Coconut-Magnesium Body Butter

 

Magnesium is one of the most important minerals for our body. Not only does it help the bones absorb calcium, it works as a relaxant – try magnesium oil on aching muscles! – and helps with a host of other bodily functions. In fact, magnesium deficiency is thought to be the reason behind many ailments, including ADHD, Restless Legs Syndrome, and Insomnia. Unfortunately, because of the depleted minerals in the soil, it is becoming difficult to absorb enough magnesium from diet alone, even if you eat a lot of seeds and nuts, and most of us need to consider supplements.

So I was really excited when I came across this body butter. Not only does it use a moisturizing carrier oil, and essential oils – it also includes magnesium flakes!!

Magnesium is the second most abundant element in human cells and helps regulate over 325 enzymes and several bodily functions. It is a tricky mineral to obtain on the Standard American Diet, which is why a lot of people are deficient.

Magnesium is one of those minerals that, unlike other nutrients, the  body can’t produce on its own. You may be wondering why this is important for something you’re only going to be putting on your skin? Actually, anything that you put on your skin is also absorbed into your bloodstream, which is why we need to pay attention to the products we use and the ingredients in them!

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