Magnesium Gel is a combination of Magnesium Chloride Liquid and Amigel, a thickener and carrying agent. It’s designed for massaging into tight, sore muscles, aching joints and anywhere you feel tension.
Each ml contains 225 mg of magnesium chloride equivalent to 60 mg of elemental magnesium.
Can you really absorb magnesium through the skin?
Magnesium Chloride Gel is a form of topical magnesium chloride that is absorbed quickly through the skin, delivering magnesium directly to cells.
Provides measurable relief from muscle tension, spasms, cramps, aches and pains – and it softens skin!
Use Magnesium Chloride Gel at your massage therapy session, after a workout, a long day hunched over a desk – or anytime you experience symptoms of magnesium deficiency. To relieve intense muscle pain, make a compress by rubbing the gel into the affected area and covering with a wet, hot towel. Allow the heat to drive the magnesium into the muscles. Repeat as desired.
Magnesium chloride, Amigel™, lavender oil, ethyl alcohol. Each 1 ml of gel contains 225 mg of magnesium chloride, equivalent to 60 mg of elemental magnesium.
The magnesium chloride used in our Magnesium Chloride line of products tests clean for heavy metals, contaminants and toxins. However, it is licensed and recommended only for external use.
Magnesium chloride hexahydrate (MCH) is chemically/laboratory produced. Our Magnesium Chloride topical magnesium products are ‘wildcrafted’. That means, they’re taken directly from salt evaporation ponds. Hexaydrate means “without water” and when MCH topical brands make magnesium spray, cream or “oil”, they rehydrate these lab-produced magnesium flakes. MCH only includes magnesium chloride without the 90 naturally-occurring trace minerals found in our wildcrafted magnesium chloride from seawater. We believe that many of these trace minerals are also transdermal and beneficial to our health.
Whenever a new batch of Magnesium Chloride is released, it is lab tested to validate that there are no contaminants. It is tested for petrochemicals, pathogens, agricultural runoff and heavy metals that might be harmful. It tests clean or we don’t use it.
Our Magnesium Chloride is derived from salt evaporation ponds along the coast of Southern California. Depending on prevailing temperatures and inches of rain, the ocean water captured in the ponds will sit for 3 to 6 months until sufficient water has evaporated to cause the salt to drop out of suspension. The water that remains on top of the salt is naturally high in magnesium chloride as well as approximately 80 other trace minerals.
Some people use our Magnesium Chloride liquid as a toner, to tighten and smooth skin before applying other products in the morning or at night. Others use Magnesium Chloride Balm as a facial moisturizer. Allow the magnesium 20-minutes or so to absorb into the skin before applying any other product.
Your skin should absorb the magnesium transdermally in approximately 20 minutes. If you’re using the Magnesium Chloride liquid, spray or gel, you may wish to rinse it off. The Magnesium Chloride Balm is very emollient, like a rich cream, and is meant to be left on until your next shower or bath.
Your skin effectively regulates the amount of magnesium absorbed. There is no risk of taking in too much magnesium transdermally. The only consideration is personal comfort.
Think of our topical magnesium as you would seawater. If your skin is broken or irritated, you may experience discomfort. Use caution on damaged or inflamed the skin. Although magnesium chloride liquid is healing (much like seawater) it is advisable to start with a conservative application, and if necessary, further dilute the product to comfort.
Using both topical and oral magnesium as part of a daily regime is a great way to treat and prevent magnesium deficiency. Some people find they get the best relief from their symptoms when they double-up on magnesium. There is further no reason to avoid using both. Your body regulates the amount of magnesium it absorbs through the skin, so there’s no risk of applying too much topically. If you are sensitive to the gentle laxative effect of Natural Calm Magnesium Citrate Powder, simply use less of the powder and more of the topical magnesium.
No. Magnesium absorbed transdermally (through the skin) pybasses the digestive tract, targetting cells directly. You should not experience a laxative effect.
Magnesium chloride has an oil-like texture; it feels silky. However, magnesium chloride itself is not an oil and is non-staining. Only our Magnesium Chloride Balm combines magnesium chloride with oils. Magnesium Chloride liquid, spray and gel are oil-free.
Our Magnesium Chloride line of products deliver magnesium chloride through the skin. Magnesium Chloride Liquid is a concentrated form of pure magnesium chloride. Most users will wish to dilute the full-strength liquid prior to use. Magnesium Chloride Balm combines magnesium chloride with coconut oil, shea butter and beeswax. It’s rich, moisturizing and ideal for those with sensitive skin. Magnesium Chloride Spray is a diluted version of the full-strength liquid, and it comes in a convenient spray bottle. It’s also suitable for sensitive skin. Magnesium Chloride Gel is ideal for massaging into tense, painful and spasming muscles. Like the balm and spray, it is also a diluted form of magnesium chloride.
Many people report a feeling of relaxation when they use our topical magnesium products. However, there is no reason to believe you will feel sleepy. Magnesium is essential for both energy production and proper sleep.
Topical magnesium can be applied at any time of day. Use it when you have muscle tension, aches or pains. When applied in the evening, our topical magnesium can help to prevent restless legs and other muscle-related sleep disturbances.
A couple of weeks ago I met a 52 year old gentleman who had been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 10 years old. He now is struggling with many other related health issues, including leg spasms, high cholesterol and elevated blood pressure.
I started to share with him about the importance of magnesium in the prevention and treatment of both type one and type two diabetes.
Family doctors used to recommend calcium supplements to breastfeeding mothers, and some still do. But the link between magnesium and breastfeeding is just as important to understand. Simply popping a calcium supplement could do more harm than good if you’re