The following was not written by a health professional. People with kidney disease or severe heart disease should take magnesium only under a doctor’s supervision. The information provided is general information about magnesium. Seek medical advice from your GP if you have any concerns about your magnesium levels.
PLEASE AVOID TAKING MAGNESIUM TABLETS WHILE USING MAGNESIUM SPRAY AS THERE MAY BE A RISK THAT YOU ARE TAKING TOO MUCH MAGNESIUM.
Caution: Do not spray magnesium oil on broken skin as it is very painful.
WHAT IS MAGNESIUM?
Magnesium is a mineral that is crucial to the body’s function and regulates over 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It means that magnesium ions play a vital role in helping the body to maintain a healthy immune system. It helps in:
Keeping bones strong
Monitoring muscle and nerve functions and building new cells which is significant for a healthy body
HOW CAN MAGNESIUM HELP ME?
Oral magnesium supplements are not actually the best way to boost your magnesium levels. Did you know that 90% of an oral magnesium supplement can be destroyed in the gut? This means that you potentially are not getting enough magnesium and it’s time to start using topical magnesium products. The bonus from using these products is that once applied to the skin, it is odourless and is absorbed quickly.
Since magnesium has a huge job within our bodies daily, there are an array of amazing health benefits that occur when using topical magnesium products.
APPLYING TOO MUCH MAGNESIUM
You can’t really rub too much magnesium oil onto your skin. But your body may not be ready for what you are suddenly inundating it with, and because of that, you may not like the way it reacts. Itching, stinging, and post-application skin dryness are all perfectly normal reactions that first-time magnesium users may experience, but there’s a chance that you may not experience any reaction at all. But, if you are experiencing skin irritation that’s more than a simple itching, such as if it becomes a rash, causes prolonged redness and irritation, or causes your skin to break out, we recommend that you dilute the oil until your body has had a chance to adapt. You can then slowly increase the magnesium level in your solution as your body becomes accustomed to it.
Magnesium has long been known for its ability to relieve stress. When you are stressed, your body may have lower levels of magnesium, so it’s important to use a topical magnesium product to maintain sufficient levels of magnesium to help increase your serotonin levels within the body. This will assist you in becoming calmer.
SORE JOINTS AND MUSCLE PAIN AND TENSION
Magnesium helps to relieve inflammation, which may be causing pain within your muscles and joints – the oil spray is a very effective way to relieve this pain. This is because it is a natural muscle relaxant. When applied to sore muscles and joints can also provide instant relief of aches and pains. Just apply it directly onto sore and tired muscles. It can also be used to ease the pain and tension associated with a headache. Apply to the base of the neck to relieve tension, or any part of body where needed.
Magnesium is vital for your overall health and wellbeing. Studies reveal that low levels of magnesium lead to reduced production of energy, which means you tire much easier. So, to assist your body in replenishing its energy banks, use the magnesium oil spray and rub it into the back of your hands and tops of your feet.
Due to the fact it works as a natural muscle relaxant, Magnesium even helps you get a restful night’s sleep, as a deficiency can lead to sleeping troubles. This can lead to a host of health issues.
For those that suffer from insomnia or have trouble sleeping, you can apply the magnesium spray 20 minutes before bed. Spray behind the knees, on top of the feet, and to the soles of your feet. This is an odourless, non-oily and convenient way to raise magnesium levels in the body to assist you to get some well-deserved sleep.
Apply directly to the affected area to target general skin conditions. Use on blemishes, from skin tags, moles, sunspots, blemishes and lumps and bumps.
CAUTION: DO NOT SPRAY ON BROKEN SKIN AS IT IS VERY PAINFUL
In studies regarding the use of magnesium oil, it has been shown to break apart different fats and oils and can help to reduce skin oiliness. Magnesium benefits also include stress-relieving qualities, which can help reduce stress-related skin irritations such as acne and rosacea.
USING MAGNESIUM OIL
When you first start using your magnesium oil, consider that you probably have low magnesium levels like many people. You will need to feed your body; you need to get the magnesium into your muscles rather than your blood.
Start by spraying and massaging into any area of your body that you can reach. Start with places that you have pain, but after that, anywhere – for example, on your neck, shoulders, arms, chest, tummy and legs. You will need probably 10-20 sprays around your body or more depending on your weight. Do this 2 to 3 times a day, and then about 5 sprays each on the lower legs and feet for sleep.
Do this about 20 or 30 minutes before going to bed. Be aware that the magnesium oil may make you sleepy, so apply the oil when you don’t need to drive afterwards.
Magnesium oil makes a good medium for giving and receiving a massage. Using magnesium oil will make you very relaxed, and some people get sleepy, so if you have a job that requires you to be alert, using it at night is acceptable, but leave the body feeding part until you have days off.
Body feeding: Most people can do body feeding for about a week to a month. Just let your body tell you when you can start using 2 or 4 less sprays each application during the day. If, after an application during the day, you start feeling very sleepy, rather than relaxed, then decrease the dose for the next and following doses. If you find you aren’t feeling as relaxed as you would like, increase the dose by a spray or two.
Keep in mind that the magnesium oil is adjusting problems in your body that you are not aware of, so a deep restful sleep during the day and at night may in fact be what your body needs to heal itself.
It’s important that you are aware that if you get sleepy after applying the magnesium oil, that you know not to drive that day, and leave applying the oil until it is not necessary for you to drive.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How much magnesium oil do I use?
The specific dose for your body is dependent on what you expect the magnesium to do for you. The dose is dependent on your weight and physical condition and how low your magnesium levels are. You need to tailor the dose to your needs.
Why does the magnesium oil itch, tingle or give me pins and needles when I use it?
Generally, that means that you are very magnesium deficient and your body is really needing it. This should only last a couple of days at most. If you can’t stand these sensations, wash it off, and try using less or water the magnesium oil down.
To do this: Tip about half of the magnesium oil into another container. Label and seal, then fill the spray bottle with bottled or filtered water. The magnesium oil that I make is very strong, so it means that your magnesium oil will last longer!
Stinging is generally topical or just in certain places, and often means that you have an open cut on your hand or body. Magnesium chloride is a salt, so it will sting. If it’s not too bad, leave it, and the stinging will subside in a few minutes. The open skin will get a good sterilisation and heal quickly, similar to swimming in the sea. If the stinging is too much, wash it off, and avoid applying it to that particular area until the skin isn’t open any more, or until it is scabbed over.
Why does the magnesium oil feel funny, odd, weird on my hands or body?
If it’s your hands, just wash them when you are finished applying it. Soap doesn’t seem to foam when magnesium oil is on your hands, so just wash your hands with a cloth under running water. For the rest of the body, it generally absorbs quickly after massaging it in. Once your body’s magnesium levels are normalised, try watering the oil down, as explained above.