Last month’s blog featured the incredible benefits of the essential oils that we use to enhance our Mg12 MagneSport formulations to bring even more benefits to your healthy lifestyle. We take great care to bring you all-natural, effective, homeopathic formulations that bring optimal health and healing. This month, we are featuring the ingredients we use to enhance the already incredible effectiveness of the powerful magnesium in or MagneSport and MagneSoothe balms.
Our balms all contain coconut oil. Its hydrating effect on skin is widely known but it is also a potent antimicrobial that can help protect against harmful microorganisms when applied to the skin. This is an important factor for optimal skin health. Many types of skin infections, such as acne, athlete’s foot, etc., are caused by bacteria or fungi and coconut oil can help prevent microorganisms from growing.
Coconut oil has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties as well. Chronic inflammation contributes greatly to many skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis, and acne.
We chose to use jojoba oil in our MagneSport and MagneSoothe balms for many reasons. While jojoba oil works as a natural preservative to help keep our formulations safe and effective, jojoba oil has incredible benefits for your skin. It contains vitamin E, is hypoallergenic, does not clog pores, and has antiseptic and antibacterial properties. An effective moisturizer, jojoba oil helps to prevent skin cracks and tears and may help reduce the symptoms of eczema.
Many are familiar with using Aloe Vera gel to treat a nasty sunburn. We included it in our balm formulations for its perhaps lesser-known qualities. It has the ability to help bind moisture to the skin while also having antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-fungal properties. It contains vitamins E and C which are known to help prevent free radicals from forming and causing cell damage.
The main essential oil in both our MagneSport and MagneSoothe balm products is Arnica. Arnica is a perennial, flowering plant in the daisy family. It contains thymol, which is a vasodilator, which speeds healing, promotes enhanced blood flow within muscles and joints, and is known as an effective remedy for pain relief. It helps to reduce swelling and is both antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory and protects against infection. Many of our customers use our products with Arnica to ease the spasms and stiffness associated with arthritis and other chronic pain and swelling disorders and injuries. It is also effective in easing pain caused by muscular injuries and strains.
Arnica boosts the immune system by stimulating white blood cell production. It is commonly used to help treat bug bits. It also reduces bruising, soothes skin, and helps treat skin irritations like acne, eczema, etc. It is even known to help break outs and prevent wrinkles, and signs of aging.
With all of arnica’s benefits, it should not be used on open wounds and we recommend you ask your doctor about use if you are pregnant or nursing.
We include lavender essential oil in our MagneSoothe balm for all of its incredible attributes. It relaxes and calms and can support restful sleep. It can reduce pain and inflammation and can aid in mood elevation in the fight against anxiety and depression. It has even been shown to help lower blood pressure. It also has antiviral, anti-septic, and antimicrobial properties.
We include all of these dynamic ingredients to enhance our powerhouse magnesium products to bring you the best natural pain reliever available. To your health!