Magnesium - Why our body needs it.


Why Magnesium?


Magnesium is essential, in fact it is absolutely vital for our bodies to function properly.

Whilst Magnesium is an essential mineral for everyone, it’s especially important for athletes due to the role that it plays in energy production and recovery. Magnesium is an essential building block for hundreds of chemical processes in our bodies and our muscles’ ability to contract and relax is largely dependent on how much Magnesium our body is getting. Magnesium is used for metabolising nutrients and turning them into energy; the more we exercise and in fact the harder we exercise, the faster our body burns this up. It stands to reason then that if we’re not getting enough Magnesium, this can result in low energy levels and problems with muscle function.

The simple fact is, many of us simply don't get enough magnesium from our diet and as a result are unknowingly magnesium deficient.

While consuming magnesium rich foods like fruit, vegetables, grains, seeds + nuts can help boost magnesium levels, supplementing seems to be the way to significantly increase the levels in our bodies. Soaking in a magnesium bath, applying magnesium oil topically and/or taking an oral supplement are all helpful ways to supplement.

Magnesium Supplementing - Oral or Topical?

Some say that magnesium oil rubbed into the skin is fully absorbed, whereas taken orally it has to contend with the gastrointestinal track so how much is actually absorbed can vary greatly from individual to individual. Some people also find that magnesium taken orally causes tummy upsets while magnesium applied topically has no known side effects, except maybe itchy skin when you first start using it. This usually settles down after a week or so, leading some to say that it's possibly a sign of magnesium deficiency. 

Personally, I do both, because that way I cover all bases! 

I have trouble with my feet, but I love to run. A scan showed up that I actually have an extra bone in both of my arch's which flare up with running. So short of surgery (which I've decided is not worth the drama) I manage the inflammation and discomfort with magnesium oil spray, rubbed into my feet before a run and taking magnesium orally just before bed. It works. I also love acupuncture for inflammation, but more on that another time.

Using Magnesium topically is not a new thing for me. I suffered really badly with leg cramps when I was pregnant with each of my 3 children. Discovering Magnesium Oil was such a relief. It saved my sleep, which is challenging when pregnant anyway, and saved my husbands life, you know, preggy hormones and sleep deprivation, need I say more?!  I did lots of research of course before using it, because of my unborn child, but it was safe for me, and it worked. 

Which brands of Magnesium + Why?

I've tried + tested more Magnesium Oils then I can count, and Amazing Oils is my choice by far. That's why we stock it here at Abundance. Amazing Oils Magnesium Oil contains 100% pure, organically sourced Magnesium Oil, from the Salt Lakes of Australia.  My whole family use this oil and we all love a good soak in a Magnesium Flakes Bath.

We stock a range of Amazing Oils Products, along with Hemp Seeds, Chia Seeds, Nuts and other magnesium rich foods. Click here to see more

Orally, we take the BioCeuticals Ultra Muscleze, available from your local pharmacy. 

What about you?

Do you use magnesium oil? What's your experience? Leave us a comment below or send us an email. We love hearing from you.

Take care + stay safe.

Amee x

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