Nowadays many people suffer from magnesium deficiency, even 75% of the American population. This should not be taken lightly as this mineral is of vital importance for our body. In fact, magnesium is accountable for over 300 biochemical processes within our body.
According to the National Institutes of Health magnesium promotes a healthy immune system, maintains normal muscle and nerve function, and keeps bones strong and heart rhythm steady. Furthermore, it regulates blood sugar levels, manages blood pressure, and takes a crucial role in protein synthesis and energy metabolism.
On the other hand, magnesium deficiency can lead to diabetes, migraines, hypertension, insomnia, and depression.
The reason for the current magnesium deficiency is the declining soil quality as the magnesium in the soil directly affects the magnesium found in food. This is a result of the modern industrial farming methods which have depleted the U.S. soil of magnesium and for that reason the RDI of magnesium cannot be achieved by simple intake of foods supposedly rich in magnesium.
Furthermore, the way of your lifestyle affects the magnesium levels in your body, for instance, excess sugar intake, alcohol, caffeine, and sleep shortage negatively influence your magnesium levels.
Therefore, leading a healthy lifestyle is of great essence of getting this mineral in your body.
The body gives you signs when it lacks magnesium and here below are the following ones:
- High blood pressure
- Anxiety or Depression
- Diabetes or unbalanced blood sugar
- Muscle Cramps
- Muscle Pain or Fibromyalgia
- Osteoporosis or weak bones
You can enhance your energy, improve your sleeping patterns and protect your body from heart-related issues by using homemade magnesium oil. This DIY magnesium oil is the easiest way to boost your magnesium levels and as well as the cheapest.
Magnesium Oil Recipe
- Half a cup of Magnesium Chloride Flakes
- Half a cup of distilled water
- A glass of bowl or glass measuring cup
- A glass of spray bottle
Place the Magnesium Chloride Flakes in a glass bowl and pour the hot boiling water over them. Stir everything well till the flakes dissolve. Then, leave it to cool off and then transfer the oil into a spray bottle.
For optimal results, spray the oil onto your stomach, arms and legs, by doing so you will effectively absorb the magnesium. Use magnesium oil daily and leave it to work for 20 minutes, and after that wash it off.
Note that you may experience a burning sensation, but this is a normal reaction, but if you cannot stand it dilute the oil with water.