The Miracle Mineral for Pain Relief
Muscle tension, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis, joint pain, and menstrual cramps are just some of a laundry list of aches and pains that magnesium can help soothe and rejuvenate. Topical magnesium can help you get a better night’s sleep and give you the chance to start to feel like yourself again. Not only is it a miracle healer, but magnesium is also much cheaper than traditional muscle relaxants and costs less for your wallet, and your body. Using magnesium instead of a muscle relaxant can help you avoid side effects such as fatigue, decreased blood pressure, or even extreme cases of liver damage. Taken in from foods like almonds, spinach, and avocados, magnesium activates your nerves while awakening your muscles, and regulates your blood pressure and blood sugar. It’s essential for your wellness and often the missing link in one’s journey to pain relief. Magnesium is a driving factor in many enzymatic reactions in the body; almost half of the enzymes that help your body maintain homeostasis require magnesium.
According to the Human Magnesome, the body has approximately 9000 enzymes, and magnesium is a required cofactor in 42% of them; many of which produce Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) - the compound cells use to power their functions. These enzymes are essential for bone mineralization, muscular relaxation, and neurotransmission, according to the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. Using magnesium for pain management isn’t a new concept, but in recent years has been researched in different areas of the body to test its reliability and results. Study after study shows how magnesium can be used to alleviate headaches and acute migraines, muscle tension, post-operative pain, and more. In a study specific to magnesium treatment on postoperative patients, magnesium was found to reduce the need for intraoperative anesthetics and muscle relaxants, overall reducing the amount of morphine needed for the patient to recover. Each study provides a stronger foothold as the scientific community explores the power of magnesium.
Competition Between Magnesium and Calcium
As a natural healer, magnesium takes action against NMDA receptors, the body’s “ pain-carrying neurotransmitter.” While suppressing NMDA receptors, magnesium regulates calcium’s accessibility into the body’s cells and can do so without additional toxicity. So what does this have to do with calcium? Calcium plays a large role in the body’s central sensitization and has a close relationship with magnesium metabolism. In your muscles, calcium changes the shape of proteins, like troponin C and myosin, after binding, to facilitate muscle contraction. Simultaneously, magnesium binds with the same proteins to cause your muscles to relax. If you’re one of the 68% of Americans who have a magnesium deficiency, your muscles may contract often without having the magnesium to compete with calcium. Magnesium deficiencies have grown exponentially as the American food industry has progressed, incorporating more and more processed foods into your everyday diet. Some signs of magnesium deficiency include poor cognitive processing, migraines, IBS, fatigue, insomnia, muscle spasms, and cramping, numbness and tingling, and more. Combined with everyday stressors, magnesium deficiencies can become detrimental to your wellbeing.
Using Magnesium Topically for Pain Relief
Using magnesium topically could not only help you relieve muscle tension and cramps but also help you avoid the side effects one could experience from taking magnesium supplementally. VICE published a deep dive into the science of taking magnesium for things like depression, migraines, and sleeping disorders - many of which could be linked to magnesium deficiencies. Prescription medications, like birth control or hormone replacement drugs, risk interacting with magnesium supplements8. Not only that but taking too high of a magnesium-dose orally can cause abdominal cramps, diarrhea, and nausea. Giving your body magnesium topically can help you avoid these side effects all together while still delivering real results and helping you feel like a better, healthier you. Applying a cream or butter packed with magnesium delivers the relief directly through your skin tissue, bypassing your stomach and intestines and ultimately softening the laxative effect you could experience taking it orally.
Transdermal Magnesium and Massage
Massaging a magnesium-based topical cream into a charley horse that can’t seem to calm down or a rotator cuff that’s contracted after playing football heavily for years can give you the pain relief you need, without the prescriptions. Provide more detail here that would be specifically pertinent to massage therapists, chiropractors, acupuncture practitioners.
Magnesium Chloride versus Magnesium Sulfate
Magnesium creams, balms, gels, and salves using magnesium chloride are a better-suited option for topical application than magnesium sulfate (Epsom salt). Using Magnesium chloride in your skincare routine can help your pain relief last longer and be more effective. Magnesium chloride is easily absorbed and utilized into the body through topical application and takes longer to filter through your kidneys than Magnesium sulfate.
Magnesium is a mineral that our bodies crave and need for ultimate enzyme performance which powers bone mineralization, muscle relaxation, and neurotransmission. While taking magnesium orally can come with adverse side effects, applying topical magnesium chloride creams has been shown to dramatically relieve muscle tension and cramps. Massage therapists and other medical and/or paramedical professionals whose patients are searching for healing, relief, and shorter recovery times, will find the answer without a prescription by utilizing topical creams with magnesium chloride.
Try our topical Vital Vortex Pain Relief Cream or our Supernova Extra Strong Pain Relief Balm. When creating our creams and balms, MOONMAG uses ancient magnesium, taking magnesium chloride from seawater. Harvesting magnesium this way ensures a fully saturated mineral that is free from mercury and other metals.
MOONMAG instant relief magnesium creams and balms are artfully crafted to increase your body’s magnesium levels, while also stimulating DHEA production, the hormone that peaks in your teenage years. MOONMAG customers are in love with our relief creams and not just because of the quality, but because it changes their lives.