Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Fight Magnesium Deficiency with Ancient Minerals (Review with Giveaway, Ends 02/13/14, US Only)

Disclosure: We received free magnesium products in exchange for our honest opinion about them.

In conjunction with my second Blogiversary celebration, Ancient Minerals has generously offered a giveaway for one winner to receive an Ancient Minerals Magnesium Bath Flakes - 1.65lb
(RV $9.75) plus an Ancient Minerals Magnesium Oil - 8oz (RV $29).

We received the exact items linked above for us to review. Before I tell you what we thought about them, I want to start by mentioning a few things about magnesium deficiency.
Notice the list of symptoms of magnesium deficiency? Who would want to perpetually feel that way? Not me.
With the current U.S. adult RDA of magnesium of 320-420 mg per day3 , the average American’s intake is only slightly more than half the minimum amount of magnesium required to function effectively.2 In fact, even this drastic figure may be an understatement. Many medical researchers find the RDA figures inadequate to prevent deficiencies of magnesium and chronic disease.4 
Well, one way to increase our magnesium intake is to increase the amount of magnesium rich foods we consume on a regular basis. You should probably try to eat at least one serving of one of those foods daily.
Another way to increase your levels of magnesium is with Ancient Minerals. Yes, epsom salts are a way to increase magnesium. However, Epsom salts are magnesium slate. Ancient Minerals uses magnesium chloride. Not all types of magnesium deliver the same recognizable benefits. Like other minerals of nutritional value, magnesium occurs as various inorganic and organic forms in nature. Each of these forms has varying degrees of efficiency in human biochemistry.
Now that you have some background information on magnesium, let me tell you about our experience with Ancient Minerals.
These gigantic Ancient Minerals Magnesium Bath Flakes have been fantastic for Michael to use after along work day on his feet. He will toss a couple handfuls into a tub full of hot water and just soak the aches away. He absolutely loves these bath flakes. Did I mention that they are huge?

This is the Ancient Minerals Ultra Magnesium Oil.  
I sprayed three squirts into my hand here so that you can see that it is a bit creamy, barely thicker than water, but practically clear.
We have used the oil for multiple things. Brandon has used it on growing pains in his legs. Michael and I have used it for tired, achy feet. Daniella likes to have some sprayed on her belly before she goes to bed at night - and she sleeps better when she does. We have also found that when Brandon uses it, he can stay focused longer. I have also found that rubbing some on my belly alleviates nausea quickly.  We have all benefited from this increase of magnesium.
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