DISCLAIMER I am only a chemist, I am not a dietician or a physician. Please speak to your trusted provider before taking any supplements… I’m only writing about my own experience.
The weight loss program I’m following recommended magnesium supplements to help improve sleep since it’s almost like a natural muscle relaxer. So I bought my mother some 250mg because she struggles so much with sleeping. She started to take it and she’s taking it now. She actually learned that it lowered her blood pressure as for her sleeping I think it’s improved I’m not sure.
Last week, I had a horrible week with my PMS symptoms. They were going to be the death of me. I struggled so poorly that I had even gained around 4-6 pounds which was really stressing me out. I didn’t want to give up on my diet but I couldn’t seem to fight off hormonal hunger cravings. I had to do something because I’m in a weightloss program until august and I spent a lot of money on it so I’m not about to give up. I started to research. Now I am a chemist, even at my current job, I read scientific journals. I know how to look for articles and how well the citations are. I found an interesting study on magnesium.
First of all, Magnesium is a salt and a cofactor to over 300 enzymes in the body. Basically, magnesium helps in so many ways for your body. To simply put it, magnesium helps regulate muscle and nerve function along with energy production. Also, I know it has a low atomic mass and it’s an inorganic element. So I found multiple sites writing to take magnesium to help reduce PMS. I told my endocrinologist last august that my PMS is when I normally binge and then I fall off.
I found this study “Evaluating the effect of magnesium and magnesium plus vitamin B6 supplement on the severity of premenstrual syndrome.” Basically, you have three groups; magnesium, magnesium with B6, and the placebo group. They take the supplements for two months and see if their symptoms are better. And guess what the magnesium groups were tremendously better. So I’m like I might as well take it I have so many reasons to. I also read that magnesium decreases during the luteal phase and I’m on keto so my magnesium would be low from that too. I did my research. And I took it that day.
Instantly, I felt better. It was odd because I was like what. I have been taking magnesium every day since then. My weight is back down the 4-6 pounds. I’m counting my calories and it’s been easy. My PMS symptoms drastically decreased. I feel so much better. Oh and something else I read was that taking magnesium can help with food cravings and guess what I’m not as hungry. It’s all so crazy to me. I wish I knew about this sooner.
I’m also going to be trying berderine and probiotics to naturally increase my body’s GLP-1 so I don’t need the synthetic version (Ozempic, Mounjaro).
Apparently, there’s this book that dives into how magnesium can really help you with a lot of bodily issues. The book is called The Magnesium Miracle.
If I manage to hit my goal weight for this month, I’m putting it on magnesium. And if you’re curious about when people tell you to do research before doing any diets this is why. Finding these tips and tricks to living a healthier lifestyle can make weight loss so much easier.
Thank you for sharing your experience with magnesium supplements and how they have helped with your PMS symptoms and weight loss goals. It’s always important to do your own research and speak to a trusted provider before taking any supplements, and it’s great to see how this has positively impacted your health.
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