What is Transdermal Magnesium Therapy?
Transdermal Magnesium Therapy is a procedure that involves applying magnesium, which is then absorbed via the skin. When utilizing this type of therapy, the magnesium that is used is magnesium chloride (MgCl2). This way, the magnesium can be used in the form of a solution, which can be applied directly onto the surface of the skin, in more than one manner. An example of this is the use of magnesium oil that has been prepared in a diluted solution or it can be applied undiluted. Other methods of application can be magnesium chloride that has been added to a skin lotion or as crystals that are added to baths/footbaths. Due to its stable chemical structure, magnesium chloride (crystals or oil) has an indefinite shelf life.
How is Transdermal Magnesium used?
When considering the topical application of transdermal magnesium the options, that are available, include; magnesium bath salts, magnesium lotion, magnesium gel and magnesium oil. While it’s quite acceptable to apply transdermal magnesium in one’s own home, there are far greater benefits to working with a professional who has experience in this type of therapy. This way, monitoring and proper dosage amounts can enter into the treatment regimen. Of course, follow up magnesium applications can be done at home, upon professional recommendation.
Why use Transdermal Magnesium Therapy?
Professional medical and nutrition specialists acknowledge that there is a major lack of magnesium in the average American diet. As such, the U.S. Department of Health has placed magnesium on its list of seven nutrients that should be the focus of concern, as noted in its publication, “Dietary Guidelines for Americans”.
Because of its significant lack in the average dietary intake, there has been a great increase in the amount of research that is being conducted regarding magnesium deficiency. However, the role of magnesium, in maintaining and restoring health, has been studied by traditional medical practitioners since the 1600’s. Modern day reports conclude:
- 20% of American adults consume below half of the U.S.RDA minimum requirement for magnesium
- The World Health Organization issued a report in 2006 that stated 75% of adults, at that time, were consuming a magnesium-deficient diet
Traditional medical practices can overlook many of the signs and symptoms associated with magnesium deficiency. By not making the proper association(s), a situation can arise in which symptoms are treated with a variety of pharmaceuticals that can have unwanted side effects. While no responsible individual would suggest that a standard physician’s advice should not be sought or ignored, Transdermal Magnesium Therapy has proven to be an excellent complimentary procedure that can eliminate many of the difficulties that a patient is experiencing.
The benefits of Transdermal Magnesium Therapy
It’s well known that many critical functions are associated with magnesium, in the body. These include cardiovascular health, mineral balance (most notably – calcium), energy production (ATP), proper cell membrane functionality and pain relief. There are also over 300 forms of enzyme reaction, in the body, that involve magnesium. When it comes to eradicating magnesium deficiency, Transdermal Magnesium is a highly effective tool.
Transdermal Magnesium Therapy has had many benefits reported by its users, which include:
- Enhanced athletic performance
- Mood improvement
- Higher levels of energy
- Stress management through greater relaxation
- Healthier skin tissue (elimination of psoriasis and eczema incidents)
- Reduction of muscle aches and pain
- Better (and increased) sleep periods
With all of the reported benefits of Transdermal Magnesium Therapy, and the known dietary deficiency of magnesium, it’s imperative that this form of therapy be introduced to the general public. Its utilization can result in increased overall health and (in many cases) can lead to a higher quality of life.