Magnesium is one of the many minerals found on Earth and in the human body. According to the NIH, magnesium plays a role in over 300 enzyme systems that regulate biochemical reactions ranging from protein synthesis to nerve function to blood sugar and blood pressure regulation. In other words: It’s really, really important to our overall health.
Because of its role in so many bodily functions—and the fact that researchers suspect many of us are deficient in this mineral—magnesium supplements are becoming more widely used by the day. It’s likely you have a friend or family member that’s tried magnesium for headaches or constipation. You may have even used it yourself!
Magnesium supplements typically come in powder or capsule form, but that’s not the only way to get some extra magnesium in your life! In fact, as the author of the upcoming book Magnesium Everyday Secrets: A Lifestyle Guide to Nature’s Relaxation Mineral, I can tell you that one of the best things about magnesium is its versatility. You can easily incorporate it into your daily routine through a variety of delivery methods, including topical magnesium oils, Epsom salt baths, and even an IV drip.
Here’s what you need to know about these three lesser-known ways to take magnesium: