If you are dealing with constant brain fog and headaches, hot flashes, night sweats, lumpy breasts, chronic fatigue, anxiety and depression, I have something for you that might help.
There's one culprit you may not expect: a deficiency in magnesium. This mineral is needed for over 300 enzyme reactions in the body. The downstream effects of these enzyme reactions can affect:
- Inflammation levels
- Hormone production
- Blood sugar balance
- Digestion and elimination
- Sleep quality
- Cardiovascular health
- And so much more.
For that reason, a deficiency in this important mineral can seriously lower your quality of life.
The fascinating thing is: Most doctors miss it or diss it. You show depression? Here is a pill. Got chronic migraines? Here is another pill. And so it goes. You probably know it first hand.
Researchers have estimated that up to 75% of those who live in the United States may be deficient in magnesium.
Source: Beckstrand, R. L., & Pickens, J. S. (2011). Beneficial Effects of Magnesium Supplementation. Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine, 16(3), 181-189.
Getting magnesium from food
You can absolutely get some magnesium from the foods you eat. Foods high in magnesium are: cacao, avocados, cashews, seeds and legumes.
I wrote about it in the past that our agricultural practices have decreased the nutritional value of food by 30 to 70%. So to get a decent amount of magnesium from your chocolate might not be as easy as it sounds.
Let me give you an example: Some women initially need as much as 1200 mg of magnesium per day to replenish their deficiency. To do it with food, they would need to eat 2.5 cups of raw cacao or 31 avocados per day to get that amount of magnesium. This also means that 300mg would require eating almost 8 avocados a day.
Additionally, depending on the health of a person's digestion, the absorption of magnesium from foods is about 30% to 40%, so even if a serving of food has a certain number of milligrams of magnesium, that doesn't mean that's how much you're getting in.
So what is the option?
Replenish your magnesium levels and you will feel like a new woman.
For that, I do recommend supplements.
In fact, there is a new way of taking your magnesium that will not only replenish and nourish your cells, but it will also give you the maximum benefit if you take the various forms of magnesium at various times of day.
The Magnesium Rotation Method
There are quite a few forms of magnesium, but there are four forms of magnesium that have proven themselves to be the most effective, time and again.
We've taken those four forms - bisglycinate, malate, chloride, and citrate - and developed a rotation method to capitalize on the benefits that are unique to each magnesium form throughout the day.
Keep reading to learn why the Magnesium Rotation Method may help you to replenish your magnesium in a safe, effective way, and how our Magnesium Rotation Kit can help.
This Magnesium plan will give you about 800 mg of magnesium per day, plus an additional 300 mg for the days you need that extra digestive support from Mag Citrate.
What are the Different Forms of Magnesium?
In order to create a supplement that delivers magnesium to the body in a recognizable form, a molecule of magnesium is attached to a carrier like an amino acid (such as glycine, arginine, taurine). Magnesium may also be attached to an organic acid like citrate.
As I've said before, not all magnesium works the same. In our Magnesium Rotation Kit, we rely on four forms of high quality, effective magnesium. They include:
Magnesium Malate: This type of magnesium is bound to malic acid. For those having issues with energy production, a magnesium malate supplement may be effective for helping with chronic fatigue syndrome and/or fibromyalgia as well as chronic pain.
This form can be stimulating for some, which is why we recommend it with breakfast in the morning.
Recommended dose in the Magnesium Rotation Method is 360mg in the morning.
Magnesium Bisglycinate: Also known as magnesium chelate, magnesium diglycinate, or magnesium glycinate. It is a highly absorbable form of magnesium chelated to two molecules of the amino acid glycine.
"Chelated" forms of a mineral mean that an amino acid has been attached to them, making them a very stable form of magnesium that is less likely to cause gastrointestinal symptoms and reduces the laxative effect.
It may help with PMS, fibrocystic breasts, sleep, anxiety, cravings, pains, and cramps. This is the form of magnesium I take every day.
Recommended dose in the Magnesium Rotation Method is 300mg in the evening.
Magnesium Chloride: Chloride is a form of magnesium for topical use. The skin is a great way to increase magnesium levels and bypass using the gut - this is especially beneficial for people with IBS (or leaky gut) who suffer from malabsorption of nutrients.
Our community reports fantastic results using this form of magnesium; from pain reduction, feeling calmer, to deeper/longer sleep.
Recommended dose in the Magnesium Rotation Method is ? tsp, which is 150 mg per application (requires 20 minutes to get absorbed).
Magnesium Citrate: Another chelated type of magnesium bound to citric acid. This form of magnesium is about 30% bioavailable, but it pulls water into the bowels giving it more of a laxative effect, which some may like if suffering from chronic constipation.
This is a good form for you if you feel depleted in magnesium (based on the symptoms) and struggle with chronic constipation. Whenever I travel, I bring along a bottle of citrate to keep things moving.
Recommended dose in the Magnesium Rotation Method is 300mg or more if constipated, at night; or if you tend to get constipated when traveling (unlikely now!). Double the dose if you need to and stop when your bowel movement gets loose.
Will the Magnesium Rotation Method Help Me?
The magnesium rotation method might help you if.
- You suffer from chronic constipation
- You have cognitive symptoms like brain fog
- You struggle with insomnia and/or have difficulty staying asleep
- You get headaches or migraines
- You suffer from serious PMS
- You experience hot flashes and night sweats
- You experience depression and/or anxiety
- You have frequent chocolate cravings (cacao is high in magnesium)
- You have high blood pressure or an elevated pulse
- You suffer from chronic fatigue or have a general feeling of weakness
- You tend to quickly get exhausted when you exercise
- You experience muscle pain, cramps, and spasms (such as a "Charlie Horse" in the legs)
- You have tingling in the legs or have been diagnosed with restless leg syndrome (RLS)
- You have an irregular heartbeat and palpitations
- You get occasional chest pain (due to spasms in your heart muscle)
For a deeper dive into the Magnesium Rotation Method, check out my article here: How to Use The Magnesium Rotation Method to Balance Your Hormones.