Magnesium: The benefits and the best ways to use it!

In the grand scheme of things, magnesium might not get as much attention as some of the other popular minerals like calcium or iron. But that doesn't mean it's any less important. In fact, magnesium is an unsung hero when it comes to supporting your body's functions. Today, we're going to dive into the world of magnesium and unveil the fantastic benefits it offers to your body.


A Magnificent Mineral

Let's start with a little magnesium appreciation. This unassuming mineral plays a pivotal role in various bodily functions. It's like the behind-the-scenes superstar of your health. From muscle and nerve function to bone health and energy production, magnesium is an essential player.

Now, let's explore some of the fantastic benefits of magnesium for your body:

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1. Improved Sleep Quality

If you find yourself tossing and turning at night, magnesium might be the secret to a restful slumber. Magnesium helps relax your muscles and nerves, which can lead to better sleep quality. It also regulates melatonin, the hormone responsible for sleep-wake cycles, helping you establish a more natural sleep pattern.


2. Enhanced Energy Levels

Do you ever feel like you're dragging through the day, relying on copious amounts of coffee to stay awake? Magnesium aids in the production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate), the primary source of energy in your cells. By promoting ATP production, magnesium can help increase your energy levels naturally, without the caffeine jitters.

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3. Stronger Bones and Teeth

Don't just rely on calcium for healthy bones; magnesium plays a vital role too. Magnesium supports the absorption and metabolism of calcium in your body. This synergy between magnesium and calcium is essential for maintaining strong bones and teeth. It's like a dynamic duo working together for your skeletal health.


4. Relaxed Muscles and Reduced Cramps

Athletes and fitness enthusiasts, take note! Magnesium is your best friend when it comes to preventing muscle cramps and spasms. It relaxes your muscles and promotes flexibility, reducing the risk of cramps during or after physical activity.

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5. Alleviation of Anxiety and Stress

In our fast-paced world, anxiety and stress are common companions. Magnesium can help calm your nerves, promoting a sense of relaxation and well-being. It does this by regulating neurotransmitters and helping your body respond to stress more effectively, we call all do with a bit of this!


6. Improved Heart Health

Magnesium is crucial for maintaining a healthy heart. It helps regulate your heartbeat and can even lower blood pressure. By incorporating magnesium into your routine, you're giving your heart the support it needs to keep ticking healthily, which of course is essential for all over healthy body functioning.

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7. Digestive Health

Constipation and irregular bowel movements can be a real bother. Magnesium can help alleviate these issues by relaxing the muscles of your digestive tract and drawing water into your intestines. This results in smoother, more regular bowel movements and improved gut health.



8. Enhanced Skin Health

Your skin is the body's largest organ, and it deserves some love too. Magnesium can be used topically to promote skin health. It can help in treating skin conditions like acne and eczema, as well as in soothing sunburns and reducing skin inflammation.


Magnesium: The Mighty Mineral

Magnesium really is such a versatile and essential mineral that simply can’t be overlooked if you are desiring overall health and a body that functions effectively.  As seen above this unsung hero plays a significant role in various bodily functions, from muscle and nerve function to bone health and energy production. While magnesium is essential for your well-being, it's equally important to know how to incorporate it into your daily life effectively. Let’s explore the diverse and versatile ways to use magnesium to promote a healthier you.

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How to get more magnesium into your body

1. Dietary Sources: Incorporating magnesium-rich foods into your diet is one of the most natural ways to ensure you're getting your daily dose. Foods like leafy greens (think spinach and kale), nuts, seeds, whole grains, and legumes are excellent sources of magnesium. Additionally, indulging in dark chocolate, avocados, and bananas can be a delicious way to boost your magnesium intake.

2. Magnesium Supplements: If you're unable to meet your magnesium needs through your diet alone, magnesium supplements are a convenient solution. They come in various forms, such as magnesium citrate, magnesium oxide, and magnesium glycinate.  Choosing the right supplement depends on your specific health goals and preferences and unfortunately many supplements are full of fillers out, or made of poor quality or synthetically made magnesium sources which are best to be avoided.  The best solution is to find a natural source of magnesium, or grab a tub of Plant Em Essentials Nourish Em Greens which is literally real food powdered for your convenience.  Chock full of readily available magnesium.

3. Topical Magnesium: Magnesium can be absorbed through the skin, making topical applications an effective way to reap its benefits. Magnesium lotions and creams are best as they are more effective at crossing over the skin.  Magnesium oil on the other hand is water soluble and is less effective at penetrating the skin and getting below the surface for the body to make good use of the magnesium.  Topical magnesium is particularly helpful for muscle relaxation, pain relief, and even promoting better sleep. It's like a soothing, healing balm for your body.  Our Kirofix® Injury Relief Lotion, Trauma Relief Cream, Bone Aid Relief Cream and Heativate® Relief Cream all contain Zechstein magnesium a natural and pure form of magnesium that is extremely effective and safe for use on the body.  To read more about the superior quality of Zechstein magnesium check out our blog ‘Not all Magnesiums are the Same: The Marvelous Benefits of Zechstein Magnesium’.

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4. Magnesium Bath Salts: Soaking in a magnesium rich bath soak is a luxurious and therapeutic way to increase your magnesium levels. Epsom salt, also known as magnesium sulphate, and Zechstein Magnesium otherwise known as magnesium chloride, dissolves in warm water and allows your body to absorb magnesium through the skin. This method is excellent for relaxing sore muscles, relieving stress, and promoting overall well-being.  Please be careful to source naturally occurring magnesium salts, as many companies are using synthetic magnesium sulphate and chloride now, which I wouldn’t bathe my worst enemy in.  For quality, pure, naturally occurring magnesium bath salts, check out our SOulSoak bath salts.


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5. Magnesium-Rich Teas: Some herbal teas are naturally high in magnesium, offering a soothing and calming way to increase your intake. Teas like chamomile and peppermint, for example, can be not only a delightful beverage but also a source of relaxation and magnesium replenishment.  The beauty of consuming a high magnesium tea is the addition of more water to your body.  Magnesium, like all other vitamins and minerals gains access to our body via the blood stream.  The more hydrated you are the better your blood will deliver these nutrients to where they are needed the most.

6. Magnesium-Infused Water: For those looking to stay hydrated while getting their magnesium fix, magnesium-infused water is an emerging trend. These convenient options come as effervescent tablets or drops that can be added to your daily water intake.  Once again the added benefit of consuming water infused magnesium is the increased transportability of the magnesium into the cells, where they’re needed the most.

Incorporating magnesium into your daily routine can lead to a host of benefits, from better sleep, reduced muscle tension, optimised joint function to improved heart health and enhanced mental well-being. So, whether you choose to enjoy a magnesium-rich diet, a daily does of Plant Em Essentials Nourish Em Greens or bask in a SOulSoak bath or foots, or apply our magnesium-infused creams or lotions, you're giving your body the gift of this "mighty mineral" in a way that suits your unique ailments and lifestyle. Magnesium is indeed a versatile and magical addition to your path to a healthier, more vibrant you. Boost your Mag today!