Better than Painkillers?
If you’ve been paying attention to the news over the past few years you know the country is gripped by an opioid epidemic.
There are millions of people in America who are hooked on painkillers because they’ve been given a prescription that gets them addicted.
In many of these circumstances, the painkillers were given to them after a minor surgery.
And in some instances, the patient was given a prescription for something as minor as constant headaches.
The point of this email is to let you know that Western medicine tends to get it wrong with pain by thinking the best way to beat pain is with a drug.
The facts are that many people would do far better at managing pain with natural remedies.
Chief among them being magnesium.
Magnesium is an essential mineral for human health and as we’ll show you, can be quite effective at pain management, better than some painkillers for many types of routinely encountered pain.
And don’t forget, magnesium is one of the most useful supplements ever. So taking it to help lessen pain can go a long way in helping to support dozens of other areas of health.
How Magnesium Helps to Relieve Pain
When we talk about pain, it’s critical to realize that pain arises in a variety of manners.
When we discuss physical pain, there are a few kinds of instances that produce pain.
A cut, for example, involves the cutting of nerve endings in tissue that then send signals to your brain indicating you’re in pain.
A broken bone, or blunt force trauma create pain signals in very much the same way.
In almost all instances, pain that arises from trauma should be treated with painkillers.
And that’s because painkillers have the effect of changing how your body sends pain signals to the brain.
Other kinds of pain, like headaches, muscleaches, and body aches, as well as sore joints and localized pain at the site of trauma, are generally caused by the tensing of the muscles in affected areas.
If you’ve ever worked out hard, or pulled a muscle while shoveling snow, the pain you feel comes from strain on the muscle and the muscles desire to remain contracted and tense in order to protect itself from future damage.
Stress in the body causes similar issues as the muscles tense up to prevent future pain and to protect various areas of the body.
Musculoskeletal tension is a natural reflex to stress that you can’t necessarily control. If you remain in a stressed state for a long time the muscle remains tight and tense and chronic pain can result.
The introduction of magnesium into the body can help to alleviate pain associated with muscle tightness. Whether applied topically or when taken internally, magnesium is one of the most effective muscle relaxants in the world.
Best of all is you can use magnesium without fear of side effects as it is safe and the only side effects when taken to the extreme are loosened bowels.
Now here’s what’s really interesting about magnesium and pain relief.
Though we mentioned at the beginning of this article that magnesium supplements and topicals are best used for muscle pain, there is evidence that it may also help with other kinds of pain too.
As Psychology Today writes: “A new study on rats to be printed in The Journal of Physiology confirms our clinical experience that magnesium decreases nerve pain — while also pointing to how it works.
A major mechanism of pain is the excessive stimulation of a brain chemical called "NMDA". The few medications that help decrease and balance this pain-carrying neurotransmitter have the downside of causing significant side effects. Magnesium seems to settle down NMDA without the toxicity.”
What does that mean?
It means that people might have even better options for pain killing in the future, and an opioid epidemic might be a thing of the past.
Why Our Magnesium Malate Is Amazing For Pain
As Dr. Wiggy has written in previous articles, magnesium is available in a variety of compositions.
If you’re looking for magnesium to help with pain, you want to make sure your body (AKA your muscles) absorbs as much of it as possible.
Many forms of magnesium aren’t bioavailable enough to absorb into your body and fight pain.
Magnesium Malate is the best form of magnesium to take for absorbing into your muscles from the inside out.