Magnesium: The Super Nutrient You Need for Your Health (And Your Skin!)
At With Love & Company, we are big believers in the magic of magnesium, the super nutrient. While it’s true that you can support your body’s magnesium levels by taking oral supplements, we also believe that transdermal application works much quicker and more effectively to treat the skin and muscles.
But why magnesium? You might be wondering what makes this ingredient a must-have. Read on to learn more about why we love it, and you need it.
The Benefits of Magnesium Oil
If this all seems like a lot to take in, we’ve got good news. A 2010 study found that one of the most effective ways to improve magnesium levels in the body was via magnesium oil’s topical applications. Results showed that after transdermal (skin) application of magnesium for 12 weeks, all study participants but one had a significant increase in cellular magnesium ranging from 2% to 262%.
Magnesium oils are best when made from magnesium chloride chips and distilled water. Experts say magnesium chloride is easily absorbed by the skin this way, making it a perfect skincare ingredient. In addition to potentially increasing nutrient levels within the body, transdermal application of magnesium has plenty of benefits for the skin.
Magnesium is an essential nutrient for the body. Doctors say it is a crucial mineral for our overall health, energy release, and protein synthesis. Magnesium contributes to processes like muscle movement, heart rhythms, the nervous system, glucose balance, and providing support for the bones and teeth.
According to dermatologists, magnesium can improve skin hydration and elasticity while balancing out the skin’s natural oil production. It is also known to be anti-inflammatory, meaning it has potential benefits for soothing irritation and improving inflammatory conditions like acne, eczema, and rosacea.
Although many foods contain magnesium, research indicates that most people don’t consume enough of it naturally. Studies cited by The Magnesium Health Institute found that between 68% and 75% of Americans don’t get the recommended daily amount. For this reason, experts recommend supplementing magnesium in the form of pills, capsules, topical, or sprays.
● “Magnesium Oil” by Corey Whelan, Medically reviewed by Jillian Kubala, MS, RD https://www.healthline.com/health/magnesium-oil-benefits
● “A pilot study to determine the impact of transdermal magnesium treatment on serum levels and whole body CaMg ratios” study by K. Watkins and P.D. Josling, Herbal Research Centre
● “What Exactly is Magnesium Oil and Does it Have Skincare Benefits?” by Chanel Parks https://www.huffpost.com/entry/magnesium-oil-skincare-benefits_n_6456258