21 Magical Benefits of Floating in and Supplementing with Magnesium

With over 1,000 lbs of Magnesium (aka Mg) in each of our pods, your body will soak up what it needs for the day. Eating the correct foods and/or supplementing with Mg will produce even better results. Dr. RH Waring, School of Bio-Sciences, University of Birmingham discovered that bathing in Epsom Salt is a safe and easy way to increase sulfate and magnesium levels in the body. Increasing magnesium in the body has almost miraculous effects on tired and painful muscles.

1. Your muscles and nerves function better with magnesium

The most prominent use of magnesium is with its muscular and nerve benefits, which many athletes are aware of for pain relief. Magnesium use can help the muscles to calm when they are sore removing pain and it can help with the contractions during activity. Magnesium helps the body to absorb calcium more efficiently, which is critical in muscular contractions. Without magnesium and calcium, the body would not be able to move and the muscles would not be able to contract. Between float sessions, some athletes use a spray version to relax the muscles and many different forms exist to help fit your needs. For a great spray magnesium, you can check out Ancient Minerals by enviromedica.  We are not affiliated with them but highly recommend their spray.

2. Bacteria and germs in the gut can be regulated with magnesium use

We all have bacteria in our gut region. These bacteria are typically the healthy bacteria and they help to digest food for your body’s efficiency. Without these healthy bacteria, harmful bacteria would invade and take over the area, which would soon make us ill. Magnesium supplementation can help to regulate what occurs in the gut area since it helps the body to absorb other minerals such as potassium and zinc, and it helps to regulate your blood sugar levels. Sometimes when one is depleted of magnesium simply soaking in the mineral is a faster route to balanced levels. At home dump in at least 5 lbs or more. At Float Spa San Diego we use the equivalent of pouring 200 pounds of Epsom Salt in your tub. Common doses of magnesium are helpful to gain this gut benefit and make sure to not over use the mineral. Magnesium can also help with constipation by relaxing the muscles in the digestive tract, including the intestinal wall.

3. Blood pressure

Millions of adults worldwide have high blood pressure and it is a major risk for heart disease and vascular problems. Many people take blood pressure medication to better manage blood pressure and others prefer to be more natural about it. Exercise is a holistic way to control blood pressure, but some evidence has shown that people who eat foods that contain high magnesium content are at a better chance of lowering blood pressure. It is typically more pronounced among those who are pre-hypertensive, so the benefits are well worth it.

4. Control inflammation in the body

Inflammation is a harsh process on the body that can contribute to high blood sugar, high blood pressure, heart disease, and cancer. It is not overtly seen by the naked eye, but inflammation can harm the entire body and cause unhealthy responses. Those who are low in magnesium may experience more inflammation in the body and are at a higher risk of developing diseases and harmful conditions. Getting your magnesium levels checked from your healthcare provider is important to determine what your blood levels are. Direct Labs is an online provider for those looking for a low cost method of checking levels.

5. Prevent osteoporosis from affecting your bones

Just as in the inflammation, having too little magnesium in your body can be harmful for osteoporosis. If you are at risk for osteoporosis, it is wise to have your magnesium levels checked. Magnesium is important for the absorption of calcium in the body, which is needed for proper bone health. Without sufficient levels of magnesium, the bones, muscles, and health seem to diminish. Osteoporosis can affect women who are 45 years and older and many factors can increase one’s risk.

6. Help your immune system out with a little magnesium

The immune system does not usually get much of the credit for our health, but the truth is the immune system never stops fighting. Without our immune system, the body would become severely ill within a short amount of time, to which infection would soon overcome the body. Our body’s defense needs nourishment to help it to continue to fight off illness and magnesium is a mineral that can help nourish and feed the immune system. When taken correctly, magnesium can act as a booster for the immune system, reviving its “armor” or “shield” of defense to keep you healthy. It is wise to discuss magnesium use with a pharmacist to make sure it does not interact with any of your other medications.

