Do you remember when you were a child around 10 years old or so, you started getting "Charley Horses" aka leg cramps and when you complained about it to your parents, they just said "That's normal, you are getting bigger, growing up, or your bones are stretching" So you took that to be the truth and went on with life and dealt with the pain. So now you are an adult and you still get these awful pains in your legs and feet especially at night, what do you do about it? You get up out of bed and walk the floors in the dark to work the cramps out, and that usually works fine until the next night when it happens again. This was my life for years!
I can't pinpoint the exact time or circumstances in my life when I came to the realization that all of my health issues, (here's the short list) leg cramps, foot cramps, chronic constipation, heart palpitations, anxiety, stress, panic attacks, facial tics, all these issues were because I was magnesium deficient, like I said I don't know how or why I realized this, it's not like I ever went to a doctor who diagnosed me with a deficiency, and it's not like I had the internet available in the 70's and 80's, but find it I did...the answer was Magnesium.
Magnesium is responsible for over 300 different metabolic functions in your body, and yet, over 80% of the population is deficient in this vital mineral, primarily due to farming practices, soil depletion, chemicals being dumped on vegetables at an alarming rate, processed foods, soda, pharmaceuticals all deplete the body of magnesium. I have found for me the best way to increase my magnesium levels is 1200ml of magnesium glycinate, in the pure powder form, which I either put into capsules or just add water and drink it, and I also use my magnesium/msm balm Tranquility on my stomach or feet every night, I also take magnesium citrate for chronic constipation! When I miss a few days of this routine, all my symptoms come back with a venegence! This is the best article on the net to get a fuller understanding of how important magnesium supplementation is to your life!