How Topical Magnesium Helps Pain
Magnesium is a commonly overlooked yet vital nutrient, and is crucial for healthy bones as it makes up part of the skeleton’s framework. It is present in every one of our body’s cells and is responsible for over 300 different actions in the body.
Magnesium is an important nutrient that works to support relief from muscle tension and muscle spasms, relaxation and sleep quality, reduction in tiredness and fatigue, and exercise and sports performance.
Our need for magnesium has never been so great, as a magnesium-rich body will be stronger, more flexible and better able to resist both physical and emotional stress.
Modern diet and pressured lifestyles have made magnesium a drastically less abundant mineral in our bodies, with levels significantly lower than anything experienced before.
Low magnesium can present with both neurological and muscular effects. Neurological symptoms may include anxiety, lethargy, chronic headaches or migraines, while muscular symptoms may present as joint pain, general weakness, muscle spasms, or impaired coordination.
Some of Magnesium’s most important functions include:
- regulating nerve and muscle function
- supporting healthy pregnancy and lactation
- maintaining healthy blood sugar levels
- maintaining optimum blood pressure levels
- manufacturing and supporting protein, bone, and DNA health
Boosting magnesium levels with supplements ensures you maintain a healthy, balanced body—however, traditional forms of magnesium supplementation can prove inconsistent in delivering active levels of magnesium into the body.
Transdermal magnesium (also called topical magnesium) has—through a growing
number of trials and studies—proven to be more effective than oral supplements such as tablets and capsules in delivering magnesium to the body.
Applied directly to the skin, the magnesium enters the body quickly, bypassing the digestive system where many nutrients, including magnesium, are poorly absorbed.
Documented research on the effect topically applied magnesium chloride has on blood chemistry includes the work of Dr. Norman Shealy, M.D. Ph.D. Founder of the American Holistic Medical Association. Dr. Shealy showed that after 4 weeks of using topical magnesium 75% of participants showed a very significant increase in their cellular levels of magnesium.
Dr. DH Waring at the University of Birmingham, demonstrated that a 1% solution of magnesium sulfate in a warm bath had immediate effects on serum levels of magnesium.
There is also no shortage of positive reports from medical professionals and consumers regarding the health benefits achieved from using topically magnesium. Many of these reports describe immediate and profound impacts on health through the use of topically applied magnesium chloride, and frequently come from individuals whose oral dosages of various magnesium compounds have previously fallen short of their expectations.
Exciting advances in topical creams are occurring daily. One such advance has been AcuPlus, the Amazon best-selling topical pain cream that obtained FDA registration for over the counter use.
AcuPlus advanced therapy for pain relief and recovery includes over 10 of the strongest clinically proven pain relief ingredients including magnesium. AcuPlus also has a powerful magnesium bath bomb to use when bathing to get maximum pain relief and promote full body relaxation.