Do you suffer from cramped, aching muscles? Do you like awake at night, unable to shut off your mind off? Do you occasionally get an annoying ‘eye twitch’ ? If you’ve answered YES to any of these, you could be low in magnesium.
Why Do I Need Magnesium?
Magnesium is an essential mineral required for more than 300 biochemical processes in the body. It’s involved with nerve and muscle function, protein synthesis, controlling blood glucose levels and regulating blood pressure. It’s also a crucial element of energy production and bone development, not to mention making DNA and the highly essential antioxidant glutathione. And that’s just a handful of its roles!
Why Am I Low in Magnesium?
Although magnesium deficiency is common, most people don’t realise it may be the main cause of the problems they put up with each day. The body’s stores of magnesium are depleted through normal functions such as physical activity, hormone production and heart function. Replenishment is highly important – but it doesn’t always happen!
Signs of Low Magnesium
- Muscle cramps and spasms
- Low mood or anxiety
- Sleeplessness or insomnia
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Hormonal imbalances
- Poor energy levels
- Restless legs
- Eye twitches
How Can I Improve My Magnesium Levels?
Magnesium is present in many foods, but the truth is that the quantities in foods are far too low to provide any therapeutic benefit to the body. This is in part due to the low amount of minerals in the soil that most foods are grown in, and the way in which foods are processed, stored and cooked. That’s why supplementation is often the best option.
But before you go popping pills, consider a whole new way to up your magnesium levels: transdermal magnesium oil.
What Is Magnesium Oil?
While oral supplementation with magnesium capsules is a great way to boost your levels of this vital mineral, they’re not for everyone. People who take other medications or have impaired digestion may find they don’t get the full benefits of the magnesium, simply because the body can’t absorb it properly in the gut. That’s where topical magnesium can be a great alternative.
How Does Magnesium Oil Work?
Magnesium oil is a highly-concentrated solution of magnesium chloride and water. It’s easy to use and totally safe: simply spray it onto the skin and allow it the absorb. The magnesium is absorbed trans-dermally, which means it goes straight to the bloodstream through the skin. With dermal absorption, a substance can pass through the skin’s outermost layers into the lymph, where it reaches the blood vessels. It then moves through the vessel walls and into the bloodstream, where it’s carried through the body to the many parts that need it. In most cases, the magnesium is taken in very quickly!
Magnesium oil is a much faster and more efficient way to absorb magnesium than by taking capsules, as it completely bypasses the digestive tract.
What Does Magnesium Oil Help With?
Regular application of magnesium oil can help to re-balance the body’s magnesium levels. This goes a long way in alleviating muscle cramps, especially for athletes or those who spend a lot of time on their feet. The fast uptake of the magnesium benefits the central nervous system, improving mood and relieving anxiety. As a bonus, the humectant activity of the magnesium-water solution helps to keep skin supple and hydrated.
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