Recently I had a wonderful visit with my youngest daughter in Adelaide. Every night after story time she said to her boys, seven and five, `Mum will get your lemonade’. At first I was surprised because I knew they didn’t have any lemonade in their home. The answer?
She was giving them Magnesium – a nightly ritual in their home. I absolutely loved seeing my daughter do this for her boys!
Magnesium has so many wonderful benefits. This is something my husband and I have done every day for years, usually at night, and I would encourage everyone to start their own nightly Magnesium ritual. For best results I recommend sourcing powdered magnesium for quicker digestion and better utilisation throughout your body.
According to the National Academy of Sciences, America is undergoing a Magnesium deficiency and we are no different here in Australia. Magnesium deficiency is increasing rates of heart disease, stroke, obesity, arthritis, osteoporosis, joint pain, digestive problems, stress-related illnesses, and chronic fatigue. The importance of Magnesium to our bodies is huge – it is the second most abundant element in human cells and is accountable for over 325 enzymes. It helps to…
- Reduce inflammation
- Improve blood flow
- Boost oxygenation
Magnesium is even more crucial for sports enthusiasts because it supports muscle and nerve function. Magnesium is known as an excellent de-stressing mineral levelling out excess adrenalin and helping to produce a calming serotonin.
Something else I truly love to do is add Magnesium to my bath water. Commonly called Epsom Salt, Magnesium Sulfate gives you a combination of Magnesium and Sulfate. These two minerals work together in a process called reverse osmosis to remove toxins from the body and build key protein molecules in your tissues and joints. The skin is a highly porous membrane, and an Epsom Salt bath gives you a double health benefit – first drawing out the toxins, and then helping the skin absorb the Magnesium and Sulfate. Sulfates are necessary for healthy skin, brain, joints and nerve tissue and help activate the pancreas by triggering the release of digestive enzymes.
How To Take an Epsom Salt Bath
Experts advise that you need about 40 minutes to get the true benefits from an Epsom Salt bath. Run a warm bath, and try to use water that is filtered (non-filtered water is full of fluoride, dioxins, and heavy metals that can counteract the detoxifying benefits of Epsom Salt). The first 20 minutes are for pulling out the toxins, and the second 20 minutes are to let the Magnesium and Sulfate soak into your skin. Light some candles going and make the most of this time for you. Enjoy!!
Try it for yourself – the benefits are wonderful!
Yours in good health,
Judy and the LCA Team