Humans and Animals…
We all need it!
Magnesium that is!
Most people have no idea that they have a magnesium deficiency. Many of our natural sources of magnesium are gone, and our lifestyle is further depleting it. Sugar, caffeine, alcohol, stress, and sleeplessness are bad habits that use up our magnesium. Here’s how to make magnesium oil, a natural spray that you can use to raise your magnesium easily and inexpensively.
“Magnesium is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. 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. There is an increased interest in the role of magnesium in preventing and managing disorders such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.” (1
Magnesium has been so HUGE with me that I have been reading more and more on it — today this is what I found on web.md —- who would have ever dreamed that something very few of us every thought of and definitely never dreamed could make a complete change in our lives was so important to making our lives more comfortable and our bodies function better !!! Inquiring minds …………
Some people use magnesium for diseases of the heart and blood vessels including chest pain, irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, high levels of “bad” cholesterol called low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, low levels of “good” cholesterol called high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, heart valve disease (mitral valve prolapse), metabolic syndrome, clogged arteries (coronary artery disease), stroke, and heart attack.
Magnesium is also used for treating attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, cystic fibrosis, alcoholism, mania, recovery after surgery, leg cramps at night and during pregnancy, diabetes, kidney stones, migraine headaches, a long-term pain condition called complex regional pain syndrome, weak bones (osteoporosis), premenstrual syndrome (PMS), altitude sickness, urinary incontinence, a condition that causes burning pain and redness called erythromelalgia, restless leg syndrome, asthma, hay fever, multiple sclerosis, and for preventing hearing loss and cancer.
Athletes sometimes use magnesium to increase energy and endurance.
Some people apply magnesium on their skin to treat infected skin ulcers, boils, and carbuncles; and to speed up wound healing. Magnesium is also used as a cold compress in the treatment of a severe skin infection caused by strep bacteria (erysipelas) and as a hot compress for deep-seated skin infections.
Magnesium is required for the proper growth and maintenance of bones. Magnesium is also required for the proper function of nerves, muscles, and many other parts of the body. In the stomach, magnesium helps neutralize stomach acid and moves stools through the intestine. (2)
Yes, technically, the spray in the recipe below is not an oil; it’s magnesium flakes dissolved in water. However, it’s the cheapest way to supplement what your body needs. Plus, your body will absorb only what it needs through the skin.
It’s good to use 5 – 10 squirts of the spray daily. If you are magnesium deficient it will probably sting or tingle on your skin. That should decrease as you continue to use the spray. Try to leave it on for at least 5 minutes before washing it off so your body can absorb some of what it needs. It’s fine to rub it in also; you don’t have to wash it off at all. The “plump” areas of the body are usually less sensitive to the spray; so try a different spot if it’s really stinging.
Add a favorite essential
oil or two to your spray to make it even more beneficial and fun!