Magnesium benefits many bodily functions including:
✔️normal muscle contraction (including heart muscle)
✔️immune system function
✔️nerve impulse transmission
✔️hard tooth enamel resistance to decay
Deficiency signs of Magnesium
Magnesium benefits leg cramps at night, muscle tightness, anxiety, or your unexplainable headaches, but it’s not as simple as taking a Magnesium supplement.
Magnesium benefits mineral balance
Firstly, if you increase your calcium intake with supplements, then more magnesium is needed. This is because the body uses them synergistically. Taking one supplement can throw out the balance of other nutrients in your body.
Secondly, magnesium supplements are not all equal. There are different forms of Magnesium, and some of them are assimilated better than others. Unfortunately, and you may have come across this yourself, but many Magnesium supplements can cause diarrhea.
The best way to get magnesium is through your diet.
5 Foods rich in magnesium are:
✔️green leafy vegetables
✔️dark chocolate with high cocoa solids.
The benefit of eating these foods is that they are perfectly packaged in the right balance as nature intended so there is no overdosing. The downside is if your digestion is not functioning at its best and cannot breakdown or use the nutrients from food.
This is when I prefer to use a topical application. In the clinic, I freshly compound Magnesium cream. There is no need to worry about digestive problems because the transdermal application of Magnesium is proven to be effective in treating Magnesium related deficiencies. For example, I have patients who have suffered from long term leg cramps at night, and this cream works wonders to help muscles relax and help them with sleep maintenance.
Ingesting Magnesium benefits deficiency and mineral balance while topical Magnesium benefits relaxation at bedtime.