Magnesium has incredible benefits for our body, our skin, and even our mind. It's an incredibly powerful natural ingredient, and there are so many different ways that you can work it into your daily routine.
Not sure where to start? We're here to help!
What is magnesium?
Magnesium is a mineral that exists naturally in many foods and supplements. Magnesium is an essential nutrient for healthy muscles, bones, nerves and blood sugar levels. It assists the enzymes in our body to carry out tasks like building proteins, improving the strength of our bones and ensuring our heart beats steadily.
What are the benefits of magnesium?
Beyond the essential role magnesium plays in the health of our bodily functions, magnesium also has some really important benefits for our muscles, our mind and our skin.
Magnesium has long been loved by athletes as it helps to physically move blood sugar into the muscles and dispose of lactate, which can cause fatigue if it builds up in the muscles during exercise. It helps to control muscle contractions, making it a really effective, natural pain reliever for sore, tight muscles.
One of our favourite magnesium benefits is its ability to actually calm the entire nervous system. This has a profound effect on anxiety, on sleep, and even just on the mind during moments of stress or pressure. For the skin, magnesium has been shown to help balance the skin's natural oil production when applied topically, as well as helping to strengthen the skin barrier and lessen the severity of skin conditions such as eczema and rosacea.
How to use magnesium
Given how essential magnesium is for our health, it's natural to want to add a bit more into our daily routine rather than relying solely on magnesium occurring in our diet. Fortunately, there are many ways to use magnesium- it's available in so many forms!
Magnesium supplements are a great option for the time poor as you can take a capsule or two (depending on the specific supplement) as part of your morning routine. For those who really want to soak in (pun intended) the soothing benefits of magnesium, we recommend magnesium flakes as these can be used just like bath salts. If you want to work magnesium into your skincare routine then try a magnesium cream or oil, or if you want a soothing dose of magnesium just before bedtime, opt for a magnesium spray that you can apply to your temples or spritz straight onto sore muscles.
Magnesium products we love
Elektra Magnesium Mineral Salt Flakes
A long term favourite amongst the Nourished Life team, the Elektra Magnesium Mineral Salt Flakes really are nothing but pure magnesium flakes! These flakes are beautiful when added to a warm bath, but they're also food grade which means you can add a pinch to your water to sip on throughout the day.
Epzen Soothe Feet Magnesium Soak
If it's specifically the muscles in your feet that could do with some pain relief, we recommend the Epzen Soothe Feet Magnesium Soak. Designed to be added to a foot bath and soaked in for around 20 minutes, this soak combines magnesium with 100% natural peppermint, eucalyptus and tea tree essential oils to cool, calm and refresh sore and overworked feet.
The Base Collective Magnesium Oil Spray
If you want to deliver your magnesium straight to the source, we recommend The Base Collective Magnesium Oil Spray. This oil comes in an easy-to-use spray bottle, so you can spritz it right onto any sore or tight muscles and massage it in for instant relief.
The Base Collective Beauty Sleep Spray
Another favourite from The Base Collective is their Beauty Sleep Spray, which combines the nervous-system-soothing properties of magnesium with lavender and chamomile to ease the mind and lull you into a deep state of rest.
Amazing Oils Baby Calm Gel Roll
Similarly soothing is the Amazing Oils Baby Calm Gel Roll On, which contains organically sourced Australian magnesium in a formula suitable for children aged 3 months up to 5 years. This roll on gel can be applied to little legs and feet before bed, or throughout the day to deliver some calm.
Ethical Nutrients Mega Magnesium
Don't quite have the time for a full on magnesium ritual? We recommend the Ethical Nutrients Mega Magnesium tablets which can be taken up to three times per day to ease the mind in times of stress and pressure.
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