All About Magnesium
Magnesium is the second most abundant mineral inside our cells and the second most common deficiency, next to Vitamin D. Magnesium deficiency is one of the leading nutrient deficiencies in adults, with an estimated 80 percent being deficient in this vital mineral.
Magnesium is crucial for general wellbeing and is required for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body, including calcium absorption and normalised muscle function, improving bone and skin health, aiding muscle recovery and promoting relaxation and restful sleep. Every organ needs it – particularly kidneys, muscles and the heart.
Signs of magnesium deficiency in the body may include:
- Poor sleep patterns
- Night-time cramping (restless legs)
- Joint discomfort and stiffness
- Increased menstrual discomfort
- Cardiovascular problems
- Poor concentration
- Headaches and migraines
- Respiratory issues (including asthma)
- Poor skin conditions (including psoriasis and eczema)
- Low energy levels (particularly mid-morning and afternoon)
- Stress and anxiety
- Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
- Loss of appetite
Like many adults I know I have a magnesium deficiency – so it’s a good idea to consider taking magnesium supplements regularly.
“Transdermal is the ultimate way to replenish magnesium levels. Every cell in the body bathes and feeds in it.”
– Dr Norman Shealy, Professor Emeritus, Greenwich University.
BetterYou™ is a pioneering natural health company, based in the UK specialising in the supplementation of the growing number of key nutrients lost through our dramatically changing diet and lifestyle. They are experts in transdermal magnesium and oral Vitamin sprays.
They strive to use only the finest food sources and 100% natural ingredients believing that these are better absorbed and more importantly, better utilised by our bodies than more commonly isolated or synthetic ingredients.
The BetterYou™ transdermal magnesium range is an award winning and pioneering way to replenish magnesium levels.
Transdermal magnesium products are applied directly to the skin. They are perfectly designed for topical application and are available in a number of different forms.
Trials have proven that transdermal (through the skin) magnesium therapy can increase magnesium levels up to 5 times faster than traditional tablets or capsules.
BetterYou™ Magnesium Flakes 250g (£3.95)
BetterYou™ Magnesium Flakes are ideal for replenishing the body with this essential mineral, promoting overall wellbeing, aiding skin health and relaxing muscles, effectively relieving tension and cramping.
The transdermal magnesium process allows full tissue absorption by exposing the skin to a concentrated solution of magnesium chloride.
The sensitive delivery method and purity of BetterYou™ Magnesium Flakes means that they can be used by everyone. This method of magnesium supplementation is suitable during pregnancy and nursing, for children and for those following diabetic, coeliac, vegan and vegetarian diets.
- Pure Zechstein Inside® Magnesium Chloride Flakes
- Aid to skin and bone health
- Helps relieve muscle tension and cramping
- Cleansing, purifying and renewing
- Suitable for all ages and during pregnancy
Add 150g magnesium chloride flakes (roughly 1 cup) to approx. 5 litres of water, enough to cover your feet. Sit and relax for 20 minutes.
Add 250g magnesium chloride flakes (roughly 2 cups) per bath. Lie back and relax for 20 minutes. Increase dosage for more intensive treatment or after extensive periods of exercise.
It is recommended to take a magnesium bath 2 to 3 times a week. Your skin will feel pleasant, smooth and supple.
Application in the case of skin disorders
Regular baths in Zechstein Inside® magnesium flakes has a very favourable effect on many skin disorders, and psoriasis in particular.
I love magnesium flakes and I’ve been using them regularly. As I’ve gotten older I find I now suffer from aches and pains especially in my legs. Using magnesium flakes has made a huge difference for me.
If I’m really busy I like to have a foot soak, otherwise I enjoy having a bath. This 250g pack is enough for one bath and the flakes dissolve quickly in the water.
It is very effective and has a calming effect on my entire body, it helps to relax my muscles and get rid of excess tension. It is deeply relaxing and helps me get a good night’s sleep. The added bonus is my skin is left super soft.
My kids also enjoy having a bath with the flakes, they constantly ask “mummy can I have a relaxing bath?”
Magnesium flakes are available in 4 sizes (150g, 250g, 1kg and 5kg).
BetterYou™ 15ml Magnesium Oil Original Travel size spray (£2.95)
BetterYouTM MagnesiumOil Original Spray is our strongest and purest MagnesiumOil and provides the ultimate way to replenish magnesium levels. Scientifically proven to raise magnesium levels faster than traditional tablets and capsules.
BetterYou MagnesiumOil 15ml sprays provide the same great formulation and application as the 100ml bottles but in a handy travel-size bottle.
- High concentration magnesium spray
- Supports natural muscle recovery
- Relieves stiffness and cramping
- Improves bone and skin health and aids calcium absorption
- Endorsed by the Informed Sport initiative
The unique purity of BetterYouTM MagnesiumOil Original means that it can be used by everyone. This spray is suitable during pregnancy and nursing, for children and for those following diabetic, coeliac, vegan and vegetarian diets.
Applied directly onto the skin BetterYouTM MagnesiumOil Original spray is absorbed in to the highly porous epidermis and through to the blood vessels and muscles beneath, completely bypassing the digestive system where many nutrients are not absorbed.
My hubby, kids and I use the 100ml Original Magnesium oil. They also have (Goodnight, Recovery, Sensitive and Joint sprays).
This 15ml size is handy for travel and to use on the go.
I like to spray on damp skin straight after a bath or shower. When I first starting using the spray I felt a tingling sensation on my skin. As they indicated this is quite natural and may indicate low magnesium levels and is the result of the high speed absorption of magnesium through the pores. It did pass with regular use as my magnesium levels improved.
I like to use it just before bedtime and it does helps me relax and sleep well. I also love the Goodnight spray which combines essential magnesium with Chamomile, Bergamot and Clary Sage.
BetterYou™ Magnesium Body Butter 180ml (£9.95)
A deeply rich, intensively moisturising body butter containing a perfect balance of skin kind ingredients. The formulation contains a nourishing blend of BetterYou™ MagnesiumOil with shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil and vitamin E to create a unique skin experience.
- Contains 15% BetterYou MagnesiumOil
- Dermatologically tested
- Ideal for use on sensitive skin
- Leaves skin feeling beautifully supple
- Highly moisturising
- Suitable for use during pregnancy
Scientifically proven to improve skin health – A powerful and essential mineral, magnesium is key in helping repair and replenish skin cells as well as improving general elasticity and leaving the skin glowing.
BetterYouTM Magnesium Body Butter is absorbed in to the highly porous epidermis and through to the blood vessels and muscles beneath.
Use daily to help improve skin elasticity and promote overall skin health whilst leaving your body indulgently moisturised.
5ml of body butter delivers a minimum of 75mg (21.5% RDA) of optimally absorbable elemental magnesium.
This body butter is a new one for me. The consistency is fairly thick and creamy which is great for my dry skin. I find it absorbs quicker when I apply on damp skin as it helps lock in moisture and leaves my skin soft and moisturised.
It tingles slightly, though not as much as when I use the magnesium spray. The scent is lovely so overall I’m pleased with this product.
Have you ever tried any BetterYou Magnesium products? Please feel free to share your thoughts.