Part I: What Hashimoto’s Symptoms Can Magnesium Help With
Many of my HashiGirls deal with a multitude of issues that their doctors don’t always address. I hear a lot of “that doesn’t have anything to do with Hashi’s” commentary and it’s super annoying. While Hashi’s symptoms are outlined in medical texts, there are still lot’s of “Hashi’s symptoms” that can be due to complications caused by your decreasing thyroid function. I hear tons from my HashiGirls about Anxiety, Insomnia, Restless Leg Syndrome, Constipation and even irregular heartbeats!
Part II: What Kind Of Magnesium Should I Take?
I like this brand Life Extension Magnesium(affiliate) of Magnesium because it includes magnesium oxide, magnesium citrate, magnesium succinate and magnesium chelate. This can be a little easier to handle than something like CALM drink mix which is just Magnesium Citrate last time I checked.
Part III: When Should I take my Magnesium?
I highly recommend Magnesium as an evening supplement. It can work as a sleep aid and if you are a Restless Leg girl—this is when you’ll need the most support.
A good way to remember to take supplements in the evening is to stick your pill bottle or case right next to your PM skincare stuff. Just make sure the lid is on tight, so the humidity doesn’t degrade or crystalize anything if you’re a long, hot, bath girl like I am. 🙂
Part IV: How Much Magnesium Should I Take?
Many times Recommended Daily Allowances (RDA’s) for supplements are either outdated or based on very small (think 19 people) sample size groups. I talk a lot more about how much to take and determining/adjusting your functional dosage in a live teaching I did a few weeks ago. Check it out here:
I hope you found this helpful! I know implementing lifestyle changes can be really tough to do alone and there is so much information out there that it is really easy to get overwhelmed with your diagnosis (or lack of one).