Tuesday, August 18, 2020 – Episode 039

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - Episode 039
By: Raeann Sparks, BFA, BEd

Magnesium Supplementation on a Ketogenic Way of Eating

  • The ketogenic way of eating helps with inflammation but also washes magnesium out which causes muscle cramping, twitching, or restless legs at night.
  • Magnesium is needed to help muscles relax. Low magnesium levels can cause painful charley horse leg cramping during muscle contraction.
  • Normally, we must consume 3,500-4,500 mg of magnesium per day to avoid symptoms.
  • If you’re on a ketogenic way of eating, replace your lost magnesium, and check with your doctor about the best magnesium supplements to use.