Magnesium and Endometriosis Pain

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“Magnesium helps me to relieve Endometriosis pain” says lifestyle blogger Carlie Tasker

Spasms and abdominal pain have become commonplace for blogger Carlie Paul (aka Carlie Tasker) who has battled the symptoms of Endometriosis for many years. That was until she found nature’s best kept secret, magnesium. 

“Although having suffered with the symptoms of Endometriosis for years, I was only officially diagnosed with the condition in May 2018” explains the 31-year-old from Kent.  

Endometriosis is a long-term condition where tissue similar to the lining of the womb starts to grow in other places, such as the ovaries and fallopian tubes. As well as widespread pain, symptoms can include nausea, pain during or after sex and difficulty getting pregnant.

The condition can affect women of any age; however it is most commonly diagnosed in those in their thirties or forties.  

Being a lifestyle and wellness blogger, Carlie is no stranger to health supplements taking both omega 3 and turmeric regularly and after conducting research into how magnesium can help with the pain associated with Endometriosis, she curated a routine using products from natural health brand, BetterYou.

Having used the products for two years now, Carlie describes her magnesium routine saying “I’m a big bath lover, so I try and take a bath using Magnesium Flakes a couple of times a week. I tend to increase this when I’m having an Endometriosis flare-up as I find the warmth really helps soothe symptoms and the flakes help me to relax.

“I also apply Magnesium Oil Spray directly on to my lower stomach and back - or wherever aches - and I always find that it helps me to sleep better.

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“For me, what I like about transdermal magnesium is that it just really works and it’s nice to feel like you’re doing something positive for your body. Also, using the flakes forces me to take some time out for myself.

“I find that both the flakes and the spray can have immediate, positive impacts on my symptoms. The flakes combined with a warm bath really help to relax the spasms in my stomach and I feel relief from using the spray. The products don’t diminish the pain, but I do notice a difference in the level of pain experienced.”

When asked if she would recommend transdermal magnesium, Carlie advises sufferers by saying; “Absolutely. I would encourage anyone suffering with Endometriosis to give it a try. What works for me may not work for someone else but as there are no negative side effects, there’s no harm in trying it.”

Commenting on Carlie’s experiences, Nutritional Expert and NPD Executive at BetterYou Keeley Berry says; “We know that pelvic pain is one of the main symptoms of Endometriosis and with the condition affecting 176 million women worldwide, it’s encouraging that Carlie has found comfort in using topical magnesium.

“As a natural relaxant, magnesium works alongside calcium to help regulate our muscle movement. If you have too much calcium and not enough magnesium, this can incite our muscles to spasm adding to the discomfort that some women experience. Low levels of this powerful mineral are estimated to affect around 70 per cent of us so it’s important to find ways to increase levels within the body and supplementing can help.”

Studies have shown that supplementing magnesium transdermally (through the skin) provides a highly effective and convenient method of elevating magnesium levels within the body. Applied directly to the skin, absorption of magnesium commences immediately, helping to promote natural relaxation. 

Source : Better You

References: 
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/endometriosis/
https://www.endometriosis-uk.org/endometriosis-facts-and-figures

 

Mineral Check Study - Of a total of 8,000 hair samples (the tests carried out between the 3 August 2014 and 1 January 2016), 70.147% had magnesium levels lower than 7mg% (middle reference range point). The middle range reference point is calculated and approved by Mineral Check’s regulatory body. Mineral Check’s reference range is 2 to 11 mg%. 2 – 6 mg % is considered in reference but would be lower than the recommended ref mid-point of 7 mg%.


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