Do you take a magnesium supplement, or have you ever heard about the benefits of taking one?
Some symptoms of magnesium deficiencies include cramping, fatigue, anxiety and depression, migraines, impaired memory, and irregular heart beat.
I have had the Ancient Minerals lotion and gel on my night stand for a couple of months, after hearing some rave reviews from friends. I didn’t follow the directions and instead just rubbed it on when I remembered (or my Higher Self gently nudged to me that I needed it). I also gave my daughter Penelope several massages with the lotion. The biggest things I noticed from using the product is that I fell asleep faster and that my period cramping became much less severe (sometimes period cramping can be a sign of magnesium deficiency). I am not really a fan of the intitial tingling that you feel when you first rub it on, but I am a huge fan of the results of way less cramping!
Even if you consume a diet rich in magnesium, living a stressed out life, eating sugar and other processed foods, getting too much calcium, or simply drinking water that has been stripped of minerals can contribute to deficiencies. Many medications such as antibiotics, birth control pills, diuretics, and steroids will also deplete magnesium from the body. Not to mention, if you have poor diegestion, you won’t be able to pull up any nutrients or minerals even if you are putting them in your body!
If you are not a huge pill taker or have poor digestion, good news! Transdermal application (rubbing it on your skin like any other lotion) of magnesium is actually the most efficient way for the body to uptake magnesium! For centuries humans would bathe in and drink mineral rich waters, but as we have turned to modern filtration systems, (which has saved lives) unfortunately, we now see the downside of mineral deficiencies.
Ancient Minerals has several different types of magnesium oil products to assist with absorption through the skin. While taking oral forms can sometimes lead to bowel intolerance (diarrhea), your body can absorb every bit that it needs through the skin and nothing more – no overdosing!
Another great part of transdermal magnesium is that by applying the oil directly onto the skin, it can vastly improve the quality of your skin by reducing inflammation and increasing hydration. It even helps with skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
While epsom salts are frequently recommended for detox and magnesium supplmentation, the magnesium sulfate that makes up epsom salts has very low absorption into the skin. Magnesium chloride, the kind you find in the oil, is a completely natural salt taken directly from mineral rich oceans.