What are the Benefits of Magnesium?
An estimated 60-80% Australians are actually deficient, a deficiency is often misdiagnosed because it does not show up in blood tests – only 1% of the magnesium is stored in the blood, 99% stored in the soft tissue of the body.
Magnesium and calcium work together in the body. Magnesium relaxes and soothes muscles and aids in the function of all of the systems, while calcium contracts muscles. In today’s calcium-rich dietary landscape, magnesium is noticeably absent. In the body, magnesium helps the heart maintain a healthy rhythm, helps regulate blood pressure and the production of cholesterol. The mineral has been linked to over 300 enzymatic reactions in our body.
How C&A salts works in the body
We use the salts found in the Dead Sea waters can be used in the baths or you can apply them topically on the affected skin areas. The healing properties of these amazing Dead Sea salts cannot be understated, helpful in rheumatology disorders, cracked and dry skin, hives, skin irritations, psoriasis, insomnia, stress and in particular, muscle aches and pain.
Basic symptoms of magnesium deficiency include:
- Twitching or cramping muscles
- Restless Legs
- Headaches and migraines
- Nervous system disorders - Anxiety, stress
- Heart palpitations, generalised cardiac issues
- Chronic fatigue
These are basic warning signs that can indicate, among other things, that magnesium levels are low, but these are just the beginning.
Magnesium is a powerful pain-relieving mineral. In fact, some researchers believe this mineral holds the key to resolving many types of chronic pain. Recognised for its multiple benefits to health and well-being, the Dead Sea contains bromides to relax muscles It is widely recognised for its healing and restoring properties.
How to increase magnesium levels
There are several ways to increase magnesium levels, but research* is showing one of the most effective at increasing levels rapidly is transdermal magnesium therapy. Transdermal magnesium therapy bypasses the digestive upset that can be caused by oral magnesium supplements. Oral supplementation is also very inefficient, and there is no guarantee that the body is absorbing the full dose. Transdermal magnesium therapy saturates the skin cells with magnesium, increasing the efficacy of the treatment. This therapy can be taken in a number of ways.
- Take a bath: A bath of magnesium flakes/salts (magnesium chloride) has been shown to increase magnesium levels. Athletes have long used this as therapy after intense training to relax and soothe muscles.
- Get a massage: Spray magnesium oil (which is more like a salt spray than an oil) onto the skin and rub it in. A massage therapist can do this for you, conveying the benefits of both massage and magnesium absorption through the cells of the skin.
In the body, magnesium converts vitamin D, which the body needs to take advantage of bone-strengthening calcium - into a form that it can use efficiently. By contributing to increased bone density, the mineral may help stall the onset of the debilitating osteoporosis.
Naturally harvested from the ancient deposits of the Dead Sea, these unique waters have a total salt concentration that is ten times higher than normal ocean water.
Cleaned without the use of harsh chemicals or bleaching agents.