Magnesium is one of a number of hugely important minerals that we all need for optimal health. It can be found in numerous foods and multi-vitamin supplements and has seemingly endless health benefits. In particular, the use of magnesium oil has proven to be a fast acting relief for migraines, muscular pain and cramps.
So what can magnesium do for your health? Listed below are 5 important benefits of magnesium use.
1. Your muscles and nerves function way better with magnesium
The most prominent use of magnesium is for the benefit of muscles and nerves, which is something athletes have been aware of for a long time. Magnesium use can help relieve spasms and contractions when they occur. The main reason why is that magnesium helps the body to absorb calcium more efficiently, which is critical in muscular contractions. Without magnesium and calcium, the body would not be able to move and the muscles would not be able to contract.
2. Controls inflammation in the body
Inflammation is quite a harsh process on the body that can contribute to high blood sugar, high blood pressure, heart disease, and cancer. It is not overtly seen by the naked eye, but inflammation can harm the entire body and cause unhealthy responses. Those who are low in magnesium may experience more inflammation in the body and are at a higher risk of developing diseases and harmful conditions.
3. Helps reduce the frequency of migraine headaches
Migraines are the worst form of headaches there is and they affect a large number of people globally. Women are typically more prone than men and the severity of the migraine can last anywhere from a few hours to as long as an entire day. Some individuals who have migraines are reported to have lower levels of magnesium than those who don’t have the affliction.
Some experts suggest that magnesium use can reduce the frequency of migraines which is of great benefit for those who suffer their debilitating effects. In a variety of cases of headaches associated with tight muscles of the neck and shoulders, an attack can be avoided by applying magnesium oil to the offending areas.
4. Improves flexibility in your body
We all know that being more active is much better for our overall health. But as is sometimes the case, undertaking physical activity could end up with you having tight muscles that start causing you pain. While a good stretching regime is important for improving your muscle flexibility, magnesium can help improve the elastic properties in your muscle fibers. Consuming regular amounts of magnesium can help to promote a healthy lifestyle. And who knows with enough flexibility practice you may end up being able to do the leg splits or one of those body distorting yoga poses!
5. Prevent muscle cramps
When a muscle cramp hits your body, it can hurt like hell. One of the most commonly affected areas are the lower legs with cramps tending to attack during the cover of night. Magnesium use can help soothe and calm the muscles to help prevent the cramps from starting altogether. Talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or qualified healthcare provider to get the proper dosing quantities if you are experiencing leg cramps.
3 Common Ways To Get Magnesium
1. Eat magnesium rich foods grown on organic soil.
These include: coriander leaf (dried), dried pumpkin seeds, basil (dried), flaxseed, almond butter, whey (sweet, dried), cocoa (dry powder, unsweetened). Also seaweed or agar from the ocean.
2. Soak in epsom salt baths.
This will provide not only magnesium, but sulfur for your liver as well.
3. Apply magnesium oil to your skin!
This is the best way to raise your magnesium levels.
Why is Magnesium Oil the Better Choice?
Magnesium oil (also known as magnesium chloride oil or MCO) is mainly used as a transdermal application which enters the body through the skins layers.
It is a highly effective way to reduce muscular pain as it can be applied directly to the site of injury, pain or disease for maximum influence. It also enters the blood stream to increase the body’s stores of magnesium.
What is the Best Way to Use Magnesium Oil?
Simply apply the magnesium oil directly onto skin and rub it in. However, it’s important to keep in mind what strength the magnesium oil is.
- On average, 35% strength MCO is ok to use and a small amount is ample to spread over the skin. This concentration is easily tolerated by most people without irritation problems on their limbs and torso (provided the skin is unbroken).
- 35% strength may be too strong for the face and neck and definitely too strong for burns or wounds – for these applications the oil must be appropriately diluted.
- Dilute the magnesium oil further if you experience too much “stinging” – use clean, filtered water or spring water. Do not use chlorinated water.
- Magnesium oil feels slightly slippery like an oil at first (although it’s not really an oil) – but after 1-2 minutes, as absorption occurs, it no longer feels oily.
- For relief or treatment of a specific area, e.g. sore muscles, achy joints, muscle spasms – rub thoroughly into that area – the more you rub, the more your skin will absorb. Let it dry before covering with clothes.
How Much Magnesium Oil Should You Use?
One teaspoon once a day should be ample for most people. Although three to five times daily is recommended for a few weeks for those battling serious illness, to replenish magnesium levels as quickly as possible.
Putting ½ tsp. at a time in the palm of your hand is usually more manageable than trying to apply the whole teaspoon all at once
AVOID SENSITIVE BODY PARTS, e.g. the nipples, genital area, eyes, freshly shaved underarms, freshly shaved face – It won’t damage them, but believe me it will sting!
If you use lotion or other skin oils, apply them after the magnesium oil – since by saturating the skin they would hinder the uptake of the magnesium oil, which would be left sitting on top of your skin.
Physical massage much improves absorption into muscles and joints – spastic muscles have poor blood and lymph circulation, which makes it difficult for the magnesium to dissolve and flush out tissue and joint calcifications. Absorption improves by increasing the circulation through permanently contracted muscles with deep tissue massage, hot and cold water applications, warm packs, and heat-producing rubs with magnesium chloride oil. Moving your lymph via exercise helps flush out the offending calcium accumulations.
So next time you are experiencing muscular pain or tension, reach for the magnesium oil.
Magnesium Oil is available at House of Fertility & Healing – Ask at reception when you come for your next appointment.
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