We live in a very fast paced world which expects a lot from our capacity to BE efficient, focused, productive, pro-active and well organised. But when you are feeling tired, stressed, tense, or depressed, it is pretty hard to focus on the task in front of you, let alone be time efficient AND happy. A chronically stressed nervous system will compromise the quality of your life, for one because it is very hard to be positive, resilient and optimistic under such pressure and secondly, mental stress will ultimately develop into real physical symptoms and disease. An abundance of research now tells us that as much as up to 90% of illnesses are directly caused or exacerbated by stress, with numerous studies showing that stress is related to major illnesses such as heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.
When we are suffering from an overworked, stressed, nervous system, we are more likely to experience any or all of the following symptoms...
Tight muscles - Headaches/Migraine – High blood pressure and Heart conditions – Skin sensitivities - Muscular cramping/aches – Joint pain – Immune dysfunction – Digestive issues - Chronic Fatigue – Anxiety – Feeling overwhelmed - Inability to concentrate – Moodiness – Insomnia - Weight increase/ decrease - Candida overgrowth – Thyroid disorders.
Turns out they can ALSO indicate a lack in a particular master mineral- a Magnesium deficiency.
So to overcome the physical and mental side effects of a stressful, fast paced modern lifestyle, transdermal supplementation of Magnesium is one of the best natural methods to support your body to not only cope, but thrive, no matter what life throws at you.
Magnesium is considered the “anti-stress” mineral. It is a natural tranquiliser which functions to relax the skeletal muscles as well as the smooth muscles of blood vessels and the gastro-intestinal tract. When you are under mental OR physical pressure you use up your reserves of Magnesium very quickly. It is the currency in which our body trades energy...it is directly necessary in the creation of more than 350 enzymes and indirectly required for thousands of others- an especially important one being ATP(Adenosine triphosphate), which you can think of as our bodies batteries! Every energy consuming reaction in our body involves ATP, but without Magnesium it cannot do it’s job. When deficient in Magnesium, our body ages prematurely, as it is needed to repair DNA links and is one of the main building blocks of our cells. It regulates our entire nervous system, metabolism, insulin and blood sugar, endocrine system, electrolyte balance, bone mineralization, production of collagen/elasticity in connective tissue and detoxification. Mmmm…pretty important roles huh??
Magnesium deficiency can occur for many reasons. We have already noted how chronic mental stress will diminish our Magnesium store very quickly and expending a lot of physical energy in various forms of work, or athletics/exercise will do it too. Your body may not be efficient at absorbing Magnesium from your food or supplements, due to underlying health conditions, age, or the fact that oral tablets are more difficult for uptake. Our soil’s are depleted of many minerals, Magnesium being one of those and thus even fresh produce can be highly deficient in this element as well, coupled with the fact that many people’s intake of highly processed foods is ever on the increase, as is sugar, which actually uses up a lot of magnesium reserves as the body metabolizes it. Then of course traces of toxins such as fluoride chemicals and heavy metals in our body tends to bind magnesium up into a form our bodies cannot even access. Is it any wonder how commonly our ‘Magnesium Bank’ runs into deficit without us being aware of it?
Oral tablet supplements can be notoriously difficult to absorb and digest, infact most people are lucky if they absorb even 20% of that which they swallow. If you take too high a dose orally, you can offset any good you achieve by causing a rapid laxative effect which ensures most of the Magnesium is lost and does not have time to get absorbed through the bowell wall. The older we get, the less stomach acid is produced, which again makes it more difficult to break down Magnesium tablets effectively in the stomach. However, transdermal (skin) absorption, occurs readily for people of all ages, whereby the element is taken through the pores of the skin and absorbed directly into the blood vessels and cellular tissue. When it is applied directly to your skin, this results in much faster uptake of Magnesium, resulting in effective relief in a much shorter time period.
