Ancient Minerals Magnesium Oil Ultra is a next generation formula incorporating the unique synergistic benefits of MSM and magnesium. Transdermal Magnesium Therapy is fast becoming the preferred modality for rapidly elevating magnesium levels in the body. It is safer and more convenient than intravenous injections, and allows for far greater assimilation than oral supplements.
Magnesium oil is the primary form of magnesium used for transdermal application.
MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) has long been revered as a superior form of sulfur supplementation, but as a topical it enhances cell membrane permeability and may facilitate more efficient uptake of magnesium ions.
Ancient Minerals Magnesium Oil Ultra contains approximately 1.6 g elemental magnesium and 3.6 g of MSM per 30ml. Ancient Minerals Magnesium Oil Ultra utilizes premium distilled MSM.
MSM is a natural substance found in food and in the human body. It is also a metabolite of DMSO and is believed thereby to be one of the reasons DMSO is an effective pain remedy. MSM is a source of sulfur, a mineral element critical to the normal function and structure of the human body.
Sulfur is a raw material for the protein and connective tissue (especially proteoglycans and glycosaminoglycans such as hyaluronic acid and chondroitin sulfate) that make up our body mass, for enzymes that conduct countless chemical reactions, and for powerful natural compounds (such as glutathione) that protect against toxicity and harmful free radicals.
MSM consists chemically of 2 hydrocarbon units attached to a unit with one sulfur and two oxygen atoms. It has a molecular weight of 94 and is therefore a small molecule able to enter easily into many compartments of the human body.
Toxicity studies show that MSM has extremely low toxicity comparing favorably to the toxicity of water. Dr. Stanley W. Jacob, Director of the DMSO Clinic and Professor of Surgery at Oregon Health Sciences University, has conducted clinical studies onMSM and used it with his patients for over 20 years. He has documented his findings in The Miracle of MSM (Putnam 1999). He lists as MSM's most significant actions:
- Pain control (analgesic)
- Reduces inflammation
- Passes through cellular membranes of the body, including the skin
- Dilates blood vessels and increases blood flow
- Blocks the action of cholinesterase, thereby helping restore normal bowel activity
- Reduces muscle spasm
- Alters the cross-linking process in collagen, thereby reducing scar tissue
- Antiparasitic (particularly against giardia)
- Immune normalizing effects, as observed in some autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and scleroderma.
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What is Transdermal magnesium therapy?
Transdermal magnesium therapy is a new form of magnesium supplementation that is easy, convenient, and affordable. Transdermal, or “topical” magnesium is particularly helpful for those seeking a safe method of increasing magnesium intake beyond that possible with oral supplements. Transdermal magnesium oil is ideal for pain management as well as sports and pediatric medicine. In fact it is one of the best ways of administering medicines quickly and effectively. Transdermal methods of delivery are widely used because they allow the absorption of medicine directly through the skin. Gels, emulsion creams, sprays and lip balm stick applicators are easy to use and are effective in getting medicine into the blood stream quickly. Traditional methods of administering medicine such as tablets or capsules get watered down and become much less effective due to stomach acids and digestive enzymes, before they eventually get into the bloodstream. Bypassing the stomach and liver means a much greater percentage of the active ingredient goes straight into the bloodstream where its needed.
In many cases, transdermal methods are used to help avoid potential side effects such as stomach upset or drowsiness. The full potential for transdermal medicine has not been explored by modern medicine though it has been practiced for thousands of years in hot springs around the world. Transdermal magnesium is also an excellent choice for the many people who suffering from with low tolerance for oral magnesium, evidenced by diarrhea or other intestinal complaints.
Why Magnesium Therapy?
Widespread acknowledgement of the depletion of magnesium in American diets have made it one of the most important nutrients to supplement in the diet. Magnesium is one of seven nutrients placed on the U.S. Department of Health’s list of nutrients of concern, published as a part of its Dietary Guidelines for Americans.1
Benefits of Transdermal Magnesium
Transdermal magnesium is a powerful tool in the battle against magnesium deficiency.
Benefits reported by those who use transdermal applications of magnesium relate specifically to its therapeutic application on the skin and its direct absorption into the cells:
- Increased sleep
- Reduced muscle aches, pains, cramping and spasms
- Healthy skin and reduced outbreaks of eczema and psoriasis
- Better relaxation and stress management
- Increased energy levels and improved moods
- Increased athletic performance