The Multiple Health Benefits of Magnesium
Dull, aching muscles are usually the catalyst for us to reach for magnesium, but you may not know all the benefits of this miracle mineral.
Magnesium helps regulate various bodily functions, supports muscle and nerve functions and energy production.
While magnesium can be found in green leafy vegetables, whole grains, beans and nuts, and the holy grail superfood – dark chocolate, diet alone may not allow you to reach the mineral’s desired levels.
Supplements can boost your body’s magnesium levels and help improve your brain function, mood, sleep and athletic performance. And alleviate symptoms of muscle fatigue and PMS, including migraines, water retention and mood swings.
Lucky for us, the market is flush with magnesium-rich products, from bath salts to oil sprays; there are near endless ways to absorb the mineral.
For those of us who like the idea of soaking away the day in a warm bath surrounded by candles while listening to your favourite podcast or noughties throwback playlist, a bath salt soak is an ideal option. Simply add the salts to your bath, and the grains will do the rest.
If you’re someone that rushes out the door in the morning, prefers a quick and easy solution or already takes a pharmacy of supplements, you might like to stick to a tablet.
For the day’s achy, dull muscles occupy your brain; magnesium oil sprays offer fast-acting relief so you can go about your day without wincing at the thought of standing or walking after a particularly cruel gym session. The best part of an oil spray is the tingling sensation from the Magnesium making contact with your skin; this feels like the spray is working at relaxing and soothing your muscles and skin as soon as you’ve spritzed.
Perhaps the least well-known benefit of Magnesium is its deodorising ability. As a natural alternative to harmful chemicals, Magnesium is somewhat of a smell producing bacteria neutralising powerhouse. So, if you’re thinking of swapping out your usual deodorant for something more natural but are nervous at the prospect of smelly armpits be sure to check out a magnesium-rich product.