Posted on May 05, 2017, 6 a.m.
Research reveals that magnesium creams could be used as an alternative to pills to combat major health problems, including high blood pressure.
A study conducted by academicians at the University of Hertfordshire indicates that magnesium cream might be a viable alternative to tablets to fend off serious health problems tied to deficiency. An example of such a health problem is high blood pressure. The study's results were recently made public in PLOS One. Magnesium absorbed by way of the skin drastically boosts the blood's magnesium levels. Those who operate in the transdermal magnesium field (meaning application by way of the skin) welcome the study's determinations with open arms.
A Brief Look at the Importance of Magnesium
Magnesium is a natural relaxant that spurs more than 300 biochemical reactions in the human body. A deficiency of magnesium is tied to an array of health problems such as excessive fatigue, depression, nervousness and migraine headaches.
Why the Findings are Important
The study's findings have excited the medical community as well as patients across the world. The findings prove that magnesium supplements applied in a topical manner are the quickest means of getting this uber-important mineral into the blood. The typical contemporary diet is severely lacking in vitamins and minerals. In particular, magnesium levels are decreasing due to over-consumption of sugar-laden foods, unhealthy fats and processed foods. There is no question that the general population would benefit from more magnesium.
It is also worth noting that a government-financed report found that alterations in food processing and farming methods have caused more than a 21 percent reduction in magnesium since 1940. This is precisely why magnesium supplementation is advised for the average person. A growing number of individuals suffer from insufficient magnesium levels and desperately need this vitally important mineral to be replaced as soon as possible.
Magnesium Cream as Opposed to Magnesium Pills
Readers are likely wondering why magnesium cream is superior to magnesium capsules. It is not necessarily a matter of superiority. The issue is that certain individuals can't swallow capsules. Many dread the ingestion process. The bottom line is using magnesium cream in a topical manner is a much easier application method. The transdermal magnesium cream provides ample supplementation without forcing even the slightest bit of discomfort. Fast-acting magnesium chloride provides especially deep absorption.
Absorption Studies: Magnesium Cream Versus Magnesium Pills
Academicians at Cardiff University and medical researchers at Watkins & Josling conducted a clinical trial to determine the extent to which magnesium is absorbed through the skin. It was determined that magnesium cream (BetterYou's Magnesium Oil product in particular) boosts cellular magnesium levels upwards of five times faster than conventional magnesium capsules or tablets.
BetterYou is currently working in tandem with Northwick Park Hospital on the first-ever absorption trial to determine if spraying magnesium on the skin can remedy low serum magnesium levels in individuals who have small bowel stoma.
Effect of transdermal magnesium cream on serum and urinary magnesium levels in humans: A pilot study, Published: April 12, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0174817