Today I wanted to talk about the numerous benefits of magnesium and why you should be using it right now.
Magnesium flakes are often extracted from brine or sea water and is the second most abundant element in our bodies which means that most, if not all of us are deficient in magnesium.
Taking magnesium internally and using it externally are two different topics so for today I will only be focusing on how to use magnesium externally.
Magnesium Baths | Taking magnesium baths are one of the most common ways of replenishing some of your bodies natural magnesium.
It is a well know remedy for muscle aches and general body pain as well as helping the body recover during an illness.
A magnesium bath is a wonderful way to wind down before bed since it helps to improve quality of sleep.
Skin issues such as acne, eczema, or even skin reactions such as poison ivy and rashes can drastically improve with magnesium baths. Magnesium is hydrating to the skin unlike normal bath salts and helps to speed up wound healing.
Magnesium Foot Soaks | Foot soaks are a great option for anyone who either doesn’t have a bath, doesn’t like baths, or who simply just doesnt have the necessary time to soak for an hour.
In many ways foot soaks could be considered just as beneficial if not more so, then baths since most muscle issues in the body begin at the feet.
Between exercising and working and just doing necessary daily tasks can begin to wear on the part of your body that takes the most beating on a regular basis.
Foot soaks don’t just help to relieve tired and achy feet they also help to treat other areas of pain in the body such as toothaches, headaches, cramps, chest congestion, and general cold and flu symptoms.
There are so many more benefits to foot soaks that I could go into but I’ll save that for another time.
Magnesium Oil | The easiest and by far the quickest way to use magnesium is in oil form.
Magnesium oil can be purchased in many places but can also be made quite easily at home by using equal parts magnesium flakes to water.
It is most commonly used by athletes since magnesium oil is highly concentrated which improves flexibility, relieves pain from muscle injuries, and speeds healing.
Magnesium oil helps to relieve migraines, reduces the symptoms of stress, and is a wonderful sleep aid while still being a realistic remedy for even the busiest people.
The high concentration of magnesium oil can cause slight irritation and itching in those with sensitive or dry skin so always do a small skin test before hand.