Chronic pain can limit your productivity. Your daily activities suffer, and your mood takes a hit. Although body pain has been experienced for centuries, despite the advancement in the sciences, humans have yet to find the perfect solution. Yet, some pain relief techniques, such as magnesium spray, are better than others.
Isn’t Magnesium Harmful?
You might think, ‘magnesium is a metal. Isn’t it harmful to put on your body?’
It is one of the essential nutrients for the human body. Humans absorb it through foods like whole grains, white potatoes, nuts, and leafy vegetables like spinach. As highlighted in the next section, magnesium is essential for many bodily functions.
Magnesium deficiency can cause convulsions, fatigue, numbness, and even abnormal eye movements. So, as a topical spray, it is safe to use.
If you remember high school biology, you know magnesium is required to extract energy from food. It plays a role in gene maintenance and protein formation. It is involved in over 300 enzymatic actions. Your muscle movements and nerve health depend on having adequate magnesium levels in your body. Despite this, almost 60% of magnesium in your body is in your bones.
This means you improve your metabolism, youth, and bone strength by eating foods rich in this essential nutrient. Magnesium ensures that you maintain your blood sugar and blood pressure levels.
Health Conditions to Use the Spray For
Sprays with magnesium can relieve widely experienced back pain, muscle strains, bruises, and sprains and can also help with arthritis. Magnesium spray can alleviate pain in bones, joints and muscles after accidents or surgeries. It is a clinically proven method of pain management.
Apart from sprays, magnesium can also be in the form of magnesium oil. (Beware: don’t confuse the two). Although it is called oil, it is not technically an oil but appears so due to its composition. Magnesium oil can be used for asthma, diabetes, stroke, and even mental health conditions like Alzheimer’s and ADHD. Of course, magnesium needs to be taken orally (not what the sprays are for!).
How to Use the Spray
The spray can be applied to the affected area and massaged into the skin. Use circular motions or as instructed by a physician. Make sure to use firm but bearable pressure. As it is absorbed, you will begin to feel relief. This transdermal absorption transports the magnesium directly into your blood vessels and muscles.
For maximum benefit, these should be used after you shower or before bed.
Risks and Side Effects
While there isn’t anything like ‘too much magnesium spray.’ It’s just economical to stay moderate. You can use it before rigorous activities if you anticipate pain.
Some people might get a burning or tingling sensation. Pay attention: If you feel itching, your body is trying to tell you that you might have a magnesium deficiency. With repeated use, this itching sensation should disappear as your body’s magnesium levels rise to normal levels.
Avoid using it on delicate skin, cuts, wounds, or open skin. Just like with any other product, do a patch test first. If you are allergic to aspirin salicylates, you must only use a magnesium spray after checking with your physician. Most sprays should be safe for pregnant and lactating women, but getting a thumbs-up from your doctor is always safer before smearing it on your body.