Which type of Magnesium should I use?

Anybody else felt a twitch in their upper eyelid that won't go away? I've learned over time this twitch is a warning sign of a magnesium deficiency. Common symptoms like muscle cramping, fitful sleep, constipation, headaches, eye twitching, and muscle pain mean some sort of magnesium is needed. I usually prepare a foot bath, fill up a bucket with warm water and 1 cup of magnesium chloride bath flakes and within 20 minutes I'm already feeling better. The magnesium has instantly absorbed into my skin. If I don't have time for a foot bath I use a magnesium spray on the muscles of my arms or legs, which improves my mood, blood sugar levels and exercise performance. 

Magnesium chloride bath flakes are an easy way to de-stress. They're free from the fake ingredients often found in bath products like bath bombs (think artificial colours and fragrances) which can lead to irritation in those private parts that are exposed. Magnesium flakes are made with nothing but the purest form of naturally occurring magnesium (magnesium chloride) to help relax tired, aching muscles. 

Magnesium is a mighty mineral that plays a role in many biochemical reactions in our body, from converting our food into energy, to helping our muscles contract and relax. When our stores of magnesium are depleted we can experience fatigue, muscle cramps, mental health conditions like anxiety and even irregular heartbeat. Magnesium deficiency is also linked to osteoporosis. Other more worrying signs include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, and weakness. As magnesium deficiency worsens numbness in the extremities becomes a common symptom.

Magnesium oil is a magic healing liquid that you can apply topically it's absorbed through your skin like magnesium flakes. Rubbing the magnesium oil over sore and tired muscles is an easy way to deliver relaxing magnesium to wherever you feel it’s needed, whether that’s restless legs or a sore neck and shoulders. It's great for nerve pain associated with neuralgia or multiple sclerosis MS. The symptoms improve instantly after rubbing and massaging the oil into your skin.

    Magnesium supplements, as well as topical magnesium products, work together to heal and strengthen our bodies. Magnesium cream found in the Amazing Oils magnesium moisturiser is an organic formula that helps to soften fine lines caused by dryness by lightly exfoliating and detoxing your skin. The concentration of magnesium can also help to balance pH levels in the skin and reduce the appearance of sun spots and pigmentation. Fix My Face is a full-bodied, luxurious product, ideal for mature skin or applied as an overnight treatment mask cream.

    There are different forms of magnesium for different functions. Below is a guide to follow if you want to add magnesium to your weekly routine.

    Magnesium Chloride is good for general detoxing, metabolism and kidney functions and good to use in lotion, oils, bath and foot soaks.

    Magnesium Citrate is the best-studied form and has good bioavailability, is used as a laxative, and should not be tolerated in higher doses required for a deficiency. It can cause iron dysregulation and other health issues.

    Magnesium Glycinate is great for relaxing, it has a good absorption rate and helps with sleep, anxiety, and inflammation.

    Magnesium Malate has good absorption and is good for energising. It has shown great results with fibromyalgia sufferers and for relief from muscle pain. Best to take in the morning.

    Magnesium Oxide is inexpensive and not very well absorbed compared to other forms. It's good in small doses

    Magnesium Sulfate is good in small doses and good in the bath for body and foot soaks.

    Magnesium Taurate is good for cardiovascular health and migraines. It has been shown to reduce heart attacks and promote stable blood sugar. Find a brand that is not mixed with other ingredients. Watch for fillers and additives. 

    Magnesium Threonate is best for cognitive functions like brain fog, PTSD, depression, anxiety, and neuro conditions. It has been shown to improve short and long-term memory. It is potentially energising and best to take in the morning. 

    Here you have our guide on the best way to take magnesium and you will find all of our Amazing Oils products in store available now. Your condition will improve with this essential supplement in your life. 

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    • A great article thanks. I think you’ve just described a bunch of my symptoms!


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