Supplementation Update on Magnesium
An updated review of supplemental magnesium outlines specific distinctions which may help prevent strokes. The review carried out by the independent testing laboratory Consumerlabs.com highlights total magnesium consumption. The view is that consuming 100mg of magnesium over and above the average magnesium consumption of 300mg could lower the risk of ischemic stroke by as much as 9% and of any kind of stroke by 8%. (Larsson Am J Clin Nutr 2012.)
The review highlighted that oral consumption of magnesium was not particularly effective which is contrary to popular belief. The implication is that hospital use of intravenous magnesium is better for an array of symptoms. My observation is that this finding also makes the case for Transdermal Magnesium Therapy.
Transdermal Magnesium Therapy is the act of applying highly absorbable magnesium chloride (also known as magnesium oil) to the skin. As the skin absorbs up to 60% of what is applied to it this is an effective way of increasing circulating magnesium without going the intravenous route.
A brilliant reference book written by Dr Mark Sircus called Transdermal Magnesium Therapy is a must read for anyone who would like to take advantage of this simple preventative tool without too much hassle.
Frequent fliers challenged with insomnia also find transdermal magnesium useful by applying transdermal magnesium after a hot bath before bed.
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