Magnesium Oil for Sound Sleep
Although I am happy to say I don’t have headaches, muscle aches, or general fatigue - common symptoms of magnesium deficiency - I did have a little trouble sleeping soundly from time to time. Magnesium oil changed that.
We need nutrients from our food to feel good. Sometimes we don’t get enough. Sometimes stress uses up more vitamins and minerals than we’d like. This is especially true for magnesium. Soil has lower levels of this mineral than it used to, and leaky gut and medications can deplete our stores further. And the more we lose it, the more we need it.
Magnesium deficiency symptoms include muscle cramps or pain, feeling tired all the time, headaches…and one that rings a bell for so many of us: anxiety and poor sleep. I can tell you that since I started spraying myself every night before bed (I keep my bottle on my bedside table), and spritz myself in a few places and then rub it in, I sleep through the night! Amazing! When I run out of it, I don’t sleep as well. Pretty cut and dried, especially when compared to other supplements that aren’t clearly telling you whether they work or not (cue picture of 47 discarded supplement bottles in my cupboard).
This transdermal spray isn’t really an oil base at all, but it looks and feels like it. Ancient Minerals is actually a concentrated solution of magnesium chloride in water. It’s drawn from the Ancient Zechstein Seabed in Northern Europe - what is now the North Sea. And the beauty of taking minerals transdermally is that there is no danger of potency loss from having to travel through the digestive tract.
Ancient Minerals describes on the bottle that the best places to apply the magnesium oil are where the skin is thinner, like the inner forearms, inner thighs and breasts. And that’s what I do, every night. The bottle says apply about 6 sprays, but I do about 8, just for fun. It has the best absorption rate compared to other magnesium supplements, its website states.
When I first started using the magnesium spray, it stung a little bit. That went away within a couple of days. You can choose to wash it off after a half hour or so, or keep it on. I do the latter at bedtime. It’s just me, my blackout shades, a couple of drops of lavender essential oil on my wrists, and the Ancient Minerals on my body. Ahhh, off to sleep I go…
Magnesium oil spray is a wonderful way to increase the magnesium levels in your body as it is highly concentrated. Out of all my trials and tribulations experimenting with natural health therapies over many years, this find is a keeper. Try it and let us know if it’s helped you!