Reports by the World Health Organization have estimated that three quarters of Americans do not meet the Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) of magnesium.1 Yet many continue to be unaware of the role magnesium and hypomagnesemia play in optimal health.
Chronic disease is on the rise in industrialized nations, and dietary magnesium levels are at an all time low. Making a connection rooted in previous decades of study, scientists have begun to explore magnesium as a possible “missing link” behind several of today’s most troubling illnesses. A study by scientists at the Centers for Disease Control, published in the Journal of Nutrition, explains:
Despite the role of magnesium in maintaining health, much of the U.S. population has historically not consumed adequate amounts of magnesium… Magnesium is an essential element that is crucial to hundreds of physiologic processes in humans. Not surprisingly, inadequate intake of magnesium has been linked to various adverse health outcomes, including the development of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and headaches. Furthermore, magnesium is important in bone growth and may play a role in athletic performance.”2
Magnesium’s potent healing activities are a part of a diverse history of traditional medicine around the world, and today’s leading nutrition experts consider magnesium supplementation essential. Magnesium’s crucial role in over 300 fundamental biochemical reactions leads to a profound ability to influence nearly all of the body’s systems, an impact that is only now beginning to be fully understood.
There are several types of oral magnesium available for those who choose to protect or prolong their health with a magnesium supplement. Yet oral magnesium is not tolerated well by certain individuals, and some forms have been shown to have as low as a 4% absorption rate. Magnesium bath flakes by Ancient Minerals bypass the irritation and side effects associated with oral magnesium and are instead absorbed through the body’s largest organ: the skin.
Magnesium Chloride Bath Salts (flakes), a form of transdermal magnesium, are unique in that they are:
- Easy and convenient
- Directly available to muscular systems that require magnesium to function
- Delivered through the skin, and therefore easily assimilated and well-tolerated
- Daniel Reid, bestselling author and a leading expert on eastern philosophy and medicine, recommends transdermal magnesium as a superior form of magnesium supplementation, citing Ancient Minerals as his topical magnesium of choice for his patients:
- Of all the sources we’ve tried, Ancient Minerals is the one that delivers the fastest, most potent therapeutic benefits. It contains essential elements that no longer exist in ocean water today, and is totally free of any toxic contaminant.”
Ancient Minerals magnesium is healing by way of the skin, a potent natural substance that penetrates the cells with dramatic results on cell biochemistry.