27 Sep Magnesium – The benefits and most effective ways of using it
Commonly known as the ‘master mineral’, magnesium plays a vital role in activating over 300 different biochemical reactions within the human body. As the fourth most abundant element in the body, this essential mineral assists in maintaining optimal health by:
- Creating and maintaining bone structure
- Contributing towards energy production
- Helping to detoxify the body
- Improving flexibility, strength and endurance
- Relieving stress, anxiety, irritability and fatigue
- Regulating the activity of other nutrients (Copper, Zinc, Potassium and Vitamin D)
- Balancing hormones (PMS and menopause)
- Strengthening the immune system
- Normalising blood pressure
Certain lifestyle factors (e.g., stress, exercise & medication) and dietary choices (e.g., caffeine, alcohol, sugar & gluten) contribute towards lowering magnesium levels and this has a compromising effect on health by reducing the body’s capacity to perform at an optimal level. Some common issues that are associated with magnesium deficiency include heightened levels of anxiety, depression, insomnia, muscle soreness and nausea.
It is essential to replenish magnesium levels regularly as the human body isn’t capable of producing magnesium or storing excess quantities for later use. Whilst many foods are rich in this vital mineral (dark leafy greens, fish, nuts, avocado), it can be difficult to increase and maintain optimum levels solely through diet. Consequently, many people choose to supplement their diet with oral vitamins, creams and oils.
Absorption rate is a key factor to take into consideration when choosing an effective product to boost magnesium levels. Topical cream and transdermal oil are two leading products that boast high absorption rates of around 80%. They are considered more effective than oral vitamins which are poorly absorbed through the digestive system and thus have less impact on magnesium levels.
At Health Place, we have searched the country for leading magnesium products to help our clients achieve their ultimate health and happiness objectives. Available in store and online;
- GoGo Cream – (a highly concentrated, topical cream also containing extra Minerals, Essential oils, Vitamins, Cocoa Butter and more)
- Magnesium flakes
Furthermore, Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a hormone that increases when magnesium is applied topically to the skin. We like to call it the ‘feel-good hormone’ here at Health Place. DHEA can affect many aspects of our lives; how we feel and act, energy levels, feelings of well-being, sex drive, sleeping habits and our immune response (just to name a few). This is another reason why we believe magnesium is so important in maintaining a healthy life!