7. Prevent toxins from affecting and harming you

There are a number of body processes in the body that help to fight against toxins from affecting your body. These toxins can be described as free-radicals more often than not and basically these compounds roam free in your body and cause your cells to mutate into something that is not good for your body. During this process, the toxins oxidize certain parts of cells. This is why we take antioxidants throughout the day and one of the more important antioxidants you can take to prevent toxins from getting to you is magnesium.

8. Restore your daily energy levels and reset your nervous system

Magnesium is used to create “energy” in your body by activating adenosine triphosphate, also known as ATP. This helps your body regulate energy levels and keep moving.

9. Help manage your diabetes

Magnesium use has great potential for a number of health benefits. One of the best benefits is how it can be used to help your diabetes. If you have a magnesium deficiency, you might be at risk of getting type II diabetes quicker than what is considered normal. In addition, low amounts of magnesium have been linked to retinopathy. Proper magnesium consumption can help your body metabolize carbohydrates after a meal, which is typically what insulin helps with. In addition, some suggest that 100 milligrams of magnesium every day can help decrease diabetes risk by 15 percent. Just be very cautious not to take more than what is recommended by your doctor or pharmacist.

10. Reduce the frequency of migraine headaches

Migraines are the worst form of headaches around and they affect a large amount of people around. Women are typically affected more than men and the severity of the migraine can last a few hours and as long as a full day. Some individuals who have migraines are reported to have lower levels of magnesium than from those who do not have migraines. In addition, some suggest that magnesium use can improve the frequency of migraines by about 41 percent. This is a great benefit for those who suffer from frequent migraines.

11. Reduce insomnia with magnesium use

Insomnia affects many individuals and it is prevalent among older adults. When insomnia hits, it can affect your health and cause many days to simply drag on. While there is medication for insomnia, there are a number of individuals who do not want to take medication for insomnia, which has led many to move towards magnesium use. Recent studies have shown magnesium to improve overall sleep efficiency, the amount of time the individual sleeps, the onset of sleep and its latency, and the time in which individuals wake in the mornings. This is a great health benefit for those who suffer from insomnia and the potential to help older adults without medication is high. One of the easiest forms of magnesium to use for sleep problems is Natural Calm by Natural Vitality.

12. Reduce anxiety and symptoms of depression

Magnesium is vital for GABA function, an inhibitory neurotransmitter that produces “happy hormones” like serotonin. Hormones regulated by magnesium are crucial for calming the brain and promoting relaxation.
There is a lot that a magnesium deficiency does on the body, but reports of low levels of magnesium may be a part of contributing to depression and anxiety. Partly through stress, magnesium levels are depleted and as a result, individuals tend to become anxious and depressed. Diet plays a major role in making sure magnesium levels are sufficient and if diet is not meeting the daily needs, it is wise to seek the advice of a pharmacist to ensure proper dosing with a supplement.

13. It may lower your cancer risk

If the world was able to reduce cancer by almost 15 percent, there would be a significant drop in the number of diagnoses. The good news is that taking magnesium may help to reduce the overall risk of cancer by 13 percent in those who take it regularly. While there are many factors that contribute to cancer, it is helpful to lower and reduce risk in any way possible.

14. Improve the flexibility of your body

You may have told you to be more active for your health. Through this, you have developed tight muscles that may be causing you some pain. While a sound flexibility and stretching program is important for improving your flexibility in muscles, magnesium can help improve your elastic properties in muscle fibers. Consuming regular amount of foods high in magnesium can help to accommodate a healthy lifestyle and flexibility program.

