Why do we need Magnesium?

Magnesium is probably the most important mineral that we all need.  It is responsible for over 300 biochemical reactions in the body and is essential for energy levels, a healthy heart and muscle function. The second most important thing to note is that 95% of the population is magnesium deficient, so knowing the symptoms can go a long way. 

The 14 most common symptoms of Magnesium deficiency are;

  • Calcium deficiency
  • Poor heart health
  • Weakness
  • Muscle cramps
  • Tremors
  • Anxiety
  • High blood pressure
  • Type II diabetes
  • Respiratory issues
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Potassium deficiency
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Poor memory

Many people will argue that we simply need to eat a better diet, that includes more magnesium rich food. This is not a bad idea, as the foods rich in magnesium are very good for us. Although the sad reality is that our fruits, vegetables as water is no longer as rich in minerals as they used to be. Here is a brief list of Magnesium Rich foods to perhaps include more often in your diet;

  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Soybeans
  • Black beans
  • Cashews
  • Spinach
  • Squash
  • Sesame seeds
  • Almonds
  • Okra

The most popular topic when discussing Magnesium, is the method you select to get those mineral levels up. The options are Oral, Transdermal and IV. Most people will agree that unless one has an extreme difficiency, the IV method isnt used. That leaves Oral (internal) and Transdermal (topical)methods. A small study by the European Journal For Nutraceutical Research was conducted, over a period of 12 weeks using nine indivuduals from ages 22 to 69 years of age. Magnesium chloride was the compound used in the Trasndermal Spray. The study was concluded saying that, 89% of the individuals saw a drastic rise in their magnesium/calcium levels as well as a significant level of detoxification of heavy metals was noticed.(http://www.nutritionaloutlook.com/articles/spraying-magnesium-skin-may-work-better-oral-supplements-small-study-says)

 

Why is this Transdermal Magnesium more effective?

“Traditional methods of administering medicine, such as tablets or capsules, have to pass through the stomach, and, unfortunately, the action of stomach acids and digestive enzymes often reduces uptake and bio-availability so significantly that very little may actually reach the bloodstream,” said the researchers. “Bypassing the stomach and liver means a much greater percentage of the active ingredient goes straight into the bloodstream where it’s needed.” (http://www.nutritionaloutlook.com/articles/spraying-magnesium-skin-may-work-better-oral-supplements-small-study-says)

"While seeds, nuts, grains and vegetables are indeed high dietary sources of magnesium, highly active people who include these foods in their diet can still be deficient in magnesium. This is due to a combination of mineral loss through perspiration and accelerated mineral turnover due to high activity levels.

Unfortunately, simply using an oral magnesium supplement will not fully replace this deficiency, as oral magnesium in the amount needed for an active individual is not easily absorbed and at high doses creates diarrhea. So while the use of oral magnesium (such as magnesium citrate powder) is certainly helpful from a supplementation standpoint, a far better way to deliver targeted doses of magnesium is through the use of topical magnesium." (https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/2012/03/how-to-get-rid-of-a-magnesium-deficiency/)

Using Trasdermal Spray

When using the Transdermal Magnesium Spray, "In most cases, 10 sprays will deliver approximately 100mg of magnesium. Some people may find that topical magnesium spray causes a tingling or slightly annoying burning sensation. This is normal, and usually subsides with use." (https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/2012/03/how-to-get-rid-of-a-magnesium-deficiency/)

 

A great Doctor who knows the benefits of Magnesium, as well as discusses the methods of application is Dr. Sircus. Watch a few videos on his YouTube Page now:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8Dgcw9e6T0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvPNqLwrs2Q

 

Knowing the facts when it comes to Magnesium is very important and the larger portion of research out there says that Trandermal is the way to go, but at the end of the day you yourself will pick what you feel works best for you. Healthway NaturalProducts offers a Trasdermal  Magnesium Spray, in which they use Magnesium chloride. For more information on this product visit:

http://www.healthway.co.za/product-detail?rvdsfpid=no-1-magnesium-transdermal-spray-250ml-21&rvdsfcatid=supplements-6