Magnesium is a vital nutrient, one of the six essential minerals that the body needs in large quantities. Revered as the “beautiful mineral” in Chinese Medicine, magnesium contributes to the manufacture of energy, cardiovascular function, and cellular reproduction. Strong bones and teeth, radiant skin, balanced hormones, a healthy nervous system, and relaxed body and mind are all made possible by sufficient magnesium in our cells. In other words, not only is magnesium anti-aging, but magnesium also helps with inflammation, sleep, depression, stress, and fatigue!
Amazingly, most people are deficient in magnesium. Currently less than 30% of Americans meet the recommended daily intake for magnesium in the diet. And a stunning 19% of adults—one in five—consumes less than half of the US RDA for magnesium.
According to USDA food charts, the five foods with the highest magnesium per typical serving are:
- Boiled spinach
- Bran breakfast cereal
Foods with highest magnesium per milligram, regardless of typical intake, are:
- Bran breakfast cereal
- Pumpkin seeds
However, the amount of magnesium your body actually uses is different than the total amount of magnesium found in a food or supplement – in fact researchers have found that the average magnesium absorption by the digestive system is only 20 to 50%.
This is why applying magnesium directly to the skin is so effective. Known as transdermal magnesium therapy, it is a powerful new tool that combines the healing power of the body’s largest organ — the skin — with the life sustaining properties of one of our most vital minerals.
And it’s amazingly simple ~ apply magnesium lotion as you would a moisturizer; spray magnesium oil on the bottom of your feet; have a massage with magnesium gel; or add some magnesium flakes to your bath. Ancient Minerals, sold by LL’s Magnetic Clay, is the brand we use, and heartily recommend. They utilize an ultra-pure, highly concentrated form of naturally occurring magnesium, along with other trace minerals.
Some benefits of Ancient Minerals topical magnesium:
- Relieves headaches and migraines
- Calms stress and hyperactivity
- Facilitates safe and effective detoxification
- Relief of aches, pains, spasms
- Elevates mood and relieves stress
- Encourages healthy skin tissue
- Helps maintain proper muscle function
- Boosts energy levels
- Supports a healthy immune system
- Balances the hormonal system
- Calms overactive nerves
- Improves quality of sleep
- Relieves restless leg issues and leg spasms
- Helps with depression
- Helps with peridontal disease
- Helps with eczema and psoriasis
- …and much more
So, go ahead and eat your magnesium rich foods, but to supplement with magnesium , let your skin do all the absorbing!