Leg cramp, twitches and chronic fatigue can all be signs of Magnesium deficiency…

Magnesium is one of the most important minerals in your body, essential to good health. It’s responsible for hundreds of functions including digestion, energy and muscle function, cell and bone formation and relaxation of muscles. It activates more enzyme systems than Iron and Zinc combined.

Taking into account its important role, it is a regrettable fact that Magnesium deficiency exists on a wide scale but is often undetected. The symptoms of deficiency are many and varied, in severe cases it can cause long term damage and in some instances it can be fatal.

Leg cramps and muscular ‘twitches’ can be a sign of Magnesium deficiency. If ignored, more serious symptoms may set in such as chronic fatigue syndrome when the body functions slow down at a cellular level and become sluggish.

Insomnia or inability to sleep can be another sign of Magnesium deficiency. If you wake up frequently and have leg cramps, you may benefit from Magnesium supplementation.

Magnesium has a beneficial effect on the cardiovascular system. Due to its natural muscle relaxant ability, it also plays an important role in regulating blood pressure. When blood vessels are relaxed there is less resistance to the flow of blood and, as a result, blood pressure is lower.



Studies show that 80% of all Americans are Magnesium deficient. The best way to take Magnesium is to use an oil or gel that is absorbed through the skin. You rub it onto your arms and legs (especially if you have restless leg syndrome or cramps) and the super-saturated solution of Magnesium dries quickly without any stickiness.

Dr Norman Shealy did a trial with patients using Magnesium oil and found that it was highly absorbable without any side-effects such as diarrhoea, which is common when taking Magnesium tablets. In just 6 weeks, his patients raised their cellular Magnesium levels to the top of the reference scale. With tablets it would have taken around 2 years for the same result.



Magnesium oil and Magnesium gel are made from ancient Magnesium Chloride and biologically active organic Aloe Vera extract. They can help to:

  • Restore cellular Magnesium levels
  • Support detoxification
  • Relieve aches and pains
  • Improve mood and relieve stress
  • Encourage healthy skin tissue

Calcium has always been vaunted for strengthening bones. But studies of osteoporosis reveal Magnesium has an equally important role. There is a symbiosis between many minerals to perform specific functions so we need adequate levels of them all. As well as Magnesium and Calcium, there are 70 essential trace minerals such as Selenium and Copper. Rather than taking isolated supplements, we can follow Nature and give our bodies the full spectrum of minerals within a topical Magnesium oil or gel.

It’s good to eat Magnesium-rich foods too such as buckwheat, tea, some nuts and leafy green vegetables. But our planet’s soil has become sadly depleted so most of us still won’t be getting adequate amounts of Magnesium and other minerals. Furthermore, we may believe we are helping ourselves by buying supplements over the counter at pharmacies. But these are only 5-10% absorbable, being inorganic and not readily assimilated. By contrast, it’s amazing when Magnesium oil or gel is applied, how fast the effects are felt.

In the words of Dr Linus Pauling, Nobel Laureate: ‘Every sickness, disease and ailment is linked to a mineral deficiency or imbalance.’

The risks of long-term Magnesium deficiency are considerable. When the health stakes are this high, it makes sense to go for a supplement providing the entire spectrum of these minerals. Magnesium oil and gel, which are applied topically, fulfill this.



The Original Professional Strength Ancient Minerals® Magnesium Gel Plus unique gelled formulation gives sustained release of Magnesium through the skin; and The Original Professional Strength Ancient Minerals® Magnesium Oil. Both are made with Magnesium Chloride extracted from the ancient Zechstein seabed in Europe – protected for the last 250 million years and source of the most pure Magnesium in the world.

Also recommended:  Ancient Minerals® Magnesium FlakesAncient Minerals® Magnesium LotionAncient Minerals® Magnesium Lotion Ultra