Are You Getting Enough Magnesium?
Why do I need Magnesium?
Magnesium is vital to our organs, cells, brain...our entire body’s function!
Magnesium helps the body do things like convert food into energy, form proteins from amino acids, repair and create RNA and DNA, transport nutrients across cell membranes, and also helps with muscle contractions and keeping your heartbeat steady.
Magnesium may help improve exercise performance, helps us maintain healthy brain function, can help lower blood pressure and prevent migraines, can help reduce PMS symptoms, can help fight depression, reduces insulin resistance, and provides anti-inflammatory benefits.
Who is at risk?
"Because of chronic diseases, medications, decreases in food crop magnesium contents, and the availability of refined and processed foods, the vast majority of people in modern societies are at risk for magnesium deficiency.
Certain individuals will need to supplement with magnesium in order to prevent suboptimal magnesium deficiency, especially if trying to obtain an optimal magnesium status to prevent chronic disease.
Subclinical magnesium deficiency increases the risk of numerous types of cardiovascular disease, costs nations around the world an incalculable amount of healthcare costs and suffering, and should be considered a public health crisis."
- James J DiNicolantonio, Department of Preventive Cardiology, Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute
Transdermal means to be applied through the skin, or topically.
Transdermal Magnesium is an easier, more convenient, and typically more affordable way to make sure you’re getting enough magnesium and is particularly helpful in helping increase the amount magnesium that is absorbed into your body.
When taking large doses of oral magnesium, some people have a low tolerance to magnesium, meaning they may experience diarrhea, bloating, and general digestive system discomfort. While there can be some short-term benefits of oral magnesium, transdermal magnesium is a far better option and is the best way for your body to absorb it.
Can’t I get Magnesium in the foods that I eat?
You absolutely can! Magnesium can be found in dark-green leafy vegetables, low-fat milk and yogurt, dried beans and legumes, and some nuts and seeds.
The problem today is that most modern farming practices deplete the soil of its natural magnesium. These practices have helped to create food that is lacking in nutrients, particularly magnesium. This and the rate the body is able to absorb the magnesium from food can make it difficult to get the recommended amount of magnesium.
Taking Magnesium transdermally is a great way to make sure you're getting (and absorbing!) the amount your body needs.
Benefits of Magnesium with DMSO:
DMSO is an excellent binder and carrier. Meaning, it can easily pass through the skin carrying other things, like Magnesium, with it.
Simply put, DMSO enhances the absorption rate of things already on the skin or that are applied with it.
A blend of 50% Pharmaceutical Grade DMSO and 50% USP Grade Magnesium oil can be the perfect way to not only supplement your magnesium intake but to also help relieve aches, cramps, and pains.
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**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition.