Magnesium and Muscle Cramps: 
Father’s Day Edition

Have you suffered with muscle spasms, lower back pain, leg cramps, or eye twitches? Of course, I would never tell you not to go to your doctor to eliminate the possibility of your experience being a serious condition. But, once that elimination has been made, what if your pain or cramps is a magnesium deficiency symptom? What if saturating your body with magnesium is the answer? Would you consider finding out more? In the following discussion I will be sharing information I wrote in my 2017 Edition of The Magnesium Miracle.

The Problem

I understand your pain.

Muscle twitches, tics, and spasms may seem like minor irritations to the onlooker, but to the person suffering, it’s like water torture — only instead of water slowly dripping on your forehead, your eye or lip or a small muscle in your leg may constantly jump and writhe.

Does this scenario sound familiar to you?

Could This Be a Magnesium Deficiency?

It is my view, more than 95% of the time:

Muscle twitches are a sure sign of magnesium deficiency. The nervous system is hyperexcitable and fires off small muscle groups to try to release some tension. But the only way to eliminate muscle spasms and twitches is by relaxing the nervous system with the proper amounts of magnesium, unless proven otherwise.

 What about Low Back Pain?

I have a very different way of looking at low back pain. What if magnesium deficiency causes muscles that are irritated and overworked to go into spasm and that’s the cause of many cases of chronic low back pain?

I know what I’m talking about. I personally experienced the resurgence of some low back pain when I reduced my magnesium intake to less than 300 mg per day (the RDA for maintaining magnesium in a healthy person). When I increased my intake of magnesium, the low back pain subsided. I share the scientific study that supports my personal experience on page 141 of The Magnesium Miracle.

What about Muscle Recovery for Athletes?

When your muscles are engaged in the rapid-fire contraction and relaxation of physical exercise, if there is too much calcium (the initiator of contractions) and too little magnesium (the initiator of relaxation), muscle cramps and a buildup of lactic acid can result.

Too little magnesium is common for both male and female athletes as magnesium is lost during exercise through increased metabolism and sweating. Then, when they chug down recovery drinks that are mostly sodium and sugar and still have poor recovery, athletes wonder why the electrolytes didn’t work.

What Do I Need to Know about Magnesium and Muscle Pain?

These are the three things you need to know about magnesium and muscle pain:

  1. Magnesium helps muscles and nerves relax.
  2. Magnesium eliminates spasms.
  3. Magnesium [additionally] relaxes the smooth muscles in blood vessels in the fingers to treat Raynaud’s syndrome; relaxes artery walls, which lowers blood pressure; and relaxes fallopian tubes, which enhances fertility.

Not Just Any Magnesium

I’ve tried every other magnesium on the market, looking for a highly absorbed magnesium to use in saturation doses that didn’t cause the laxative effect. I couldn’t find one, so I created, support, and use my own. The best treatment for cramps is my non-laxative, 100% absorbed, picometer, stabilized ionic ReMag! For more information on this product, here is a link to a free PDF of my eBook, Invisible Minerals – ReMag.

Why Did You Write This Post Today?

I was talking with my staff this week about Father’s Day gifts. When I thought about it, the one gift I know everyone could give that all fathers need is the gift of pain free, easy movement. By sending a bottle of ReMag Liquid or Lotion to your Dad, you can enhance his health and enjoyment of life. How could it get any better than that?


Dr. Carolyn Dean