J’adore magnesium, I really do. Magnesium literally changed my life. I used to suffer from cramps in my feet and legs regularly, especially when out bush walking or climbing. But no longer, thanks to Magnesium Colloid. Cramps can be one of the most excruciatingly painful experiences that a human can experience and magnesium colloid works instantaneously directly on this issue, either taken internally or used externally.
The Magnesium Effect
I often tell the story where I was talking to a client on the phone one day and experienced a massive cramp in one of my legs. I simply opened the fridge, mid sentence, grabbed the bottle of magnesium colloid and rubbed some on. The relief and cessation of the visible spasming was immediate. And the person on the other end of the phone never knew what great pain I had been in! Nowadays after my morning and evening cold shower I spray magnesium colloid all over my body and follow up with coconut oil. No more cramping.
Magnesium in Food
Magnesium is a component of chlorophyll and therefore found in all green leafy vegetables. Beans, legumes and peas, nuts (especially almonds and cashews) and seeds, whole unrefined grains (especially oatmeal) all contain good sources of magnesium. Magnesium is absorbed from these foods via the small intestine. If the small intestine is toxic or is insufficiently working, due to malabsorption or Crohn’s disease, then absorption will be impaired.
Magnesium is one of the three key minerals in Australia that is deficient in our soils and therefore many of us are already deficient, even if we are eating a perfectly wholesome organic diet. (The other two are zinc and selenium). If our soil is deficient in magnesium, so too will our fruit and vegetables.
Magnesium ions are essential to all living cells and are the 11th most abundant element in the human body. Magnesium is needed in the body…
-To maintain normal muscle and nerve tissue
-To support the immune system
-To keep bones strong
-For energy metabolism and protein synthesis
-To regulate blood sugar levels (used in the management of diabetes).
-To maintain blood pressure (used in the management of hypertension).
-For a healthy functioning heart (used as an adjunct in the treatment of cardiovascular disease. Many angina patients are deficient is this essential mineral).
Colloidal Magnesium starts being absorbed even before it hits the stomach, let alone the small intestine. As soon as the tiny ions touch the mucosal lining of the mouth, they are being absorbed and bi-pass the digestive tract.
The bad news about Colloidal Magnesium is the taste it is simply revolting. The wonderful thing about Colloidal Magnesium is that it can be taken internally in juice (such as dark grape) or sprayed on the skin externally, as the colloid will be absorbed straight through the epidermal layers into the blood stream. It can sting a little, but only for a few seconds. Try it on yourself first before applying to a child.
Using magnesium externally can be extremely useful for the following conditions and can be applied directly to the affected area in the case of…
-Any form of muscle tension or spasm (such as neck and shoulders)
-Athletes before and after exercise
-Muscle cramps, fatigue, weakness and/or injury
-Cramping (such as feet and calf muscles)
-Rubbed on the feet at night to ease insomnia and restlessness
-‘Growing pains’ in children
– PMT and period pain – and in this case is excellent used directly on the abdomen.
-Anxiety and insomnia, and used in the management of restless leg syndrome,
-Orthodox medications which also render a person magnesium deficient, including HRT and the OCP.
-Alcohol consumption, even a couple of glasses, also depletes magnesium levels.
Magnesium really is the great relaxer of the mineral kingdom. it’s also great in the bath!
So why not take it in tablet form? The answer to this is simply microscopic colloidal magnesium is already in solution, and rapidly absorbed and the most effective way to be taken. Within seconds the mineral has already penetrated your blood stream and is in your cells. Many magnesium tablet supplements have been produced synthetically and you would be lucky to absorb 40% of what you are ingesting. That is if your liver is working, if it is not then the percentage would be less and your already over-loaded liver would have to work even harder to break it down. Colloidal supplements simply give immediate results.
Magnesium is also contained in Colloidal Minerals, however if you suffer from one of the aforementioned conditions in this article, then it may well be worth taking Colloidal Magnesium in combination with Colloidal Minerals. For example with type 2, adult onset diabetic clients, you could take a combination of Magnesium, Colloidal Chromium and Colloidal Minerals. For many Cardio-vascular patients, they take a combination of Magnesium, Colloidal Selenium and Colloidal Minerals.