Magnesium is an essential mineral that's connected to over 300 different functions in the body. It helps to regulate neurotransmitters that send messages throughout the brain and nervous system to help consumers feel calm.
It also helps to convert food into energy, create new proteins from amino acids, lower blood pressure, and so much more! There's also some overlap between the reported effects of magnesium and CBD.
Roughly 50% of the US population is deficient in magnesium, and anxiety and stress levels are at an all-time high. What can we do to fix this? The first thing that we can do is look at the foods we’re consuming.
Magnesium - Where to find it?
Magnesium is found in foods like pumpkin seeds, leafy greens (i.e. spinach and kale), avocadoes, chocolate, and more. The amount of magnesium found in each of these foods varies so it's important to consume a wide variety of them on a regular basis.
Although we're firm believers in trying to get what our bodies need from food first, sometimes they need some extra help. Another way of getting enough magnesium is by using a supplement. But before that, there are some things we need to look at.
First, the type of carrier makes all the difference. Our top three favorite carriers are Bisglycinate, Citrate, and Glycinate. Studies have shown that our bodies absorb more magnesium when one of these carriers is present. For those using lotions and creams that contain magnesium, the carriers will be different, but the bioavailability (the amount of absorption) is comparable.
Second, consumers need to figure out what form of magnesium works best for their taste buds and stomachs.
- Capsules and Softgels are a great choice for people that don’t want to deal with flavor or for those with a sensitive stomach. They’re also a popular choice for people who travel regularly and pack light. It’s usually best to take magnesium capsules in the evening, but not right before going to bed – they can cause heartburn.
- Powders are a great choice for people that have difficulty swallowing capsules and are easily mixed in with water. It’s usually best to drink a magnesium beverage about an hour before going to bed.
- Another option is Magnesium liquids. They’re convenient for those who don’t like using capsules or for those who don’t want to mix magnesium into another liquid. They're usually delicious and only require consumers to take a teaspoon or so to get a high dose of magnesium. Magnesium liquids are best taken in the evening.
For those that don’t feel ready to make dietary changes or don't love the thought of taking supplements, another way of getting more magnesium is by using topicals such as creams, lotions, and sprays. Although magnesium topicals are often marketed for sore muscles, they're also great for symptoms associated with stress and anxiety.
It’s typically recommended that adults take about 250mg of magnesium per day to see a difference and or reduction in their symptoms associated with anxiety.
Magnesium dosage is most often determined by how much a consumer weighs, but some people respond differently. In general, it’s best to take magnesium in the evening to avoid experiencing feelings of drowsiness.
Like magnesium, CBD serving size is partly determined by how much a consumer weighs, but further research needs to be done.
When combining magnesium with CBD products or simply choosing a CBD product that contains magnesium, we recommend starting low and going slow. To figure out the right amount of CBD for each consumer's needs, we've created a CBD dosage calculator which consumers can use as a starting point.
Magnesium usually starts working within a day or two of use. If a consumer doesn’t see a reduction in their symptoms of stress and anxiety, after about a week, they can simply increase their serving size.
Our Product Recommendations
These bath salts are an easy way of getting a dose of magnesium and CBD. It's the perfect product for anyone looking to have an at-home spa day. Containing Full Spectrum CBD, these bath salts are the perfect choice for those looking to benefit from the entourage effect. Not only do they contain CBD and magnesium, but they also contain a wide range of essential oils that will help to calm the central nervous system.
Some of the essential oils that they contain include:
- and more!
These essential oils will help to lower levels of pain and inflammation as well as improve circulation. The aromatherapeutic effects of lavender may also help to calm down the central nervous system. On top of everything, these bath salts also contain an ingredient called MSM. MSM which is short for MethylSulfonylMethane is a type of sulfur. This sulfur has been shown to dramatically reduce levels of pain and inflammation.
All of these ingredients and more make these bath salts a great choice for anyone looking to have a relaxing at home spa experience.
This bath bomb is another great choice for those looking to combine CBD with magnesium. It contains 35mg of full spectrum CBD making it a great choice for those who are looking to benefit from the entourage effect. This bath bomb is also a great choice for those who suffer from acne prone skin because it contains both Witch Hazel and jojoba oil.
Both of these plant based ingredients help to balance the skin's PH levels as well as its sebum production. What does this mean? In simple terms, they'll help to prevent symptoms associated with acne from happening.
This bath bomb also contains a handful of powerful essential oils such as:
- Sweet Orange
Even in extremely small amounts each of these essential oils contains a wide range of health benefits. Combined together they will help to reduce levels of pain and inflammation as well as give a gentle mood boost.
With all that being said, this product is the perfect choice for anyone looking to reduce regular aches and pains while getting a gentle mood boost.
This is the perfect product for those looking to take CBD and magnesium with them on the go. In a convenient ready to go spray format this product contains similar ingredients to Vertly's CBD Bath salts such as MSM as well as lavender and ginger essential oils, but with the addition of 75 extra milligrams of full spectrum CBD.
This product works quickly to reduce levels of pain and inflammation while helping to improve circulation making it a great choice for those looking for a post workout pain solution.
This bath bomb is a great choice for those looking to find a high dosage CBD bath bomb that also contains magnesium. Some of its other ingredients that we love include:
- Baking soda
- Essential oils
- Food coloring
Taking a bath that contains baking soda has been shown to balance and or regulate PH levels. As we already know from looking at the products previously mentioned, essential oils provide a wide range of health benefits. Because this product contains a blend of essential oils we're unable to know their exact benefits. Simply containing essential oils however is a very good sign in terms of product quality.
Although many people wouldn't think to find food coloring in a bath bomb, it's actually a safe and simple way of adding a vibrant color to what would otherwise be a white bath bomb. Using food coloring ensures that the bath bomb will not stain the skin or bathtub of the consumer who is using it.
This is the perfect product choice for those looking to combine a high dose of CBD with magnesium. It's also a great choice for anyone that undergoes regular drug testing because it doesn't contain any THC.
For those that suffer from regular stress and anxiety, and have tried other natural treatments in hopes of reducing their symptoms without seeing many results, Magnesium with CBD or a product that contains a combination of the two, may be a great choice!
It's important that consumers take things slow when trying new products and that they listen to their bodies. We’re hopeful that consumers will see the positive effects of both magnesium and CBD too!
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