It’s the 4th most abundant mineral in the body, and the first one to get depleted when your body is stressed. Magnesium deficiency symptoms can include:
► Anxiety & depression
► Weakened memory/thinking, brain fog and fatigue
► Difficulty falling or staying in a deep sleep
► Headaches, migraines & neck tension
► Muscle pain, muscle cramps, tendonitis
Magnesium is required for over 300 enzymatic reactions, phase II liver detox, proper fat breakdown, and DNA repair in the midst of environmental pollutants. It’s a mineral that has been crucial to my own healing, which is why I created a 2-part complete anti-stress kit.
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It’s the 4th most abundant mineral in the body, and the first one to get depleted when your body is stressed. As soon as the body or mind becomes overtaxed, your circulatory system steals this calming mineral from back-up stores: your muscles and tissues. And because stress is so rampant in our on-the-go lifestyle, magnesium deficiency has become an absolute epidemic. In fact, a 2006 report from the World Health Organization estimated that 75% of adults consume a diet that is deficient in magnesium.
Several books have been published the last 10 years urging us to pay attention to this important topic, with my favorite being “The Magnesium Miracle” by Carolyn Dean MD. Dr. Dean had this to say regarding why so many doctors miss the warning signs:
“A serum test for magnesium is actually worse than ineffective, because a test result that is within normal limits lends a false sense of security about the status of the mineral in the body. It also explains why doctors don’t recognize magnesium deficiency; they assume serum magnesium levels are an accurate measure of all the magnesium in the body.” – Dr. Carolyn Dean
In other words, low magnesium levels are often missed due to the way labs test for it: with blood tests.
Blood tests do not yield accurate information about your magnesium stores, because the body controls the levels of blood magnesium very tightly. Dr. Dean says that if your blood magnesium drops even just a bit, you could have a heart attack. In order to prevent this, the body will rob all of the cells, tissues and the bones of magnesium to keep the blood constant. If you do a blood test, the cells could be completely empty, and you’ll still have normal levels come up on paper.
What’s worse is that magnesium is not stored in your blood in the first place. 99% of the magnesium in the body is already in the cells that get robbed, while only a mere 1% is circulating through your vessels to protect your heart.
Magnesium plays a role in the following list of symptoms:
As you can see, this is a very long list. That’s because magnesium is responsible for over 300 enzymatic processes in the body and brain. Without magnesium we could not produce energy, our muscles would be in a permanent state of contraction, and we could not adjust the levels of cholesterol produced and released into the blood stream. Magnesium is also one of the most common co-factors in the body. Its presence is crucial to:
Studies have shown that even DNA synthesis is slowed by insufficient magnesium. Magnesium not only stabilizes DNA structures, it also functions as a cofactor in the repair of DNA damage by environmental mutagens.
On top of all this, in addition to being a mineral, magnesium is also an electrolyte. Sports drinks (packed with sugar) contain electrolytes such as magnesium, potassium, and sodium because these important nutrients are sweat out during exercise. Electrolyte deficiency, including magnesium, is what leads to the common problems athletes face such as muscle cramping.
Here’s what comes in your complete stress relief kit:
It takes 26 seconds for what you apply to the skin to reach the bloodstream. This may not be the best news for cosmetic products with funky additives, but it’s excellent news for the future of magnesium supplementation. Transdermal, or “topical” magnesium is particularly helpful for those seeking a safe method of increasing magnesium intake beyond that possible with conventional delivery methods.
Benefits reported by those who use transdermal applications relate specifically to its direct absorption into the muscles and cells:
Our spray uses a super-concentrated form of magnesium chloride derived from the Zechstein seabed, a form of magnesium known for its superior solubility. Dr. Normal Shealy has found that transdermal therapy creates complete “tissue saturation”, which allows magnesium to travel to the body’s tissues and cells at a high dose without losses through the gastrointestinal tract. This method is especially beneficial for those with impaired digestion.
8 sprays contain approximately 100mg elemental magnesium.
What sets our spray apart is the addition of carefully selected certified organic flower extracts that work synergistically boost the calming and healing effects of magnesium therapy.
a. Lavender – Research has revealed that the essential oil of lavender may be useful for treating anxiety, insomnia, depression, and restlessness. Some studies even suggest that lavender can help digestive issues such as vomiting, nausea, intestinal gas, upset stomach, and abdominal swelling.
b. German Chamomile – German chamomile has carminative, antispasmodic, mild sedative, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic properties.
2. Calm the Mind
Calm The Mind is a fruity, fizzy drink that makes a delicious hot cup of tea, or helps to flavor your daily water intake (making those 64 ounces more fun to get down!) While pill forms of magnesium can be hard to absorb, this powder fully dissolves and makes direct contact with the digestive tract. This allows your mind to relax as soon a it hits your lips!
Directions: Place a serving size of powder in a glass. Add 3 ounces of hot water. Let it fizz, then stir until dissolved. Fill the rest of your glass with warm water to make a full cup of tea, and enjoy! You can also add a serving size to a bottle of water and drink throughout the day.
Serving Size: Individual needs may vary. One full serving size is 2 teaspoons, delivering a whopping 350mg magnesium. Start with 1/2 teaspoon and work your way up. We formulated the organic flavoring to be subtle enough that even the full serving size won’t overpower your cup and imparts only a slight, pleasant fruity taste that isn’t artificially sweet.
*Please note that although our passionfruit magnesium tea has a full 8 ounces of product by weight, the powder itself will not come up to the brim of the container. Due to the nature of manufacturing this formula, we had to use a larger container (16oz) to leave ample room for the powder to settle.Affiliate Disclosure