It is estimated that a large percentage of people in our modern society are magnesium deficient. Unfortunately, even when eating an optimal diet, it is difficult to obtain enough magnesium due to difficulties in absorbing the mineral and because of the minimal amount in our agricultural soil.
Magnesium is also depleted from our bodies when we are under stress, experience anxiety or lack of sleep. Anxiety is one of the reasons I am always trying to increase my magnesium levels while trying to maintain a good balance.
Between diet factors, stress factors, and those we cannot control, such as low levels of magnesium in agricultural soils, it is easy to see why so many people are deficient in this mineral.
Some of the more common symptoms of magnesium deficiency include
· Low energy
· Difficulty to sleep
· PMS and hormonal imbalances
There are a couple of ways you can increase your magnesium level, you can use Epsom salts, magnesium oil, take a dip in the sea (the sea is a great source of magnesium and trace elements), take magnesium supplements, increase consuming foods rich in magnesium, or doing a combination to ensure that you are receiving optimal absorption.
The use of transdermal magnesium (applied to the skin) is the most effective way to increase your magnesium level and ensure absorption, for this there are some components that can be used such as the use of magnesium oil or Epsom salts.
Magnesium oil and epsom salts
Epsom salts, which are magnesium sulfate, are most commonly added to baths and significantly increase your magnesium level. Magnesium oil is actually magnesium chloride; it is a different form of magnesium that has been observed to be more easily absorbed. The funny thing is, it's not actually an oil at all. It is simply a mixture of magnesium flakes and water. Magnesium oil is said to be more easily absorbed than Epsom salts.
Why You Should Make Your Own Magnesium Oil
Magnesium oil can be quite expensive, so making your own magnesium oil will help cut costs. In addition, another very important advantage of making your own magnesium oil is that you can adjust the powerful way to take the mixture. You can do this by adjusting the amount of magnesium flakes in the magnesium oil mixture. When you are starting out you may want to start with ¼ magnesium flakes and see how your body responds, and adjust the amount until you find what is right for you.
How to make magnesium oil?
· 1/2 cup magnesium flakes
· 1/2 cup of water
· spray can to store the mixture
Heat ½ cup of water (not to boiling point)
Pour the water over ½ cup of magnesium flakes
Stir the mixture until the magnesium flakes dissolve
Let it cool and store in a spray bottle or jug
You can apply the mixture to the skin after it has sufficiently cooled down to a comfortable temperature. You can also store the magnesium oil for future use.
* You can use it several times a day applying it 10 to 20 times spaced during it.
* For optimal absorption, apply magnesium oil to the stomach, arms and legs area.
* If you find that the application brings you tingling or stinging, you can dilute the mixture by adding more water.
How Magnesium Oil Works
You can use the magnesium oil daily, keep your spray bottle within reach, you can apply it with a cloth as well. If you are going to prepare a large quantity you can keep it stored in a glass jar. After starting with the use of magnesium oil, you may notice improvements at bedtime. Magnesium oil can provide more benefits than Epsom salts as it can be more easily absorbed. It is not to say that Epsom salts are not effective, they are absolutely useful, only that the two presentations work better for certain purposes each.