When in need of vitamin or mineral supplements, many people automatically turn to oral supplements such as tablets or capsules. However, a growing body of research suggests that transdermal supplements (topical supplements that are applied directly onto the skin, such as oils or sprays) may have additional benefits. This is particularly the case for Transdermal Magnesium therapy. But what is it about transdermal magnesium therapy that is so beneficial?
The application of magnesium chloride (the form of magnesium used in supplementation) as a topical therapy such as transdermal magnesium oil or transdermal magnesium spray, induces a rapid rate of absorption that exceeds that seen in oral supplementation. Certain digestive issues may prevent the absorption of magnesium ingested through diet or through oral magnesium supplements, however a topical application of magnesium effectively bypasses these issues as the magnesium is absorbed rapidly through the skin, avoiding the digestive system entirely. Transdermal magnesium therapy works so fast (with some reports indicating that it is absorbed in just 90 seconds!) that the only quicker method is intravenous injection (directly into the blood). Heat also increases the rate of which transdermal magnesium is absorbed, so it can be useful to apply a hot towel to the area after magnesium application, for instance if you have a particularly tense or painful area, or alternatively soak in a warm bath with some of Salt Labs Magnesium Bath Salts.
Some people find that they do not tolerate oral ingestion of magnesium supplements very well. Magnesium does have laxative properties, and although the majority of these issues can be dealt with by adjusting the dosage, some people find that loose stools are an issue when taking oral forms of magnesium supplements. Other gastrointestinal problems can also present with larger doses of magnesium taken orally. Transdermal magnesium therapy effectively bypasses the digestive system, meaning that these issues can be avoided. Instead, the magnesium chloride (the chemical name of magnesium salt) is rapidly absorbed directly through the skin and into the bloodstream, and is much better tolerated.
Salt Lab's transdermal magnesium oil and transdermal magnesium spray are designed to be used at any time of the day. Although magnesium is often used to promote relaxation and mediate a good night’s sleep, it is also useful to have on hand throughout the day. You can use it before a stressful day to relax you, after a workout to relieve muscle tension and replace the magnesium that is lost through sweat, and at any point during the day when you feel tension.
Transdermal magnesium therapy is a fast, safe and effective way of increasing your magnesium levels. It is the perfect method of 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.