Scientific research is now validating that Magnesium deficiency is contributing to a host of modern day disorders & disease. It can even underlye such conditions as: Restless legs syndrome; Chronic fatigue; Fibromyalgia; Anxiety disorder; Depression; Hypertension; Arteriosclerosis; Auto-Immune disorders; Arthritis & Osteoporosis; Migraine; Hypercalcaemia; Thyroid disorders; Dermatitis/Excema/Psoriasis; Insulin & blood sugar disorders; Candida overgrowth; PMT; Constipation; Leaky Gut syndrome; and Acidosis.
Topical application can result in relief of tight muscles and aching joints caused from sport injuries, lower back pain, sciatica, tension headaches by applying in the temple, neck and shoulder region, kidney area for stones, abdomen for PMS pain, restless legs or arthritic joints. Magnesium has proven to be very effective at relieving inflammation and pain, as it treats both the symptom and the cause of pain, meaning that often the cause of the pain can be traced back to a Magnesium deficiency. There are not many medicinal substances or medicines that can make this claim.
Magnesium Chloride Hexahydrate (food grade quality), is the most bioavailable form of Magnesium and works fast because it is already in the right form acceptable to our cells. Many have probably heard of, or even used, Epsom Salts before, which is infact Magnesium sulphate- you can bathe in Epsom too, but according to Daniel Reid, author of ‘Tao of Detox’ and Dr Mark Sircus, it is not assimilated by our cells very efficiently as the body excretes it quickly through our kidneys. Magnesium chloride hexahydrate (Magnesium + chloride + 6 water molecules = magnesium chloride salt flakes)on the other hand, is easily assimilated and metabolised, being the form of choice if you wish to consistently undertake skin supplementation.
Elektra Life Magnesium products are the highest quality and unrivalled for purity. These Magnesium products are derived from Magnesium chloride hexahydrate flakes, naturally evaporated from alpine salts sourced from the Tibetan Plateau. They are food grade quality and tested in Australia showing the highest elemental Magnesium- 16.6% – and are completely toxin and heavy metal free. They are packaged in Australia in TGA accredited manufacturing facilities.
Magnesium benefits your body in many ways. Whether you have been on your feet all day long, had a stressful day at the office, suffering from tension headaches or general muscular aches and pain, or even have far graver symptoms as a result of a diagnosed illness…you should be considering transdermal magnesium supplementation as an absolute essential in your daily routine.
Our modern day lifestyles dictate that our bodies need more support than what they are getting. Magnesium deficiency is extremely common due to a number of reasons- processed foods, depleted soils, high levels of stress, toxic pollution, traces of heavy metals in foods, all indicate the need for us to regularly top up our Magnesium stores if we want to remain energetic and healthy.
Toxicity in our body is also kept at bay by ensuring we get our daily dose of this mighty mineral, as it also happens to be our greatest ally in detoxification of chemicals within the body- so if we let our Magnesium stores diminish, the toxins within the body increase and play greater havoc with our immune systems.
Products are aimed at giving you a choice to provide you with different methods of absorbing Magnesium through the skin from day to day, week to week, working in and around your daily routines.
There are three Elektra Magnesium products to choose from, infact they beautifully complement each other...
Elektra Magnesium Salt Flakes– over 160mg of Mag. per one gram of flakes. One footsoak or bath can provide uptake of 300-400mg in 20 min.
Elektra Magnesium Oil Spritz– 6 sprays onto the skin contains approx.300mg of Mag.
Elektra Magnesium Moisturising Cream – approx. 23mg of Mag. per one gram of cream. One dessertspoon of cream applied all over the body would provide about 300mg.
All products work synergistically together and each serve their purpose of transdermally supplementing our body with Magnesium Chloride to ensure maximum performance and relaxation of muscles, joints and nerves. A general guide for minimum supplemental dose of Magnesium is approx.300-400mg per day to provide the shortfall in the diet. People with excessive Magnesium loss may require up to three times this amount. The amount of transdermal magnesium you require will vary day to day and person to person, according to your stress levels and activities- e.g. psychological stress, lack of sleep, physical exertion, illness, operations, toxic body burden from pollution exposure, or chemotherapy/radiation.
