I have had troubles with tensed muscles for a couple of years now. For about one year ago I tried to add supplement of magnesium in use of both pill and spray and I documented my very unpleasant experience here:http://www.peaktestosterone.com/forum/index.php?topic=3045.msg26770#msg26770
To summarize I took 180mg two days in a row by spraying the oil on the skin and got what I think an overdose. It was scary as I got extremely tired, breathing got shallow and my heart was beating so soft I thought my body was about to come to a stand still. After that I did not touch magnesium and a couple of weeks later I went to check my serum level which came back as normal.
Lately I have had even more trouble with tensed muscles, specially in neck and back, but also legs and arms. Its like the muscles become too short and are always tensed, if I stretch they respond very little and stay too short. When I bend my back and turn my neck it often makes a rattling sound as its like the muscles is pulling the discs. My body looks like its in good condition, good muscle tone and 11% body fat. But feels like its old, specially a day after gym session.
I seem to have anxiety issues and as I am in the lower region of T I always thought its the issue.
Anyway this saturday I had problems with my computer so was trying to fix it sitting with tensed back and neck, very angry and stressed. As I had no food at home I just ate a bag of 140g arugula and baby spinach salad. Two hours later I realized I was no longer tensed, I was relaxed in both neck and back, and I felt more chill, it was immediate effect and it was the same as when I took magnesium before except t not as strong.
After that I have been starting to eat spinach and I feel the effect in one-two hours after I eat it. Yesterday I ate around 18 and felt the effect come between 19-20, went to bed at 22. Was not tired so could not sleep until around 23:30 and around 23 I could feel the effect rolling off, and tension coming back. Not as much as before but some. I roughly ate 150g spinach which is 118g magnesium (where probably all will not be digested). I find it strange its possible to even feel that low level.
Is it possible to be low in magnesium even though serum levels show normal?
Could it be so the magnesium is having a temporarily sedating effect and even though I am not low it helps me relax and its actually something else that is the root cause behind the tension?
Maybe I just need something that cools of my nerves, like they are over sensitive?