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Magnesium Chloride is extracted from deep sea water where the sodium and other impurities have been removed. This is a form of magnesium that is easier for the body to absorb through the skin and is of the finest quality.
Add 1/2 to 1 cup in your bath and soak for at least 20 min or add 1/3 cup to a warm foot soak (the water can be re-used just add some more hot water the next day)
Transdermal Magnesium Oil
Magnesium the “Super Mineral!” Are you getting enough ?
Did you know that over 300 enzymes in our body require Magnesium to function? Magnesium is an essential mineral for cardiovascular, blood vessel & muscular tone, glucose metabolism & insulin regulation. Research is showing that it also plays a role in the release of many hormones and nutrients in the body and protects cells from heavy metals such as mercury and lead. It is a great alkaliser and detoxifier.
Signs & symptoms which may be an indication of magnesium deficiency:
- High blood pressure, heart palpitations, irregular or rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath
- Cold hands and feet
- Unstable blood sugar levels and cravings for sugar
- Anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia, irritability, depression, mental confusion
- Kidney stones
- Muscle twitches, spasms and cramp, frequent sports injuries, low exercise tolerance
- Poor digestion and constipation, Irritable bowel syndrome
- Migraines and headaches
- Chronic fatigue
Causes and conditions associated with Magnesium deficiency:
- Physical stress
- Mental stress, anxiety and depression
- Gastrointestinal diseases such as coeliac, Crohn’s, IBS due to poor absorption of magnesium
- Vomiting/diarrhoea due to disease or excess use of laxatives
- Use of diuretics (water or fluid tablets)
- A diet with too many carbohydrates especially white sugar, white flour
- Excess alcohol consumption
- Excess coffee
- Drinking too many soft drinks, either diet or high sugar
- Diabetes and poor blood glucose control
- Excessive perspiration
- High salt intake
- Ageing –people over 70 often have low dietary intakes of magnesium and poorer absorption
So how can we get enough Magnesium?
As always, getting our daily magnesium dose from the food we consume should be the best way to get magnesium. Foods that are good sources of magnesium: almonds, barley, brewer’s yeast, cashews, cacao, cod, eggs, figs, kelp, dark leafy greens, legumes, molasses, mineral water, parsnips, seeds and whole grain cereals (the milling – causes a 90% loss of magnesium). Unfortunately, due to reasons such as dietary deficiencies, poor absorption, excessive excretion, and higher requirements for magnesium we often fall short. It is widely believed that up to 80% of the population have a magnesium deficiency. The current Australian RDA (recommended daily allowance) for an average adult is 350- 400mg a day – you need to eat lot of green leafies to achieve that! (you would need to eat 17 cups of raw spinach)
Many people supplement magnesium orally in tablet, capsule or powder form, but don’t realise that they can also absorb magnesium through the skin (transdermally), in a spray or soak in a bath or foot soak. The most absorbable forms for this purpose is magnesium chloride. This is also perfect for sensitive individuals that may have health issues that make them less able to tolerate or absorb magnesium well orally. The beauty of using magnesium in a bath or as a soak is the added relaxation that a bath allows us to experience.
Ways to Use Magnesium Oil
- General Tonic and Pain Relief: Magnesium Chloride boosts all aspects of cell physiology and energy production. Spray or rub 5 to 10ml topically, and up to 30ml total onto your skin and expect more energy, strength and endurance. When massaged into aching areas like arthritic joints or into fibromyalgia type of pain, Magnesium oil will often give almost instant relief from pain.
- Add to bath or foot soak to relieve stress: Add 20 to 30ml Magnesium oil to a foot soak or hot bath for a relaxing soak while delivering a huge amount of magnesium to the cells.(Mg Chloride Flakes or powder is way more economical)
- Compress for Aching Muscles: Topical magnesium chloride treatments are useful in treatment of sport injuries. Use as compresses for aches and pains of sore muscles. To make a compress, soak a kitchen towel in hot tap water, douse with magnesium oil. Apply moist heat 2-3 times to experience relief.
- Revive Sun damaged Skin: Regular application of Magnesium Oil on sun damaged skin will help rejuvenate the cells from the inside out.