Magnesium and Fibromyalgia Three Things You May Not Know About this Amazing Mineral and How It May Affect Your Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Those with Fibromyalgia, like our customer Teresa, know that Fibromyalgia can be extremely disruptive and painful.  Like, Teresa, some patients have experimented with various treatment regimens that include diet and exercise but an often-overlooked one is the importance of magnesium, adding topical magnesium is an important addition to their wellness protocol.  We now know that magnesium is responsible for over 600 cellular reactions in our body.  Further we know that up to 80% of the general population and 60% of those critically ill are magnesium deficient.  

However, did you know that topical magnesium also can have a large impact on those experiencing symptoms of fibromyalgia?

 

  • Relaxation Mineral. Magnesium is known as the relaxation mineral: it has calming effects on the brain, nerves, and muscles.   Magnesium aids calming process by activating the parasympathetic nervous system, the system responsible for getting you calm and relaxed.  Magnesium also binds to gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptors. GABA is the neurotransmitter responsible for quieting down nerve activity.  Since fibromyalgia is characterized by a hyperactive stress response, anything that we can do to activate the opposite reaction in our bodies by generating a relaxation response can reduce symptoms. One easy way to do that is with topical magnesium that absorbs quickly into our bodies at the point of nerve excitement. 
  • Magnesium Deficiency. It is estimated that over 80 percent of Americans are deficient in magnesium and scientists have found that in a recent study of all participants with Fibromyalgia nearly everyone with fibromyalgia is deficient in magnesium.  Although not all scientists agree on whether low magnesium is the cause, they acknowledge it may support the alleviation of symptoms.
  • Magnesium and Sleep. Ginevra Liptan has utilized her extensive clinical, personal, and research experience with fibromyalgia to develop a comprehensive treatment approach with the goal of achieving a new level of daily life functionality through meaningful symptom improvement. Dr. Liptan organizes fibromyalgia treatment into The Four R’s: Rest, including sleep, Repair, Rebalance, and Reducing pain.   Sleep is an integral part to this approach.  Scientist have discovered that magnesium plays and important role in sleep with one study among many, reveals that persons with mental and physical stress can benefit from a daily intake of magnesium. This might lead to an improved physiological regulation of the sympathetic and parasympathetic efferents and, furthermore, prevent magnesium deficiency and diseases such as, for example, restlessness, irritability, lack of concentration, sleep disorder or depression all further indicating the importance of magnesium to support those with Fibromyalgia. In addition, not only can magnesium help you get to sleep, but it plays a part in helping you achieve deep and restful sleep as well.  In one study, older adults were given magnesium or a placebo. Overall, the magnesium group had better quality of sleep.  This group also exhibited higher levels of renin and melatonin, two hormones that help regulate sleep.  

If you have symptoms of fibromyalgia put magnesium replenishment on your wellness checklist.  Hopefully, like our customers like Teresa, you too can experience relief and experience the benefits of Living More with some of our innovative magnesium products, like Boost Magnesium Spray that includes over 2000 mg of magnesium and hemp for anti-inflammatory relief, along with organic essential oils.