In those with fibromyalgia, magnesium appears to inhibit nerve receptors linked to the trigger point pain and regulate the release of neurohormones. In a new study published in the March 2002 issue of Alternative Medicine Alert, researchers found that an oral dose of 500 milligrams a day of magnesium significantly increases muscle magnesium level and influences fibromyalgia symptoms. Talk to your doctor and see if this supplement can be combined with your medical treatment to help lessen muscle pain.
(Source: Pain-Free Arthritis: A 7-Step Program for Feeling Better Again, by Harris H. McIlwain, M.D., and Debra Fulghum Bruce, M.S. Published by Owl Books and available at http://www.pain-free-arthritis.com.)