Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body, and plays a role in over 300 essential metabolic reactions.
Needless to say, a deficiency in this essential nutrient is going to leave you feeling out of sorts, and can pave the way for more serious health issues down the line.
One of the simplest ways to boost levels of magnesium in the body is by applying a magnesium-rich spray daily. Transdermal application has been shown to provide the best results.
The benefits of applying magnesium to your skin include:
- Cellular detoxification
- Decreased inflammation
- Lower blood pressure
- Enhanced cognitive function
- Better bone health
- Fewer headaches and migraines
- Improved sleep
- Better heart health
- Less stress and anxiety
- Reduction in muscle aches and pains
Magnesium deficiency is so common today for many reasons including poor diet, poor soil quality and overuse of pesticides. A diet high in dairy can also cause depletion of magnesium as our bodies require a synergistic balance of calcium and magnesium levels.
Absorption of magnesium through diet accounts for only 20-50% of our daily needs. Medications such as antibiotics can cause our kidneys to excrete magnesium as opposed to absorbing it. Aging, diabetes, alcohol, stress and illness also reduce magnesium absorption.
Magnesium oil has been shown to have one of the highest levels of absorption. It’s also the most efficient way to get to the source of the pain so that it can quickly relieve muscle pain, cramps and fatigue; reduce inflammation; and encourage regeneration of tissues.
Extracts from Transdermal Magnesium Therapy by Dr Mark Sircus.