Magnesium is one of the six essential macro-minerals that comprise 99% of the body’s mineral content. Magnesium helps build bones, enables nerves to function, and is essential to the production of energy from food. Magnesium has been shown to have therapeutic value in treating conditions such as headaches, chronic pain, asthma, and sleep disorders. And in recent large scale study, magnesium has been linked to a reduced incidence of conditions such as heart disease, hypertension and diabetes.
Without the presence of magnesium in the body, energy could not be produced or used in the cells, muscles could not contract and relax, and key hormones could not be synthesized to help control vital bodily functions. It is not surprising, then, the role that magnesium has been shown to play in the prevention of common diseases and conditions. Recognition of low magnesium intake across all industrialized nations has led to an exponential growth of magnesium research. Magnesium’s potent activities as a healing agent are part of a diverse history in traditional medicine around the world, and have been studied actively by medical practitioners as early as the 1600’s.
Transdermal magnesium therapy is a new form of magnesium supplementation that is easy, convenient, and affordable. Transdermal, or “topical” magnesium is particularly helpful for those seeking a safe method of increasing magnesium intake beyond that possible with oral supplements. Transdermal magnesium is also an excellent choice for the many people who suffer from with low tolerance to oral magnesium, evidenced by diarrhea or other intestinal complaints.
Ancient Minerals® magnesium products contain concentrated levels of 100% naturally occurring magnesium chloride and other trace minerals drawn from the Ancient Zechstein Sea. The Ancient Minerals® Ultra line contains the addition of MSM, an organic sulfur compound from OptiMSM®. When applied topically, MSM enhances tissue permeability and may facilitate more efficient uptake of magnesium ions.
To get the most out of our magnesium products, apply liberally to clean skin. For Ancient Minerals magnesium oil and gel, it is normal to experience a tingling sensation during initial use. Some may experience slight itching or subtle redness.