If you’re like us, you’ve probably been seeing magnesium being touted as the newest must-have mineral supplement. We’ve seen it all over our feed, in everything from mineral baths to creams and sprays, and for good reason: Most of us are magnesium deficient.
WHAT’S MAGNESIUM AGAIN?
Magnesium is one of the most important minerals in the body. It’s essential for proper metabolic function. Some studies proclaim that close to 80% of us don’t have enough of this vital mineral to function at our best!
Many studies have been conducted but magnesium is still a “sleeper” mineral and gets less airtime than say, calcium, which we know is essential for strong teeth and bones. Magnesium is crucial.
The best way to boost your magnesium levels is by eating lots of dark, leafy vegetables like kale, spinach and Swiss chard. Other magnesium rich foods include: Legumes, avocados, nuts & seeds, dairy, soy, and white potatoes. Even if you're eating all of these on the daily, you can still be magnesium deficient. You can take a supplement, but a more efficient way of absorbing magnesium is through the skin. We like a high-quality magnesium oil spray to bolster our intake.
9 REASONS TO SPRAY MAGNESIUM EVERY DAY:
1. IT MAKES EVERYTHING IN YOUR BODY WORK BETTER.
In fact, every cell in your body contains it and needs it to function. It can help with:
- Energy creation: Helps convert food into energy.
- Protein formation: Helps create new proteins from amino acids.
- Gene maintenance: Helps create and repair DNA and RNA.
- Muscle movements: The contraction and relaxation of muscles.
- Nervous system regulation: Helps to regulate neurotransmitters, which send messages throughout your brain and nervous system.
2. YOUR WORKOUT GETS BETTER.
Magnesium also plays a role in exercise by helping move blood sugar into your muscles and dispose of lactic acid, which can build up in muscles during exercise and cause pain.
3. IT’S A MOOD BOOSTER (and also helps you chill out).
Magnesium has anti-anxiety benefit and helps to calm the nerves. GOOD TO KNOW: magnesium levels are depleted by caffeine, alcohol and some prescription medications. So, if you’re reaching for that morning cup of Joe or a glass of wine after work to wind down, a magnesium spray is especially important.
4. IT CAN REDUCE MUSCLE ACHES AND PAIN.
Magnesium is proven to provide relief in everything from sore muscles to carpal tunnel syndrome, leg cramps, menstrual cramps, migraines and pain from fibromyalgia. It's the closest thing we've tried to a universal, natural pain killer.
5. IT HELPS TO EVEN OUT BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS.
Magnesium can also be helpful in regulating Type 2 diabetes. Studies suggest that about 48% of people with type 2 diabetes have low levels of magnesium in their blood. This can impair insulin's ability to keep blood sugar levels under control. People with a low magnesium intake have a higher risk of developing diabetes.
6. SLEEP BETTER.
Magnesium is a natural muscle relaxant. That makes it the best natural sleep aid. It relaxes your nerves, muscles and mood, making it much easier to fall asleep.
7. GET STRONGER.
Magnesium is essential to successful calcium absorption, so it’s no surprise that when magnesium levels are low, calcium is not absorbed as well.
8. SMELL BETTER.
We’ve talked a lot about how you should have replaced your traditional antiperspirant with a natural deodorant by now. But you might NOT know that magnesium can help minimize the odor caused from excessive perspiration! Be careful, though: Spraying oil on freshly sprayed armpits will sting for a few seconds until your magnesium levels improve.
9. LOOK BETTER.
A good night’s sleep is already a great start, but magnesium oil can also be used topically to help solve a variety of skin troubles, from psoriasis, and eczema to oily skin and acne. The “oil” is really a soluble spray, which helps to clear skin.
BOTTOM LINE? We've been using this magnesium oil spray all summer and it just makes us feel better on every level. Apart from a slight tingling sensation at first, there's no downside, it's a no brainer.