Muscle aches, cramps and spasms are just plain old annoying. A simple twinge in the back or a tight calf muscle can render you frustratingly out of commission, and it often seems that no concoction of lotions nor complex stretch regimens can bring lasting relief. Studies have shown that there is absolutely no proof that popular over-the-counter medicated muscle rubs are at all effective in the treatment of irritated muscles. As short term fixes to underlying inflammatory issues, most medicated "soothing lotions" and elaborate "pain-relieving" balms are far more harmful than they are any good. Many commercial muscle rubs contain potent analgesic drugs, which are quickly (and dangerously) absorbed into the blood stream when applied to the skin. Turns out there is an inexpensive natural remedy that big industry doesn't talk about, a remedy that gets to the core of the issue and not just the bothersome symptoms. This remedy is transdermal magnesium.
In our fast paced society, individuals are constantly scrambling to complete a medley of tasks before tucking into bed for the night, and sleep has somehow fallen to the bottom of our perceived hierarchy of needs. We are driven to stay up late staring deep into a glaring blue computer screen on a quest for the answers to our life questions, jolt awake to a vicious alarm for last minute food preparations or an ambitious trip to the gym, yet in turn find ourselves schlepping to work with large bags under our eyes sipping on a caffeinated beverage that we truly didn’t want to buy. We repeatedly manage to harshly disconnect ourselves from the beautifully intricate circadian mechanisms of nature, and then, when we try to return to a pattern of restorative sleep, we are simply unable to. What's worse, we go on adding a slew of addictive, toxic substances and convoluted rituals to help us get some sleep, and still we lie awake, panicked with self-negative thinking, "there must be something wrong with me!"
Did you know that when you are deficient in magnesium, over 300 enzymes in your body are unable to function properly? Magnesium is required for the body to produce and store energy. Without magnesium there is no energy, no movement, no life. What you don't know about magnesium is probably adversely affecting your health already!
Substantial and overwhelming research now shows that most all of us can reap significant benefit by incorporating basic changes in our habits and lifestyles. It is simply a matter of making a commitment to a healthy, vital and more robust life.
Our mother earth emits a constant flow of direct current that it continually stores from the sun’s energy. This current flows in the form of electrons from the earth having natural anti-inflammatory effects and moving relatively fast throughout the body, which is a good conductor. We can all (along with our animal counterparts!) benefit from tapping into this energy force by simply connecting with the earth’s surface. A simple walk while barefoot in the grass, along the beach or while swimming in our oceans, lakes and rivers, is all it takes to absorb this energy.
Since introducing our complete line of earthing products late last year, including earthing sheets, earthing mats, earthing recovery bags, pads, bands and patches, we have seen an overwhelming positive response! During this time, we have answered many questions that have been compiled in the FAQ tab of each earthing product.
When was the Last Time You Walked Barefoot?
We just had an extended weekend proudly celebrating the birth of our country 235 years ago. During these warm summer days, we have more opportunities than ever to walk barefoot in the grass or in the sand, but do we? We constantly see people walking the beach in their Nikes or other fitness shoes. In the name of health, we are all trying to do the "right" thing. We've been conditioned to think that we need shoes to support our arches, etc. to the point that when we try to go barefoot, it doesn't feel comfortable. Even back in the 1950s a study was done that found children who were allowed to go barefoot had:
Due to of our 21st century lifestyle, most of us spend a majority of our time inside our homes and places of work. For the most part, we work, eat, sleep and generally live our lives indoors. Rarely do we come into direct contact with the earth and as a result we become shielded from the earth and the many therapeutic effects of grounding or what is now commonly known as earthing.