Are you Magnesium Deficient?
Magnesium is vitally important to our bodies. It is involved in over 300 biochemical reactions. It helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy immune system, and keeps bones strong. Magnesium also helps regulate blood sugar levels, promotes normal blood pressure, and is known to be involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis.
Because of some modern day farming practices and the fact that our soil has been depleted as a result, magnesium is no longer sufficiently available in our food. Most health professionals that understand the importance of magnesium agree that assimilation through the skin is the best way to supplement magnesium. Magnesium skin products have been used to relieve muscle cramps and fatigue, as well as assisting in pain management and inflammation.
While it is understood that magnesium is not the answer to all of the world's ills, there is an increased interest in the role of magnesium in preventing and managing disorders such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, adrenal fatigue, diabetes and others.
List of common deficiency symptoms:
Depression, mood swings, anxiety
Behavioral disturbances, irritability
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Muscle Cramps and joint pain
Poor Dental Health
Calcium or potassium deficiency
Sleep problems, insomnia
Chest pain (angina)
Cardiac arrhythmias, heart flutters
Coronary artery disease and atherosclerosis
Type II diabetes
Brain fog, difficulty concentrating
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, consider a magnesium supplement to see if your symptoms improve.There are tests available to check your magnesium levels, but it's not necessary to begin taking a magnesium supplement. Magnesium is a safe mineral that does not build up in the body. "Too much” magnesium, will just produce a laxative effect that eliminates the excess, in which case you can reduce the dosage. In 5 years of my selling magnesium cream to clients, I have yet to find one person who has reached this threshold. However, if you are on prescription medications you may want to ask your doctor if you can take magnesium, they will probably say no or they will do a standard serum magnesium test, which usually turns up "normal". Research for yourself, and make an informed decision.
In their paper published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, Drs. DH and DE Liebscher examine the difficulties in diagnosing magnesium deficiency through symptoms and testing, and offer a proposed solution. Based on their clinical experience with mineral imbalance, the authors suggest as an option, beginning magnesium therapy and supplements as soon as possible, for a minimum of one month’s duration or until levels are clearly improved.
These recommendations echo the general sentiment that magnesium supplementation is safe and recommended, especially for the estimated 75% of the population with below the recommended daily magnesium intake. Old Paths' 2 ounce jar of moisturizing magnesium cream is generally a one month supply and a good place to start.
Old Paths Wellness offers a magnesium supplement in the form of a cream. It is our top seller and many customers have provided testimonies of how our Moisturizing Magnesium Cream has helped relieve their symptoms. You can order your first jar of Magnesium Cream at our online store. Give it a month, and see if it will make a difference for you!
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This information is for educational purposes only and these statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Seek medical advice from a licensed medical provider.