Magnesium is needed by more than three hundred enzymes in the body. Topical magnesium helps raise DHEA levels, which ultimately helps to keep you lean and your mojo going. If you’re deficient in magnesium, you may be impairing your ability to synthesize DHEA in the body. Either way, both are depleted by stress, yet both help manage stress. Magnesium deficiency is common in patients with diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome, heart arrhythmias, mitral valve prolapse, heart attacks, and asthma.
To optimize your magnesium levels on a daily basis, here’s what you need to do each evening:
- Take a magnesium mixture at bedtime: combine glycinate, orotate, taurate, and fumarate for a total of 400 mg magnesium. Don’t worry; this will not cause diarrhea. Instead, it will be absorbed by the muscles, gut, and brain.
- Soak in a warm bath sprinkled with 2 to 4 cups/500 to 1,000 mg Epsom salts. Soak for at least 15 minutes to let the magnesium absorb into your skin.
- Rub two pumps of topical magnesium cream behind each knee, where it is quickly absorbed. You can rub it into the soles of your feet, too. Topical magnesium is a great way to administer magnesium to kids, who are often deficient in magnesium due to high stress and high-sugar diets.
Magnesium should be used for people with high blood pressure, diabetes, constipation, ADD (magnesium calms the nervous system), insomnia, restless leg syndrome and leg cramps, and menstrual cramps (magnesium is a muscle relaxer). It can even be used as an occasional hangover remedy (since excess alcohol consumption leads to magne- sium deficiency)!
It is safe for both adults and children (start with topical use or an Epsom salts bath for children). Using it both topically and orally ensures optimal absorption without any digestive side effects.
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