Everyone has a go-to remedy for pain. Some people quickly down a couple pills, some heat up a fragrant herbal tea, and others fish their ice pack out of the freezer. Of course, different types of pain call for different remedies, but wouldn’t it be great if there was a one-size-fits-all for any kind of pain? How about trying magnesium for pain!
Magnesium may not be the answer to every sort of pain you could ever imagine, but it sure can handle a good majority of them. This incredible mineral has been used therapeutically for centuries and yet there are still not nearly enough people who are taking advantage of its beneficial and soothing effects.
Here are three very common pains that people could be rid of with the use of magnesium.
If you’re a member of the migraine club, like me, then you know just how awful and debilitating migraines can be. That throbbing pain that demands your attention, keeping you from work, sleep, and even thought. Magnesium can kill your migraine and give you back your day.
Researchers found that those with migraines were deficient in magnesium. One study that observed 130 adults with migraines found that a magnesium supplement decreased their migraines from about 6 per month to 4 per month. I don’t know about you, but I would be over the moon to get even two “get out of migraine free” cards. (1, 2)
Have you ever been so sore or so in pain that you could barely climb onto your bed to sleep? If you can relate, then you’re going to love what magnesium has in store for you. Magnesium is known to have relaxation effects, which can be extremely helpful when it comes to muscle pain. Research also shows that one of the common reasons for muscle cramps and spasms is magnesium deficiency. Muscle cramps in pregnant women, for example, usually result from the fact that the baby is taking all the momma’s magnesium. Magnesium can also have preventative effects on muscle pain, helping you enhance your muscle performance and keep your body from becoming sore and in pain. (3, 4, 5)
With Menstruation comes those dreaded premenstrual cramps that make you want to double over in pain for an entire week. Luckily, magnesium has a trick up its sleeve for this type of pain as well. Researchers found that in patients who experienced even severe PMS showed much lower levels of magnesium than other patients. If you find yourself cringing at just the thought of your time of the month, you might want to give magnesium a try. (6)
If you really want magnesium to work its magic, you have to make sure you’re using the right kind in the right way. While most people may turn to a magnesium supplement pill, if you really want magnesium to do the trick, there is a better way.
Magnesium chloride is topical magnesium that can be absorbed through the skin. Letting the magnesium absorb right into your skin is a more effective way to treat your pain because the results are often quicker and better targeted at the exact problem area. (7, 8)
My Kore Essentials takes that one step further with easy-to-use spray bottles that you can take with you on the go to keep your pain in check at all hours of the day!
I’m not saying that an ice pack, a cup of tea, and some pain meds don’t get the job done. I’m just saying magnesium can get it done quicker, and more efficiently. Apply the magnesium right where it hurts, and let it do what it does best: take away your pain, and give you back your life.
Written By Emilyn Gil
Emilyn is a student at Utah Valley University and working as a professional copywriter and researcher. She has won several awards for her writing, including the Scholastic Art and Writing Gold Key, and was featured in the Kolob Canyon Review in Cedar City. Aside from the written word, her other passions include learning new things, performing in musical theater, and playing piano, guitar, and ukulele. Some of her favorite pastimes are baking, napping, and hanging out with family. She has traveled to Ecuador, Argentina, Mexico, and Canada, and currently resides in Lindon, Utah with her husband Jorge.