Magnesium has been a staple of my health and wellness routine for years, and the easiest way to get magnesium into my day is with magnesium oil. Magnesium has so many health benefits, many of which I didn’t realize until I really got into it. Would you like to incorporate magnesium oil into your everyday life? I’ve put together this quick guide on the benefits of magnesium – how to use magnesium oil, where to spray it, and what it can do for you.
What is Magnesium Oil?
Magnesium ions are found throughout the body and help regulate over 300 biochemical reactions. These enzyme cofactors play an important role in regulating blood pressure, monitoring muscle and nerve functions and the synthesis of proteins, as well as in energy production, mineral balance and building new cells. Magnesium oil is made from a combination of magnesium chloride flakes and water so that the body can easily absorb it when applied topically to the skin. This combination of ingredients also means that magnesium oil is technically not an oil – it gets its name from its slightly oily consistency!
What is magnesium oil used for?
Because of magnesium’s ability to regulate blood pressure and monitor muscle and nerve function, one of the most common uses of magnesium oil is to aid in muscle repair. Without enough magnesium, our muscles cannot relax properly. Therefore, topical application of magnesium oil to sore, tight, and tense muscles can help loosen them up and relieve that pain. It’s also great as a preventative measure as it can be used before training to help prevent injuries. Magnesium is also said to help reduce stress, relieve headaches and migraines, and help you sleep better.
How do you use magnesium oil?
To use magnesium oil, simply spray it on all the areas you want to relieve. If you’re not feeling particularly sore or tense, spray any area of your body to simply increase your body’s natural magnesium levels. I find two to three sprays per area is the perfect amount (and recommended by most of the brands we carry at Nourished Life). Magnesium oil is perfect when you’re short on time or on the go, but you can also apply magnesium topically with a magnesium cream. These take a little longer to really sink into the skin and be absorbed by the body. However, due to their thicker consistency, they are great for anyone who needs a little more skin moisture. They also often combine magnesium with a variety of other skin-loving ingredients. The added ingredients can dilute the magnesium slightly, making magnesium creams a great alternative for people with magnesium sensitive skin. At Nourished Life you can also find pure magnesium flakes that are sold on their own. These are perfect for those who really want to enjoy the benefits of magnesium – I love to take a bath with a cup or two of flake magnesium salts dissolved in the water!
Does Magnesium Oil Have Any Side Effects?
As with any product, always follow the directions on the magnesium oil you choose to make sure you are not adding too much magnesium to your body. Some people may find that their skin is sensitive to magnesium, which side effects include tingling or stinging. Therefore, it is important to do a patch test on a small area of skin before applying magnesium oil.
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