SANUS-q: Magnesium Chloride Hexahydrate Oil spray - 100 ml | 3.5 fl oz
Magnesium: Beneficial in muscle cramps, fatigue & stress
- Relaxes tensed muscles
- Helps in painful muscle cramps
- Calms nervous system, promotes good sleep
- Fights stress and anxiety
- Good for bone health
- Prevents heart disease
- Helps in fibromyalgia, migraine and chronic pain
Magnesium is a remarkable mineral that regulates over 300 enzymatic reactions and is found to be beneficial in a wide range of health conditions. It plays an integral role in many processes:
- Controls calcium levels
- Synthesises DNA, RNA and proteins
- Helps in vitamin D absorption and metabolism
- Regulates hormones and neurotransmitters involved in nervous system health
- Restricts stress hormones
- Makes glutathione, one of the most important anti-oxidants and detoxifying agents
- Helps in creating energy
It is not exactly an oil but magnesium chloride suspended in water.
Magnesium oil health benefits
- Helpful in muscle cramps: Magnesium soothes tense, stressed out muscles and provides relief in painful muscle cramps. Magnesium regulates the transport of calcium across the cell membrane. It helps calcium to move in, do its job and exit the cell. But with poor magnesium levels, excess calcium moves in the cell causing painful, sustained contractions in the muscle.
Reduces pain: Magnesium effectively treats chronic pain by blocking NMDA, a neurotransmitter involved in how your body perceives pain. Activation of NMDA receptors is strongly associated with all kinds of pain including nerve pain. Many pain relieving medications target this brain chemical but the relief often comes at the expense of serious side effects.
But magnesium inhibits NMDA receptors without any adverse effects. Since magnesium helps manage both muscle and nerve pain, it is immensely beneficial in easing painful symptoms associated with fibromyalgia. It is also effective in managing migraine and tension headaches.
Helps manage stress, anxiety and depression: Nervous and not able to relax even when there is nothing to worry about? It is a little-known fact that your body utilizes more magnesium in times of stress, be it physical, mental, emotional or environmental (exposure to all sorts of toxic chemicals in the environment be it food, water or air). You also tend to lose more magnesium in your urine if you are perpetually stressed out.
While on one hand, stress depletes magnesium from your body, the mineral also helps you to manage stress and anxiety. If you are chronically stressed, you are likely to develop magnesium deficiency and might need more magnesium to give the body a greater arsenal to fight stress. But how does magnesium help?
- Calms down fired-up neurons (which are fired far too often when you have more calcium and less magnesium to balance it – resulting in an easily excitable nervous system).
- Balances serotonin and GABA, hormones that keep your nervous system calm. While serotonin boosts your mood and maintains healthy sleep, GABA helps you fight stress and anxiety.
- Inhibits the release of stress hormones and also prevents these hormones from getting into the brain. Excess stress hormones cause high blood pressure, palpitations, depression, insomnia, anxiety disorders and panic attacks.
Supports heart health: Magnesium is an extremely important mineral when it comes to heart. Research suggests that poor magnesium levels are involved in “all aspects of heart disease, including arrhythmias, irregular heartbeats, angina, ischemic heart disease, congestive heart failure, coronary heart disease and the risk factors for heart disease such as hypertension and high cholesterol.” 
Magnesium works at many levels to protect the heart:
- Prevents excess calcium from entering muscle cells including that of the heart where it can cause abnormal heart contractions. This can lead to arrhythmia and heart attack.
- Prevents calcification in the arteries, which contributes to plaque build-up and causes coronary heart disease and stroke.
- Relaxes smooth muscles in the blood vessels and lowers blood pressure 
- Lowers insulin resistance, a condition that increases your risk of metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease.
- Works as an anti-inflammatory
Supports bone health: It is not only calcium and vitamin D that make your bones and teeth healthy. You need magnesium too.  Lack of magnesium, especially when you are taking calcium and vitamin D supplements, makes you prone to osteoporosis and fractures.
- Helps absorb vitamin D. As you know, vitamin D helps the body to absorb calcium.
- Activate enzymes needed for vitamin D metabolism.
Helpful in PMS symptoms
If you experience extreme pre-menstrual symptoms, for example feeling blue, muscle spasms, migraine and fatigue, there is a chance you could be deficient in magnesium. As a mineral that relaxes, lowers pain and uplifts mood, magnesium can be very helpful in improving these troubling PMS symptoms.
Ideally, a healthy, wholesome diet comprising of green leafy vegetables, nuts, seeds and whole grains should be sufficient to provide you with a healthy, required dose of magnesium. However, thanks to our current agricultural practices soil today is already lacking in trace minerals and other nutrients.
Many other factors contribute towards declining levels of magnesium in the body. Dealing with persistently high stress? Taking calcium supplements for a long time? Your magnesium levels are likely to take a dip. In addition, eating too much of processed food, excessive intake of alcohol, and overuse of antibiotics and other medications also negatively affects your magnesium status.
But you can’t afford to have poor magnesium level, considering its all-encompassing role in your health. Taking supplements is often a good strategy to restore your depleted levels to a healthy mark. Confused what kind of magnesium supplement would work best?
Magnesium Oil Versus Oral Magnesium
Oral magnesium supplements, often in the form of tablets or powder, are not very well absorbed by the body. And many people often complain of gastrointestinal distress when they take magnesium in high doses. Magnesium is known to exert a laxative effect and cause diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome.
Magnesium oil spray
High quality magnesium oil spray is a more effective way to give your mineral level a boost while avoiding all the common side-effects. 
- Increased absorption
- Convenient to use
- No gastro-intestinal side effects
- Kruse, H. D., E. R. Orent, et al. Magnesium and Heart Disease. J.Biol Chem 96: 519-539.
- Xi Zhang, Yufeng Li, Liana C. Del Gobbo, Andrea Rosanoff, Jiawei Wang, Wen Zhang, Yiqing Song. Effects of Magnesium Supplementation on Blood Pressure. A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trials. Hypertension. 2016
- Carolyn Dean, M.D., N.D. Magnesium Is Crucial for Bones. The Huffington Post
- Katherine Czapp. Magnificent Magnesium. The Neglected Mineral We Cannot Live Without. The Weston A. Price Foundation