Magnesium is the most important mineral of the lot. Without magnesium, really nothing else works properly. ~ Clive de Carle
Magnesium is an essential nutrient that can be found in food, like nuts, spinach, bananas and salmon. It helps our bodies function properly, including regulating our mood and affecting energy levels. In addition, magnesium has a very soothing effect on sore muscles and joints.
Sadly, many people suffer from magnesium deficiency due to poor diet and lower nutritional content of food. This is why many doctors and nutritionists may recommend supplementing with magnesium.
How to Use Magnesium
In addition to taking supplements, you can increase your magnesium uptake through other ways. Here are some ideas from health consultant Clive de Carle on how to use magnesium:
- You can use magnesium oil and rub it onto body areas with muscle aches, joint pain or arthritis.
- De Carle suggests buying magnesium flakes in bulk, and making your own magnesium oil using purified water. This will keep costs down.
- Magnesium baths are a very popular way to absorb the nutrient through the skin. This is why Epsom salt baths are so effective on muscle and joint pain. Epsom salt is magnesium sulfate! Bonus: it’s really inexpensive!
- If you decide to take a supplement, de Carle recommends capsules over tablets. Also, he notes to avoid any manufacturers using binders, flow agents and fillers.
Please take heed that you should not ingest Epsom salt, unless your doctor recommends it. As well, when taking a magnesium supplement, too much can result in diarrhea.
In the video below, Clive de Carle, a restorative health consultant, gives his take on what makes magnesium wonderful. In addition, he makes some suggestions on how to use magnesium for relaxation.
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