Magnesium is a mineral found in the earth, sea, plants, animals and humans that helps turn the food we eat into energy and that also makes sure that the parathyroid glands, which produce hormones important for bone health, work normally. About 60% of the magnesium in your body is found in bone, while the rest is in muscles, soft tissues and fluids, including blood. In fact, every cell in your body contains magnesium and therefore every cell in your body needs it to function.
One of Magnesium's main roles is acting as a cofactor or helper molecule in the biochemical reactions continuously performed by enzymes. Another reason why it is essential to get enough magnesium.
There are two ways of taking magnesium: either topically or by taking internally.
Topical application - known as transdermal application - in the form of an oil, works so fast (with some reports indicating that it can be absorbed in as little as 90 seconds!) that the only quicker method is intravenous injection (directly into the blood) – which is not regularly recommended or achievable without medical assistance. This is ideal for direct application to sore muscles.
Otherwise you can take magnesium orally, again the best way is through a liposomal.
Magnesium is found in a wide variety of foods, including:
- green leafy vegetables - such as spinach
- brown rice
- bread (especially wholegrain)
- dairy foods
Yoga Nutrition also sell a liposomal magnesium, which goes swiftly to the bloodstream contained within the liposomes: