Magnesium and Nerve Pain

Hour One – August 10, 2020
Hour Two – August 10, 2020

The impulse for any and all movement in the body arises from electrical transmissions. These micro currents of electricity that pass along the nerves were first measured in 1966. Scientists soon discovered that the conductor for these bodily electrical currents is calcium and that magnesium is essential to maintain the proper level of calcium in the blood and cells.

Magnesium and calcium remain positively charged, but when they contact negatively charged particles, they form an electrical current. The fatty acids in the nerve tissue are negatively charged, which is why magnesium levels must constantly be renewed in order to retain a proper nerve current. It’s also why we need to eat healthy fats to maintain proper nerve conduction.

When calcium is not properly balanced by magnesium a calcium overload will occur. Calcium overload is one of the main causes of nerve pain and inflammation within the body. On tonight’s radio program I will emphasize the role that calcium and other antagonists like fluoride, and sugar play in nerve pain and that can neutralize calcium with magnesium and stop eating so much sugar to dramatically reduce your levels of inflammation.

The FDA and drug companies are aware of the importance of treating inflammation, but regrettably they are using drugs, with all their side effects, as the primary treatment instead of recommending magnesium. Even worse, anti-inflammatory steroids and many nonsteroidal anti- inflammatory drugs are often fluoride compounds, which means they bind up magnesium. Hence, treating inflammation with ineffective and unsafe drugs inevitably creates more inflammation. The worst seems to be gabapentin, which besides having many side effects seems to be addictive.

Fortunately, clinical experience and research in nerve pain conditions show that magnesium can be an effective treatment for nerve pain. The interaction of magnesium with calcium causes muscles to relax and nerves to fire properly.  Beyond that, it’s possible for magnesium supplements to promote something as dramatic as sciatic nerve regeneration and decrease inflammatory responses. In this particular study, magnesium-rich diets enhanced nerve regeneration and improved neurological recovery in mice with sciatic nerve injuries. 

A therapeutic magnesium like ReMag can be used to get a substantial and beneficial amount of magnesium into the body to settle down muscles and nerves! Not only does magnesium helps calm both the nervous system and your muscles – helping to ease nerve-related pain and restless legs, but it can also ease anxiety and promote better sleep – which can be hugely beneficial to those whose muscle or nerve pain makes sleep difficult.

Tonight on our weekly radio show, Dr. Carolyn Dean will be talking about Magnesium and Nerve Pain with our listeners and call-in radio show guests. Please plan to join us at 7pm eastern 4pm pacific. You’ll be encouraged by the information you learn, motivated by the health opportunities that are available to you, and energized to move forward confidently in the direction of your health desires!

About Dr. Carolyn Dean

Dr Carolyn Dean MD ND has been featured on national media for over 30 years offering practical strategies to improve health, vitality, and well-being the natural way. As a medical doctor, naturopath, certified clinical nutritionist and master of many modalities including acupuncture and homeopathy, Dr Carolyn Dean MD ND has authored over 33 books and 100 publications including The Magnesium Miracle, 3rd Edition, Hormone Balance, Future Health Now Encyclopedia and Heart Health.Please note that the information and opinions expressed on these broadcasts are not designed to constitute advice or recommendations as to any disease, ailment, or physical condition. You should not act or rely upon any information contained in these broadcasts without seeking the advice of your personal physician. If you have any questions about the information or opinions expressed during these broadcasts, please contact your doctor.

Disclosure: Dr. Dean does have a financial interest in the sale of all the Completement Formulas.

8 replies »

  1. I have Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and have been on a Rx cocktail for the past 7 years to help with horrible nerve pain. I’d like to try magnesium as the answer to nerve pain (and migraines that have returned after being gone for 5 years) But I also have osteoporosis and thought that too much magnesium was worse for the bones. I also have Hashimotos Thyroiditis. Are these all related? How much magnesium is recommended for CRPS and for migraines?

    • Hello, Dana – thank you for reaching out! It seems that you have a complex medical condition that is beyond the scope of friendly information we can provide through a radio show! You can get a copy of ReMag booklet to learn about the proper function of magnesium in osteoporosis and its critical support for bone health. You can also read about the role that magnesium and other minerals play in thyroid health here:

  2. as someone who has dealt with health issues all my life, basically dealing with nutrition, i take magnesium in bulk and tablet form everyday when i get up, i also take a multi and if you look at multi vit, there is farrrrrrrrrrr to much calcium in the in comparison to magnesium, from the research i have done the calcium does a lot of damage when it overshadows magnesium so that is why i take mag supplements, i also get leg cramps when my mag levels go down and i carry mag capsules with me all the time and i have given them to people with headaches and the headaches either go away or become much less because your brain is a muscle and it is affected also by low mag, heart problems also occur from tooo much calcium in the cells and not enough mag,
    potassium also goes with this combo and so does zinc, naturopathic medicine is the only thing that has helped me because the body needs natural ingredients to heal not pharmaceutical chemicals that interfere with natural body processes, we are electrical
    bodies and nature provides what we need, not artificial drugs

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