15. Improve the strength of your teeth

Just as your bones receive benefit from magnesium consumption, your teeth are the beneficiaries as well. Magnesium is important for calcium absorption to help improve the integrity of your teeth. In addition, sufficient levels of magnesium help to eliminate high levels of phosphoric acid from harming your enamel and your teeth, which is responsible for tooth decay. Consuming regular amounts of magnesium can be helpful for your teeth and taking the right amounts can be high

16. PH balance in the body

It is not often that individuals walk around stating their pH levels are off, but the great thing about magnesium use is it can help neutralize your body’s acidity and alkalinity. Some foods and beverages cause your body to become more acidic or alkaline, depending on the source. When this happens, your body needs to use its buffering system to keep it in constant management. In addition, your body produces lactic acid during cardiovascular exercise, which causes your body to fatigue and become acidic. Too much acid in your body is highly dangerous and magnesium use can help to correct this.

17. Prevent constipation

Some individuals are succumbed to constipation through a variety of factors, but when it hits, it can be harmful to the body. One natural benefit of magnesium use is the natural effects it has on bowel health. Magnesium is commonly used to help the body cleanse and eliminate toxins from the intestinal tract, which turns into a strong laxative.

18. Prevent asthma from getting to you down

This is typically a condition which affects young children, but it can affect adults as well. Those who suffer from asthma are better able to manage their breathing when they take magnesium supplementation. Since magnesium aids in relaxing the muscles, it acts in a similar way in the bronchial tubes by preventing bronchial spasms. Due to this, the individual has a better chance to breathe.

19. Prevent muscle cramps

When muscle cramps hit your body, it hurts. One of the most commonly affected areas is the lower leg and cramps tend to come on at night. Magnesium use can help soothe and calm the muscles to help prevent the cramps from starting altogether. Talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or qualified healthcare provider for proper dosing if you are experiencing leg cramps.

20. Stop a heart attack from occurring

Magnesium use can already help reduce inflammation and lower blood pressure, but one of the best benefits from its use is to prevent a heart attack. Through the protection from irregular heartbeats, magnesium, can shield and protect your heart from damage and stress. With heart disease affecting millions of adults in the world, magnesium supplementation can help prevent fatal conditions from getting to us.

21. Regulates levels of calcium and potassium

Magnesium plays a role in the active transport of calcium and potassium ions across cell membranes – which helps nerve impulse conductions, muscle contractions, and normal hart rhythms. Magnesium, together with calcium, contributes to the structural development of bone and is required for the synthesis of DNA, RNA, and the antioxidant glutathione.

Always seek medical advice from your doctor. This information is informational in nature and is not intended to diagnose nor treat any health condition.

Why Float?

The answers are countless. Everything from the physical to the mental side of floating are amazingly surprising how effective float therapy can be in just one hour. Float Therapy aka R.E.S.T. (short for “Restricted Environmental Stimulus Therapy”) has been shown to help those who suffer from anxiety and or depression. In one study, 32 patients were diagnosed with stress-related muscular pain, and 16 of the participants also received a second diagnosis of burnout depression. Patients were treated with flotation for six weeks. Participants exhibited lowered blood pressure, reduced pain, anxiety, depression, stress and negative affectivity, as well as increased optimism, energy and positive affectivity (Department of Psychology, Karlstad University, Sweden. 2005).
REST has been shown to remove stress-related chemicals from the bloodstream such as adrenaline, cortisol, lactate and ACTH and replaces them with beneficial endorphins. Completely free from external stimulation, the brain is able to synchronize its two hemispheres. At this point, the mind and body go into a deep state of relaxation, better than any regular night’s sleep. In this deep state of relaxation the brain begins to release theta waves as if in a deep state of meditation. With consistent use over time, customers will notice their anxiety or depression symptoms diminish, leaving them in a pure state of joy. The overall mental health benefits of REST:

  • Calms the analytical and worrisome side of the brain

  • Increases endorphins in bloodstream

  • Decreases stress hormones in blood stream

  • Increases cardiovascular efficiency due to dilation of blood vessels

  • Increases nutrient delivery

  • Decreases muscles tension, BP, HR and oxygen consumption

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