Magnesium is needed by the enzymes that counteract inflammation in the body. These enzymes decrease as we age, which is why healing takes longer and may cause inflammatory conditions to become chronic. Cancer, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and heart disease are all associated with chronic inflammation.
Researchers have found that as magnesium levels decrease, there is an increase in inflammatory cytokines and histamine.
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Increasing magnesium levels in the body decreases inflammation
(Magnesium and the inflammatory response: Potential physiopathological implications. Andrzej Mazura, Jeanette A.M. Maierb, Edmond Rocka, Elyett Gueuxa, Wojciech Nowackic and Yves Rayssiguiera. University of Milan, Department of Preclinical Sciences, Milan, Italy, Magnesium and inflammation: lessons from animal models Clin Calcium. 2005 Feb;15(2):245-8. Review. Japanese.PMID: 15692164 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE)
Magnesium chloride can safely be used to assist in treating inflammatory skin conditions such as dermatitis
Did you know that depression causes an inflammatory response in the body? Magnesium therefore can have a positive effect on depression too!
Transdermal magnesium can be applied directly to the inflamed areas, providing faster relief. Once in the bloodstream, it becomes available to other inflamed tissues throughout the body.