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Migraines & Magnesium

Do you suffer from migraines? Anyone who does certainly knows how rough they can be!

We personally have also lived with migraines, but are grateful to have left them in the past. We hope you can, too.

Impact of Migraines

Migraines affect roughly 39 million people in the US and 1 billion worldwide, making it the third most common illness in the world. It’s estimated that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 10 children suffer from migraines. Whew, what an impact! What if there was something simple, natural, and proven to reduce migraines?

Well, there is! Studies indicate that magnesium deficiency is tied to migraines in both adults and children. While treatment for migraines often includes over-the-counter painkillers with a host of side effects, magnesium has been thoroughly studied as a simple, safe, inexpensive, and well-tolerated option for the management of migraines in both acute and chronic situations.  One study, in particular, suggests dosages of 400-1000mg of magnesium, as tolerated, for patients who suffer from menstrual migraines and premenstrual syndrome. Bonus! Magnesium has many other benefits throughout the body.

Managing Migraines Naturally

If you are looking for a way to manage migraines naturally with “side benefits” vs. side effects, consider supplementing with high-quality magnesium. Here are a few tips to keep in mind:

  • Our bodies don’t store magnesium efficiently.
  • Magnesium needs vary daily and cyclically throughout the month.
  • We need more magnesium during times of high physical or mental stress.
  • Menstruating women report benefiting from increased intake leading up to and during their monthly cycle.

Tips for Supplementing Magnesium

  • Build up your daily intake slowly and don’t be discouraged. Those who are most deficient tend to have more gastrointestinal discomfort when magnesium is first introduced.
  • Give it time and be consistent each day.  While working for acute migraine pain when used like a painkiller and taken when needed, using magnesium on a daily basis can also affect the chronic incidence of migraines by helping to reduce both the frequency and severity over time.  For this to occur the daily magnesium gap must first be consistently overcome, then a physiological excess needs to be maintained over time.  Generally, this often helps the incidence of migraines begin to decline over a period of months.  In many such cases, migraines can be largely eliminated.
  • Building a physiological excess of magnesium is somewhat like trying to fill a bucket with water when there is a large hole in the bottom.  Migraines will not cease until the bucket begins to get somewhat full and stays that way.  To keep the bucket full, one must continually add water faster than it is draining out the bottom.  Daily dosages from 400-800 mg/day spread throughout the day have been noted to achieve this objective.

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Synergy with Vitamin K2-MK4 and Other Minerals

On a personal note, we have found that our clients and ourselves have had the best results with our full Regenesis Protocol. This protocol was designed to pull together a set of nutrients that are most commonly deficient in today’s food supply including vitamins K2-MK4, D, A, and other minerals. These critical nutrients work together synergistically to activate a wide number of repair processes and anti-inflammatory pathways in the body, including helping to activate magnesium’s full potential. Shop our Regenesis Protocol.

Please share with anyone who may benefit! Statistically speaking, you probably know a few.


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