Magnesium can be key to treat a range of health issues

Magnesium has been hailed as the ‘super supplement’ to give us the boost we need this winter, says experts on BBC Radio Two’s Breakfast Show with Chris Evans.

This morning, Dr. Michael Mosley discussed the increasing research that shows how magnesium can treat a range of health issues including; insomnia, depression, migraines, PMT, and constipation.

Dr. Mosley continued to discuss how it is incredibly easy to become deficient in the mineral (with low levels estimated to affect around 70 percent of us) and the importance of supplementing.  

But what is the best magnesium supplement to take? We know taking an oral supplement isn’t for everyone and can be restrictive for some individuals, especially those suffering from malabsorption issues, including IBS.

Transdermal magnesium (through the skin) is a more effective method. A cellular increase in this essential mineral is achieved much faster in this way than any other off-the-shelf supplement…and magnesium chloride has been shown to be better absorbed than any other.

A clinical trial by Cardiff University showed how well magnesium is absorbed through the skin. A further study by Watkins & Josling showed that BetterYou MagnesiumOil will elevate cellular magnesium levels up to five times faster than traditional tablets or capsules.

For fast-acting use, magnesium chloride is highly recommended as it has an impressive rate of absorption, making it the perfect form for BetterYou’s MagnesiumOil sprays, Flakes and Soaks. As it is absorbed through the skin, it bypasses the digestive system providing a fast and effective dose.

Magnesium is an essential mineral which plays a crucial role in more than 300 different enzymatic reactions each day, with research finding that magnesium can help achieve a restful night’s sleep and reduce the symptoms of restless legs, chronic pains, anxiety, and migraines.

Andrew Thomas, founder and managing director of BetterYou said:

We are delighted to hear that magnesium is finally being recognized as a ‘must-have mineral’, as we have been pioneering research in this area for over 10 years.

Our need for magnesium has never been so great, yet it’s also one of the most difficult vitamins to receive through diet or oral supplementation alone. The key is to use a transdermal supplement that allows fast and effective absorption into the body.

BetterYou’s transdermal magnesium range includes MagnesiumBody Butter & Lotion, MagnesiumGel, Sprays and Bath Flakes, which are available from Holland and Barratt, betteryou.com and all good health stores.

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