Unlike TV ad’s in the early 2000’s, we’re not going to start this blog post by showing you images of women walking down the beach in white bikinis to highlight how fun it is to have a period. Because the reality is, for many of us periods are a pain.
Instead we wanted chat to you about how you can use Magnesium to manage one of the common symptoms experienced during a menstrual cycle, namely cramping.
Why are periods so painful?
Period pain refers to pain in the lower abdomen occurring just before or during a woman’s period, usually lasting for a couple of days. It is the release of chemicals known as prostaglandins from the lining of the womb that cause the uterus to contract, essentially resulting in the cramping most of us have experienced at one time or another!
The severity of period pain varies from one woman to another. Some woman are lucky and don't experience any discomfort, whereas as other woman can suffer from severe pain which can interfere with normal day-to-day activities - who has time for that!
How can Magnesium help?
Magnesium is know to combat these pesky prostaglandins and help to reduce the pain and inflammation associated with it. So just like Magnesium helps to relax your other muscles, it can also help to combat the cramping of your uterus and hence relieve the pain associated with your period, quite simple really - but super effective and totally natural!
How to use your Magnesium Oil for Period Pain
This part will be short and sweet because it really is so easy.
You will get the most benefit if you try to remember to use your Magnesium Oil every day.
You can choose whether to apply morning or night or both, and while we recommend your stomach for general use, it really doesn’t matter where on your body you spray and rub it in (face aside of course!) as long as you are using it.
When you have your period we would recommend increasing you daily dose (to help your body maintain that combat those prostaglandins!) and apply it to your stomach and/or lower back depending on where you tend to experience your more uncomfortable symptoms.
Can Magnesium help with any of my other PMS symptoms?
Where to start?
Begin with a soak or two in our Bath Salts to get your body and skin used to absorbing Magnesium and build up your levels a little. This can help reduce the chances of the “tingles” that some people get when they first start using Magnesium Oil.
If you do get the tingles you have a couple of options. Firstly, start with just one spray and work your way up. As your Magnesium levels increase and your skin desensitizes the tingles will go away. Alternatively you can apply moisturizer to the area you are going to spray before apply your Magnesium Oil. Do this until the tingles dissipate. You may also find different parts of your body are more sensitive than others, and if that is the case spray where it doesn’t tingle!
We are super excited to announce that you will find our Magnesium Oil in this months Limited Edition Bella Box x Modi Bodi Subscription box. For $74.95 you get over $180 worth of products (Tim Tams included!!)
Full of an amazing collection of products designed to make your period easier you can check it out right here.
Cassie & Carly xx
The Base Collective content is strictly informational and should not be considered medical advice. See your healthcare professional for diagnosis and treatment recommendations.