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Kids and Topical Magnesium

April 28, 2020 2 min read

Magnesium is the 4th most abundant mineral found in the bodythat helps to assist with essential bodily function and formation. Not only is Magnesium important for us, its important for the kids as well.


Magnesium & ADHD

Research has shown that there is a link between Magnesium Deficiency and ADHD in children1. In a study conducted with 116 ADHD recognised children, 95% were found to be Magnesium deficient1. On the flip side, another study conducted with 50 ADHD recognised children were split into two groups; the first receiving Magnesium supplementation and the second receiving usual care from their doctor2. After 6 months of supplementation, there was a significant increase in Magnesium levels and a significant reduction in hyperactivity in the first group when compared to their initial baseline values and the second group2. It is imperative that children are receiving enough Magnesium, whether it is through their diet or through supplementation.

Magnesium & Sleep

Magnesium also plays a vital role in sleep, which as we all know is so crucial for kids. Magnesium helps maintain healthy levels of GABA, which is a neurotransmitter that helps to promote deep, restorative sleep3. A good nights’ sleep goes a long way!

As explained previously, all of our products are applied onto the skin (transdermal), compared to being ingested in tablet form. One of the key benefits of this form of Magnesium is that it bypasses the known side effects of Magnesium supplementation, as it is not absorbed by the digestive tract, making it completely safe to use for children!

To summarise the key points:

  • There is a link between Magnesium deficiency and ADHD in children.
  • Magnesium supplementation reduced hyperactivity in ADHD recognised children
  • Magnesium helps maintain GABA levels, promoting deep, restorative sleep
  • Transdermal Magnesium bypasses the known side effects of Magnesium in the Digestive tract
  • It is safe for children to use!!

1 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9368235

2 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9368236

3 - https://thesleepdoctor.com/2017/11/20/magnesium-effects-sleep/

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