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What is Magnesium and Why Do We Need It?



So why has NB added Magnesium Oil into our product line? Great question!

Magnesium is an amazing nutrient that can have incredible effects on the body.

I'm going to do this blog like an old school college essay and cite my resources. Bear with me, I haven't done this in a LONG time lol.


There are SO many benefits to having proper magnesium levels. Magnesium is necessary for the functioning of 700-800 enyzme systems in the body. There are studies that show the positive effect on magnesium on the heart (including arrythmia), chronic diseases such as diabetes. high blood pressure, high cholesterol, migraines, IBS, and more. (Dean). Magnesium is a necessary ion for human body and has a crucial role in health and life maintenance. One of the main roles of Magensium is to conserve the electric potential of neurons. Therefore, magnesium deficiency can cause neurological complications. A shortage of magnesium can be a prime suspect in the cause of your migraines. (Dolati et al). Part of the problem is that we aren't absorbing as much magnesium we should from our food. Other lifestyle choices such as smoking and excess alcohol consumption may also affect the absorption rate of magnesium, so keep that in mind when you're choosing how much magnesium you're adding back to your body.

Other studies show a benefit to those with asthma, restless leg syndrome, lack of sleep, depression, caridovascular health, kidney disease, PMS, hot flashes, sore muscles, stress, and cardiovascular health. (Schwalfenberg and Genius).

I could go on forever about the great things magnesium can do so I'll leave you with just a few more since this blog post is pretty long!

Magnesium is a key to regulating nerve and muscle function, supporting healthy pregnancy and lactation, maintaining healthy blood sugar levels, maintaining optimum blood pressure levels, manufacturing and supporting protein, bone, and DNA health, and so so many more. (Whelan)


These are just a tiny selection of resources that have some amazing things to say about magnesium. The more research I do, I come up with another great reason to increase my magnesium intake.


Please remember, I am not a medical doctor, and if your doctor is a trusted resource for you, please reach out to them if you would like more information about magnesium and the amount you should take each day. As always, I'm more than happy to answer questions, so please message me if you'd like to!



Dean, Carolyn. The magnesium miracle. Ballantine books, 2017.


Dolati, S., Rikhtegar, R., Mehdizadeh, A. et al. The Role of Magnesium in Pathophysiology and Migraine Treatment. Biol Trace Elem Res 196, 375–383 (2020).


Schwalfenberg, Gerry K., and Stephen J. Genuis. "The importance of magnesium in clinical healthcare." Scientifica 2017 (2017).


Whelan, C. (2018). Magnesium oil. [Online Article]. Retrieved from https://www.healthline.com/health/magnesium-oil-benefits

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Tina Boakes
Tina Boakes
Dec 06, 2023

So I literally just said to Chris last night, "I should look to see if Rachel has any Magnesium oil on her website." And then I opened my email to find this blog post! We use it on Liam's feet and it helps him stay asleep all night. I will definitely be ordering some!

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nakedbeautybathand
Dec 06, 2023
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Yay! Yes, I've been doing so much research on magnesium lately. We sold so many of these at last weekend's market and I also use it on the kids! Taekwondo makes for some sore legs lol

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