Magnesium is a big deal. We need it when we take iodine but a lot of us need it desperately anyway. If you show signs of Magnesium deficiency, it would be wise to get caught up on it first before starting iodine. I will only touch on it here and provide some resources.

All that hype about calcium over the past decade or so really should have been about magnesium. Ironically, magnesium is especially important when taking calcium, to help balance it out.

Headaches, migraines, restless leg? Magnesium

Injure easily, feel weak, break bones easily? Magnesium

High blood pressure, insomnia, blood sugar issues? Magnesium

Anxiety, depression, fibro, constipation? Magnesium

Muscle cramps? Magnesium and Potassium


A lot of stuff depends on Magnesium

Magnesium activates over 300 enzyme reactions. It’s crucial for nerves, muscles, blood, cells and bones, it’s almost like we need this stuff. Without it, our body can’t ‘glue’ things in the right spots and those things end up deposited elsewhere, leaving the areas they should have been glued, weak or unable to function properly.

Boron helps in the process of gluing Magnesium and Calcium and stuff. Some people’s joints stiffen as things are deposited in the wrong spot, boron usually helps this. ( Rheumatoid Arthritis is most likely from a type of ring worm parasite infection [we all have parasites, shhh])


Magnesium can get a little complex

There are 9 types of common magnesium, some better than others, some more cost effective than others. I did not fall all the way down the rabbit hole of magnesium yet, till I get a chance to do so this supplemen(on amazon) is apparently one of the better ones.

The Facebook group called “Magnesium advocacy group” is a great place to start learning about it. They also have a website with some resources at

It is recommended that we get about 200-400mg per day of magnesium while taking iodine.

Jigsaw Magnesium with sustained release

After researching a lot of options, I went with this one because

  • It’s organic
  • Slow release which might make it more efficient
  • Malate form
  • Has B-Vitamin Co-Factors- I needed these because I used to consume alcohol regularly, they are still important if you don’t drink though

Relax, soak your feet or take a bath

People have been using what is commonly known as Epsom Salt for a long time. Some people know to add it to a foot soak but don’t have any idea why they are doing it.

Soaking in Magnesium Sulfate, our skin is able to absorb a good bit of it and even start detoxing a little as you soak.

Small amounts of Magnesium Sulfate are ok to ingest as long as it is pure Magnesium Sulfate and does not have extra stuff like fragrances, but this is not a good form to ingest regularly. I noticed an energizing feeling when I ate a little Epsom Salt, I’m not sure if it was the Magnesium being able to get to work or the Sulfate part binding with a toxin. I started using MSM Sulfur(on amazon) every once in a while to clear brain fog from iodine detox so it may have just been the Sulfur part of the Epsom Salt that I was feeling do something.



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