Although magnesium is a key mineral to our health, it has been scientifically shown that 75 percent of American adults are deficient in this mineral.
Magnesium is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body on a daily basis. According to the experts at the National Institutes of Health,
“Magnesium helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy immune system, and keeps bones strong. Magnesium also helps regulate blood sugar levels, promotes normal blood pressure, and is known to be involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis.”
As a matter of fact, a magnesium deficiency can be the underlying cause of migraines, insomnia, depression, hypertension, and diabetes.
The declining quality of soil is one of the contributing factors to the prevalence of magnesium deficiency these days as the magnesium found in the soil affects the magnesium content of the food.
Since the industrial farming methods have exhausted pretty much of the U.S soil, it has become difficult to get the RDI of magnesium by consuming magnesium-rich foods.
In addition to this, lifestyle is another contributing factor. For instance, caffeine, alcohol, excess sugar, sugar, and lack of sleep deplete your magnesium as well.
8 Warning Signs of Magnesium Deficiency
- Muscle Cramps
- Osteoporosis or weak bones
- Diabetes or unbalanced blood sugar
- High blood pressure
- Anxiety or Depression
- Muscle Pain or Fibromyalgia
How to Make Your Own Magnesium Oil
The good news is that DIY magnesium oil can help you boost energy, notably improve your sleep, and even protect yourself from heart-related conditions.
Magnesium oil is one of the simplest ways to boost your magnesium levels; it is affordable, and easy-to-make. Of course, you can also get a store –bought magnesium oil, but making your own at home is much cheaper.
- A glass spray bottle
- A glass bowl or glass measuring cup
- ½ cup distilled water
- ½ cup Magnesium Chloride Flakes
- First and foremost, you should bring the distilled water to boil
- Put the Magnesium Chloride Flakes in a glass bowl/measuring cup and then pour the hot water over them
- Mix everything well so that the flakes dissolve
- Allow it to cool and transfer the oil in a spray bottle
For optimal results, you should spray the oil onto the stomach, legs, and arms as this is the most effective way to absorb the magnesium.
Spray yourself on a daily basis and let it work for twenty minutes before rinsing it off. Feel free to leave it onto the skin during the day.
It is very likely that you will experience a burning sensation on the treated are the first time you use it, but it is completely normal. In case you cannot stand it, dilute the solution with water.
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