Magnesium is an essential mineral that’s necessary for every cell in your body. As recent research indicates, it may also be useful for treating a variety of diseases including migraines, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and even preeclampsia (high blood pressure during pregnancy).
The recent study published in the journal Cell, finally found the solution to the mystery around what activates magnesium ions in a human cell. Researchers found that lactate is a signal – a bit like a light switch, that turns on magnesium ions. When lactate’s signal is activated, the ions rush out of cellular storehouses called the endoplasmic reticulum. 
Lactate’s role can trigger magnesium because exercise demands more energy. Researchers therefore believe that magnesium needs to be elevated to its rightful place and should be prescribed by doctors for a range of ailments.
Why Do We Need Magnesium?
As magnesium is involved in hundreds of biochemical reactions in the body, it can support muscle and nerve functions, along with regulating blood pressure, and supporting the immune system amongst countless other benefits.
Without magnesium, life does not exist. Your health depends upon it. This latest research provides further evidence that magnesium could also be used as potential treatment for a range of health issues including cardiovascular disease, metabolic disorders such as diabetes and various other ills.
Another Tufts study found that healthy people with a high magnesium intake have also been found to be 37% less likely to develop high blood sugar or excess circulating insulin – common precursors to diabetes. Among those who already had these conditions, those who consumed the most magnesium were 32% less likely to develop diabetes than those consuming the least.
What is the best way to take Magnesium?
Naturally occurring magnesium chloride, has been found to be more bioavailable than other forms of magnesium such as magnesium oxide.
You can take Magnesium in various ways such as an oral supplement or applied transdermally (absorbed via the skin).
Transdermal magnesium is highly recommended as a growing number of studies show it’s more effective than oral supplementation. Alternatives such as over-the-counter supplements have an average absorption rate of 38 per cent, while magnesium oxide powder has an absorption rate as low as 4 per cent.
In comparison, having a 20 minute foot soak in magnesium chloride flakes has been shown to have a 75 per cent increase in cellular magnesium within only four weeks. This is because unlike oral magnesium, cells can absorb the magnesium directly into the body, bypassing the digestive system.
As a superior way to supplement, transdermal magnesium solutions such as Magnesium Lotion, Magnesium Oil or Magnesium Bath Flakes ensure that the magnesium is absorbed into the body’s cells for maximum effect. 
Magnesium For Boosting The Immune System
Applying Magnesium onto your skin daily is recommended for good health. The research around Magnesium and its link to immune health is clear – adding more Magnesium into your daily routine can be the natural solution to help with resisting disease-causing pathogens and improving the immune system.
Everyone should be taking magnesium for best health. Children, pregnant women, adults, older people and the immunocompromised may improve their health in a shorter time frame when magnesium chloride is applied to the skin daily.
For more information about how magnesium supports your good health, read ‘The Magnesium Manual,’ by Robert Redfern and take a look at our range of topical Magnesium recommendations from the list below…
The Magnesium Manual by Robert Redfern will help you to discover why you need this key mineral to achieving and maintaining good health. Available for free download as an ebook from Naturally Healthy News.
Our Ancient Magnesium range provides a variety of topical solutions to support your relaxation and wellbeing. Topical Magnesium may lower inflammation, promote cell turnover and may support respiratory health.
The Ancient Magnesium range with OptiMSM includes Magnesium Flakes, Magnesium Oil, Magnesium Lotion, Magnesium Gel and Body Butter products. The addition of OptiMSM, the world’s purest MSM allows for superior skin cell absorption. Available from Good Health Naturally.