Few people are aware of the enormous role magnesium plays in our bodies. After air, water and basic food, magnesium oil is one of the most important elements needed by the human body. In fact every single cell in the human body demands adequate magnesium to function or it will perish (source)
Our bodies do not produce magnesium. The highest sources of magnesium are from food sources such as nuts, beetroot, avocado, herbs and sea vegetables such as kelp.
However due to modern day farming processes taxing and depleting the soil it has nearly all but gone from our food chain. First of all modern agricultural methods favour the universal use of NPK fertilisers. (Nitrogen, Phosphorus & Potassium). Both Potassium and phosphorus are antagonists of magnesium therefore it is lacking in our soils. (source)
“After air, water and basic food, magnesium oil is one of the most important elements needed by the human body”
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM SUPPLEMENTING WITH MAGNESIUM OIL?
EVERYONE!! in fact over 80% of adults are deficient in magnesium. Magnesium is particularly beneficial for those that suffer from the following:
- Muscle / Joint Pain
- Chronic Fatigue
- Restless Leg Syndrome
- Auto Immune Disorders
- Heart Disease
- Kidney Stones
- ADD / ADHD
- Anxiety Disorders
- PMS (including menstrual pain)
- Thyroid Disorders.
Source- Primal Body- Primal Mind – Nora Gedgaudas.
If you are consuming a diet that is high in processed foods, sodas, alcohol, coffee and high sugar these can rapidly deplete the levels of magnesium in the body.
According to Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride the body requires at least twenty-eight molecules of magnesium to metabolise a single molecule of glucose.
If you drink caffeinated beverages such as coffee, tea and soda regularly, your risk for magnesium deficiency is increased.
Magnesium levels are controlled in the body in large part by the kidneys, which filter and excrete excess magnesium and other minerals. Caffeine causes the kidneys to release extra magnesium regardless of body status. (source)
WHY TOPICAL MAGNESIUM AND NOT ORAL SUPPLEMENTS?
Topical magnesium oil quickly passes through the skin and works almost immediately to relax muscles and raise magnesium levels, 12 times faster than oral supplements. One of the main advantages of trans-dermal magnesium therapy is that the gastrointestinal tract is avoided completely and there is no laxative effect.
You can also add Magnesium flakes to your bathtub which is another way to supply fast acting magnesium to your body.
Magnesium is a critical co-factor in more than 300 enzymatic reactions in the human body.
“The body requires at least twenty-eight molecules of magnesium to metabolise a single molecule of glucose.” Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride.
There are so many benefits of using magnesium, this article barely even touches on the importance and benefits of magnesium within the human body.
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Have you worked Magnesium into your daily routine yet?