Magnesium is the fourth most abundant element found in the earth. As such, we've evolved to use it for a whole slew of things throughout our body. We're used to absorbing magnesium through the food we eat, but as our agriculture is grown more and more in mineral deficient soil, and our food becomes more processed, it is estimated that over 68% of American adults are now deficient in magnesium.
Importance of Magnesium
Magnesium is needed for over 300 biochemical reactions in the body. Not only does it help with normal nerve and muscle function, but it supports the immune system, keeps the heart beat steady, and facilitates calcium absorption. Magnesium can also help prevent diabetes, prevent asthma, prevent osteoporosis, prevent stroke, prevent heart attack, shorten migraines, and lessen the severity of PMS.
According to Dr. Carolyn Dean, symptoms of anxiety and depression, muscle weakness, fatigue, insomnia, poor memory, nervousness, and rapid pulse can all be signs of magnesium deficiency.
Magnesium and Floating
Magnesium is absorbed through the skin due to natural molecular diffusion. This tends to correct magnesium deficiency. Magnesium is absorbed from the diet but in many areas of the world, over-cropping without adequate replacement of magnesium makes the normal diet low in magnesium.
The body naturally optimizes the levels of magnesium, so there is no overload effect from floating in the salts for extended periods.