There comes a time in everyone’s life when you have to say Grandma was right. Some of the ideas 40 years ago just do not seem important, why should they, we have modern medicine and cell phones and that’s all we need. So lets go back in time and then add some science to Grandma’s thinking.
Grandma why are you putting salt in my bath? Because it is good for you!
Grandma why is salt good for you?
It is called Epson Salt and because it is!
Grandma why are you soaking your feet in salt?
Because it makes them feel better!
Grandma why doesn’t mom do it?
Because she thinks the Doctor knows everything!
Does Grandpa use it?
I make him use it!
40 years later what was Grandma’s peer reviewed scientific publications, clinical studies and academic validity?
“The Truth of Time”
Magnesium is a co-factor in more than 300 enzyme systems that regulate diverse biochemical reactions in the body, including protein synthesis, muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control, and blood pressure regulation. Magnesium is required for energy production, oxidative phosphorylation, and glycolysis.
You don’t hear much about magnesium, yet an estimated 80 percent of Americans are deficient in this important mineral and the health consequences of deficiency are significant. Low magnesium intakes and blood levels have been associated with type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, elevated C-reactive protein, hypertension, atherosclerotic vascular disease, sudden cardiac death, osteoporosis, migraine headache, asthma, and colon cancer. The more calcium you take without the balancing effect of magnesium, the more symptoms of magnesium deficiency and calcium excess you experience.
Sub-optimal magnesium status in the United States: are the health consequences underestimated?
Benefits of Magnesium is Far Greater Than Previously Imagined
Yet while the identification of magnesium deficiency may be unclear, its importance is undeniable!
Lets go a little deeper, lets look at the Mg supplement problem! Your age, overall health, prescriptions, gut environment these all have effects on lowering Mg levels in the body and worse yet, absorbency of supplements become minimal. If you provide to much Magnesium in supplements they end up in the toilet (diarrhea). If you take a daily dose all at one time in pill form, the
magnesium can overwhelm the intestines and cause a laxative effect.
So what are the options?
Magnesium in Food – yourself and a nutritionist
Magnesium as a Topical – yourself and topical sprays
Magnesium Supplements – yourself and a Doctor
Magnesium as a Inject able – yourself and a Doctor
Magnesium Bath – yourself
Lets look at what our tax dollars have proven from the National Institute of Health
Magnesium Fact Sheet for Health Professionals
This article contains 62 pub med recitals over 100 hours of reading.
So, as Grandma said the proof is in the pudding! Don’t forget to ask your Doctor and your cell phone to get your Mg levels checked
and take a Magnesium Bath in Epson Salt total cost in Mg 0.50 USD