Quick Tip #75 ~ Magnesium for Headache Relief
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Thought I'd mention this to those of you that suffer from headaches.
I never had headaches until recently, now I seem to get several a month.
They're not the brain splitting variety, just a dull ache at my temples.
I discovered accidentally that magnesium (in my case, magnesium citrate) works within 20 minutes of taking a capsule with an 8 oz glass of water. I had been taking magnesium at nite to help with nocturnal legs cramps, one nite I had a headache which disappeared in short order after a dose.
I thought it was a fluke.
But since that nite, I've used 100mg of magnesium citrate (that's 25% of the RDA) on several occasions with 100% success.
Just putting this out there for those of you that like to avoid medications... may be something for your to try before reaching for pain relievers.
Pat has kindly provided us with a list of Magnesium rich foods!
Please check comments below for Spark Member's success stories! Its inspirational how tracking and modifying diet thru supplementation when necessary has made such a positive difference in their health! Way to go, Sparkers... walk the talk!
Have done further reading and discovered that vitamin D depletes magnesium... I take 5000 IUs of D per day... just to keep my D within normal range (thx to auto-immune thyroid dysfunction! ha) Here's a link to one of the articles I found. www.vitamindcouncil.org/