5 Benefits of Magnesium
We were at the Holistic Beauty Experience last week and came upon a booth that touted magnesium products in balm, spray and cream form, called Remedium. While we had heard of taking magnesium in supplement form to help get a good night’s sleep, the thought of using it as a topical and holistic beauty product was new.
We chatted briefly with the brand founder, who claimed that topical application of magnesium offered a range of benefits. For example, the Magnesium Balm product could be applied twice daily to specific areas of the body to help with feelings of depression and anxiety, reduce instances of insomnia, while also offering anti-inflammatory benefits for joint pain and arthritis. Topical treatment of magnesium is completely safe, and also offers skin and muscle joint benefits that can’t be found with supplements.
As per Remedium’s site, magnesium is “considered a vital mineral involved in over 300 biochemical reactions that regulate our health and wellness”. However the majority of people are not getting enough magnesium, and therefore suffering from symptoms that are unknowingly tied to a magnesium deficiency. Recognized symptoms of magnesium deficiencies include anxiety, depression, insomnia, fatigue, muscle cramps and poor bone health.
1 – Supporting Bone Health
Magnesium helps assimilate calcium into the bone, while helping to activate vitamin D in the kidneys, which is also important to maintain optimal bone health.
2 – Good for the Heart
Magnesium helps support and maintain heart health and aids in the transmission of electrical signals in the body. Ensuring your magnesium levels are adequate can help lower the risk of high blood pressure and manage cholesterol production.
3 – Anxiety and Depression
Magnesium can work to balance neurotransmitters and reduce brain inflammation, thereby offering support for our mental health. An increased intake of magnesium has been connected to a reduction in regular feelings of depression, anxiety, fear, and panic, as it works to control your body’s stress-response system.
4 – Insomnia
If you’re struggling with insomnia or restless sleep, it may be time to check with your magnesium intake. Magnesium supports a deep and restorative sleep by maintaining a healthy level of GABA, the neurotransmitter that promotes sleep.
5 – Menstrual Symptoms
A balanced intake of magnesium has been associated with the reduction of PMS symptoms such as cramps, irritability and headaches.
So these are the internal benefits of Magnesium. What about magnesium as a part of a holistic beauty routine? According to the Remedium site, their face cream can work to protect the face from free radicals, regulating cellular replication and repair. And we believe it. We’ve been using the face cream since the Holistic Beauty Experience and can honestly say that this is one luscious and highly nourishing skin care product.
Magnesium has been recognized for aiding in skin care matters such as acne, rosacea and dermatitus.
So long story short, magnesium is all around amazing both in supplement and in beauty product form. We are beyond impressed with the quality of the Remedium brand and highly recommend.