I started looking into Magnesium after a doctors appointment with my Grandma. I go with her quite often. She has a wide range of issues, but most of them are for several aches in pains. On our last visit to her chiropractor he mentioned Magnesium for her nerve pain. One of her biggest complaints is in her fingers, specifically a few of her knuckles. They are large and swollen with arthritis which is causing pinched nerves. It's heartbreaking to see her in so much pain, so we have tried everything! Same with her calves – she says they feel like they are on fire. Once again, the doctor said it's nerve damage and irritation. Product was received for review purposes and this post may contain affiliate links.
One of his suggestions was to try topical Magnesium. I am not going to quote him here, because I am sure I didn't remember everything exactly! But, for the most part he said that a deficiency in Magnesium can be the cause of a lot of muscle and nerve pains. Knowing my Gram's horrible diet, he knew this could be possible. It's also safe and easy to try and fix. Instead of prescribing her even more pain pills, might as well try something like this.
So, that's when I started doing some research online. I came across Ancient Minerals and loved the look and feel of the site. I wrote to them and they were beyond informative and helpful. In order to review, they wanted to make sure that I was in fact someone who could benefit from the products. Although many of the products that they carry can seem like they are pampering and spa-like, they are supplements and should be taken seriously. After looking at the complete list of magnesium deficiency symptoms, I could confidently say that between Gram and I we had them covered!
I could not believe the list of symptoms. This journey started out for Gram and now I was seeing so many of my own issues on this list. After discussion with Ashley at Ancient Minerals, we agreed upon a few products that would be most beneficial…
Ancient Minerals Magnesium Bath Flakes: Relax in a nice foot bath or bath tub with the bath flakes. They are a form of transdermal magnesium, a method of mineral supplementation designed to deliver magnesium through the skin for rapid absorption into the cells. Ashley from Ancient Minerals suggested these to me for my acne, insomnia and anxiety. A warm bath is always relaxing, but when I include these flakes, I definitely find it even more soothing. The acne on my back has improved greatly and I have been sleeping better. I have not had trouble falling or staying asleep in weeks. I would say that I have been dramatically less anxious, too. I can't say 100% that I owe it all to Ancient Minerals, but the timing is certainly right!
Ancient Minerals Magnesium Lotion: Ashley suggested for my Gram to try this. It's intended for more sensitive individuals. The first time after Gram used it she said that she was floored at how quickly it worked. Her most severely arthritic knuckle was completely pain-free for about 20 minutes. After that she would have to apply the lotion again. I don't think she ever had such extreme results since then, but she still notices an improvement each time. The lotion is not greasy and absorbs quickly so, it's easy to reapply often. One complaint that my Gram had was the bottle that it comes in. It's impossible for her to squeeze. My Grampa does it for her. With the pain that she is in with her hands, she requires extra easy-open and squeezable bottles! Overall, she is pleased with the lotion, though.
Since transdermal Magnesium is the most effective way to increase your intake, I am very glad that these products exist. After seeing how important it is, I plan to always be on top of this. If you have ailments that you suffer with, I would read up on the Ancient Minerals site. It's so helpful, interesting and eye-opening! You may even find your answer!
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