HOW COMMON IS A MAGNESIUM DEFICIENCY?
Over 50% of the US population does not meet the recommended dietary intake for Magnesium. Unfortunately, this is just one part of the problem. Being under chronic stress will also cause you to use up your magnesium. Additionally, our soil is becoming more and more deficient, which lowers the magnesium content in the healthy food we do eat. There is a long list of medications that interfere with magnesium absorption and anyone with impaired absorption abilities such as those with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and celiac are also at risk.
SYMPTOMS OF A MAGNESIUM DEFICIENCY
Depression, Anxiety And Irritability
Muscle Cramping And Spasms
OTHER CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH LOW MAGNESIUM
High Blood Pressure
MAGNESIUM AND THE ATHLETE
Magnesium is utilized by almost every cell in the body and is one of the most important nutrients needed by athletes. Without it, the body cannot make ATP, which is where the athlete gets their strength, endurance, and power. Magnesium is also involved in other processes that affect how our muscles function, including electrolyte balance and the uptake of oxygen. A deficiency reduces metabolic efficiency and increases both oxygen consumption and heart rate. Magnesium is lost during exercise through increased energy metabolism and sweat, which may increase the athlete’s requirements by 10 20%. Inadequate magnesium can adversely affect muscle function and lead to muscle tension and cramping and make the athlete susceptible to pulled muscles and tears.
Benefits of Magnesium Supplementation:
Relieves Muscle Tension and stiffness
Reduces tiredness and fatigue
Aids in relaxation and sleep
Contributes to improved flexibility
Supports exercise and sports performance
Topical magnesium, also known as transdermal magnesium, is an easy, convenient and safe way to increase the amount of magnesium in the body, without the potential side effects oral magnesium can cause. Magnesium taken in pill form is poorly absorbed and can cause GI upset and diarrhea. When we put magnesium on our skin through sprays or gels, we bypass the stomach and liver, allowing the active ingredient to go straight into the muscle and then to the bloodstream, where it is quickly transported to cells throughout the body. Daily use of topical magnesium has also been shown to help with detoxification, by binding and eliminating toxic chemicals such as arsenic, mercury, cadmium, lead and aluminum from the body.
Applying Charley directly to the skin can bring targeted and effective pain relief and supply much needed Magnesium to the body without the risks that come with a pill. Rub or spray on to cramping or sore muscles and achy joints. Massage in for maximum benefit and absorption. May cause a slight tingling or itching sensation on initial use. After application, you may notice a slight salt-like mineral residue remaining when the solution dries. This is normal, especially in dry climates or heated indoor areas, and varies with skin type.
Do not use on broken, damaged or irritated skin.