Bathing in Magnesium

Bathing in Magnesium

It may sound a little bit outdated, taking ‘‘mineral baths’’. However, it isn’t too crazy. Recent research concluded that taking a magnesium bath is very effective in supplementing your magnesium levels. And the good news is that you won’t have to travel the world to a remote health resort. You can do it in the comfort of your own bathroom.

What is the working of magnesium?
Magnesium is an important mineral for the body. One of the functions of magnesium is the involvement with the apposition of bones and the transfer of stimuli to the nervous system. The mineral is also essential for the working of muscles, including the muscles around the heart. Magnesium basically regulates relaxation; not only of the muscles but also of the brain. A lack of magnesium will cause symptoms of apathy, not being able to sleep, exhaustion, muscle cramps, tired legs, and migraine. Do you recognize this? About time to take action!

Where can you find it?
We don’t produce minerals ourselves. So we have to include them in our diet. There are plenty of items on our menu containing enough magnesium. The mineral can be found in bread, wheat products, greens, nuts, milk, and meat. Still, a lack of the mineral is more common than we might think. Not only because of lack of nutrition but also because the arable land in The Netherlands isn’t rich in magnesium.

Supplements or baths
There are all kinds of supplements to keep track of your recommended daily dose of minerals. But many of these supplements work with a kind of magnesium (magnesium oxide) that is actually difficult for the body to process. Besides, over supplementation can lead to diarrhea. So instead of taking supplements you could try bathing. Research showed that magnesium in salt flakes sinks into the skin very easily and therefore reaches the bloodstream easily as well. Bathing in magnesium twice a week works miracles.

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