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.
We know that magnesium is well known for its diverse actions within the human body. From a neurological perspective, magnesium plays an essential role in nerve transmission and neuromuscular conduction. It also functions in a protective role against excessive excitation that can lead to neuronal cell death and has been implicated in multiple neurological disorders.
We also know why magnesium can decrease muscle pain, it makes muscles relax. But till now scientist have always been unclear why it would help with nerve related pain. A new study on rats to be printed in The Journal of Physiology confirms many doctors and individual experiences that magnesium decreases nerve related pain — while also pointing to how it works.
According to Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum the study “confirms...that magnesium decreases nerve pain... by [settling] down NMDA...a brain chemical which is a major mechanism of pain.” It’s a big deal because magnesium seems to settle down NMDA without the toxicity. This is exciting news because magnesium, used correctly has little if any side effects outside of possible stomach upset.
Additionally, Dr. Teitelbaum goes on to say, "clinical experience, as well as research in nerve pain conditions such as pancreatic cancer, has shown that magnesium can be an effective treatment for pain."
The authors of the study also point out that magnesium deficiency can be a major amplifier of pain which in my book suggests any of us dealing with pain should be increasing our magnesium intake anyway we can.
Here are three other 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)
myKore 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 and optimize your health in many ways. 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.
I don’t often align myself with products but this is one that I just had to share! My name is Michelle Toole and I am the founder of Healthy Holistic Living.com.
Some of you may already know years ago, I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.
I can still recall what it felt like to have my life change overnight…
I went from an Executive Director of a non-profit organization, running marathons, rock climbing, hiking canyons and kayaking to being completely bedridden and staring at a wall for 15 hours a day.
Of course, I went to see many doctors but unfortunately I didn’t find the help I needed. So, I had to set off on my own journey to learn my true path to healing.
I’d pretty much turned-over every rock trying to find relief for my pain, sleep issues and myriad of other symptoms…
Fast-forward 18 years.
I was determined to climb one of the true wonders of the natural world, Machu Picchu, the mystical home of the Incas in Peru.
It was there, after a grueling day when my feet, knees, legs, and lower back hurt so bad, that I thought I would have to abandon hopes of our next climb which was Rainbow Mountain! That night I pulled out a little spray bottle of “aceite de magnesio” that a friend had given me before I left on my trip.
What the heck, I thought. I was desperate. And I applied it all over my body before bed.
Because of the grueling day, I woke up expecting to be immobilized, but instead we were off to climb Rainbow Mountain and…I was totally pain-free!
I know it sounds impossible, but it’s 1000% the truth.