Magnesium: The Miracle Mineral?

Updated: July 9, 2017 | 00:50

I have been learning about the awesome power of magnesium. My interest was sparked when I heard two interviews on The Power Hour. The first was with Dr Mark Sircus, author of Transdermal Magnesium Therapy. The second featured the author of The Magnesium Miracle, Dr Carolyn Dean.

Magnesium is known to be extremely important throughout the body, it is needed to maintain good health, but doctors are often unaware that their patients are deficient in magnesium having, largely, overlooked this vital mineral. It may seem shocking that laboratory blood tests are not the most effective way to measure magnesium, even when a specific test is ordered.

My understanding of Dr Sircus’ work suggests that, when the blood levels of magnesium are checked, it is likely that the results are less useful than one might expect them to be. The level of magnesium in the blood is so significant to good health that it will be leached from cells throughout the body, so that it can be deposited into the blood. This means that a test can report adequate levels in the bloodstream, even when cellular magnesium levels are significantly enough depleted to be contributing to decreased function, within the body, and, therefore, to poor health.

There is no doubt the body needs magnesium. Several hundred biochemical responses rely on this essential mineral in order to function properly. From helping to support a healthy immune system to regulating blood pressure and metabolising energy, magnesium is essential to good health. Too many people do not get enough from the foods they eat, resulting in a deficiency.

When supplemented via the skin, Ancient Minerals Magnesium Gel Plus restores cellular magnesium levels quickly. The gel helps in the relief of muscle spasms, sports pain and arthritis pain. The inclusion of certified organic aloe vera extract helps encourage healthy skin, which in turn helps reduce scarring, and the effects of ageing. The gel also helps in healing various skin conditions including acne, psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis, when applied on the skin.

Ancient Minerals Magnesium Gel Plus derives its quality from 250-million-year-old naturally occurring ultra pure magnesium chloride that is solution-mined from the ancient Zechstein Sea.

Ancient Minerals Magnesium Gel Plus combines the healing power of magnesium chloride with biologically active, certified organic aloe vera extract. Due to its gelled composition, this unique formulation lends itself to the ultimate applications that require tissue manipulation such as massage therapy, while still delivering high amounts of magnesium into the tissues. Ancient Minerals Magnesium Gel Plus is also ideal for addressing various skin conditions such as:

  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • Dermatitis
  • Acne

In addition, it offers a broad range of benefits for skin tissue. While the benefits of aloe to the skin are well known by most, the application of magnesium chloride to the skin has shown marked benefits:

  • Enhancing skin barrier function
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Speeding wound healing
  • Augmenting skin cell hydration

I will be fascinated to find out what it can do for me and I will, of course, keep you informed of my progress. I am particularly interested in the potential of magnesium to support my ongoing search for naturally sustained good health, in ways that go well beyond the condition of my skin.

My underlying condition of Cerebral Palsy means that my particular interest will be in the potential of magnesium to support and to improve my muscle function and its impact upon my nervous system. The systemic effect of magnesium is the focus of much of the work of Dr Sircus and Dr Dean and of their respective books, so I will be happy to continue learning from each of them.

Thanks to The Power Hour, for the two interviews.

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