We all know that many of vitamin or mineral supplements you can buy on the market aren’t as powerfully good for your body as they claim to be. Unless you have a medically recognised deficiency, you’re just wasting your money – you’ll get a better effect from eating a well-rounded diet.
Except for magnesium. Especially if you have skin problems.
Research suggests that almost eighty per cent of the world’s population has a magnesium deficiency. Why? Magnesium has essentially been farmed out of the soil due to modern mass-agricultural practices prioritising size, pest resistance and shape over nutrition.
That means we’re no longer getting adequate magnesium in our veggies and animals don’t absorb it from fodder.
And that’s a worrying thing because our bodies rely on magnesium to:
- Regulate essential enzyme functions
- Reduce inflammation (now shown as the root cause of cancer and ageing)
- Improve muscle function
- Develop better gut health
- Strengthen the immune system
- Speed up calcium absorption for stronger bones and teeth
- Suppress cortisol production (the stress chemical)
- Stabilise hormonal imbalances
- Slow down the ageing process
- Help you digest food properly
- Promote heart health
- Alleviate migraines
- Reduce complications during pregnancy
- Help manage diabetes
- Support your adrenal system and function
- Improve sleep
- Help control your weight
- Regulate blood pressure
- Lower your risk of cardiovascular disease
- Decrease muscle cramping and stiffness.
Put simply, without magnesium we cannot thrive.
What is it?
Magnesium is an essential mineral our bones and tissues use to regulate and enhance more than 324 human enzymes and biochemical reactions for greater skin and physical health.
It’s the fourth most important mineral for human health (after iron, calcium and zinc). In fact, magnesium is a catalyst for all cell energy production, DNA replication and generating Glutathione, an antioxidant that helps make you age smarterGlutathione.
Unfortunately, most oral magnesium products have a laxative effect, so it’s better to get your daily dose from dark leafy veggies, seaweed, oily fish, avocadoes, pawpaw, bananas, figs, prunes, pulses, and even dark chocolate.
Topical magnesium is also great for your skin’s health.
Research suggests magnesium is great for combatting the causes of acne and other skin disorders like eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis. Skincare fortified with magnesium and using natural ingredients high in magnesium, like the Real McArthur paw paw products helps increase fatty acid levels for more elastic, toned and moisturised skin.
Magnesium can be quickly and easily absorbed through the skin’s layers, delivering potent anti-inflammatory action and promoting a decrease in cytokines which can exacerbate poor skin health and fast track ageing (as well as cause a raft of disorders and diseases, such as cancer, arthritis and heart attacks).
Paw paw creams featuring high magnesium reduce wrinkles and slow the visible signs of ageing because it promotes better DNA replication. And because magnesium is also a powerful chemical in supporting immune and collagen functions, it reduces acne and breakouts, skin allergies and helps your skin heal faster.
Other benefits include improving your skin’s overall appearance by inhibiting sebum overproduction (which leads to acne), reducing redness and calming rosacea.