Wednesday, 13 July 2011


Magnesium is a useful and versatile mineral deficient in many diets. The RDI about 300 mg for adults, though doses can be taken much higher to treat certain conditions.  Magnesium is found in a variety of foods, especially legumes, nuts and seeds.  ½ cup legumes, 6 brazil nuts, a couple of pieces of good quality dark chocolate and a banana will give you the RDI of magnesium! A variety of conditions can be linked to magnesium deficiency, such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, ADHD, asthma, blood sugar disorders and arthritis.  If you’re getting muscle spasms, insomnia, brain fog, headaches and anxiety, it could be worth looking at magnesium.

I’ve had the following symptoms, fatigue, insomnia, muscle spasms, headaches, hypoglycaemia and anxiety. I’ve been supplementing my diet with a low dose of a magnesium complex and have seen the following improvements: more energy, 25% improvement of insomnia, 80% improvement in muscle aches and spasms, headaches 90% improvement, blood sugar levels evened out and decrease in anxiety by about 50% When buying a supplement always look for one that has the 4 types of Magnesium(Amino acid chelate, Magnesium citrate, magnesium orotate dihydrate, Magnesium phosphate), powered formulas are the most easily  absorbed . Supplements may include B and other vitamins. Do not take a Magnesium with B vitamins near bed time it could keep you awake.

I did not realise this when I first began to take it and I stayed awake ALL NIGHT and for two weeks before I figured out the problem. I now take it just after lunch when I hit that slump. The magnesium supplement I am taking in a complex with other minerals that may have contributed to the improvement as well as concurrent chiropractic treatment.


  1. Ooh, I'm gonna get me some chocolate then! Thanks for the interesting read:) I get migraines all the time. I used to get them pretty badly in pregnancy, and I remember now you mention it, I was given magnesium supplements in my first pregnancy for that reason

  2. Make sure it's dark chocolate! It would really be worth looking at Magnesium for your migraines.