! She suggested a transdermal magnesium supplement. What did I have to lose? I purchased the magnesium and that night I fell asleep easily, didn’t wake up at 4am, and had no headaches. A miracle? Maybe.
2 years later the anxiety, irritability, insomnia, muscle cramping, exhaustion, brain fog, PMS, and heachaches are all gone! Gone! I still use the magnesium, but I can go weeks (months?) without it. Then I’ll notice the subtle signs of deficiency. Chocolate cravings. Difficulty falling asleep. Restless legs. A couple sprays and I sleep like a baby (not my baby, but someone else’s).
So, what do you have to lose? Give magnesium a try. But be sure to use magnesium oil (the topical spray stuff)–your body absorbs it better without the uncomfortable intestinal side effects of ingesting magnesium supplements.