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Magnesium is one of the elements found naturally in the body. It is vital for many bodily functions, including muscle repair, regulating blood sugar and blood pressure levels, as well as support during pregnancy and making protein and bone within the body. So quite a key player amongst the mineral family!

What does magnesium do for me?

One of the most important minerals in the body, magnesium is linked to a whole host of vital functions and a deficiency can cause many health and wellbeing problems. It is present in our bones, enzymes and cells. Not to be alarmist, but magnesium deficiency has been linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s and ADHD. Migraines, muscle soreness, cramp, quality of sleep and PMS can all be alleviated by ensuring the body has a sufficient supply of this wonder mineral. In short, magnesium is one of your body’s driving forces and is essential to our overall health and wellbeing.

We have around 25mg of magnesium naturally occurring in the body, but we cannot manufacture it ourselves – it must come from dietary or other external sources. The recommended daily intake (RDI) for adults is between 310–420 mg.

Feeding your body

Magnesium is found naturally in many food sources, such as oily fish, avocados, whole grains, dairy products, nuts, seeds and green leafy vegetables. A medium-sized avocado provides 58 mg of magnesium (15% of the RDI) and 28 grams of cashews contains 82 mg of magnesium (around 20% of the RDI). Yet many people are deficient in magnesium; this can be because their diet isn’t varied enough or that due to modern environmental factors, water and soil doesn’t contain as many nutrients as it once did and too many pesticides are used. Poor sleep quality and high levels of stress can also impact our intake of magnesium. Whatever the reason, if sufficient magnesium isn’t being ingested, we need to find another source.

What is magnesium oil?

Magnesium is available in tablet form to be taken orally and as oil to be applied to the skin. ’Oil’ is slightly misleading as it isn’t oil-based, but rather has the feel and texture of an oil. It is made from a mixture of magnesium chloride and water – all completely natural. Tablets deliver a widely varying range of magnesium, depending on the make, and depending on the body’s ability to absorb minerals. Applying oil to our biggest organ, our skin, maximises absorption and the body will only absorb and use as much as it needs. Clever stuff! Applying magnesium oil to the skin is the quickest way to absorb it, too.

Using magnesium oil, such as BetterYou™ Magnesium Oil, is ideal for targeted application. Sore and stiff muscles, for example, can benefit from a few sprays directly on to the affected area. The body will absorb it immediately, bringing fast relief, and just 10 sprays of this magnesium oil will give you around 57% of your RDI. Because the dosage is delivered immediately, your body and muscles will start to relax, allowing a quicker, more comfortable recovery and increased performance going forward. 100% natural, it is a supplementary oil that can be used by a wide-range of people, including diabetics, coeliacs, vegans, children and during pregnancy.

We’ve found our patients notice a significant improvement once they start using Magnesium Oil. You can purchase the oil from our online shop or from one of our clinics in Glasgow, Dalry or Paisley. Just call 0141 887 3734 to find out more.

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