Ok, I know you have places to go and things to do, so the short version is: I started to sleep. Glorious sleep! Elusive sleep! Wonderful, restful sleep! And all it took was magnesium spray. The end.
The longer version is more interesting, though. Not because it’s about me, but because it can be about you too. So, as I’ve mentioned 8267 times on this blog, I had thyroid cancer and they removed my thyroid. This had a massive domino effect on a whole lot of other things in my body (and brain). So, I get bored reading symptoms and theories and quick-fixes. But, something prompted me to read about magnesium deficiency and what it causes. And, basically, every cell in your body needs magnesium to function. Not just magnesium. ENOUGH magnesium.
Check out this list of symptoms that could be related to magnesium deficiency in your body:
- Chronic bad moods
- Concentration problems
- Chronic headaches
- A history of autism, diabetes, asthma, kidney stones, heart disease, heart failure, or mitral valve collapse in you or your family
- Sensitivity to noise
- Trouble swallowing
- Acid reflux
- Trouble sleeping
- Muscle tics
- Cramps in your hands and/or legs
- Restless legs
- Heart palpitations or flutters
Yikes. Can I get a “hell yeah” from everyone that could tick a few of these? What is wonderful about this,though is that, if it is magnesium deficiency causing your problem, it’s really super-easy to fix. And, if you try it out and there’s not an improvement, you’ve lost nothing.
According to the National Institutes of Health, this is how much magnesium we should be having every day:
Now, Faithful To Nature is a secret little love of mine. They’re so efficient. The spray was delivered quickly and with a bunch of cute extras – including amazing lip balm that I may bath in one day because I just love it so much; and Himalayan salt crystals that I actually do bath in.
The spray is easy to apply – I just spray about six or seven squirts onto my stomach and another two onto my thighs, rub it in, and get into bed. Yep, that’s it. They say you can spray it into your mouth for a really good mouth cleanse too. I’m not surprised it cleanses your mouth. It tastes like a combination of a tannery and a dead cat. Nothing could survive that. Not really…it’s bitter and salty, both to extreme degrees. I did it once. I might do it again. My husband didn’t think it was that bad. But he’s eaten brains and fish eyes.
Each teaspoon of the spray has 315mg of magnesium in it and, because it’s trans-dermal (it is absorbed by your skin), your body only absorbs what it needs, so you can’t overdose. It itches a little for a few minutes after application, then nothing. It leaves a slightly oily residue, so wear an old t-shirt when using it.
Although my focus is on sleeping, this spray is apparently also useful for sports injuries, pain and stiffness. It promotes a healthy immune system too.
I bought the bigger bottle (250ml) and, after three months of using it every night, I’m not even halfway through it. And I only paid R99 for it. After years of Dormicum, Rellicalm, lavender drops…I’m so utterly excited that I’ve found something that works and doesn’t turn me into the walking dead.
Of course, magnesium should also form part of your diet. Here are some foods that have this little treasure:
- Yoghurt or kefir
- Pumpkin seeds
- Dark chocolate
I hope that, if you’re struggling with your health, this may have helped; even just a tiny bit.