New strides are being made in the field of seizure relief almost every year. From prescription medication to medicinal marijuana, seizures are becoming slowly but surely more easy to manage. But new research has found another tool to throw in the seizure-fighting tool box; magnesium.
Often overlooked, magnesium is a mineral that plays a vital role in the body’s function. From regulating cells, bone development, cardiovascular function and many more necessary roles, magnesium has been deemed to “miracle mineral” by many leaders in the field. Now it is found that magnesium deficiency may be closely linked to seizures.
Seizures occur due to abnormal electroactivity in the brain. Electrical activity can either be excited, or inhibited (stopped) causing brain cells to stop sending messages. Usually, there is a balance of cells that excite and those that stop messages. However, when a seizure occurs, there may be too much or too little activity, causing an imbalance between the cells, leading to surges of electroactivity that cause seizures.
How magnesium can help, is quite simple. Magnesium is used in the body in a variety of ways, but one of its most important functions; synapse plasticity. Synapse Plasticity basically is how effectively your synapses connect signals throughout your brain. These synapses are made up of cells that are greatly bolstered by magnesium and become “super conductive” with proper levels of magnesium. This makes the brain cells relay synapses efficiently without mishap.
The way this fights seizures is almost self-explanatory. Seizures are caused when the brain cannot send electric impulses effectively, magnesium is one of the few minerals that enhances a cell’s ability to relay these electric impulses. Therefore, those who suffer from seizures are most likely magnesium deficient.
This is a powerful tool to help remedy seizures and in some cases, can be the cause of them. There are many different reasons people have seizures and patients usually go through a rigorous trial and error process to find out what works for them with magnesium supplementation rarely suggested as a possible aid.
The great part is this possible remedy is that it is 100% natural with easy application to a patient’s daily life. Instead of being prescribed a new medication, the patient can simply apply Topical Magnesium Oil to the bottom of their feet. Transdermal (through the skin) supplementation is highly recommended over oral ingestion since magnesium is heavily filtered through the liver and the skin readily absorbs the mineral directly into the blood stream.
Transdermal Magnesium also comes in many different forms of supplementation. Bath soaks, creams, oils, and even soap can be used to bring you up to speed on your daily recommended magnesium consumption of 600 mg. This application can also be used to elevate pain, lower anxiety, improve sleep and many other benefits of Magnesium.
There is a plethora of research coming out each year in terms of seizure prevention. Steps in the direction of Magnesium can benefit your overall health as well as possibly relieving you of seizures while keeping it all natural at the same time.