Magnesium is an essential mineral for our body but, surprisingly, many are unaware of just how vital magnesium is to our overall health. Magnesium normalizes our blood pressure, keeps our bones strong, regulates our heart beat and activates more than three hundred biochemical reactions to keep our body functioning at its best. Considering the vital role magnesium plays, research has shown that many people do not even get close to the recommended daily amount (at least 320 mgs for women and 400 mgs or more for men) and this may put our heart and health at risk!
Sources of magnesium
While it’s possible to get adequate magnesium from foods like nuts, legumes, peas, beans, leafy green vegetables, certain fish and whole grains; many people do not eat enough of these foods on a daily basis. Therefore, supplementation may be necessary. While it’s safe to get high levels of magnesium from the right foods, taking too much supplemental magnesium can be toxic or even fatal.
Too much supplemental magnesium may cause the following side effects:
- Low blood pressure
- Muscle weakness
Anyone who takes certain prescriptions like diuretics, medication for the heart or antibiotics should always check with their physician before taking supplemental magnesium.
Magnesium and Diabetes
Eating more magnesium-rich foods, may also reduce the risk of type-2 diabetes. According to information collected from the book “Transdermal Magnesium Therapy” by Mark Sircus, OMD
“Diabetes is a magnesium deficiency state. Diabetics both need more magnesium and lose more magnesium than most people. 80% of diabetics have low intracellular magnesium. Research suggests low magnesium boosts your risk of developing type II diabetes by one-third. Magnesium and insulin need each other. Without magnesium, your pancreas won’t secrete enough insulin—or the insulin it secretes won’t be efficient enough—to control your blood sugar. And without insulin, magnesium doesn’t get transported from your blood into your cells, where it does most of its work. Magnesium enhances insulin secretion, facilitating sugar metabolism. Without magnesium insulin is not able to transfer glucose into cells; thus glucose and insulin build up in the blood causing various types of tissue damage.”
While it is very important that we get adequate magnesium for optimum health, this may not be possible through diet alone and supplementation may be needed. The problem with taking a magnesium supplement is that it is not easily absorbed and at high doses can cause nausea and diarrhea. On the other hand, Transdermal Magnesium can be applied directly to the skin, so dosage levels can be brought up safely to high levels without diarrhea and problems with absorption.
Transdermal Magnesium is available in:
Cell Mg Bath Salts
Our magnesium (in dehydrated form) is a naturally occurring nutritional mineral extracted from a specific part of the Dead Sea. Thanks to its exceptional geographic location (the lowest point of the earth) it contains unequaled concentrations of magnesium chloride and is also very rich in trace elements precious to the body. It is chemically pure and free of additives or perfumes.
Cell Mg Body Gel
This magnesium chloride gel is an excellent means of absorbing critically needed magnesium and essential moisture for cellular regeneration. It is very effective when applied on the body, especially after a hot bath or shower, when the pores are wide open. It is the most popular method of applying cellular magnesium because of busy lifestyles. It is safe for any area of the body.
Cell Mg Oil
This is a more unique concentrated magnesium chloride made in a convenient oil form. Magnesium oil is the quickest and most convenient way to transmit magnesium chloride into the cells and tissues through the skin.
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