What is Magnesium?
This mineral powerhouse is known as the essential relaxation mineral. The fourth most abundant element on earth, Magnesium is a naturally occurring mineral that is vital for every cell in our bodies. In fact, there are over 300 biochemical reactions within the human body that are dependent on magnesium for optimal functioning. You may have already heard about how helpful Magnesium is for helping muscles and nerves function properly, but do you know the additional ways in which it can be beneficial?
For starters, Magnesium plays a major role in brain health (balancing neurotransmitters). It also improves bone strength, hormone processing, and regulation of blood glucose levels. In addition to all of that, it is also used for preventing inflammation, assisting with production of protein and energy metabolism among other things.
Basically, magnesium is to our bodies what engine oil is to cars!! Your car won't go far without it, it'll run for a while on a limited supply, but it'll purr like a kitten with the optimal amount.
Magnesium is a necessary mineral that is available naturally in certain foods, dependent on the mineral level of the soil they grow in. BUT, over many decades, our soil and therefore our food, has been depleted of the high levels of minerals that they once contained. This leaves many of us deficient in magnesium, often without even knowing it. As we get older, our bodies require a higher amount of regular magnesium. Some additional lifestyle and co-factors that also contribute to depleting our levels of magnesium are:
- Excessive coffee, carbonated drinks or alcohol consumption
- Prescription medications (antibiotics)
- Diet high in refined sugar and processed foods
- Malabsorption due to poor digestive health
- Kidney disorders
There are numerous compositions and forms of oral magnesium supplements available and they all have different absorption rates. Many people find that they get little benefit from magnesium tablets due to a significant low absorption rate as the supplement passes through the digestive or gastrointestinal tract, with a high percentage of the mineral leaving the body as waste.
How does Magnesium Oil work?Magnesium Oil works transdermally, bypassing the digestive tract and going directly to our cells. It is absorbed by the skin--our largest organ--allowing the magnesium to be more bioavailable. That means the majority of it gets exactly to where it is needed, without being changed or wasted, and without the risk of overdoing it.
What are the benefits of using Magnesium?Many studies have shown that transdermal magnesium supplementation and rectifying a magnesium deficiency can improve many conditions or symptoms, including:
- Migraines and headaches
- Insomnia and general sleep issues
- Muscle pain, swelling and cramps
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Joint pain, including arthritis
- Depression, stress and irraitability
- After sun recovery for damaged skin
- Premenstrual tension/stress
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Tight muscles and stiffness after a gym workout
- Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder
- High blood pressure
And the list goes on...
Increased magnesium levels have also been shown to reduce the risks of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
Tips on How to Use Magnesium Oil Spray
Magnesium Oil use is more and more common, and it's easy to see why--it is so convenient and effective!
It is best applied right after showering. You can simply spray it directly onto the site of sore muscles or joints, or you can spray into the palm of your hand and rub onto the skin lightly. It usually absorbs within 5-10 minutes, and may leave a slightly salty residue on the skin, but clothing can be worn straight away after application. (Recommended for use morning and night initially for best results.)
For headaches and migraines, spray in hand and apply to the back of the neck. For general health, apply to arms, legs, tummy or anywhere else that isn't too sensitive. At night, it can be applied to the bottom of feet right before bed.
It may cause a slight stinging or itchy feeling at first, this usually eases after a few uses. Alternatively, apply a small amount of moisturiser to the area either before or after applying the magnesium oil.