I recently had an opportunity to interview with Sarah Bradley, a freelance writer from Connecticut, to offer insight on how over-the-counter magnesium products differ. This is particularly important for our audience here because of the impact magnesium can have on muscle aches and pains, and nerve function. And of course, many who require long-term opioid therapy frequently turn to magnesium to treat constipation, while those taking anti-inflammatories may find themselves popping magnesium-containing antacids. Below is a teaser on what Ms. Bradley wrote with a direct link to the full content. ENJOY!
If your only experience with over-the-counter magnesium comes from the occasional glug of milk of magnesia to relieve your digestive distress, guess what? There is a whole wide world of magnesium supplements out there! This wonder nutrient is available in several formulations, with each variety aiming to treat different symptoms.
To make it easier for you to head to your local pharmacy, health food store, or vitamin shop and buy the best kind of magnesium supplement for you, we’ve asked experts to lay out all your options—and make some recommendations for how, when, and why to take magnesium.
What is magnesium?
Magnesium is an essential mineral that the human body needs to regulate everything from your muscle and nervous system to your energy production, blood sugar, and blood pressure, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Most adults need between 300 and 400 milligrams (mg) of magnesium per day…
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