Impromptu adventuring, exploring our backyard and then putting pen to paper, hoping to entice you to try one, if not all, of our escapades, is my true reward!
Published September 12th 2016
Kiss your Cramps Goodbye
Kiss your Cramps Goodbye - Image: Elaine de Wet
Do you, like me, suffer from cramps at night…cramps in my toes, cramps in my calves? I do a lot of exercise and am not sure if I'm perhaps not re-hydrating enough (or too much wine?), but for years now have daily taken Magnesium orally (the cure-all?) for cramping. Recently, though I'm finding it is not quite as effective. So, to my delight I discovered Buderim Magnesium House - all things Magnesium!
Buderim Magnesium House on Ballinger Road - Image: Elaine de Wet
Set in a quaint little cottage on Ballinger Road, I ventured indoors and in lieu of Magnesium pills or tablets, found Magnesium Oil Sprays, Magnesium Flakes; Magnesium Chloride Oil Sprays; Magnesium Gels; Magnesium Body Lotions and even a Goodnight Lotion - have you ever heard of these novel ideas?
Apparently, taking magnesium orally is not really a viable method for most of us to meet our magnesium needs, because at clinically relevant dosages, magnesium supplements tend to have a laxative effect. With topical magnesium (these are the sprays and flakes), the gastro-intestinal system is totally bypassed, so the magnesium is absorbed directly into the body's cells. Naturally, because our skin is semi-permeable, our bodies can absorb and excrete substances with incredible efficiency. This is why topical magnesium is absorbed so efficiently.
All Things Magnesium - Image: Elaine de Wet
News to you? Yep, to me too - and in all honesty, I am still sceptical, but nevertheless purchased a little bottle ('little' in case it isn't as effective as they say) of Magnesium Oil Ultra - for sensitive skins - and am still to attempt using it.
My 'little' bottle - Image: Elaine de Wet
One can use the spray directly onto the skin; a magnesium oil foot soak is also apparently wondrous, creating better circulation to the feet and keeping the pores open, hence better absorption; or perhaps a relaxing bath in magnesium bath flakes to lie back and relax, allowing your body to absorb the magnesium chloride.
Inviting Interior - Image: Elaine de Wet
Magnesium House has, you've got it, all the various magnesium products one might require but also offer massages and baths:-
One hour or an hour and a half Magnesium Massage $79/hour or $110/hour and a half;
Magnesium Bath of 35 minutes $35; or perhaps you'd like the Magnesium Massage and Bath Combo $110/hour or $140/hour and a half
Their motto of 'Kiss your Cramps Goodbye' is on my wish list and I'll definitely keep you in the loop as to my progress using this novel Magnesium Oil Spray.