Stressed? Got sore muscles? Having trouble sleeping?
Yes, yes, and yes. Many of us experience one, if not all, of these issues on any given day. I know I do.
I find that magnesium supplementation helps greatly. Most people are deficient in this mineral that is required at the center of every cell in the body, and helps support our brain, nerves, and other body systems. When levels are low, we get sore, have insomnia, and suffer headaches.
I’ve tried oral and topical products, and my favorite is the Topical Magnesium Oil from Health & Wisdom. It’s a pure, pharmaceutical-quality product that provides 538 milligrams of magnesium chloride per teaspoon.
I apply it every night before bed, and I find it relaxes me and helps me drift off. As I’m writing this, I became aware of how stiff and sore my neck and shoulders were and how a headache was creeping up on me. I massaged some of the oil into the back of my neck and down to my shoulders. Within about 10 minutes, I noticed my muscles felt looser and less tense, and my headache became a whisper of what it once was.
The thought of applying greasy oil may sound like a turn off when it’s so much easier to swallow a pill, but I like this topical version because it absorbs immediately and doesn’t have to work its way through the digestive system. And, despite the name, it doesn’t feel oily or greasy. It has a viscosity more like water.
I appreciate the company’s suggestion of adding a few drops of your favorite essential oil to the magnesium before rubbing it into your skin. I’ll have to try this. Aside from topical application, you can also add the oil to a foot soak or a bath.
Health & Wisdom was the first company to offer transdermal magnesium to the public. They test their products. To remove harmful contaminants, they purify all of the magnesium chloride in the product, which is derived from the Great Salt Lake.
Many size options are available. For an example, a 12-oz bottle retails for $24.99.