Benefits of Magnesium Oil
Author: Matt Bailey Date Posted:5 October 2018
Benefits of Magnesium
Without a doubt, one of Bath N Body Delights best selling products is our Magnesium Oil. Whilst some will know thats its ‘good for us’ and a somewhat trendy product to use, not that many know all of the benefits of Magnesium.
Extracting the Benefits of Magnesium - why use Oil?
First thing we need to cover is why we use it as an Oil to rub into your skin rather than a tablet to ingest.
Formulated for topical use and applied directly onto the skin, the Magnesium mineral in
our products is absorbed in to the highly porous epidermis (skin) and through to the blood vessels and muscles beneath. Completely bypassing the digestive system where many nutrients are not absorbed. Transdermal magnesium offers a simple and scientifically proven method of magnesium Supplementation on far more effective than tablets and capsules.
Benefits of Magnesium #1: Reduces Inflammation:
The European Journal of Clinical Nutrition published the results of a meta-analysis on February 12, 2014 which reveals an association between increased dietary magnesium and lower levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), a marker of inflammation.
"Our results suggest that the potential beneficial effect of magnesium intake on the risk of chronic diseases may be, at least in part, explained by inhibiting inflammation," the authors conclude. "Because inflammation is a risk factor of various chronic diseases, increasing magnesium intake is certainly of great public health significance."
Benefits of Magnesium #2: Reduces onset of Fatigue
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), a condition which causes severe tiredness that doesn’t improve after rest, currently affects around 250,000 people in the UK, including active stars like Rebecca Adlington and Darcey Bussell.
Magnesium deficiency is known to exacerbate all the symptoms of CFS. Carolyn Dean, author of The Magnesium Miracle, claims that a sufferer can diminish his or her symptoms by 50 per cent by taking the right amount of magnesium.
Magnesium supplementation should be the cornerstone of therapy, as the mineral has the ability to increase the body’s production of DHEA, a hormone which has beneficial effects on memory, stress, sleep and depression.
“I have noticed a dramatic difference since using the magnesium oil. Though I was already on my way to recovering from CFS, I couldn’t get back to feeling completely better and had a lot of body pain and stiffness, especially round my neck and shoulders. The magnesium takes the pain away and also makes me feel very calm and relaxed.
“I sleep well anyway, but my sleep is now even deeper and I wake up refreshed instead of groggy. I have been able to focus on detailed jobs more easily, finishing fiddly parts of my house decoration that I had put off for two years.
Benefits of Magnesium #3 - reducing cramps, aches and Pains
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One of the most highly praised qualities of magnesium is its ability to relax muscles and ease muscular aches, pains and cramps. If you’re deficient in magnesium, muscle cramps can become a prominent issue. Magnesium helps muscles relax and contract by aiding with the regulation of neuromuscular signals
Chronic muscular cramps, including those affecting the back and legs can be particularly helped by magnesium supplementation, especially in athletes. Due to the amount of intense exercise that athletes put themselves through, their muscles can often become sore and overworked, which may in turn affect their athletic performance. Intense exercise increases the demand for magnesium and the potential loss of magnesium which can lead to magnesium deficiency. In athletes, magnesium deficiency is associated with muscle weakness and dysfunction as well as limitations in strength and power, affecting overall muscle performance. Due to its muscle-relaxing qualities, many athletes are using magnesium for muscle pains and to help relieve cramps affecting overworked muscles.
Cramps and pains caused by premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
Taking magnesium for muscle cramps such as those caused by premenstrual syndrome (PMS) can help relieve the pain and discomfort felt by many women on a monthly basis. During the second half of a women’s menstrual cycle, when her oestrogen and progesterone levels are elevated, her levels of magnesium decrease which could possibly link to many of the symptoms associated with PMS such as irritability, headaches, cramps and bloating. Many women find that the muscle relaxing qualities of magnesium can help soothe menstrual cramps and ease PMS symptoms. This may be why many women crave chocolate before and during their period as chocolate – dark chocolate in particular – is magnesium rich and thus helps satisfy the body’s deficiency.
In addition to overworked muscles and menstrual cramps, magnesium can be beneficial for numerous other health issues. For example, magnesium can aid discomfort caused by constipation by relaxing the intestinal muscles and allow bowel movements to be passed more easily. For people that suffer from tension headaches or migraines, magnesium supplementation may also help reduce the frequency and the severity of future migraines. Chronic asthma sufferers may also find relief from wheezing and breathlessness with magnesium supplementation as the magnesium helps relax the bronchial muscles to help regulate the person's breathing.
Benefits of Magnesium #4: It Will Improve Sports Performance
Taken from: Scientifc Article
Magnesium (Mg) is an essential mineral that plays a critical role in the human body. It takes part in the process of energy metabolism and assists the maintenance of normal muscle function. A number of studies evaluated the association between Mg status/supplementation and exercise performance and found that the need for Mg increased as individuals’ physical activity level went up
In summary, Mg is an essential mineral involved in energy metabolism, cardiorespiratory function, and muscle actions. The general population, even physically active individuals, is documented to have insufficient Mg intake. Exercise performance may be compromised with deficient Mg levels. Findings from animal studies suggested Mg supplementation may improve the efficiency of energy metabolism, while human studies indicated Mg supplementation may improve performance parameters in both aerobic and anaerobic exercises. However, more rigorous future studies, especially large-scale intervention studies in humans, are needed to establish the causal relationship.
Summary of the Benefits of Magnesium
We’ve only covered some of the basics when it comes to the benefits of Magnesium, but even with just these 4 you can see it’s clearly worth a try. Magnesium plays such an important role within the whole metabolism process, and with 9 out of every 10 people (us!) Magnesium deficient you can see how it could produce such amazing results.