Health and Wellness

What is magnesium, why do I need it and how could transdermal magnesium supplements help me?

By Clementine Beale | Published the 15th Dec 2017

What is Magnesium?

Magnesium is an essential mineral that is involved in numerous processes in the human body including energy production, biochemical/enzymatic reactions, control of cholesterol production and release into the bloodstream. As the second most abundant element inside human cells, magnesium (in its many forms, bonded with other atoms) serves literally hundreds of functions. This essential mineral cannot be made by the human body and is predominantly supplied through diet, being found in particularly high levels in green vegetables, legumes, peas, beans and nuts.

Magnesium Health Benefits

What is the role of Magnesium in the human body?

The role of magnesium in enzyme-driven biochemical reactions in the human body is primarily regulatory, helping enzymes to function properly in order to enable the function of over 300 chemical reactions. However, almost as important as the enzymes themselves are the substances known as ‘co-factors’ that regulate the functions of enzymes by controlling the ‘start or stop activity’ functions to control the rate of reactions within the body. Without enzyme co-factors, various reactions would be in danger of spiralling out of control, and even a slight imbalance can have chronic effects on the body’s health and performance. Magnesium is one of the most common, and most important, enzyme co-factors and is crucial for the creation of DNA and RNA, the breakdown of glucose and fat, the regulation of cholesterol production and the production of proteins, enzymes and antioxidants. It is also essential for energy production processes used throughout the body.

Why should I think about taking Magnesium Supplements?

Magnesium deficiency is becoming more and more common and can have serious impacts on health and well-being. In Australia, the recommended daily intakes are 400mg/day and 310mg/day respectively for men and women aged between 19-30 years and 420mg/day and 320mg/day for men and women respectively aged 31 and over. However, similar to the trend throughout the rest of the world, the average Australian intake of magnesium trails far behind the recommended daily intakes. Symptoms of magnesium deficiency include muscle cramps, tremors, nausea, anxiety, high blood pressure, dizziness, fatigue, confusion, poor memory and more. Magnesium supplements are increasingly becoming an important way to combat magnesium deficiency. There are many options for supplementing magnesium safely including oral supplements and transdermal magnesium oil. Transdermal magnesium therapy has additional benefits compared to oral supplementation as it is rapidly absorbed, fast-acting and well tolerated.

About Salt Lab’s Transdermal Magnesium Oil

Salt Lab's transdermal magnesium oil and transdermal magnesium spray offer a fast, safe and effective method of increasing your magnesium levels. Designed to be used at any time of the day, they are perfect for boosting your magnesium, whether you use it in replace of or in combination with oral supplements. With so many different options available including transdermal magnesium oil, transdermal magnesium spray or Salt Lab's unique Magnesium Bath Salts and 'deconstructed bath bombs' there's something for everyone.

The information on this website is not a substitute for medical advice and is for educational purposes only. Please consult your healthcare practitioner before undertaking any health changes. Before applying anything on your body, please do a patch test with it first