We are often low in magnesium – 80% of adults tested are low! This body butter (creamy mousse consistency) is useful for cramps, sore and tight muscles, plus helpful for relaxing and aiding in a restful sleep, and it can be helpful in treating depression.
This body mousse rubs in beautifully and is an easy way to get your regular magnesium without the stinging that you can experience with magnesium oil, plus it leaves your skin soft!
Magnesium is vital:
Used in 300 reactions in the body
Important for bone health
Helps keep blood pressure normal
Promotes restful sleep
Good for muscle strength
Needed for vitamin D assimilation
Aids in weight loss
Helpful for pregnancy (the need for magnesium increases during pregnancy!)
MAGNESIUM TO TREAT ANXIETY…
Research suggests that depression and magnesium deficiency are linked. Magnesium deficiency can cause agitation and severe anxiety coupled with feelings of depression.
Symptoms of a magnesium deficiency include anxiety, insomnia, irritability, confusion, abnormal heart rhythms, hyperventilation, agitation, nausea, fatigue, muscle spasms, low blood pressure, vomiting, and seizures.
Your magnesium levels may be depleted by too much coffee, soda, salt, alcohol, or diuretics. It can also be lowered by excessive sweating, heavy menstrual periods, and long-term stress.
MAGNESIUM TO HELP SLEEP…
On a chemical level, magnesium aids sleep by activating the parasympathetic nervous system, the system responsible for getting you calm and relaxed.
First, magnesium regulates neurotransmitters, which send signals throughout the nervous system and brain.
It also regulates the hormone melatonin, which guides sleep-wake cycles in your body.
Second, this mineral binds to gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptors. GABA is the neurotransmitter responsible for quieting down nerve activity. It is the same neurotransmitter used by sleep drugs.
How To Get Enough Magnesium
Unfortunately, magnesium is often not well absorbed by the digestive track, and is even more difficult to absorb if you are deficient or are low in vitamin D, have poor gut bacteria or suffer from a number of other conditions. On top of that, most foods are depleted of their natural magnesium levels and the water supply is lacking also. For this reason, we use topical magnesium supplementation for our family.
The best way to supplement with magnesium, is by using it on the skin, where it is absorbed more directly to the cells. This is not only the safest way, since the body will only use what is needed, but the most effective.
Unlike internal doses of magnesium, topical magnesium does not have to pass through the digestive system and kidneys and can more quickly enter the blood and tissues of the body.