Magnesium plays a vital role in overall health. Normally, it is absorbed from the food we eat. We see an epidemic of magnesium deficiency for two primary reasons. One is diet. People don’t eat enough raw produce to provide sufficient vitamins and minerals in general. Secondly, many people do not produce enough hydrochloric acid in their stomachs (Have your MCV checked on your blood work. Above 85 is red flag for low hydrochloric acid production). Hydrochloric acid is required for absorption of magnesium, iron, potassium, B vitamins, amino acids that control mood and a host of other nutrient building blocks. A common cause of high blood pressure is poor absorption of magnesium and potassium due to low hydrochloric acid.
While its preferable to get vitamins and minerals from food sources, that is hard to accomplish for three reasons: food processing, reduced mineral content in soil, and changes in eating habits. Our soil has been depleted of minerals from the poor stewardship of industrial farming. This combined with food processing that removes magnesium has reduced mineral content of foods by as much as 80%. Potassium is readily available from fresh/fresh frozen produce or Gary Coleman fruit juices (Small, dark and a little bitter). Magnesium is not. This makes it important to supplement magnesium if you have symptoms of magnesium deficiency.
One of the many actions of magnesium is muscle relaxation. This works great for restless legs, migraines and menstrual cramps. However, if gut muscles get too relaxed, the result can be diarrhea. This can be a limiting factor in getting enough magnesium if you take magnesium pills. This problem is solved by using magnesium gel. This source of magnesium derive from ocean water allows the delivery of high levels of magnesium without the G.I. side effects. Magnesium gel can be taken orally if constipation is a problem. If you have any of the symptoms listed, try applying 1 tsp. of magnesium gel to skin and rubbing in.
Symptoms of magnesium deficiency may include:
- Agitation and anxiety
- Restless leg syndrome (RLS)
- Sleep disorders
- Nausea and vomiting
- Abnormal heart rhythms
- High blood pressure
- Muscle spasm and weakness
- Poor nail growth
- Kidney stones
- Menstrual cramps
- Low energy
- Poor physical endurance
- Charlie horses
- Chest pain (variant angina from esophageal spasms)
- Cramps in feet
Essence of Life Magnesium Gel is derived from natural, condensed seawater and contains a multitude of healthful, dissolved minerals and trace elements. This formulation was created for those who want to apply the magnesium topically without such an ‘oily’ feel.
Condensed seawater: i.e.: water, magnesium chloride, potassium chloride, sodium chloride, boron, calcium, selenium, and other trace elements of seawater, Amigel®, . . . a natural polysaccharide gelling agent derived from Sclerotium rolfsii. (approx. 1246 mg. of magnesium chloride per teaspoon . . . 5 ml )
Massage Magnesium Gel onto skin to help support relief from daily stress, aches and pains and to promote a feeling of wellness.
Avoid direct contact with eyes and sensitive mucous membranes, as you would with any sea-salt solution. If you experience a slight, temporary stinging sensation, simply dilute the area with clean water.