Just like water and oxygen, magnesium is a vital element that is required by your body to function at its optimum. This mineral essentially benefits a multitude of functions including the promotion of a healthy immune system, the prevention of blood clots, the relaxation of muscles and to develop strong bones (healthaliciousness.com). Startlingly, if your body is not receiving a sufficient amount of magnesium, the deficiency is found to be linked to osteoporosis, diabetes, heart problems and anxiety disorders. Unfortunately, not everyone is aware of the importance of consuming enough magnesium on a daily basis, and how it assists in combatting several health problems.
According to the National Health and Medical Research Council, adults require between 300-400 mg of magnesium per day. There are multiple ways of receiving the required intake, and Australian company Elektra Magnesium have created a gorgeous range of magnesium products which can be easily used on a daily basis. They have been specifically created to be applied directly on the body and are immediately absorbed in order to increase blood circulation, relieve pain in muscle and joints and to help your body relax and recover.
The products include:
Magnesium Oil Spritz (250ml)
This spritz is used to spray on to the body and can assist in blood circulation and relieving pain in muscles and joints. Seven sprays contain up to 400 mg of magnesium which is the average recommended intake for adults, and it also contains aromatherapy essential oils such as mandarin, juniperberry and rosalina. Available to purchase at http://www.in-a-box.com.au/elektra-magnesium-oil-spritz-essential-oils-250ml- for $18.10.
Elektra Magnesium Moisturiser Cream (100g)
Contains a blend of natural plant butters and oils combined with magnesium to maintain supple and hydrated skin. Functioning as an anti-aging cream, it is perfect for massage and dry skin and contains ylang ylang, patchouli and rose geranium. Can be used as a moisturiser all over the face and body to restore hydration to the skin. One dessert spoon (13g) delivers approx. 300mg elemental magnesium.
Available to purchase at http://www.in-a-box.com.au/Elektra-Magnesium-Moisturiser-Cream-Herbal-100ml-essential-oils for $15.90
Note: You may experience a ‘tingling’ or burning sensation when you apply these products to your body as it is an indication that you have a magnesium deficiency. This is completely natural, as the more your body requires it, the more tingly you will feel on the areas you have applied the product.