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A 6p a day supplement that can help with fibromyalgia pain could help with the tender points of fibromyalgia patients.

A recent article in the Daily Express spoke of some cheap (6p a day) diet supplements can help with the pain of fibromyalgia according to a nutritionist.

Dr Josh Axe said that taking Magnesium Citrate may help relieve some of the symptoms of fibromyalgia.

The condition he says has been linked to magnesium deficiency, so supplementing the nutrient may help to relieve symptoms.

A Turkish study claimed that just 300mg of magnesium citrate everyday could lower the number of tender points on fibromyalgia patients. The supplements they say could also help to improve sleep quality, which most fibromyalgia patients suffer from.

Foods that contain magnesium are cooked spinach, bananas, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, whole wheat, quinoa, almonds, cashew nuts, peanuts, black beans and tofu.

Magnesium Citrate is available from my favourite health shop Natures Best as well as Amazon.

I wrote an article back in 2013 about taking magnesium as a supplement for fibromyalgia.

“Magnesium is a mineral needed for health that helps turn the food we eat into energy and helps make sure the parathyroid glands, which produce hormones important for bone health, work normally.

You should be able to get all the magnesium you need from your daily diet. Some researchers and doctors believe that a low level magnesium deficiency may contribute to the symptoms of Fibro. A low level magnesium deficiency cannot be easily tested for in a blood test, so ruling this out can be difficult.

There is a very small amount of evidence for using magnesium to treat Fibro and overall the evidence is conflicting26, but it is a common supplement suggested by doctors specialising in Fibro. It is worth noting that some forms of magnesium are more easily absorbed than others (magnesium malate or chelated magnesium are often suggested) and the less easily absorbed forms of magnesium may act as laxatives.

Taking high doses of magnesium for a short time can cause diarrhoea. If you take magnesium supplements, do not take too much because this could be harmful. However, having 400mg or less a day of magnesium from supplements is unlikely to cause any harm.

Taken from FibroAction UK and NHS Choices. ”





  1. I’ve been taking magnesium for forever and my cell magnesium amount was still very low. From what I gathered it has to do with how your body utilizes and takes in magnesium and also if the magnesium is bioavailable. Different magnesiums do different things, I can’t remember-is the citrate version for relaxation? If this supplement doesn’t help you though-it may be due to what i was talking about above!! I did a scan about how much magnesium I had and they had said I needed to supplement subdermally-through skin (epsom salt baths and magnesium oil rubs) as I wasn’t taking it in otherwise. Anyway, I really hope this helps you! Its probably less of a chance of you having issues taking magnesium in the normal way-through digestion, like me. But just in case I thought I would let you know, cuz i just found out! 🙂


    1. Gosh Krysta you certainly know all the info on it. I guess the cost of this supplement makes me want to give it a go as so many supplements are very expensive. Thanks for all the info it was really interesting 🙂

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