Transdermal Magnesium: Is it Effective?

The capacity of healthy skin to absorb substances applied externally is very limited. Because of this, the application of topical magnesium has a reduced effect. The epidermis of the skin is composed of many layers that need to be penetrated in order for a substance to be absorbed. Because of this, only lipophilic substances can […]

How Can I Stop My Menstrual Cramps?

Over half of all menstruating women experience painful period cramps, and about 15% describe them as severe and debilitating.  Menstrual cramps, also known as period pains or dysmenorrhea, are unpleasant sensations in the lower abdomen that happen both before and during a woman’s menstrual period. There are a number of factors which underpin how severe […]

If You Feel Anxious, You Might Be Deficient In This Nutrient

Anxiety affects nearly 30% of people during their life and involves vague feelings of distress, or fear about the future, that is over and above the ‘normal’ amount of apprehension we might feel in any given situation. Rather than turning to prescription medication, many people try natural solutions first and there are many natural remedies […]

One Hidden Reason You Lack Energy

We don’t all jump out of bed each morning and enthusiastically greet the day; many people wake up feeling tired regardless of how much sleep they’ve had. There are many reasons why we might lack energy other than sleep. Sometimes mental or physical stress can be a cause of fatigue and often underlying nutritional deficiencies […]

3 Ways Magnesium Can Improve Blood Sugar Levels

Blood sugar regulation is important, so we don’t develop metabolic imbalances which can damage our tissues, increase our hunger hormones, deprive cells of energy and ultimately lead to weight gain and more serious conditions such as diabetes (type 2). Magnesium is a very important mineral directly involved in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels by regulating […]

How Magnesium Can Help Blood Sugar Levels

Magnesium is a very important mineral directly involved in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels by regulating the action of insulin, a hormone that lowers your blood sugar. Eating too many sugary foods increases the body’s insulin as it tries to control the levels of sugar entering the blood. Insulin resistance is a condition where there […]

Can I Lower My Blood Pressure Naturally?

According to the Heart Foundation, almost one third of Australians have been told by their doctor they have high blood pressure or hypertension. This is a common yet serious issue, because uncontrolled hypertension can cause heart disease and stroke and is especially dangerous because it often has no warning signs or symptoms. An important nutritional step […]

Am I Getting Enough Magnesium?

Every single cell in our body needs magnesium to function properly. Healthy energy levels, strong bones, balanced hormones, a healthy nervous and cardiovascular system, effective detoxification pathways and much more depend upon having enough cellular magnesium.  Magnesium deficiency is far more widespread than previously thought A CSIRO study of Australians found that the average daily […]

3 Ways Magnesium Can Help Your Heart

It’s no secret that heart disease is the leading cause of death in Australia and worldwide, yet it’s also a disease that is very easily prevented by dietary, lifestyle changes and also nutrient supplementation. Magnesium is the number one heart mineral and has numerous scientific research studies and clinical trials proving its benefits for the […]

Why Pregnant Women Might Be Low In Magnesium

Just as your body uses Magnesium to nourish your own muscles, organs and nervous system – It also takes a lot of nutrients to nourish and grow a healthy baby, and Magnesium is no exception. Due to the growth of a developing baby, the magnesium requirement rises during pregnancy. If the mother is already low […]