Fibromyalgia and Magnesium

3 Best Effects of Magnesium
for You

Your fibromyalgia and magnesium

What it does and how you can get it

Fibromyalgia and magnesium

The 3 Best Effects of Magnesium

  • Muscle Relaxation
  • Muscle and Joint Pain
  • Decreased Stress

At the end of the page you'll find the medical references proving those effects

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Magnesium Facts

We are all deficient in magnesium because of dramatically lower intake from food

This deficiency is increased by:

  • Alcohol
  • Diabetes
  • Antacids
  • Increased sweating
  • Diuretics and other drugs

3 ways of getting magnesium supplements

  1. Oral
  2. Through the skin
  3. Intravenous

1. Oral

  • Magnesium salts

But not all are equal. Most are poorly absorbed. The best one is magnesium chloride

  • Magnesium Phosphate

  • Magnesium EDTA

2. Through the skin

  • Creams
  • Sea water
  • Epsom Salts in a bath tub, foot bath, spray, poultice

3. Intravenous

Obviously reserved for special conditions

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For those who have subscribed to the Florence Nightingale Free Newsletter, you have already seen the following.

You may wish to refresh your memory. We all have some brain fog !

For the others, here are some personal stories

I spent last winter in Florida as a typical winter bird (first time in years).

I love getting in the sea and can stay lying there for hours, manatee style. I soon realized my pains were getting better. Was it the sun, was it the sea? Probably a combination of both.

I thought about it. Given that the sea water contains a huge amount of magnesium, I concluded that it was helping me. I do swallow magnesium chloride salts diluted in water, 1 gram a day. But the magnesium in the sea water was a serious supplementation through the skin. 

Then I thought about what would happen when I had to go back up north. The sea over here is a bit too cold for me and this coldness gives me a lot of cramps. I had to find a solution. 

One day I was at Target and I saw a bag of Epsom Salts. And it was cheap. So, I got some. Back in my cold country, I take a bath every day with a scoop of Epsom Salts diluted in it. And believe me, it works !!

So, I am now a manatee in my bathtub! And I am sure the relaxation it brings me is crucial for my wellbeing.  Hope this will help your fibromyalgia and magnesium in this form is cheap!


Muscle relaxation

1. Fortschritte der Medizin, 2013 Oct 10;155 Suppl 3:83-6.

Differential diagnosis and treatment of cramps

Diener HC, Westphal K.

2. BMJ clinical evidence, 2015 May 13;2015. pii: 1113.

Leg cramps

Young G1.

Muscle and Joint Pain


3. Journal of integrative medicine 2015 Sep;13(5):306-13

Effects of transdermal magnesium chloride on quality of life for patients with fibromyalgia: a feasibility study

Engen DJ1, McAllister SJ2, Whipple MO2, Cha SS3, Dion LJ2, Vincent A2, Bauer BA2, Wahner-Roedler DL4.


4. Biological trace element research 2016 Jul 22

Role of Magnesium in Oxidative Stress in Individuals with Obesity

Morais JB1, Severo JS1, Santos LR1, de Sousa Melo SR1, de Oliveira Santos R1, de Oliveira AR1, Cruz KJ1, do Nascimento Marreiro D2.

5. Fortschritte der Medizin

 2016 Dec;158(Suppl 6):12-16. Epub 2016 Dec 8.

Long-term HRV analysis shows stress reduction by magnesium intake

Wienecke E1, Nolden C2.

6. Magnesium research 2016 Mar 1;29(3):112-119.

Magnesium and depression

Serefko A1, Szopa A1, Poleszak E1.

7. International journal of occupational medicine and environmental health 2016 Nov 18;29(6):947-957. 

Predictors of early return to work after a coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG)

Mehrdad R1, Ghadiri Asli N2, Pouryaghoub G1, Saraei M1, Salimi F1, Nejatian M3.

8.Panminerva medica 2016 Dec;58(4):263-270.

Effect of magnesium, probiotic, and vitamin food supplementation in healthy subjects with psychological stress and evaluation of a persistent effect after discontinuing intake

Allaert FA1, Courau S, Forestier A.

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