A hundred years ago — before we depleted our soil with greedy agricultural practices — the average person received at least 500 mg of magnesium a day, according to the US Department of Agriculture. But now, unless you have some form of magnesium supplementation even on a pure organic diet, you’re getting only about 150 mg at best. If you’re eating a standard Westernized diet, you may be lucky to only get 50 mg per day of magnesium. And athletes and exercise enthusiasts may need between 600 and more than 900 mg per day!
Over 75% of people are magnesium deficient, but oral magnesium from magnesium pills, capsules and tablets can present difficulties with absorption, and magnesium supplements can even upset many people’s guts. Because all magnesium taken orally is potentially laxative, the ability to absorb magnesium through the GI tract is limited by shortened transit time and the very speedy time that it takes for magnesium to pass through your gut.
However, Topical Magnesium Lotion overcomes these issues and offers an enormous range of joint and muscle healing properties for athletes and the general population. You can listen to a comprehensive interview about transdermal magnesium therapy with Ben Greenfield and world renowned magnesium expert Dr. Mark Sircus by clicking here.
Topical Magnesium Lotion, the gentlest form of topical magnesium, is:
-Formulated for the most sensitive of individuals
-Delivered through the skin, easily assimilated, and well-tolerated
-Directly available to muscular systems that require magnesium to function
Ancient Minerals Magnesium Lotion – the form of Topical Magnesium Lotion that we highly recommend – is a smooth, quickly absorbed emulsion of magnesium chloride in a skin-nourishing base of certified organic oils. Ancient Minerals is fragrance free and does not contain any formaldehyde releasing preservatives. Just apply it to the skin like you would suntan lotion, and it goes right through your skin and is absorbed by your magnesium-needy muscles! This delivers magnesium directly to your cells, while encouraging healthy skin tissue, enhancing muscle recovery and performance, and protecting the most sensitive of skin.