Updated: Jun 17
Magnesium is one of the most essential minerals we need as humans. It is one of the seven macromineral that is responsible for us to function normally, including regulation of over hundreds of enzymatic reactions and biochemical activities. Magnesium contributes to building strong bones, maintaining normal cardiac rhythm, supporting nerve and muscle function and aiding healthy immune system.
Even if you follow a ketogenic diet 100% there's still a good chance that you may be deficient in magnesium. Even when you are eating the best sources, your magnesium levels can still be low because it gets depleted when you are stressed, don't get enough sleep or if you are taking in too much caffeine, sugar or alcohol. Our soil is no longer full of the healthy minerals that we used to be able to get thru foods years ago. Our water sources are constantly over filtered and even filled with additional pesticides, canceling out any of the trace minerals we would have also gotten thru water as well.
I've talked a bit about magnesium (see HERE) and all the various ways to take it, but the best way to get this mineral is thru your biggest most absorbing organ- your skin! A pilot study by Watkins and Josling showed that this method of intake resulted in an average increase of over 60% in magnesium absorption at the cellular level.
It is common to experience a tingling and itching sensation initially from the oil, which will eventually disappear with continued daily use. If you have sensitive skin, dab a diluted form of the oil to test before applying a thicker coating
Magnesium Oil has so many amazing health benefits, here's just a list of a few:
1) May Help Reduce Chances of Arthritis and Osteoporosis
Two major health problems, arthritis and osteoporosis, may be caused in part by a magnesium deficiency. Magnesium is needed for calcium absorption. Without enough magnesium, calcium can collect in the soft tissues and cause one type of arthritis. Not only does calcium collect in the soft tissues of arthritics, it is poorly, if at all, absorbed into their blood and bones. But taking more calcium is not the answer; it only amplifies the problem. In fact, excessive calcium intake and insufficient magnesium can contribute to both of these diseases. Magnesium taken in proper dosages can solve the problem of calcium deficiency.
When calcium is elevated in the blood it stimulates the secretion of a hormone called calcitonin and suppresses the secretion of the parathyroid hormone (PTH). These hormones regulate the levels of calcium in our bones and soft tissues and are, therefore, directly related to both osteoporosis and arthritis. PTH draws calcium out of the bones and deposits it in the soft tissues, while calcitonin increases calcium in our bones and keeps it from being absorbed in our soft tissues. Sufficient amounts of magnesium determine this delicate and important balance.
Because magnesium suppresses PTH and stimulates calcitonin it helps put calcium into our bones, preventing osteoporosis, and helps remove it from our soft tissues eliminating some forms of arthritis. A magnesium deficiency will prevent this chemical action from taking place in our bodies, and no amount of calcium can correct it. While magnesium helps our body absorb and retain calcium, too much calcium prevents magnesium from being absorbed. So taking large amounts of calcium without adequate magnesium may either create malabsorption or a magnesium deficiency. Whichever occurs, only magnesium can break the cycle.
2)Reduce Calcification of Arteries
Studies have shown (click HERE ) that Magnesium hinders buildup and cholesterol plaque in arteries, helping to prevent clogged arteries.
3)Assists to Treat The Symptoms Of Migraines, Depression, and Anxiety
About 31% of magnesium is stored in your cells. A decrease in the intracellular magnesium concentration can lead to neurological disturbances.
Lack of magnesium can promote a condition called cortical spreading depression. There is also strong evidence that magnesium deficiency is more prevalent in migraine patients than in their healthy counterparts
Topical application of magnesium oil can treat migraines and allay some symptoms of depression even more so when combined with the benefits of CBD oil
4) Support Healthy Gums, Teeth, and Enamel
Studies report that minerals like magnesium are important for the integrity of your teeth, enamel, and gums. People suffering from periodontitis and gingivitis have also been reported to have low levels of serum magnesium levels.
In these cases, applying magnesium oil to the affected area can reduce inflammation and pain. This is because it has anti-inflammatory and vulnerary properties.
Magnesium oil can soothe aching gums and prevent attachment loss, especially in those who have undergone dental or implant surgeries
5)Reduce Morning Sickness during Pregnancy
I can vouch for this 100%! During my last pregnancy I suffered horribly from morning/all day sickness. In the long run (blog post coming soon under "My Ketogenic Pregnancy") I was severely low on all electrolytes- especially magnesium! Monitoring the levels of vitamins, minerals, and hormones during pregnancy is essential. These micronutrients play a crucial role in the formation and development of new tissues in the fetus.
A lack of magnesium can cause severe conditions, like preeclampsia. Hypomagnesemia has also been associated with miscarriage and pre-term labor.
Taking magnesium supplements to maintain optimal intracellular and serum magnesium levels is necessary during pregnancy.
6)Reduce the Appearance of Cellulite!
Connective tissue depends on Magnesium. It’s role is to balance the growth and breakdown of collagen, and elastin. Without enough magnesium, our connective tissues weaken, and struggle to ‘grow’. But that’s not all.
Magnesium is an electrolyte that reduces fluid retention. And it is a crucial mineral in detoxification. This reduces those unsightly cellulite pockets, making them smaller and less visible.
It might seem too good to be true, but Magnesium isn’t called the ‘miracle mineral’ for nothing. In fact, it lends itself to over 300 crucial biochemical reactions in the body.
Transdermal Magnesium oil is the best way to treat cellulite. Be consistent, so you can replenish your levels. Over time, it will help to regenerate connective tissues and assist in flushing fluid and toxins.
MAGNESIUM OIL TARGETS CELLULITE IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS:
Bypasses the gut, delivering essential Magnesium to cells.
Targets connective tissue growth and repair
Assists detoxification, to reduce size of cellulite pockets
Help reduce fluid retention
Acts as a ‘carrier’. It delivers other essential oils for cellulite into those small, malnourished blood vessels.
Make your own magnesium oil with essential oils and CBD oil for the ultimate topical skin absorbency!
Although referred to as an oil, magnesium oil is actually a highly saturated mineral solution of magnesium. Since the solution has a slippery texture, it is termed an oil.
Here's what you'll need
1/2 cup Magnesium Flakes (this is the brand I buy HERE)
1/2 cup Distilled water
10 drops Mantra Lavender Essential Oil
10 drops Natural Hempworx CBD 500mg Oil
Measuring cup or glass bowl
Glass Spray bottle
Crystals (if you like)
Bring the distilled water to a boil. Using distilled water helps to extend the shelf life of the oil.
Add the magnesium chloride flakes in the cup or bowl. Pour the boiling water over it.
Stir continuously until the flakes dissolve completely.
After it cools, transfer the content to the spray bottle.
Add in the Mantra Lavender Oil and Natural CBD Oil drops
You can store the oil at room temperature for about 6 months
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