Did you know that over 75% of us are deficient in one of the most important minerals for health and well-being—magnesium? In fact, researchers claim that one of the most widespread health issues today that is predicted to cause massive health problems is magnesium deficiency. [i]
Magnesium controls over 300 important biological processes in the body, and is highly critical for a speedy metabolism and a strong immune system.
Magnesium is so crucial to health that we store it in our muscles and tissues. However, because magnesium is a major mineral, we need to replenishing our magnesium stores daily to prevent deficiency.
Magnesium deficiency can cause
- Chronic fatigue and low energy
- Restless sleep and insomnia
- Calcification of the arteries
- Hormone disorders
- Pregnancy complications[ii]
Why is Magnesium Deficiency So Widespread Today?
Magnesium is one of those minerals that is rapidly being depleted from our soils. Indeed, if you compare the magnesium levels in spinach grown in 1950 compared to today, there is nearly a 30% decline.[iii]
Another reason many of us are deficient is because both caffeine and sugar deplete magnesium in the body—so with every latte, espresso, soda pop, and cappuccino we drink, ladies, we are sapping magnesium from our system—which will make you feel so fatigued you’ll only want more caffeine and sugar!
Another reason is because toxic compounds in water, such as fluoride and chlorine, attach to magnesium, leading to it being stored in areas of the body it shouldn’t be, like our fat tissue, or shuttled out of the body as toxic waste with the other toxins.[iv]
Yet another reason most of us are deficient in magnesium is because magnesium is hard to absorb through oral supplements.
In fact, researchers estimate we only absorb only 10 to 20% of the magnesium in our diet or in magnesium supplements, because more than half of the magnesium we take in is being excreted as waste.[v] Combine that with modern gut problems and lack of vitamin and mineral absorption today from leaky gut, IBS, inadequate stomach acids, and a diet full of genetically modified grains and we’re not only absorbing too little magnesium, but many other important vitamins and minerals as well.
The Solution? Topical Magnesium Soaks!
One of the best healthy ways to avoid magnesium deficiency is through absorbing it through your skin. Transdermal magnesium supplementation through mineral bath soaks is a complexly all natural way to absorb healthy, natural magnesium directly into the system, where it can be stored where it needs to be in the muscles and bone tissue.
Furthermore, mineral salt baths rich in magnesium help to detoxify the body, releasing toxins from the fat tissue – along with fat cells, so they can be burned off as energy or shuttled out into the urine as waste.
Salt mineral baths offer ways to get many minerals more effectively than oral supplementation and are a great way to relieve sore muscles from workouts and relax you for a restful, restorative night of sleep.
The Benefits of Magnesium Salt Baths
Absorbing magnesium through salt bath soaks is a way to immerse yourself in cell restorative highly soluble and absorbable magnesium that immediately enters the bloodstream and brings a multitude of health benefits.
Magnesium salt soaks have proven in studies to
- Improve skin hydration (which markedly improves collagen synthesis and plumps skin cells, helping you to look youthful all over).
- Speed wound healing
- Enhance skin barrier function and restore the Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF) in the skin barrier
- Decrease inflammation
- Promote relaxation and restful sleep[vi]
A magnesium bath soak will deliver about 500mg of magnesium. If you don’t have time for a real bath—or a tub, you can also make a healthy foot soak and absorb your magnesium that way.
Salt bath soaks like the Bashail not only help you meet your RDA magnesium, but hard to get potassium and 76 other minerals as well.
[i]G. Lundenburg, M.D. (2015). Magnesium deficiency: The emperor of all maladies?
[ii]Dr. Mercola. Magnesium: An invisible deficiency that could be harming your health.
[iii] Scientific American. Dirt poor: Have fruits and vegetables become less nutritious?
[iv] NIH. Magnesium deficiencies: Causes and clinical implications.
[vi] Carolyn Dean. The magnesium miracle. Random House.