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Your guide to magnesium products!
With so many magnesium products out there it can be hard to know which to choose! This guide talks you through the benefits and uses of magnesium product available on Nourished Life. Amazing!
- Sydney, 22 April 2016 - By Irene Falcone -
I’ve quite often written about magnesium and those articles are always very well received! Everyone seems to loves the benefits of magnesium! So of course, I have paid attention to what my customers want and decided to delve deeper into magnesium products. With such a long list of benefits, new magnesium products are being developed all the time!
What are the benefits of Magnesium?
I’ve written a detailed post on the benefits of magnesium which you can read here! Magnesium is found throughout our entire body as it helps to balance 300+ biochemical reactions. These important ions are crucial for bodily functions such as regulating blood pressure, muscles and nerves. The benefits of magnesium are almost endless! Magnesium can help with stress relief, soothing muscle tension, regulating nerve functioning, boosting energy levels and assisting with sleep.1 Magnesium may also help assist with common issues like itching, bruises and the common cold!
Did you know that there is a difference between Magnesium flakes and Epsom salts? Magnesium flakes are also known as Magnesium Chloride and are generally more expensive than Epsom Salts. They can have a higher level of magnesium so are ideal for anyone wanting to top up their magnesium levels (many of us may be low in magnesium, so it is worth talking to your GP about getting tested). Epsom salts on the other hand, are also known as Magnesium Sulphate and can offer wonderful benefits such as easing muscles, stiffness and adding a relaxing routine to your evening. For more information, you can read my blog on the difference between epsom salts and magnesium flakes.
There are a range of topical magnesium products to choose from
Amazing Oils Magnesium Bath Flakes
These Amazing Oils Organic Magnesium Bath Flakes are ideal all-round option for anyone who loves a bath! From Western Australia, these are naturally sourced and pure. These flakes are also great to add to your kids' warm bath before bedtime.
Ancient Minerals Magnesium Flakes
These Ancient Minerals Magnesium Flakes are drawn from an ancient sea bed in Eastern Europe. Ancient Minerals claim their salts are among the purest in the world and also contain essential trace minerals. This pure form of magnesium chloride can be absorbed into the skin by adding to a warm bath or footbath. Ancient Minerals claim many customers have reported an improvement to cosmetic conditions such as dry skin, helping to hydrate and smooth the skin. Like all magnesium salts, they are useful in relieving muscular aches and pains and help to relax muscles.
Power Bodycare Bath Crystals
Made with the highest quality magnesium sulphate (epsom salts), these soothing crystals work to relax and revive the muscles. The Power Bodycare Epzen Magnesium Bath Crystals - Pure are great for anyone with sensitive skin or children, as they don’t have a scent. The Power Bodycare Epzen Magnesium Bath Crystals - Relax are made with rosewood and ylang ylang, making them the best choice for those who want to do just that, relax. However, if you’re into fitness and often participate in prolonged physical activity, then your muscles will love the Power Bodycare Epzen Magnesium Bath Crystals - Detox. Perfect for both men and women, your general aches and pains will be a problem of the past! Use 2 cups in your bath at night! Avoid if pregnant.
Magnesium Roll On
Amazing Oils Roll-On Organic Magnesium Gel
This Amazing Oils Roll-On Organic Magnesium Gel works in a similar way to their spray, only using a roll on formula. It’s great for keeping in your handbag and applying on the go. Simply roll over any affected areas, such as behind the knees.
Amazing Oils Magnesium Pro
This Amazing Oils Magnesium Pro uses pharmaceutical grade Magnesium Chloride, formulated to helping relieve pain as well as helping to reduce the frequency and intensity of migraines and tension headaches and mild muscle cramping where dietary magnesium is insufficient.
Always read the label. Use only as directed. Vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare professional.
Elektra Magnesium Oil Spritz
I always find that sprays are ideal for people who are always on the go. The Elektra Magnesium Oil Spritz is a perfect travel size. In addition to the magnesium, this blend contains pure essential oils of Mandarin, Juniperberry-himalayan and Rosalina which enhance skin absorption and add an energising scent. Made with magnesium chloride, these magnesium sprays absorb quickly into the skin. To apply, spray liberally all over your feet and arms. Rub well into the skin.
ECO. Recovery Magnesium Spray
Ideal for your gym bag, the ECO. Recovery Magnesium Spray works to soothe sore and tired muscles. I love to use this after any exercise! It is formulated with black pepper oil, grapefruit oil and of course magnesium, this product is my go to for improved circulation! To use, spray onto preferred areas after exercise or throughout the day.
Caim & Able Magnesium Spray
These Caim & Able magnesium sprays smell absolutely beautiful, with the addition of pure essential oils. Choose from Lavender & Rosemary, Coconut and Lime, or Rose & Frankincense. There is also an unscented version if you prefer. This Australian brand uses magnesium chloride from the Dead Sea and 25% of their profits go towards helping women affected by domestic violence.
Vanessa Megan Love Scrub® Body Salt Scrub
Body scrubs are a fantastic way to exfoliate and hydrate your skin at the same time! This Vanessa Megan Love Scrub® Body Salt Scrub is ultra hydrating, combining oils of Coconut, Grapeseed and Sunflower along with the exfoliating Sea Salt and Magnesium sulphate. The delicious scent is delivered by the essential oils of Mandarin, Lavender, Patchouli and Rosemary. A beautiful gift, this scrub contains organic rose petals which float on the water adding a touch of romance and luxury to this bath time experience.
(sources: 1seasalt.com, 2amazingoils.com.au)
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