Magnesium has been found to be effective in treating sports injuries as well as our more common "aches and pains".
North Americans' intake of magnesium dropped 50% in the last century and the consequences are quite painful. Many people needlessly suffer pain - including fibromyalgia, migranes and muscle cramps - because they do not get enough magnesium.
We've learned to attack those aches and pains with over-the-counter and prescription medications, but pain medications are not without risk. Taking too much acetaminophen can ruin the liver, and unintentional poisoning from pain drugs is rising.
Magnesium, on the other hand, treats both the symptoms AND the cause. "What is essential to remember about treating pain with magnesium is that it treats both the symptom and the cause of pain, meaning the cause of the pain can often be traced back to a magnesium deficiency. Transdermally applied magnesium chloride easily belongs in the middle of every pain program and Magnesium chloride acts as a natural cell tonic and reduces inflammation and systemic stress.
Information collected from the book "Transdermal Magnesium Therapy" by Mark Sircus, O.M.D.