After I posted a link to an article about magnesium deficiency (“50 studies suggest that magnesium deficiency is killing us”), a reader who wishes to be anonymous looked into it.
After reading your post about magnesium oil, I read up on it, and thought I’d try it. I didn’t notice any difference, but I have a report. In my reading, I came across stories of people who sprayed the oil on wounds.
I have a recurring minor irritation that, when it occurs, usually takes weeks to heal. Passing a large stool can cause small tears in the rectum, so small they don’t even bleed but nonetheless can be felt. If another stool, even a regular-sized one, passes before the tears heal, they are painfully re-opened, though not re-opened fully. The pain is not severe but is, frankly, a pain in the ***. In my case it usually takes weeks for the tears to completely heal.
I was a couple weeks into this cycle when my bottle of magnesium oil arrived. I had read that it promotes healing and some people spray it on wounds. So I sprayed it on my irritated area once a day for three days, and on the third day when I passed a stool there was no pain! Never before had it healed so quickly, and I’ve had this problem at least once a year for over ten years.
I’m impressed. This resembles a theory making an unlikely prediction that turns out to be true. Other examples of magnesium benefits are here and here. Maybe magnesium will improve my sleep. That should be easy to test.