Magnesium is one of the most important minerals in the body, taking part in over 350 body reactions. Without magnesium a cell wouldn’t be able to produce energy, the body wouldn’t be able to make hormones we need to function. Magnesium is one of the most important minerals in metabolising sugars.
Magnesium deficiency leads to stiffness in the muscles and joints, build-up of cholesterol plaques in the blood vessels, anxiety, lethargy, depression, poor sleep, water retention, weight gain. If you want to start your weight loss program, make sure that you take ample amounts of magnesium, because without sufficient magnesium levels your body will not be able to produce enough energy to start shedding the pounds.
Best Ways to Supplement Magnesium
Oral supplementation (in capsules, or tablets) is probably what most of us would think about first. However, not all of us can absorb oral magnesium efficiently. Much magnesium we take orally passes through the body without a chance of ever getting to the cells where it is needed most since it is a natural laxative.
This makes transdermal (via the skin) magnesium supplementation a more suitable and attractive option for most people. Transdermally, magnesium gets into the cells – where it is most needed – much more quickly than it does when taken by mouth.
The most popular ways to supplement magnesium through the skin is a bath, a spray, or massage. Body spray and massage are most economical ways to do it. Just spray or massage the body with magnesium oil once a day after a bath or a shower. Leave it on for 1 hour, or even overnight if you can, and you should feel the relaxing and tension relieving effects of magnesium very soon.
Transdermally, magnesium can also be added to a bath, foot bath, or used in a compress. For a bath, I suggest using magnesium flakes as the more economical way to achieve the best concentration. Use about 500g -1kg of magnesium chloride flake in a bath, and 250g – 500g in a foot bath. Such procedures are most beneficial before bedtime since deep relaxation resulting from and the increase of magnesium in the body will certainly promote sleep. To use it in a compress, mix magnesium oil with hot water (1: 4 ratio), soak a cloth, apply on the area which is causing problems, cover it with a plastic sheet, and leave on for 2-3 hours, or overnight.
The Wrap – Lose Weight Using Magnesium Oil
Far Infrared Magnesium Wrap is an amazingly relaxing and therapeutic treatment aimed at those who are desperately deficient in magnesium and need quick supplementation. The symptoms of magnesium deficiency are general fatigue, slow metabolism, raised levels of blood sugar, cramps, mood swings, anxiety, muscle stiffness, cramps, low energy levels.
The treatment uses far-infrared heat to open up pores and boost circulation not only in the skin but in deeper body structures. With the pores open and blood flow increased, magnesium stands a better chance to be absorbed quickly and in large quantities.
The treatment is preceded by massage to stimulate circulation and soften up the tissues. The infrared heat helps to open up the cell membranes, which contributes towards magnesium absorption. It promotes detoxification on a cellular level, helps to relieve aches, pains, muscle spasms, arthritis, sleep problems, fatigue, boost immunity, promotes relaxation, helps to relieve water retention and is a really great start to a weight loss program. People generally lose a lot of water during the treatment which has an added physical effect of feeling lighter afterwards.
Unlike many other weight loss activities, transdermal magnesium supplementation does not require you to starve yourself or go for hours on the treadmill, even though if you are serious about weight loss, making gradual changes in your physical activity levels and nutritional habits would help speed it up.
Anyone can learn to do the wrap – therapists and members of the public. It can be done at home. If you want to learn how to do it, see more information here.