Our body has around 20 to 28 milligrams of Magnesium. Half of it stored in our skeletal system and the remaining are distributed between our tissues, body fluids and muscles. How much do we need?
According to Dr. Carolyn Dean, MD ND, a respected authority on this subject, we need approximately 300 mg. just to replace the Magnesium we lose daily. Nutrition specialists recommend between 500 to 700 mg. of Magnesium for adult men and women, and 500 to 100 mg. for those with osteoporosis.
And we only have between 20 to 28 milligrams in our body.
Where do we get the rest?
Aside from the food you eat such as bananas, almonds, spinach, peanuts and many others, there are other ways of increasing your magnesium intake.
Here are the top 3 ways to integrate Magnesium into your life:
1. Soak in a Magnesium bath
Soaking in a magnesium bath is a cost-effective and relaxing treatment that you can do from home. Soak baths are recommended to:
Lying in the warm bath is soothing in itself, but the addition of products that contain magnesium adds to the benefits.
When we’re stressed or anxious, the magnesium in our body is depleted faster by the increased adrenaline, causing body aches, low energy and other unpleasant symptoms. Soaking in Magnesium Chloride bath flakes restores the magnesium in your cells as it’s absorbed into the skin while you bathe.
The best way to get the benefits of a magnesium soak bath is to take it 3x a week.
Add 1/3 cups of high potency, energy activated Magneaseium Bath Flakes to your warm bath water and enjoy the soak for 15-20 minutes. Do not use soap during a magnesium bath, but you can put a few drops of your favorite Essential Oil in. If you need to moisturize your skin, it’s best to do that after your bath as not to block the absorption of Magnesium.
After bathing, rest for a couple of hours. If you have arthritis, move your limbs after a magnesium bath to avoid congestion in the joints.
2. Rubbing Magnesium gel on your skin
Using Gels, Oils and Lotions which contains Magnesium is called Transdermal Magnesium Therapy. It’s affordable, convenient, and the mineral is easily absorbed through the skin. Some people prefer this method when they have low tolerance for Magnesium supplements.
Transdermal Magnesium is applied “topically.” Magnesium bath soaks also belong to this type, since the mineral is absorbed through the skin while bathing. These products have a high concentration of magnesium chloride, a type of Magnesium known for its superior solubility.
When using topical Magnesium, make sure that your skin is clean and without make-up or other artificial products.
3. Take Magnesium sachets
There are different kinds of oral solutions which contains Magnesium. Used as a food supplement to correct Magnesium deficiency, some are combined with Potassium and other vitamins and minerals. It is best to consult a health care professional.
We recommend taking topically over orally as it is more effective (learn why here >>) The important thing is to ensure that you are getting the required daily allowance. Choose what suits your lifestyle best.