Why does it tingle when I apply it to my skin?
This can happen if the body's cellular magnesium levels are low. The skin can tingle as the magnesium is sucked through the skin rapidly and as magnesium is a large molecule it can cause this sensation. It is important to remember though that it isn't an allergic reaction to the magnesium as it is found naturally within the body and is vital to good health.
Another factor that can influence this reaction is the amount used on one area. We recommend 2-3 sprays in one area and then up to 20 sprays a day. Also if you have dry or broken skin it may heighten the sensation.
This reaction will decrease as your body's cellular magnesium levels increase.
Transdermal magnesium helps to increase your body's magnesium levels up to 5 times faster than oral supplementation. To reduce the reaction we recommend the following techniques:-
(1) Apply only 2-3 sprays onto any individual skin area. Massage in well.
(2) Apply after a shower onto wet skin, while pores are open.
(3) Vary the application areas to increase the bodies overall magnesium level.
(4) Little but often is the key. If you just apply one spray that's fine. Massage it in and wait for a minute or so then try another.
The key is to apply the Magnesium Oil wherever it feels comfortable. The magnesium, once absorbed into the skin, is circulated around the body so there is no direct need to focus just on a single area. However, once your magnesium levels begin to rise you will find areas that were sensitive before are no longer so.
Magnesium Flakes can provide a gentle solution to raising your levels. Added to a bath or foot soak they can provide a lower concentration of the solution that will increase your magnesium levels.What is the difference between the four Magnesium Oil sprays?
The purest Magnesium Oil is the Original spray. This is suitable for anyone including children and during pregnancy. This spray is purely the magnesium chloride brine as it comes out of the ground. It is called an oil due to its hygroscopic quality meaning it acts like an oil. The Original spray is 31% concentrate in magnesium chloride. 10 sprays delivers a minimum of 150mg (43% RDA) of optimally absorbable elemental magnesium.
The Goodnight spray also has added essential oils; bergamot, clary sage, grape seed and chamomile. These give off a calming and relaxing aroma to help aid normal restful sleep. Again adding the essential oils brings the magnesium chloride concentration down to 28%. 10 sprays delivers a minimum of 130mg (38% RDA) of optimally absorbable elemental magnesium.
The Sport spray has added essential oils; black pepper, camphor and lemon oils. These essential oils have a warming effect and so help to increase blood flow and aid cell detox during and after sport. The added essential oils bring the magnesium chloride concentration down to 28%. Every 10 sprays delivers a minimum of 130mg (38% RDA) of optimally absorbable elemental magnesium.
The Joint spray has added wintergreen and menthol oil but also glucosamine. Wintergreen and menthol help to reduce inflammation while glucosamine helps to promote cartilage health. This is the spray with the lowest concentrate of magnesium chloride at 15%. 10 sprays delivers a minimum of 40mg (12% RDA) of optimally absorbable elemental magnesium together with glucosamine.What is the difference between Magnesium Soak and Magnesium Flakes?
The key difference between Magnesium Soak and Magnesium Flakes is the concentration. Magnesium Soak contains magnesium chloride at 31% concentration while the Magnesium Flakes are at a concentration of 47%.
Magnesium Flakes will provide a higher level of elemental magnesium when added to a bath than Magnesium Soak will. However, for those with skin conditions where the skin is broken Magnesium Soak provides a more gentle option.Can I overdose on magnesium?
You do not need to worry about overdosing when using transdermal magnesium. Upper limits are set when using the product orally as it can have a laxative effect as it is a natural relaxant.
Magnesium needs to be in balance with the calcium in your body, ideally in the range of 1:1 or 2:1. Modern Western diet unfortunately favours calcium in the ratio of more than 20 times to one on average, so magnesium supplementation is crucial. Looking at this from a cellular level, cells are surrounded by calcium, for the cell to fire it is flooded with calcium. To return to its relaxed state there must be sufficient magnesium within the cell to assist the process of pumping the calcium out. If the cell is deficient in magnesium it cannot keep all the calcium out and so the cell will continue to fire. Due to our reduced intake of magnesium through diet and our increase in calcium it would be extremely difficult to take too high a dose of magnesium through supplementation.
Another factor is that toxic symptoms from increased magnesium intake are not common because the body eliminates excess amounts unless there are serious problems with kidney function. As Mark Sircus has noted in his book Transdermal Magnesium Therapy, in reality problems only tend to occur when magnesium is given intravenously.What is the magnesium chloride hexahydrate dissolved in for the Magnesium Oil sprays?
Understanding the source of our magnesium chloride helps to make this clearer.
The magnesium chloride is solution mined in Veendam in the Netherlands. The magnesium chloride is mined from an ancient seabed that has been condensed and purified for over 250 million years. To mine the magnesium chloride spring water is carefully pumped down to dissolve the seam and the solution is simultaneously brought up to the surface. The magnesium chloride concentration is 31-32%, perfectly stable to avoid recrystalising. The brine solution that is brought to the surface is what is bottled for Magnesium Oil Original spray, nothing is added to it to keep the spray as pure and as universally acceptable as possible.Is it safe to take orally?
Our Magnesium Flakes, Magnesium Oil Original spray and Magnesium Soak are all perfectly safe to ingest. The purity of our source actually makes them all pharmaceutical grade products. They are safe for human consumption and are actually used in organic baby food as an alternative to sodium chloride.
However, as magnesium is a natural relaxant if you take a large dose orally it can have a laxative effect. Using it as a transdermal product means that it avoids processing by the digestive system and so too avoids the laxative effect; therefore you can take larger doses through the skin. We have also found in our trials that transdermal magnesium can increase the body's magnesium levels up to 5 times faster than oral supplements.I take medication are there any contraindications?
There are no contraindications with any of our transdermal magnesium products.Can I use transdermal magnesium during pregnancy?
Yes. Magnesium is very important during this time as babies are born with twice as much magnesium as calcium, this is what makes them so flexible and why their skin is so elastic and soft.
It is important that during pregnancy you avoid essential oils. Magnesium Oil Joint spray, Magnesium Oil Sport spray and Magnesium Oil Goodnight spray all contain essential oils. The essential oils present in these sprays are all cold pressed and in their whole form so do not deliver an 'extracted strength' and the chemical ingredients that are best avoided are reduced in this instance.
Our pure magnesium products are perfectly suited for during pregnancy. Magnesium Oil Original spray, Magnesium Flakes and Magnesium Soak all contain only a pure form of magnesium chloride from the Zechstein Inside mines in Northern Holland and is not only pharmaceutical grade but is currently the subject of clinical trial at St Mark's hospital, Harrow, on behalf of the NHS. There are no restrictions with dosage level of these products during this time.