What is Magnesium Lotion and How Can it Improve My Skin?

If you haven't heard yet about one of CLEAN.FIT's most exciting products in the November, let us introduce you to Enviromedica's Ancient Minerals Magnesium Lotion. Basically, it's a lotion that soothes and hydrates by passing magnesium through your skin. Cool right?

Topical magnesium, a method of delivering minerals to the body through the skin, may seem at first mysterious and new, but it’s based on both age-old principles and cutting edge science.

Have you ever used a patch to help you quit smoking, or to alleviate pain? What about Ben Gay? Or how about that expensive skin creme you bought to help give your skin a healthy glow?

If you’ve used or are familiar with any of these products, then you are familiar with the basic concepts behind topical applications of magnesium.

How is topical magnesium absorbed through the skin?

The skin, the largest organ of the body, has three primary functions:

  • Temperature control

  • Detoxification

  • Barrier function

While one function of the skin, its barrier function, is to keep water and moisture in while keeping germs and toxins out, the skin’s other functions, temperature control and detoxification, could not occur if the skin was truly a complete barrier.

When you sweat, for example, you are both controlling your body’s temperature and naturally excreting toxins through your skin. If you can push out toxins, you can pull them in as well. One example of this phenomenon is that fact that a person who regularly uses underarm deodorant containing aluminum will actually show aluminum content in a fecal or urine test.

In fact, many substances do pass into the body from the outer surface of the skin and into the circulation. To understand how this works, imagine a tightly woven fabric. While from a distance it may appear impervious, at close range it is actually highly porous. It is this porous nature of the skin, with its millions of tiny openings, that allows not only sweat and other toxins to escape, but also enables the absorption of some substances.

The process is known as dermal absorption. Once a substance passes through the outer layers of skin, it passes into the lymph and local vascular (blood vessel) system and soon after into the bloodstream.

A Cornerstone for Achieving Vibrant Health

From pain killers to anti-depressants to hormone replacement, countless people have turned to transdermal medicine, whether because they can’t swallow pills, their digestive systems are impaired, or simply due to personal preference.

Using magnesium transdermally addresses all of these concerns.

Topical magnesium:

  • Is safe, convenient, affordable and effective.

  • Allows you to maximize the amount you’re getting daily without having to worry about diarrhea, digestion, or swallowing additional pills several times a day.

  • Is especially helpful with pain and can be applied directly to the trouble area with immediate results, rather than waiting for it to work its way through your GI tract.

So long as a molecule or ion is small enough to pass through the porous surface of the skin, it will eventually end up in your blood stream. Topical magnesium takes advantage of the absorptive properties of body’s largest organ, putting it to work for you in the form of a simple spray, soak, or massage.

The skin is a living, breathing organ — the most efficient organ for detoxification with tremendous potential for re-mineralizing the body. What happens when combine the human body’s most well functioning organ with one of the most life giving minerals available? A cornerstone for achieving vibrant health.

We can’t wait to hear what you think of the magnesium lotion! We want to know! Please send us a note to hello@cleanfitbox.com.

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