Magnesium deficiency is often misdiagnosed because it does not show up in blood tests – only 1% of the body’s magnesium is stored in the blood.
Essential to life, necessary for good health, and a vital component within our cells, magnesium’s benefits help our bodies maintain balance, avoid illness, perform well under stress, and maintain a general state of good health.
Magnesium must be continually supplied to the body as it is needed on an ongoing daily basis. When we don’t take in adequate magnesium daily, our bodies will either remove magnesium from our bones, where it is needed or function in deficiency.
Operating in magnesium deficiency disrupts the balance of not only magnesium but other minerals in the body, causing problems that resonate throughout systems in the body. To determine if you are low, you are best to look at symptoms as blood tests are unreliable as ninety-nine percent of magnesium, is stored in your bones and tissues.
Athletes are more prone to magnesium deficiencies because athletic activity accelerates magnesium losses. Physical exertion, high levels of energy expenditure and profuse sweating increase magnesium requirements in the body. When athletes lose significant amounts of magnesium, their requirements for magnesium become correspondingly greater. If depleted magnesium stores are not replenished, then magnesium deficiency can result in less than optimal athletic performance, and adverse health effects associated with deficiency states.
Additional advantages for sports medicine include rapid and self-regulating absorption, convenient application (before, during, or after athletic events), and the avoidance of side effects and limited uptake that are associated with oral magnesium supplements.
Symptoms of magnesium deficiency include muscle cramps or tremors, irregular heartbeat, fatigue, confusion, and irritability. Low magnesium intake has been linked to risk factors for:
- High blood pressure
- Issues of heart health
- Stress and anxiety
Most of us are very familiar with taking medicines and supplements orally, though there are also many medicines now given transdermally (direct absorption through the skin). An example of this is nicotine patches or hormone patches.
The advantages of transdermal absorption are varied - they are more rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream, bypassing the digestive tract and improving its bioavailability. Taken orally, only 30-40% of the magnesium is actually absorbed possibly less Dr Jay Cohen, MD, states that "When you take magnesium tablets or capsules, your body absorbs only 30 percent of the magnesium they contain. With many top-selling products, absorption is much less, as little as 10 percent."
Since not all magnesium supplements are equal, it pays to consider the efficiency of various forms of magnesium before choosing the one that’s right for you. The fast-acting ability of topical magnesium chloride to deliver magnesium beyond that possible with oral forms makes it ideal for restoring optimal health.
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"A very exciting addition to the magnesium family is a product loosely referred to as magnesium oil. It’s not actually an oil at all, but a supersaturated solution of magnesium chloride. Magnesium oil can be sprayed or rubbed on the body and is readily absorbed through the skin. It helps to greatly increase the amount of magnesium in body tissues and overcomes the problems that some people have with loose stools when they try to take enough magnesium to meet their needs. This can be especially important in cases of severe magnesium deficiency that was only treatable with IV magnesium before magnesium oil came along.” Dean C. The Magnesium Miracle. New York: Ballantine Books; 2007