HOW TO USE
Suggested Use: Smooth into areas of tension or to seal in moisture on the body or face.
Ingredients: Magnesium chloride (concentrated from seawater), fractionated coconut oil, raw shea butter and beeswax.
Contains no fragrance, preservatives or anything artificial.
Dose: Each 1 tsp (5 ml) contains ~200 mg of magnesium, equivalent to ~60mg of elemental magnesium, plus over 90 naturally-occurring trace minerals.
Note that the ‘elemental magnesium’ measurement is most important for determining the dose that may be right for you. We recommend using about 1 tsp of the product for children and at least 2 tsp for adults, topically.
Cautions and Warnings: For external use only. Keep away from the eyes. This product should not cause skin sensitivity; however, should you experience redness, rash or irritation, discontinue use.
Can you really absorb magnesium through the skin? Consider the evidence from clinical studies:
- A transdermal magnesium oil with a 31% magnesium concentration applied to the skin and via a foot bath was found to increase cellular magnesium concentration by 59.7% in 89% of study participants, measured through hair analysis1
- In a two-week pilot study, blood serum and urinary magnesium concentration significantly increased in a subgroup of non-athletes following the low-dose application of 56 mg of transdermal magnesium cream per day2
- Intracellular magnesium concentration significantly increased following the application of a transdermal magnesium chlorate spray to the skin for 4 months, measured by epithelial cell and blood serum analysis3
1. Watkins K, Josling PD. A pilot study to determine the impact of transdermal magnesium treatment on serum levels and whole body CaMg ratios. The Nutrition Practioner. 2010;14:1-7.
2. Lindsy Kass, Andrea Rosanoff, Amy Tanner, Keith Sullivan, William McAuley, Michael Plesset. Effect of transdermal magnesium cream on serum and urinary magnesium levels in humans: A pilot study. PLoS One. 2017;12(4):e0174817.
3. Fabio Piccini, Guglielmo Ragazzoni, Laura Valentini, Emanuela Faloia, Pietro Gobbi. Intracellular absorption of transdermal magnesium demonstrated by ESEM-EDS. Italian Journal of Anatomy and Embryology. 2014;119(1):1.