In our high paced lifestyle, many of us are deficient in magnesium. This is especially the case for sportsmen or those who live an active lifestyle too, as dehydration is one of the ways we become magnesium depleted.
Magnesium is responsible for over 300 systems in the body. It is nothing short of magic.
Your muscles contract and relax by using calcium and magnesium. The magnesium’s job is to promote the relaxation phase of muscle work. Basically, if you didn’t have magnesium, your muscles wouldn’t be able to relax. So you can see how a deficiency can cause cramps, as the muscles can’t fully ‘let go’. It also produces an anti oxidant which helps get rid of lactic acid, so you would be constantly stiff and sore after exercise.
Your muscles need magnesium to aid in energy production, which is how it improves the performance of athletes.
Transdermal (through the skin) magnesium therapy is well documented as being one of the easiest way to top up your magnesium supplies. Bypassing the stomach and liver means a much greater percentage of active ingredient goes straight into your blood stream where it is needed. Not only that, but heat aids the magnesium getting into your body. Our physio edge magnesium massage gel will heat the skin, and the level of fire is dependent on how much you rub to activate it.
It was designed by our physio team to ensure that our patients have something to use at home, or on the sports field and we are pretty excited to have it in our armoury.