Magnesium is essential for the functioning of our nervous system, muscles, brain and is crucial in the metabolization of key vitamins, including Vitamin D. It is estimated that up to 80% of Americans do not have adequate magnesium levels.
Transdermal magnesium has been proven to be more effective than oral supplements such as tablets and capsules in delivering magnesium to the body. Unlike topical supplements which are designed to have an effect at the site of application, transdermal supplements penetrate the skin to be carried through the body. When applied directly to the skin, the magnesium enters the body quickly, bypassing the digestive system where many nutrients, including magnesium, are poorly absorbed.
Absorption into the body occurs by distribution around and through the cells that make up the skin. Some absorption takes place along hair follicles or through sweat ducts and hair follicles significantly contribute towards topical magnesium absorption by up to 40%.
Magnesium has many functions throughout the body (it’s vital for over 325 biochemical reactions in fact), but in MAGNESIUM EASE we focus on its benefits as a way to ease tension, aid sleep and relieve post-workout muscle soreness. Our formula contains pure and bioavailable magnesium chloride alongside lavender oil and arnica oil, to help relieve tension and inflammation.
Magnesium plays a fundamental role in muscle contraction, skeletal strength and energy production, helping to sustain the high oxygen consumption necessary for athletic performance. We believe it is also essential for post-workout support, helping to prevent DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness). Magnesium is crucial for proper muscle function as it works with other essential minerals in your body to keep the muscles loose and flexible. When you exercise or physically exert yourself, magnesium relaxes your muscles and controls their contractions. It helps lessen the build-up of lactic acid—which can cause muscular tension—and enables your muscles to get the oxygen they need.
Magnesium can also help reduce muscle tension and spasms, which can be painful and often occur as we fall asleep. Magnesium encourages the body to absorb calcium—another abundant mineral essential to good health—and prevent muscles and soft tissues from calcifying (hardening due to excess calcium). Inside the body, calcium and magnesium are in “competition”, binding with the same proteins within your muscles. A build-up of calcium causes muscles to over-contract, leading to spasms or twitches. Magnesium regulates those contractions and allows the muscles to relax.
Best used before bed, after exercise, or to help relieve tension that may accumulate from sitting at a desk all day, just three sprays of MAGNESIUM EASE delivers 45mg of magnesium.