Are you tired all the time?  Struggling with muscle cramps or twitches, feeling weak, have abnormal heart rhythms, numbness or tingling, nausea or loss of appetite?  Addicted to sugar, coffee or chocolate?  You might have a magnesium deficiency.  In this episode of The Health Fix Podcast, Dr. Jannine Krause interviews Kristen Bowen, the founder and owner of Living the Good Life Naturally on how she discovered the benefits of non-synthetic magnesium when she was bedridden with illness.

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • Why transdermal magnesium is better than oral magnesium
  • Why menopause & autoimmune conditions need more magnesium
  • How potassium and omega three levels are affected by magnesium
  • How metal allergies, especially those that are implanted create magnesium deficiencies

Resources from the Show:

  • Kristen Bowen’s Website:
  • Key notes from the show:
  • RBC magnesium testing for baseline levels – plus why you should check pre and post magnesium levels when you introduce transdermal magnesium to your life – to test:
  • 6.3 magnesium saturation – ideal level to maintain with lifestyle
  • 4700-5400 mg Potassium is ideal – track your intake of potassium, potassium decreases with stress
  • Omega Fatty Acids are balanced with magnesium
  • Taurine & boron deficiency – cause low magnesium levels
  • Menopause increases how fast you go through magnesium
  • Autoimmune conditions have a higher magnesium need
  • Stiffness in AM, elevated CRP, smoker, alcohol and sugar eater – classic signs of low magnesium
  • Vitamin D decreases when magnesium levels decrease
  • Netherlands has the cleanest magnesium source
  • Synthetic magnesium doesn’t change RBC Mag levels
  • FDA is doesn’t have to tell you if magnesium is synthetic or diluted – minimum level is 31% magnesium

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