Science and technology keep pushing the boundaries of what's possible, creating cutting-edge products and procedures that enhance our quality of life. For instance, the ancient practice of topical magnesium delivery (Dead Sea therapy and Epsom salt baths) for treating skin disorders has become a potent treatment for various conditions. Thus, in today's post, we will unpack the amazing benefits of transdermal magnesium. So read on and soak it all up—you may never want to go another day without it!
The Importance of Magnesium
But why do we need magnesium in the first place? Magnesium is one of seven macrominerals (along with calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, sulfur, and chloride). We need these nutrients in large amounts because they are vital in many physiological functions. Magnesium, for one, is involved in more than 300 enzymatic (metabolic) reactions such as:
- Generating ATP or adenosine triphosphate (the body's energy currency)
- Repairing DNA (by fighting inflammation-triggering free radicals)
- Relaxing muscles
- Calming nerves
- Producing muscle protein
- Strengthening bones
- Regulating blood sugar levels
- Promoting healthy skin, hair, and nails
Thus, magnesium deficiency can lead to:
- Joint pain and fibromyalgia (widespread body pain)
- High blood pressure and arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)
- Skin inflammation, hair loss, and brittle nails
Why is magnesium supplementation important?
Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body. Yet, magnesium supplementation is necessary. Did you know that about 52% of the U.S. population today have inadequate levels of this vital nutrient? This figure may even be higher, considering magnesium levels are seldom evaluated. It also doesn't help that few tests can measure intracellular magnesium (this makes up 99% of total body magnesium). One of these is the EXA test, which is very expensive and also hard to come by.
One possible reason for low magnesium can be traced to what we eat. Although your body doesn't produce magnesium, you can get it from green leafy vegetables, pumpkin seeds, avocado, and other foods. But Western diets are full of processed foods, fats, and refined sugars with little nutritional value, let alone magnesium. Additional factors that increase the risk for magnesium deficiency include certain medications (such as antibiotics and diuretics), excessive sweating, and health conditions like kidney disease or chronic diarrhea. So, why should you go for a magnesium supplementation other than the familiar tablets or capsules?
Benefits of transdermal magnesium
In this application, magnesium sprays or magnesium salt baths are used on the skin. Thus, instead of going through the digestive tract, the mineral is absorbed through the sweat glands and hair follicles. This may result in the following:
1. It bypasses the stomach, where anti-nutrients may prevent absorption of the mineral.
Many of the foods we consume, both animal and plant-based, contain anti-nutrients. They exist to protect organisms from bacterial infections and devouring insects. However, as their name suggests, these substances also block the body from absorbing nutrients from what we ingest. One anti-nutrient is phytates, which can decrease the absorption of magnesium, iron, zinc, and calcium. By using a transdermal application, you can avoid the anti-nutrients that diminish the nutritional impact of magnesium.
2. It has the potential to boost magnesium levels.
Transdermal magnesium is thought to bathe the body with the necessary magnesium levels. The idea is that this process enables the mineral to pass directly into the skin's tissues. Several studies show evidence for the promising benefits of transdermal magnesium.
A pilot study reveals that transdermal delivery elevated magnesium in the participants' serum (blood) and urine. However, more research must be done, particularly for intracellular magnesium, with higher magnesium doses, and for extended periods.
The Journal of Integrative Medicine also reported the effects of transdermal magnesium on fibromyalgia. Some patients with this disease lack magnesium in their muscle cells. The application of magnesium chloride spray effectively reduced symptoms of the disorder and provided pain relief.
In yet another trial, nine subjects (between 22 and 69 years old) applied 20 sprays of magnesium oil twenty times over a period of 12 weeks. The treatment consisted of a daily spray and a 20-minute foot bath infused with 100ml of magnesium oil. After the treatment period, hair analysis was conducted. Results showed a significant boost in the cellular magnesium levels of all patients except for one. There was also an average increase of 59.7% in hair. Although additional experiments can be more conclusive, the potential benefits of transdermal magnesium are encouraging.
3. It is simple and convenient to use.
Not everyone is a fan of pill-popping. Some even find swallowing capsules or tablets unpleasant or difficult. Fortunately, transdermal magnesium provides an alternative for supplementing your requirements.
One of the more popular forms of transdermal magnesium is magnesium oil. But this is not your average oil. Instead, magnesium oil combines magnesium chloride and a water mixture. And it's super convenient. To use it, simply spray it on clean skin. Magnesium oils may also be a delightful part of one's personal care regimen. This can even encourage consistent application.
Transcendent health and beauty with transdermal magnesium
If you think you've got magnesium deficiency or want to enhance your magnesium levels safely, ask your doctor about the benefits of transdermal magnesium. They may tell you to do a skin patch test to check for any adverse reaction to magnesium oil. Safeguard your skin and health by choosing the highest quality transdermal products, such as the HigherDOSE Glow Serum.
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