Dead Sea Magnesium [Giveaway]

October 27, 2017 at 10:50 am

If you’ve been reading my blog for long, you’re well aware of my magnesium obsession. No shortage of posts about its many uses and virtues around here:

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The Dead Sea contains vastly more magnesium chloride than any other body of water on our planet

Who Needs Magnesium?

As a result of depleted soils, processing of refined grains, diets low in magnesium-rich foods, and high consumption of magnesium-depleting substances (sugar, caffeine, alcohol, birth control pills, antacids, antibiotics, and soft drinks) many people are not getting sufficient magnesium through dietary means. Even taking oral supplements is often not enough to restore adequate magnesium stores. Many people’s bodies do not absorb magnesium supplements very well through the digestive tract.

If you experience any (or many) of the following symptoms, you may benefit from boosting your magnesium levels:

Anxiety and panic attacks
Headaches and migraines
Abnormal bowel function, constipation, etc.
High blood pressure
Eczema
Muscle pain, cramps, and spasms
Depression
Kidney disease and kidney stones
Recurrent miscarriages and premature labor
Premenstrual syndrome
Menstrual cramping and bloating
Pregnancy leg cramps
Pre-eclampsia
Morning sickness

Why Topical Magnesium?

Magnesium deficiencies can be remedied far more quickly using topical magnesium. It can take six months to a year for individuals with magnesium deficiencies to restore intracellular magnesium to ideal levels with oral supplementation alone. But Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D., a neurosurgeon and world-renowned pain management expert, has found that skin application of magnesium oil (25% magnesium chloride concentration) can restore intracellular levels within just four to six weeks (see Carolyn Dean, M.D., N.D., The Magnesium Miracle, p. 248).

I often recommend epsom salt baths as a good way for people to boost their magnesium levels. Epsom salts are magnesium sulfate, a cheap and easy-to-find magnesium source. But magnesium chloride (as found in sea water) is actually the ideal form of magnesium for the body to utilize.

I have been using magnesium chloride topically (bath salts, liquid, cream) for over five years now. And I have seen many benefits in my own health as I have used it. During my last few pregnancies, magnesium has been my go-to for weird aches and pains–leg and foot cramps, nausea, braxton-hicks contractions, round ligament pain, ankle swelling, headaches, etc. As a preventative measure, I rub magnesium oil on my belly or back pretty much every day. (I should note that I always have low blood pressure, probably partially due to my magnesium obsession.) I also rub magnesium on several of my kids before bed each night. They say it helps them sleep better. Magnesium really is a great sleep tool (see Happy Sleep).

10386777_946446232048628_8039968799941556132_nSeveral years ago, I started using and sharing magnesium chloride sourced from the Dead Sea, packaged and distributed by the company Mg12. While magnesium is the primary ingredient, these products actually contain 21+ vital trace minerals in an ionic form, the form most easily recognized by the body.

Mg12 has kindly been giving my readers a 10% discount on their products (with coupon code “birthfaith”) since I first connected with them. A few days ago, they sent me a lovely package full of some of my favorite Mg12 products. I thought I’d pay their generosity forward and give away some of the cool stuff they sent.

Giveaway Details!

I am giving away three prizes. I will cover shipping for anyone within the United States. Winners outside of the U.S. will need to cover their own shipping costs (sorry!).

  1. 16 oz bottle of MagneSport Magnesium Oil 
  2. 16 oz bottle of MagneSoothe Magnesium Oil 
  3. 8 oz MagneSport Balm with MagneSoap 

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You can read more details about these products on the Mg12 website.

Enter the giveaway below! 

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  Whether you win or not, you can always get 10% off any Mg12 purchases when you use coupon code “birthfaith.” *Disclosure: I receive a commission from Mg12 when a customer uses my coupon code. However, the opinions expressed here regarding the benefits of magnesium are my own.