Tightness, tension, spasm,…throughout the body, these symptoms are often a sign of insufficient magnesium in our clients. Magnesium functions as a bit of a “master” electrolyte in this case because it directly controls the pump that allows potassium to flow into the cell (where benefits can actually be experienced). Especially because it is increasingly less prevalent in farm soil, dietary magnesium insufficiency is common. Because it is a safe supplement to explore*, I recommend you prioritize this topic with clients who may get rapid relief from magnesium support. Remember: rapid relief is key to creating inspired, committed, and ultimately wildly-satisfied clients and patients, especially those who can’t stop telling everyone they meet about how they too can benefit from working with you!
All of your clients have potentially insufficient levels of magnesium. Be a detective; look for those symptoms! Look for the interconnectedness you can see. Functional medicine pioneer Dr. Mark Hyman has published an excellent blog article about the symptoms of magnesium deficiency which you may read here .
While anyone you work with should be considered for this opportunity, there are three (big!) groups of patients who are more likely to struggle with insufficient magnesium. That is, those who:
If your clients wish to have their physician assess their actual magnesium level, encourage them to request “RBC magnesium” and specifically to be sure that the (standard default) “serum magnesium” is not measured instead. RBC mineral levels are not a perfect measure, but they do offer a much more accurate reflection both of ongoing intake in the typical diet (~3 months in RBCs vs. feedback on only a day or two in the serum level) and also one’s cellular ability to absorb the nutrient. Remember it’s not enough to get nutrients into the bloodstream; we need to be able to absorb them well into our cells in order to make a difference in our functioning.
There are many different forms of magnesium available on the market. I recommend my clients avoid 100% the carbonate form, as it is poorly absorbed at the typical pH of human digestive processes (but it’s a cheap form and thus commonly available!). Instead…
*Magnesium supplementation should be done cautiously in those with any degree of kidney dysfunction or disease and always in active partnership with the attending physician for the kidney ailments. Supplementation may still be warranted but in very small doses at once that are actively monitored to ensure filtration function is not harmed.
Get savvy about working with magnesium! It can be a simple and powerful tool to help your clients and patients to find the Rapid Relief that will help them to stay engaged and enthusiastic about their journey with you.
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