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101 Uses for Magnesium

101 Uses for MagnesiumMagnesium is one of those critical nutrients that happen to pop up just about everywhere you look. I’ve heard countless people joke around about how magnesium seems like a “cure all” – which certainly isn’t true, mind you, but it’s a point to ponder all the same.

Due to the fact that magnesium is a basic [foundational] building block to our health and well-being, being magnesium deficient affects every single process down the line and then some. I’m speaking less in terms of the “Domino Effect” and more in terms of “Chaos Theory.” If only health issues were indeed more of a domino effect, we’d be able to track them back directly, fix the issue(s), and be done with it… but I digress.

After researching what seemed to be countless ailments associated with magnesium deficiency and its far reaching applications, I thought that perhaps it would be useful to compile an informal list of sorts for reference purposes – and while I’m at it, why not share it with everyone!

Here are 101 uses for magnesium that you may or may not be familiar with:

Magnesium is necessary for stabilization of the axon (nerve fiber).
56. Intelligence
57. Intractable Erythromelalgia
58. Kidney Stones (Calcium Oxalate)
59. Leg Cramps
60. Liver Cirrhosis
61. Lyme Disease (Lyme borreliosis)
62. Magnesium Deficiency
63. Menopause
64. Metabolic Syndrome
65. Migraine Headaches
66. Mitral Valve Prolapse
67. Mood Disorders

  • Aggression & Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
68. Multiple Sclerosis
69. Muscle Cramps (Muscle Spasms)
70. Muscle Twitching (Fasciculation)
71. Nephritis
72. Neuropathy
73. Nutrient Depleting Drugs (e.g. PPI’s)
74. Osteoporosis & Bone Mineral Density
75. Pancreatitis
76. Parkinson’s
77. Periodic Limb Movement During Sleep (PLMS)
78. Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Magnesium is required for healthy cell membrane function.
79. Postoperative Pain Management
80. Pregnancy

  • Fetal Circulation
  • Fetal Pulmonary
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Gestational Hypertension
  • Preeclampsia & Eclampsia
  • Fetal Distress
  • Low Birth Weight
  • Preterm Labor
81. Repetitive Stress Injury
82. Restless Leg Syndrome
83. Seizure
84. Sepsis
85. Shock
86. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
87. Skin

  • Dermatitis
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Skin Barrier Function
  • Skin Tags
88. Strength Training
89. Stress Management
90. Stress Ulcers
91. Stroke (Cerebrovascular Accident/ CVA)
92. Tendonitis
93. Tetanus
94. Thyroid Dysfunction
95. Tics (Facial Tics / Eye Tics)
96. Tinnitus
97. TMJ (TemporoMandibular Joint)
98. Tourette’s Syndrome
99. Toxic Shock Syndrome
100. Urinary Incontinence
101. Varicose Veins

1. 2nd & 3rd Degree Burns
3. Alcoholism (& Alcohol Withdrawal)
4. Allergies
5. Alzheimer’s
6. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS / Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
7. Arrhythmia
8. Arthritis
9. Asthma
10. Athletes Foot
11. Autism Spectrum Disorder
12. Back Pain (Lower Back Pain)
13. Bartter’s Syndrome
14. Bed Wetting (Nocturnal)
15. Blood Circulation
16. Blood Pressure (High Blood Pressure/Hypertension)
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17. Brain Edema
18. Bruxism (Teeth Grinding)
19. Burning Mouth Syndrome
20. Calcification of Soft Tissues
21. Calcium Retention
22. Cancer
23. Cavities
24. Celiac Disease
25. Cellular Detoxification
26. Cerebral Palsy
27. Chemotherapy-Induced Nutrient Deficiency
28. Cholesterol
29. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
30. Colon Cancer
31. Conjunctivitis
32. Constipation
33. Coronary Artery Disease
34. Crohn’s & Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
35. Dementia
36. DHEA Production
37. Diabetes (Type 1 & 2)

  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Nephropathy
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Insulin Resistance

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38. Drug Addiction (Withdrawal)
39. Energy Levels (Low Energy)
40. Epilepsy
41. Exercise Endurance
42. Fatigue
43. Fibromyalgia
44. Floaters
45. Gitelman’s Syndrome
46. Head Injury
47. Hearing Damage & Hearing Loss
48. Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
49. Heart Disease
50. Heavy Metal Detoxification
51. Hormone Imbalance
52. Impotence
53. Infertility (Idiopathic)
54. Inflammation & Swelling
55. Insomnia & Sleeplessness


Although there are an endless amount of ailments that are aided by magnesium use, as I had mentioned many may be a direct result of a deficiency. Magnesium is such a vital part of our biology that, often times, simply adding it to our diet and supplementation routine will reverse a whole slew of health issues.

Numerous research studies that have tested magnesium up against commonly used drugs have frequently found that magnesium comes out on top in terms of both effectiveness as well as side effects (or rather, lack thereof). Magnesium has also shown to be an irreplaceable compliment to many mainstream medical treatments as well. Another point to keep in mind is that often times [with magnesium supplementation] the full health benefits to be had will not be reached without other complimentary nutrients such as Vitamin D and B6.

The bottom line in all of this is that magnesium should not only be towards the top of your priority list, it should be a top priority for modern medical doctors as well. If any of the items listed above relate to you – especially those related to the heart, muscle, nerve, and brain – and your doctor has not mentioned magnesium, it may be time to seek a second opinion or even a new physician.

Please remember that this information is not meant to diagnose or treat any illness or disease, nor should it replace your doctor’s recommendations. This list is based upon clinical research involving hypomagnesaemia (magnesium deficiency), magnesium supplementation & treatment, or a combination of the two. It should be used merely as an insight into the countless processes that are effected by magnesium or affected by a lack thereof.

For a list of references used for this post, please see our 101 Uses Reference document*.

Cheers Everyone!

*This list is currently being updated, and additional references are being added to ensure that all information has been thoroughly accounted for.

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