The marvels of magnesium
Magnesium provides a multitude of health and wellbeing benefits. Involved in over 300 chemical functions in the body, this miracle mineral acts on muscles, nerves, the heart and the immune system.
While magnesium is present in our diets through leafy greens, fish, nuts and wholegrains, many people are deficient in this essential mineral. Supplementing magnesium can provide an array of physical health benefits that will boost your overall sense of wellbeing.
The best way to do this is transdermally (through the skin). Spritzing a magnesium oil spray, massaging a magnesium lotion, or soaking in a magnesium bath allows magnesium to absorb through the epidermis straight into the body. This is the most efficient way to supplement magnesium as it bypasses the digestive system and gets straight to work. So, how can magnesium help? Here are just five ways (there are many more):
1. Get a better sleep
Need a good rest? With sufficient magnesium levels in the body, you can experience a deeper, more restful sleep. In fact, poor sleep is often a sign of magnesium deficiency. Magnesium aids the functioning of neurotransmitters in the nervous system that help calm us, reduce anxiety and promote quality sleep.
2. Relieve muscle tension
Tensions mounting? Magnesium helps the muscles relax, alleviating stiffness and soreness after a stressful day when muscles in your neck, shoulders or back may be tense for long periods of time. Magnesium can also assist with uncomfortable muscle spasms and twitches which can be caused by excess calcium in the body. Magnesium helps the body absorb calcium, preventing this build-up and keeping muscles flexible.
3. Soothe headaches and migraines
Head pounding? Some research has linked migraines and headaches with magnesium deficiency and found that increasing magnesium can help improve these conditions. Studies show magnesium may block chemicals that trigger pain receptors in the brain. Lower magnesium levels can also cause blood vessels to constrict, which is thought to contribute to migraines and headaches. Additionally, magnesium helps relax muscles, reducing the discomfort of tension headaches.
4. Recover after exercise
Feeling fatigued after your workout? Magnesium can help by removing the lactic acid that builds up in your muscles during exercise, replacing it with blood sugar to boost your energy levels. Magnesium also helps soothe the discomfort of muscle strains from over-stretching or tearing.
5. Reduce inflammation
Want to feel better? Insufficient magnesium intake is associated with chronic inflammation which can contribute to premature ageing, osteoarthritis, joint degeneration, lowered immunity, obesity and many other diseases. Studies show increasing magnesium helps lower inflammation at the cellular level and can increase antioxidant levels to bolster immunity.
Ready to get more magnesium into your life?
Boost your health and wellbeing with a soothing magnesium bath using EpZen Magnesium Bath Crystals at least once a week. Top off your stores with a few quick magnesium oil sprays throughout your day using EpZen Magnesium Body Spray and inhale the calming essential oils as you do.
Finally, directly target sore muscles, joint pain and inflammation with EpZen Magnesium Body Lotion. Use it straight after showering to maximise the benefits of this nourishing lotion. Your body and mind will reward you for it!