Magnesium is an essential mineral needed for more than 300 chemical reactions in the body. These include supporting calcium absorption and use, building and maintaining healthy bones and teeth and proper function of the muscles (including the heart!). Unfortunately, many of us don’t get enough magnesium through diet, and with so much emphasis on calcium for strong bones, magnesium can feel like an afterthought.
If you’ve ever had leg cramps, muscle spasms, tension headaches, or trouble sleeping, chances are you could do with a top up of magnesium – the body’s natural relaxation nutrient.
There’s no need to add another supplement to your daily regimen though (unless you want to!). Instead, you can soothe sore muscles directly with Better You Magnesium Joint and Muscle Spray or Magnesium Muscle Bath Flakes.
Better You make a wide range of transdermal magnesium products that offer fast and effective remineralisation. Used this way, magnesium bypasses the digestive tract, making it an excellent option if you already have tummy troubles that make it hard to absorb nutrients and stomach pills.
Better You Magnesium Joint Spray
The Better You Magnesium Joint Spray delivers 50 mg of magnesium in just 10 sprays, along with 105 mg of vegetarian glucosamine, further supporting joint flexibility and strength. Glucosamine is known to promote cartilage formation and help lubricate the joints and reduce inflammation, while magnesium helps relax tense muscles and supports strong and healthy bones and cartilage. This spray has a welcome cooling action too, thanks to menthol and wintergreen oils.
Apply the spray directly to affected muscles and joints and massage in for fast and effective relief. The best time to apply is after a bath or shower, when your skin is warm and your pores are open. Because there’s a good amount of magnesium in this spray, you may see a little mineral residue after absorption. This is fine to leave on the skin, but if it causes sensitivity you can just wipe it away with a damp cloth.
Each bottle of Better You Magnesium Joint Spray contains 600 mL or 100 sprays, at a concentration of 31% magnesium. Avoid using the spray near your eyes or other delicate tissues and any broken skin. Reapply to muscles and joints as needed. This spray can also be used during pregnancy and when nursing and infant, and it is suitable for children thirteen years and older at half the dose (two to five sprays).
Better You Magnesium Muscle Bath Flakes
Want to double the relaxation effect? Add Better You Magnesium Muscle Bath Flakes to your bath water.
This energising blend of Zechstein magnesium, lemon and rosemary essential oils is perfect for recharging after exercise or just after a long day. The magnesium flakes help restore electrolyte balance to relax your muscles, while lemon soaks away tension and rosemary helps reinvigorate tired and sore muscles and joints.
Certified vegan and palm oil-free, these bath flakes provide a 47% concentrated source of magnesium chloride from a natural source free from heavy metals and pollutants.
Add around two cups of bath flakes to your water and relax for at least 20 minutes, increasing the concentration of bath flakes for a more luxurious and relaxing experience. You can also use the flakes in a footbath. Just add about a cup of flakes to 5 or so litres of water and make sure the water covers your feet. Relax for 20 minutes and feel the tension soak away.
Better You Magnesium Bath Flakes are suitable for use by vegans and vegetarians, by anyone who is pregnant or nursing an infant, and for infants 3 months and older (with supervision, of course!).
Make sure to seal your resealable pouch after every use as these flakes are super absorbent! Use within 12 months of opening and recycle the pouch to keep things planet-friendly.
Why Better You is better for you
If plastic waste has you feeling tense, you can can relax with Better You. Their products are packaged in an eco-friendly way, with a carton made from Forest Stewardship Council certified materials and a plant-based Green Polyethylene bottle derived from sugarcane. The packaging is even carbon negative!
As for the Better You Magnesium Flakes resealable pouches, these are made with a water-soluble polymer lining that is fully biodegradable, making the pouches 100% recyclable. These pouches are also unique in that they don’t contain chlorine or associated carcinogenic dioxins, nor harmful gases or metals. The pouches have a 10,000 times greater gas barrier than standard low-density polyethylene (LDPE) film which helps preserve the freshness of the flakes and helps reduce waste.
As for the contents, Better You products are free from heavy metals and palm oil derivatives as certified by The International Palm Oil Free Certification Trademark (POFCAP). And the source of magnesium is Zechstein Inside® magnesium chloride, which comes from a natural source, deep inside the Earth’s crust. This magnesium has been protected from man-made pollutants for over 250 million years, ensuring quality and purity. The company also sources their essential oils responsibly from Sicily, Spain, and Tunisia, and Better You products are proudly British made and never tested on animals.