According to the National Institute for Health, "Magnesium is a nutrient that the body needs to stay healthy. Magnesium is important for many processes in the body, including regulating muscle and nerve function, blood sugar levels, and blood pressure and making protein, bone, and DNA." Yet a great number of us have a magnesium deficiency. They go on to say, "Symptoms of magnesium deficiency include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and weakness. Extreme magnesium deficiency can cause numbness, tingling, muscle cramps, seizures, personality changes, and an abnormal heart rhythm."
I've often recommended Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate) for its magnesium (and the soothing effects it has on sore muscles and joints), but what I didn't know was that magnesium flakes (magnesium chloride) are absorbed much better by the body.
So do you want to know specifically why you should add magnesium chloride into your life?
How do these benefits sound?
More relaxed muscles
I don't know about you, but that sounds pretty darn awesome. As an added benefit, we can combine the use of magnesium flakes with essential oils to really amp up the benefits.
A simple way to use magnesium flakes is to make them into spray. Your body absorbs magnesium through transdermal (or topical) application very efficiently. (you may feel some tingling with your first few applications)
I definitely want to dig in deeper on magnesium and how it benefits our body, but for now I want to share a simple recipe for magnesium spray designed to help support muscles and joints - and is a great for post workout recover.
Check out how simple it is:
Here's the recipe:
Magic Magnesium Muscle Spray
1/2 cup distilled water
1/2 cup magnesium flakes (I bought mine HERE, affiliate link)
Heat distilled water to almost boiling, stir in magnesium flakes. Allow mixture to cool.
To a 4 ounce spray bottle, add 4-5 drops each of wintergreen and lemongrass essential oil.
Shake before using, spray on sore, tired muscles or use post workout for recovery.
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