You may not even realize it, but according to research most Americans are magnesium deficient. Why does that matter? Magnesium is an essential mineral used in the body to perform over 300 chemical reactions. Magnesium helps maintain heart health, boosts energy levels, helps prevent PMS and headaches, and regulates the levels of calcium absorbed by your body to keep your bones healthy and strong. Current research suggests that even a slight magnesium deficiency can affect muscle growth and athletic performance. Need to ease sore muscles? Magnesium causes muscles to relax and is a powerful anti-inflammatory. It is also known to help with insomnia, and in patients with depression, a magnesium supplement saw a drastic reduction in anxiety and other  symptoms of depression.

Why are we so deficient?

Unfortunately, our depleted soil is one of the reasons we are deficient and what makes it hard to get the entire daily recommended amount from our diet. Supplements are an option but considering how quickly our skin absorbs what we put on it, nightly Epsom salt baths are a great option for increasing levels of magnesium in our body. Another great way to increase the levels without taking a supplement is using magnesium oil. The Shop features both a luxurious Epsom Salt Bath Soak and Magnesium Oil Body Lotion.

How do you know if you may be deficient?

Nausea, constipation, insomnia, anxiety, muscle weakness or cramps, and even high blood pressure are some indicators. Because a simple blood test can’t tell you if you are deficient, including a daily Epsom salt bath or Magnesium Oil body lotion into your daily routine is a great way to naturally boost this important mineral in your body.

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