Over the course of my life, I suffered from restless sleep and insomnia due to these leg cramps and late night anxiety.
One afternoon during an intense googling session, I stumbled upon magnesium by accident when I was looking for a remedy for my intense leg cramps.
Through this research, I figured out that transdermal magnesium (magnesium oil) might soothe these symptoms. The excitement at the possibility of sleeping deeply lead me to do more research.
I created the Sweet Dreams Magnesium Cream (formerly Sweet Dreams Foot Cream) through tweaking, experimenting, and recipe combining until I got it right.
Suddenly, I started sharing it with everyone around me. I could feel the excitement building as friends and family reported that they were sleeping more deeply each night. Stubborn muscle knots in shoulders, feet, and necks were disappearing. Leg cramps were few and far between.
Over the course of a year, this little pet project turned into Cook’s Organics.
About Sweet Dreams Magnesium Cream
Sweet Dreams Magnesium Cream is hand-crafted from a blend of magnesium, coconut oil, shea butter, beeswax, and aloe.
Magnesium helps you sleep better.
- Reduces leg cramps and twitching
- Reduces exercise recovery time
- Increases muscle strength and flexibility
- Is naturally detoxifying
- Provides relief from constipation
For best results, apply Sweet Dreams Magnesium Cream to the bottoms of your feet or tops of thighs for maximum absorption fifteen minutes before bedtime.
Why We Need Magnesium
Magnesium is an essential mineral for human health. However, it is often overlooked and many of us are deficient in it, leading to a myriad of health issues.
Magnesium is a necessary co-factor for over 300 metabolic reactions in the human body. A few of these include everyday processes such as muscle building, maintaining nerve function, sustaining optimal immune system function, and keeping a healthy heartbeat. Determining a magnesium deficiency is challenging as only 1 % of magnesium is stored in the blood, so conventional blood tests prove to be ineffective.
Why doesn’t my doctor tell me about magnesium?
Most Western doctors are taught to treat disease, not promote wellness. Magnesium has only recently been on the radar, and is still not very high on the list of medical issues discussed. In my experience, medical schools seem to teach students how to prescribe drugs and run tests, but not discuss nutrition or natural remedies. Medical schools and hospitals are also largely funded by pharmaceutical companies. (And, it’s hard to make a buck on a remedy that can’t be patented.)
What are symptoms of a magnesium deficiency?
Some symptoms of magnesium deficiency are muscle soreness/spasms, irritability, insomnia, depression, anxiety, hyper activity, heart palpitations, chronic fatigue, poor circulation, headaches, constipation, and extreme PMS discomfort.
Additional Benefits of Magnesium
Magnesium aids in strengthening your bones. About half of the magnesium in your body is stored in your bones, and with co-factors calcium and vitamin D magnesium nurtures and maintains healthy bone structure.
Magnesium helps balance and control stress hormones. Stress, tension, and low levels of magnesium can disturb the distribution of melatonin, a natural hormone that regulates sleep.
Magnesium allows increased muscle flexibility and helps reduce the buildup of lactic acid, which causes pain and tightness in muscles. By alkalizing and restoring a proper pH balance it works in conjunction with other minerals in your body to help your muscles contract and relax. Not getting enough magnesium in your diet can lead to muscular side effects, such as muscle weakness, cramps, spasms, or twitching.
Through a complicated process involving dozens of chemical processes magnesium also plays a very important role in energy production. Low levels of magnesium contribute to the reduced production of certain enzymes and proteins that lead to fatigue and low energy.
Magnesium is a natural detoxifier. The body eliminates what it does not process. While deficiencies are on the rise magnesium over abundance is rare and our bodies naturally excrete what is not needed. Magnesium can have a laxative effect as it allows the intestines, colon and all gut related process to relax. Chronic sufferers of constipation can find much relief in this. As magnesium allows your body to absorb more of what it needs it also allows you to eliminate toxins and other waste that you do not need.