It’s a magic little mineral called magnesium. Here’s why it’s so important for your thyroid…
The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland in the front of your neck. It produces hormones that drive the metabolic rate of every cell in your body.
Magnesium helps you make more of the T4 hormone in the thyroid. Without it, many of the enzymes that make thyroid hormone could not function at all.
This important nutrient also helps convert the inactive T4 hormone into the active T3 form. This is critical because the metabolism of your cells is boosted by T3, not inactive T4.
Magnesium also helps avoid migraines. Studies show that migraine sufferers have low blood levels of this mineral.
Other research shows that taking 500 mg of magnesium for just 12 weeks can vastly improve the frequency and severity of migraines.1
To boost your magnesium levels, start with your food. Add green leafy veggies, tree nuts, yogurt, berries, halibut, avocado, bananas, and raisins to your diet.
Some people have trouble absorbing magnesium from pills. If you eat a high fiber diet, for example, your body doesn’t absorb as much magnesium. Also, taking diuretics, antibiotics, or proton pump inhibitors for acid reflux all interfere with magnesium absorption.
For best results, use a transdermal skin crème like our all natural Magnesium Crème from West Coast that will deliver the Magnesium through the skin.
Not all brands are created equal! Companies who try to cut costs in production often use low elemental formulas or chemical forms that the body cannot adequately absorb. Your chosen Supplement Company should use only the purest and finest ingredients possible. West Coast Magnesium creme contain no GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms), do not contain impure ingredients, added fillers or harmful chemicals. Cremes allow for liposomal delivery which is always more effective than oral supplements.
(1) Ali Tarighat Esfanjani, Reza Mahdavi, Mehrangiz Ebrahimi Mameghani, et al. “The effects of magnesium, L-carnitine, and concurrent magnesium-L-carnitine supplementation in migraine prophylaxis.” Biol Trace Elem Res. 2012;150(1-3):42-8.