Nutrients applied to the skin are efficiently absorbed into the bloodstream. That is why we shouldn’t put anything on our skin that we don’t want in our blood. And that is also why this homemade magnesium oil works so well: it’s a supplement we take through the skin.
What is magnesium oil?
Actually, it’s not an oil. It feels slippery like oil, but it is a solution of magnesium chloride flakes in water.
The body will only take what it needs through the skin. Whereas taking some supplements orally can cause an over-abundance in the body, this is not usually the case for transdermal therapy.
Benefits of magnesium oil
Magnesium deficiency is widespread and the use of magnesium oil can restore healthy magnesium levels in your body.
Dr. Sircus, a leading magnesium researcher and author of Transdermal Magnesium Therapy, says:
After oxygen, water, and basic food, magnesium may be the most important element needed by our bodies, vitally important yet hardly known. It is more important than calcium, potassium or sodium and regulates all three of them. Millions suffer daily from magnesium deficiency without even knowing it. (Read more in his article on magnesium deficiency.)
Another interesting connection Dr. Sircus makes is how excessive thirst often signals magnesium deficiency and mineral imbalance. I wanted to point this out to you because I’ve had many clients ask why they suffer from excessive thirst:
In fact there happens to be a relationship between what we perceive as thirst and deficiencies in electrolytes. I remember a person asking, “Why am I dehydrated and thirsty when I drink so much water?” Thirst can mean not only lack of water but it can also mean that one is not getting enough nutrients and electrolytes. Magnesium, Potassium, Bicarbonate, Chloride and Sodium are some principle examples and that is one of the reasons magnesium chloride is so useful.
These are just some of the vital roles magnesium plays in the body:
Necessary cofactor for more than 300 enzyme reactions in your body
Needed for the relaxation of muscles so it is a key treatment for muscle cramps
Required for stable blood sugar and insulin sensitivity. Consumption of refined sugars deplete magnesium.
Vital for cardiovascular health
Key for balancing hormones for both men and women because it supports balanced minerals in the body
Needed in increased quantities during periods of increased emotional or physical stress, since stress burns through magnesium stores
Essential for mood regulation, particularly reducing anxiety and promoting a sense of wellbeing
How can you benefit by using magnesium oil?
These are a few of the ways magnesium oil therapy works to improve symptoms by reducing the magnesium deficiency in your body:
Supports overall health and a suitable supplement for most individuals
Reduces (and should eventually stop) muscle cramping, including menstrual cramps
Improves sleep, because magnesium is a “calming” and “soothing” mineral
Very helpful in reducing symptoms of PMS including bloating, mood swings and breast tenderness
Widely helpful for headaches and even migraines, according to Dr. Sircus. Many individuals have reported profound improvement in migraines when they use magnesium oil regularly.
A key part of any hormone-balancing protocol, because magnesium helps balance the other minerals and hormones in the body
As an anti-stress agent in the body, it often promotes a sense of peace and wellbeing. It is very helpful in depression and anxiety.