Magnesium is vital to human cellular function, and yet it seems many of us don’t consume enough magnesium for good health. According to the National Institutes of Health, the majority of Americans have a consistently lower intake of magnesium than recommended. This is primarily because fresh produce now grows in soil with depleted levels of magnesium due to over-farming.
Taking magnesium supplements is popular but not ideal because they can cause a laxative effect which inhibits optimum absorption of magnesium. Topical (transdermal) magnesium therapy is a better option so the skin can absorb a high dose while being able to regulate safe intake of magnesium for considerable health benefits.
These are the top five benefits of topical magnesium:
Topical magnesium increases relaxation
Magnesium is responsible for chemically activating the parasympathetic nervous system. This system looks after calming and relaxing you. In fact, magnesium halts the advancement of excitable molecules like adrenaline. From your muscles to your heart, to your brain, topical magnesium ensures your body creates the right chemical conditions to relax. In fact, for these reasons, magnesium is believed to be helpful to those suffering from anxiety.
Topical magnesium improves sleep
Insomnia is a problem plaguing many of us at one time or another, but thankfully, topical magnesium can help. Magnesium is essential to GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) receptor function, and the GABA neurotransmitter is what signals the brain to turn off. With sufficient levels of magnesium in your system, your body understands how to sleep better. You’ll find it easier to fall asleep, and find sleep to be more restful too.
Topical magnesium relieves muscle aches
The topical application of magnesium can reduce the muscle soreness and inflammation associated with overworked muscles. Again, this is because of its ability to trigger a relaxing effect in the body. Magnesium assists the body in flushing out lactic acid which can accumulate after intense muscle use. Magnesium also works alongside calcium to relax nerves, therefore helping to ease the pain.
Topical magnesium increases energy
Feeling tired? Instead of turning to yet another caffeine hit, you’d be better off boosting your energy at a cellular level with topical magnesium. Magnesium is vital to the production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) which transports energy for metabolism and contributes to cell reproduction processes. Magnesium is what makes ATP biologically active, so topical magnesium, therefore, allows your body to reach optimum energy levels.
Topical magnesium reduces eczema and psoriasis breakouts
A major irritant to eczema and psoriasis can be kept in check with topical magnesium. That irritant is stress, which creates a frustrating cycle for sufferers of these skin conditions. Without adequate magnesium, the body is more sensitive to stress, but increased stress then triggers further magnesium deficiency. Applying topical magnesium keeps distressing symptoms of eczema and psoriasis at bay.
A study published in 2000 found that Dead Sea magnesium compounds have a positive effect on skin cells associated with psoriasis, for both inflammation and the production of lesions. You see, magnesium keeps histamine production balanced. It’s important to prevent excess histamine production which is responsible for symptoms of eczema and psoriasis like swollen blood vessels leaking fluid into underlying tissues, creating redness and blotchiness.
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