Health News (Week 43 – 2012)
By Robert Redfern
Just got back from the CAMEXPO in London, UK (the Complimentary and Alternative Medicine Practitioner’s Trade Show). This is a great place to get feedback on my formulations and listen to the case studies about how they have made a difference to people’s health
One particular range of products stood out this year and had the most interest above everything else.
This range is the ‘Ancient Minerals’ magnesium range.
Magnesium is of great interest to me personally because for many years I’d read that magnesium deficiency was implicated in many of my problems.
I took supplements including the magnesium citrates (claimed to be the best) and changed over to the highest magnesium rich diet that I could. This included 2 avocadoes some days and many greens but my problems did not improve.
My two main problems which I will share were athlete’s foot and cramp in my calves. So imagine my amazement when I applied Ancient Minerals Magnesium Oil spray (a new product at the time) to both of these and both of them cleared within 24hrs.
I can still identify the connection because if I go more than a week without magnesium oil they will come back. Once or twice per week keeps them clear.
I restarted weight lifting a while back (after many years out) and was warned by the coach that my muscles would ache the next day. Guess what? No aching whatsoever. I applied the oil to the muscles I worked and took my regular supplements.
This time it was lots of gain and no pain!
Feedback from practitioners at the show included case studies that they had successfully used magnesium for. These were all far more serious than my cramp and athlete’s foot and included one on atrial fibrillation and general irregular heartbeat.
I’d already had feedback Debbie Harrison at Good Health Naturally who had stopped her similar health problem with the Magnesium Oil.
It was good to hear practitioners getting excited over a product so simple yet so powerful.
To apply you just massage into it the heart and stomach area and major muscles everyday. Then reduce to a few times per week to test how little you need.
Back to the show, other feedback we received on successful magnesium uses included: general pain & spasms, joints, energy levels, muscle function, stress, sleep, detoxification, psoriasis, eczema, other skin conditions and especially menstrual cramps.
If you too already have a story please send it to us, it helps to get as wide a picture as possible on just what can be helped when the problem has been caused by a magnesium deficiency.
So what is Magnesium?
Often revered as the ‘Beautiful Mineral’ in Chinese medicine, magnesium is thought to be as important to the body as water and air!
Although there are only several ounces of magnesium in your body it is implicated in hundreds of biochemical reactions, scores of which contribute to the manufacture of energy and cardiovascular function
What is ‘Ancient Minerals’ magnesium?
Many people take magnesium tablets.
Many people have a magnesium deficiency.
If you fall into either of those categories or just want to ‘top up’ your magnesium levels then this range is going to be of interest to you.
Firstly what it is – this magnesium is drawn from the Ancient Zechstein seabed, 2 kilometres beneath the earth’s crust. It is ultra pure and highly concentrated.
Secondly how it can be of benefit – it is available as an oil, gel, bath flakes and lotion. All of these are applied to the skin where they absorb and the magnesium is then carried by the circulatory system around the body.
This is important because it’s rapidly absorbed and better than tablets which have to pass through the gastro-intestinal tract.
Ancient Minerals is one of the widest and most effective range of ‘sub-dermal’ supplements.
I often get asked which is best! This I can’t answer!
The Oil is the strongest and delivers 560mg elemental magnesium/tsp and the Lotion is the lightest at 185mg/tsp. This is light enough to use as a daily moisturiser whilst still delivering therapeutic levels.
It just depends on how much magnesium you need and how sensitive your skin is (if sensitive go with the lighter one).
The most popular in the range. Ultra pure, raw & highly concentrated magnesium, the best way to restore magnesium levels .
Can be diluted
Includes Aloe Vera gel to provide extra support for the skin conditions inc. psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis
Delivers magnesium in
a bath or foot-bath and especially good for children and elderly people. Relax in the bath!
Designed especially for those with sensitive skin and those who want to use this as an all-over daily moisturiser
Magnesium Oil now with OptiMSM® to further help any pain or joint
Magnesium is truly one of those supplement that I believe is an essential part of everyone’s supplement cupboard.
Whether using it for a serious health condition, something as simple as athlete’s foot or just for general health maintenance, magnesium is something that you should consider. Get your magnesium now! One bottle will last a while (1-2 months depending on usage).
If you have any questions either on magnesium or a health condition then click Contact Me at the top. Here you can ask me a question directly and in the strictest of confidence.