Gradually, with consistent daily skin application/absorption, your body will build up a more resilient level of stored Magnesium to balance out your bodies daily fluctuating needs.
Magnesium cream can replace your current body moisturiser, so you are replenishing your Mag. stores every time you apply this luxurious cream on your skin. It can be used all over your body and face- avoiding the eye area and broken skin. This cream can be used for massage either by itself or in combination with the Oil Spritz where it will help stimulate blood flow, oxygenation and circulation, relaxes tight muscles and joints and of course helps relieve other symptoms of stress. It will assist provide relief from itchy or inflamed skin and recovery from sunburn due to it’s antioxidant-rich nutritional ingredients. You can also use it effectively as an underarm deodorant.
A deep replenishing cream suitable for all types of skin and particularly gentle on sensitive or aging complexions.
Available to Australian customers only.
The Magnesium Oil Spritz is a high concentration, water based solution, with the fresh fragrance of pure essential aromatherapy oils of Mandarin, Himalayan Juniperberry and Rosalina. It is perfect for massage and when you want a slightly stronger formulation to relieve cramps, muscular tension and sore joints as rapidly as possible- it is a lighter consistency than the cream- in a convenient pump spray bottle. It is both relaxing and yet stimulating to blood circulation which helps to remove toxins and promote healing.
Ideal for muscle massage to relax and regenerate after physical exertion and perfect for avoiding or alleviating crippling muscle cramps in their tracks.
Available to Australian Customers Only.
These Magnesium salt flakes are such a high grade that you can add them to your drinking water for added mineralised benefit in addition to foot baths or full body soaks. To create mineral water, only a pinch of a few flakes per litre is required. You can also create an alkalising mouthwash that inhibits the build up of calcium deposits, binding with it and moving it into the bones where it will better serve your body. A mouthwash is simple to make by adding a teaspoon of flakes per 250ml cup of purified or rain water. Having a long hot soak in a bath with a cup of Magnesium Salt flakes added is wonderful when you are tired all over and need some deep relaxation or ‘you time’- easy to add an extra boost with essential oils of your choice too. Foot baths using a dessertspoon of the flakes are a great method to get your dose when you have been on your feet all day, but don’t want to take a full dip!
Indulge in pure bathing bliss and drink up the hydrating benefits of true mineral water.
Then you are more than likely to have a Magnesium deficiency. If you are concerned how well your skin will tolerate these products, it will definitely be worth your while perservering with them to replenish your Magnesium levels…
Best to first begin by taking 4 baths in the first week with added Magnesium bath salts, which will begin the process of increasing your Magnesium stores in the body. If you find this irritates your skin too much, alternatively you can choose footbaths instead.
Then start applying the Herbal Magnesium cream directly onto your skin in combination with and whilst continuing to take regular baths/footbaths. As the body replenishes its Magnesium stores, more collagen can be made which holds extra lipids and moisture, keeping the skin barrier protected and hydrated.
So until your sensitive skin areas have begun to heal, you are best to continue applying the Herbal Magnesium cream, rather than use the Oil Spritz on those specific zones that are effected, as you may find that the oil spritz will cause a stinging sensation. (If you find that even the cream stings your skin at first, then simply apply whatever current moisturiser or plant oil you are using that your skin CAN tolerate, then apply the Mag. cream over the top…coconut or rosehip oil can be good preliminary emollients.)
The Magnesium Oil spritz can still be used, but simply reserved for use on less sensitive skin areas to help gain faster relief of tense or cramping muscles. It is also a good idea to apply the moisturising cream on your skin first, then spray the spritz.
Elektra Life Products provide nutrition via the skin and are the ultimate choice when choosing to begin transdermal magnesium therapy. They are all dual purpose, in that they can substitute a current product you maybe using, whilst giving you the side benefit of maintaining your body’s essential requirements for Magnesium. All products are free of parabens, petrochemicals or animal ingredients and use organic or wild harvested plant oils.
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