I've incorporated Magnesium into my daily usage because it is the most important mineral the body requires. When you restore vital magnesium to the body, you enable cellular regeneration to exceed degeneration.
More than 80% of U.S. population is magnesium deficient including those taking supplements.
What Depletes Magnesium?
High sodium diet
High calcium and carbohydrate diets
Excess of calcium is a problem but you can't have an excess of magnesium. Milk drinkers get a ratio of 8 parts calcium to 1 part magnesium. This is a problem. The ideal ratio should be equal parts. If your calcium consumption is high, then your magnesium intake also needs to be high.
Magnesium is essential for the production of amino acids that are critical for virtually every chemical reaction in the body.
Some Magnesium Deficiency Symptoms
Anxiety, hyperactivity, restlessness
Muscle spasms, twitches, soreness
High blood pressure
You can improve your magnesium intake by eating super whole foods containing chlorophyll (chlorella, E3Live, spirulina). But your daily requirement of magnesium is impossible to obtain from food sources such as green vegetables because our soils have been seriously depleted of this mineral due to modern agriculture's heavy reliance upon the usage of chemical fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides.
For optimum absorbtion I use magnesiium crystals, gels and oils in my bath, foot soak, for massage, or skin mask to name a few since our skin is our largest organ.
I even use it as a styling gel for my hair, it works great.
I also rub magnesium oil into my gums before brushing.
Some conditions magnesium may be useful in treating or preventing are:
Heart and Cardiovascular Disease
Only to name a few.
The Benefits of Magnesium Therapy:
Improve Bone Health and Maintain Bone Aligment
Maintain Healthy Blood Pressure
Helps With Aches and Pains
A Healthy Functioning Heart
There are so many ways to use magnesium in its different forms (crystals, gels, oils and powder). What is important is knowing that magnesium is the most important major mineral that is needed by our bodies.
I had surgery on my left hand for an extreme case of Dupuytren's Disease. Below is a slideshow of the progress I've made using Magnesium therapy on my hand to help prevent scarring. The cast and stitches were removed on 4-2-09. First picture was taken right after I removed the bandages 4-3-09. Than I started therapy. Second picture taken on 4-5-09. Double click on photo for larger view of slideshow.