If you have been into the office recently then you’ve probably noticed that Dr. Iman has started selling her homemade magnesium oil (for only $10!!). Could you be benefitting from adding magnesium oil into your daily life? Magnesium has countless uses and benefits that many people are unware of. If you suffer from reduced energy, muscle pain/tension, arthritis, fibromyalgia, headaches, migraines, menopause/PMS or hypertension…just to name a few, then the addition of magnesium oil could be beneficial for you!
Compared to an oral magnesium supplement, magnesium oil is applied transdermally. It bypasses the digestive system and goes directly to the cells that need it via the bloodstream. This approach results in a much more rapid and effective solution to increasing magnesium levels. A book titled, Transdermal Magnesium Therapy by Mark Sircus, OMD, explains in-depth the mechanism of magnesium and its numerous health benefits.
Magnesium works in multiple ways to relieve pain in the body. First, transdermal magnesium therapy increases the amount of magnesium located between the cell membranes and extracellular fluid. This leads to the blockage of the N-Methyl-D-Aspartate (NMDA) receptor site which prevents central sensitization of the spinal cord, hence relief from pain. On the other hand, magnesium does not only block the pain, but also helps in reducing the causes of the pain in the first place. These causes include: inflammation, cell wall rigidity, lack of ATP/energy, or lack of enzymes. Magnesium is known to proactively reduce all of these pain causing issues.
Magnesium also allows for reduced muscle tightness and spasms, along with an increased stress response which helps to ease the incidence of insomnia and allow better sleep. Improved stress response can be attributed to magnesium oil's natural ability to increase DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone), also known as the youth hormone. According to MagnesiumOil.com, low levels of DHEA are associated with the development of major health conditions, including heart disease, stroke, infections, and degenerative diseases.
For more information on other uses of magnesium oil please reference the links at the bottom of this blog! Here is a list of some additional benefits of magnesium oil that weren't covered in this blog post, but are definitely worth mentioning:
Increases energy by greater production of ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) in cells
Relaxes muscles/Reduces muscle tension
Boosts vitality, endurance and strength
Improves cardiovascular/Heart health (relaxes cardiac muscle)
Relieves pain, including chronic pain
Ideal for arthritis/fibromyalgia/joint pain
Improves health of skin and mucous membranes
Eases headaches and migraine headaches
In sports medicine—replenishes magnesium levels for energy (combats fatigue and soothes pain and sore muscles)
Total body tonic—revitalizes and rejuvenates body (provides rapidly absorbed magnesium to restore levels needed for optimal cell and physiology and function)
Improves mood and reduces stress
Increase memory and cognitive functions
Boost immune system
Improve assimilation of calcium/builds stronger bones
Balances calcium and magnesium levels in cells
Proven antimicrobial and antiseptic
Raises DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) levels naturally
Eases menopause and premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
Supports healthy libido (and endocrine system)
Anti-aging, rejuvenating, revitalizing
Keeps cell membranes flexible
Controls cholesterol production and prevents overproduction of cholesterol in the body
Regulates blood sugar levels—needed for insulin production, transport and function in cells
Supports antioxidant systems