Transdermal Magnesium as a Natural Analgesic

Share This Post Adapted from the Well.ca post “Why You Totally Need Topical Magnesium” with permission from the author, Anna Bolton.  As the fourth most abundant mineral in our bodies, magnesium has a role to play in everybody’s  health and well-being, but especially those who experience chronic pain or sore muscles. People take magnesium supplements orally, […]

Magnesium 101: The Need-To-Know Facts About This Hard-Working Mineral

Magnesium is one of the body’s hardest-working nutrients. It is so central to the proper functioning of every system in the body that Dr. Carolyn Dean has actually written a best-selling book on the topic. If you’re ready for everything you ever wanted to know about magnesium, check out her tome, The Magnesium Miracle. For everyone […]

Kids Need Magnesium Too!

What are your kids’ favourite foods? Legumes, seeds and leafy greens? Mackerel, perhaps? Not likely, and that’s why most children aren’t getting enough magnesium. ‘Kid foods’ like pizza, pasta, toast and cereal are woefully inadequate when it comes to what may be the most important nutrient for total health. Why is magnesium so important for kids? Kids Have Stress […]

Magnesium Deficiency: A Public Health Crisis

In January 2018, James J DiNicolantonio and peers published Subclinical magnesium deficiency: a principal driver of cardiovascular disease and a public health crisis in the journal, Open Heart. If you’ve ever wondered what’s behind the claims that most of us are low in magnesium, this review will erase any doubt. It covers findings from 233 published scientific articles […]

How Much Magnesium do You Need?

Active? You Need More Magnesium No two people have the same magnesium requirements. Body size, age, lifestyle, stress, injury and illness are factors – as is exercise. Here’s why: How Much Do You Need? By some estimates, strenuous exercise may increase magnesium requirements by 10-20% (US Department of Agriculture). If your RDA for magnesium is […]

Clinical Signs of Magnesium Deficiency

Magnesium deficiency is extremely hard to diagnose. Symptoms are generally non-specific, there are numerous contributing factors, and there is no simple method for diagnosing magnesium deficiency. The following are signs compiled from an extensive review of the literature published in the journal, Open Heart in 2018. Less Severe Clinical Signs of Magnesium Deficiency Severe Clinical Signs […]

Magnesium Absorption Through The Skin

In previous posts, I’ve talked about high magnesium needs and what to do if you fall into that category, whether because of your size, health or lifestyle factors. I briefly introduced the benefits of using topical, or ‘transdermal’ magnesium to boost your intake. Now, if you’re just starting out with topical magnesium, you may be wondering how to use it. […]

Topical Magnesium Absorption

Transdermal Magnesium and Evidence to Support Its Efficacy White Paper by Alison Smith Ph.D. Magnesium is required in over 300 physiological processes in the body and is essential to human health1. Surprisingly, 43% of Canadians and 68% of Americans are not consuming even the minimum daily requirement of magnesium2,3; therefore, supplementation is necessary4,5. There is a breadth […]

10 Ways to Improve Your Magnesium Levels

Magnesium deficiency can show up as stress, insomnia, fatigue, tension and pain. Constipation and poor digestion are other common signs. Chronic deficiency can even trigger or exacerbate serious health conditions, including low bone density and several cardiac issues. So, it’s important to get enough! But how much is enough? For adults in Canada and the US, […]

FAQs on Topical Magnesium Chloride

Have questions about topical magnesium? You’re not alone! We may get more questions on our transdermal mag products than on any other product we offer. That’s why we’re writing this series of posts on the topic. In recent posts, we covered off the key points on using topical magnesium. We talked about: But topical magnesium […]