If there is one thing that women worldwide can agree on, it’s that periods are the worst. However, women of a certain age get to then experience the “joys” of peri-menopause and menopause, creating a new common enemy that is a close rival to periods and PMS.
Women can’t seem to catch a break, but that’s why we have created Meo Body Femme, Australia’s first magnesium spray tailored to help with those unpleasant symptoms of peri-menopause and menopause.
The Beauty of Transdermal Delivery
It may seem too good to be true that a body spray can offer benefits for the deepest pains and symptoms you are experiencing, but it’s not! Even though you only spray Meo Body Femme on your skin, it can bypass the barriers of your skin and infiltrate the tissues of your body, which is when it really gets to work.
Not only that, but using a transdermal (through the skin) delivery instead of oral allows the magnesium chloride in the spray to bypass the gastrointestinal tract, producing fewer side effects and a more significant benefit to the body. In our opinion, it’s a win-win, so let’s further discuss the benefits transdermal magnesium chloride (MgCl) offers.
The Important Roles of Magnesium
Magnesium is an essential component for optimal functioning of our bodies and plays a role in more than 600 enzymatic reactions! So, magnesium is a big deal, yet many of us are deficient in it. In fact, a report from the World Health Organization estimates that 75% of adults do not get enough magnesium from their diet.
If you’re reading this article, you likely know that peri-menopause and menopause are a real pain. But on a more biological level, peri-menopause is when the body’s hormone production changes due to the transition to menopause (when periods stop completely). The ovaries produce less hormones, which can lead to an irregular menstrual cycle and all the symptoms indicative of these times, including mood changes, changes in sexual desire, difficulty concentrating, headaches, night sweats, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, difficulty sleeping, joint and muscle aches.
Benefits of Transdermal Magnesium
Peri-menopause marks the transition to a new range of symptoms affecting the female body, but Magnesium Chloride can offer relief.
Peri-menopause can bring along all kinds of joint pain and muscle aches that can make it difficult to get through our days. Thankfully, MgCl can help. A study on individuals with fibromyalgia, which is a condition characterised by widespread muscle pain, found a reduction in symptoms with the transdermal application of MgCl.
Even more interesting, the study reported that some of the study participants had too little magnesium in the muscle cells, potentially contributing to muscle pain. By supplementing the body with magnesium and applying the magnesium chloride directly to the source of pain (speeding up the delivery process), participants returned magnesium levels to normal, contributing to the reduction in pain.
Increased Energy Levels
As mentioned previously, magnesium plays an enormous role in the body, and one of its key roles is converting food into energy. What does that mean for you? Using transdermal magnesium chloride gives magnesium to the body, which means the body can produce more energy, giving you a much-needed energy boost.
With the fatigue that is common in those going through peri-menopause and menopause, magnesium might just be the solution your body needs to power through the day.
There are few things worse than lying in bed at night, wishing you could fall asleep because you know how tired you will be in the morning. Your brain understands how important it is to fall asleep, but it also won’t calm down enough to drift into dreamland.
For those looking for a way to calm the brain and finally get some sleep, magnesium oil is the solution. Whether you can’t quiet your racing mind or suffer from insomnia, magnesium can help you finally fall asleep. Meo Body Femme is also full of essential oils that promote sleepiness, including Roman chamomile and lavender. With this combination, you’ll be asleep before you can say “thank you Meo Body.”
The benefits of magnesium oil for your sleep do not end there, though. Do you suffer from waking up in the middle of the night? Or maybe you sleep all night but still wake up tired? Magnesium oil can help you stay asleep longer (no more waking throughout the night!) and produce better quality sleep. You’ll finally wake up in the morning feeling well-rested and ready to tackle the day.
One of the more unpleasant and debilitating peri-menopause and menopause symptoms is headaches, with some women even more susceptible to migraines. Anyone who has had a migraine understands how it completely takes over your day and leaves you seeking isolation from everyone and everything that worsens the pain.
However, magnesium offers a fast-acting solution, with a study finding that supplementation with just one gram of magnesium provides relief quicker than common medications.
The hormone changes experienced during peri-menopause and menopause can also mess with your mood, with many women suffering from depression.
Magnesium plays an essential role in brain function and mood, with depression linked to low magnesium levels. One study found that those with low magnesium levels had a 22% increased risk of depression, so while magnesium won’t be able to cure your depression, it may be able to help with some of the symptoms.
Improves Cardiovascular Health
This final benefit isn’t for a symptom of peri-menopause and menopause that you suffer from on a daily basis, but it is perhaps the most dangerous symptom of all. Women who have gone through menopause are at an increased risk of heart disease, but magnesium oil can help improve cardiovascular health and protect against heart disease. In particular, a 2018 review found that magnesium deficiency can increase your risk of cardiovascular problems, and increasing magnesium intake may lower the risk of a stroke.
So, while exercise, diet, and other factors are important for preventing heart disease, transdermal MgCl can also offer some benefits.
Magnesium Spray for Menopause Symptoms
The benefits of magnesium are immense, which is why we have made it the star of all the products offered by Meo Body. Women going through peri-menopause and menopause already have to go through enough, so give Meo Body Femme a try and see how transdermal magnesium can help with your symptoms, making this time of hormone upheaval more manageable.
Women may be immensely resilient and tough, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t benefit from help from time to time. Let us help you, and see the Meo difference for yourself!
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