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February 26, 2019 2 min read

Every office has regular visitors, delivery people for food, mail and the most cherished and loved of all at our place, coffee delivery. One of our regular visitors is Emma from the local coffee house. Emma has a skin complaint and recently she asked us if we could offer any relief with our products.

We love it when that happens, either in person or from our Facebook page, that sort of question has been the foundation for our growth and always sends us into research mode, which in turn requires more coffee and maybe a carrot...or a cake.

Here's what we learned.
We like coffee from that shop and their carrot cake is awesome.

Here's what we learned about magnesium and skin problems.
It isn’t known exactly what causes this. It is agreed however, that stress is a common trigger.

We get a lot of reports of relief from many symptoms.

The good news is, more and more is being learned about these conditions and strategies are being developed to effectively manage their symptoms.

We also learned that Eczema is on the rise.

It is more common today than it was 30 years ago, especially in children.

This rapid spike in reported incidence is a cause for concern. It may be due to many factors, such as inadequate diet, pollution and other environmental stressors.

Further reading

1. L Maintz and N Novak, Getting more and more complex: the pathophysiology of atopic eczema, Eur J Dermatol, 17 4 267–283 (2007)
2. HW Walling and BL Swick, Update on the management of chronic eczema: new approaches and emerging treatment options, Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology 3 99–117 (2010)
3. AM Bowcock and W Cookson, The genetics of psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis and atopic dermatitis, Human Molecular Genetics 13 R43–R55 (2004)
4. Dietary magnesium and C-reactive protein levels.
King DE, Mainous AG 3rd, Geesey ME, Woolson RF.
Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina