Magnesium is one of my favourite minerals! It has come to the rescue of taking away period discomfort, it has helped my pregnancy nausea, and it has helped me sleep deeper and fall asleep faster at night plus more. I have so much to tell you about magnesium that I'm most likely going to do a seperate blog post dedicated to how amazing this mineral is.
“Magnesium is the most critical mineral required for electrical stability of every cell in the body. A magnesium deficiency may play a part in more diseases than any other nutrient.” – Dr. Normal Shealy
In short, magnesium is responsible for over 300 enzymatic processes in the body and brain. Magnesium oil spray (when used topically) specifically is very helpful for pregnancy - it can help
raise vitamin D levels (cruitial to pregnant and breastfeeding mothers)
increase sleep quality
reduce muscle aches, pains, cramping and spasms like restless leg, headaches
create healthy skin and reduce outbreaks of dry skin, eczema, and psoriasis
increase energy levels, improve moods and help with brain fog
also helps to relax, unwind and destress
After a tonne of research I found magnesium oil spray was one of the best ways to safely supplement with magnesium. Pure magnesium oil derived from the Zechstein seabed is a concentrated form of magnesium proven to improve sleep quality, reduce muscle cramps, enhance athletic performance, and improve mood.
The spray, when used topically uses what is called transdermal therapy, which creates complete “tissue saturation”. This allows magnesium to travel straight into the body’s tissues and cells at a high dose without losses through the gastrointestinal tract. It takes 26 seconds for what you apply to the skin to reach the bloodstream.
I currently spray 5-6 sprays on my belly at night after a shower. I also use this as a deodorant (just not the same day as shaving!) along with my crystal deodorant - I swap them around.
Note: when you are deficient in magesnium your body will itch slightly after the oil is sprayed onto your body. After a few applications or weeks/days, this will subside. Alternatively you can also use Epsom salts dissolved into your bath. I have an epsom salt bath once or twice a week at night.