Magnesium offers many health benefits for a range of health conditions including muscle pain, help with sleeplessness, headaches and cramps. However, in
addition to these well known qualities, another major benefit this wonderful mineral has to offer is relaxation.
Not only does Magnesium possess powerful relaxation properties for relieving any muscle tension in your body but it can also significantly benefit the nervous system too, helping you to relax. In fact, researches have been known to refer to Magnesium as, “the anti-stress mineral.”
Responsible for over 325 different biochemical processes in the body, it is safe to say that Magnesium plays an integral role to our health and well-being and is worth considering if you are feeling in a constant state of stress.
There are many ways you can incorporate Magnesium into your life and these include taking it orally or using it transdermally (on your body). MiSMo encourages a transdermal approach because Magnesium Chloride is absorbed by the body very easily, bypassing the digestive system, so side effects like diarrhea that are often associated with many of the oral forms are avoided.
There are many different forms of Magnesium so when looking for a magnesium to apply topically always use Magnesium Chloride. Also check the purity of the Magnesium as this does vary.
If you’re looking for ways to use Magnesium Chloride to help de-stress, try one of the options below;
• A Magnesium bath. Just add 1/4 cup of Magnesium Chloride Powder to a warm bath and enjoy the calming benefits this wonderful mineral has to offer. As an added bonus you will also find you'll sleep very soundly.
• Foot soak. Simply add 1/4 cup of Magnesium Chloride Powder to warm water in a foot spa or bucket of water and soak your feet for 20-25mins. This will allow the Magnesium to absorb into your body.
• Make your own Magnesium Oil. Mix 50 grams of Magnesium Powder to 50mls warm drinkable distilled water and add to a spray bottle for ease of use. Spray on your body (legs, feet, arms, tummy and back) Inner thighs, inner arms and under arms are great locations for absorption too. Keep in mind this will be a very strong 50% mix and most magnesium oils on the market contain around 30% magnesium chloride so you can experiment with this mix.
Fact – 1g of Magnesium Chloride Powder contains 120mg of elemental magnesium. There are 1,000mg in 1g. The daily recommended dosage of elemental magnesium is approximately 400mg but magnesium deficient people need more.