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Brand of magnesium oil?

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by Ocean, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. Ocean

    Ocean Senior Member

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    Can anyone recommend a brand of magnsium oil or even a brand to avoid? I want to order some tonight or tomorrow but thought asking here might be more useful than just reading online reviews on Amazon alone. I don't know if the brand really matters anyway, but just thought I'd ask before purchasing. Thanks to anyone who can share a tip on this.

    ETA: I found an old thread and it seemed like ancient minerals brand could be good. I'll probably go with that. Should have checked before I started this thread!
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    anne_likes_red Senior Member

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    I really like Ancient Minerals (from memory this is the one Dreambirdie uses too).

    You really know you're deficient when you're overcome by a relaxed feeling within 10 minutes of applying it! Great before sleep :)

    I had to build up slowly - started with just one spray a day and increased to eight over several weeks.

    HTH
    Anne.
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  3. Ocean

    Ocean Senior Member

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    Thanks so much. I desperately need help with my sleep and can't tolerate oral magnesium. I hope this works!
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    Hi,

    I use Magnesium Oil from "BeterYou". I mix it with a bit of body cream before I apply it otherwise I find that my skin gets a bit sticky. I'm very happy with this brand. They have several variations of Magnesium oil I use the "original spray".
  5. Jenny

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    I use BetterYou too. No problems with it.

    No idea if it's doing anything though.

    (Used it for 6 months and now in bad relapse - this is how my illness goes, nothing to do with Mg I'm sure.)

    Jenny
  6. Ocean

    Ocean Senior Member

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    Thanks Jenny.
  7. Hip

    Hip Senior Member

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    Epsom Salts Spray Versus Magnesium Oil

    For transdermal magnesium, I have tried on my skin both:

    Magnesium oil, which is not an oil at all, but just magnesium chloride crystals dissolved in water, which has an oily texture.

    Magnesium sulfate crystals (Epsom salts) dissolved in water, which does not have an oil texture.

    I much prefer putting magnesium sulfate dissolved in water on my skin, because this does not feel sticky like magnesium oil, and also it does not irritate and itch the skin like I find magnesium oil does.

    The magnesium content of magnesium sulfate is comparable to magnesium chloride, so they are both effective ways of absorbing magnesium through the skin.

    If you want to make life easy for yourself, just get an empty plastic household cleaner spray bottles (like the one shown), fill it with warm water, and dissolve in the Epsom salts. Then you can just spray this Epsom salts solution on your skin from the bottle, and in my experience it works great.

    Household cleaner spray
    bottle containing magnesium
    sulfate dissovled in water


    Cleaning Spray Bottle Filled With Magnesium Sulfate Solution.jpg

    I generally just spray my leg area, and rub in. It takes just two minutes to dry, and then you can put your clothes on. If you want to absorb a larger dose, spray over a larger area of your body. If you spray from head to toe, for example, you will absorb a very good dose of magnesium. You don't have to wash off this Epsom salts solution later, because it dries in after two minutes, and it does not itch or irritate at all, unlike magnesium oil, so I find you don't even know it's there. This means that you can go on absorbing the magnesium for a longer period.

    I use a 750 ml (25 oz) cleaner spray bottle, and this lasts me months of daily application.

    When you are making up a bottle like this, a surprising amount of Epsom salts crystals can be dissolved in the water. I get around two mug fulls of Epsom salts crystals to dissolve into one bottle. I tend to make the Epsom salts solution as concentrated as possible.

    Since you can buy a 1 LB of Epsom salts crystals for a couple of dollars / pounds at a pharmacy, this is also a very inexpensive source of transdermal magnesium.
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  8. anne_likes_red

    anne_likes_red Senior Member

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    Thanks Hip, what a simple recipe for transdermal magnesium!

    I don't find the mag chloride oil sticky at all, but I have noticed it stings occasionally - I experience it maybe one application in ten? I get a sharp tingling that lasts 5 minutes.

    I'm keen to try the sulfate version now, and maybe alternate them for a while. :)

    Thanks again!
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    Just a tip on preparing an empty cleaner spray bottle: if it still has a strong detergent smell even after washing it out, fill the bottle with water, and leave it for a day or two, and this water will absorb the smell.
  10. Ocean

    Ocean Senior Member

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    Jenny, I hope you're feeling better too. Sorry I neglected to say that last time!
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    I am glad you like it. It is quite simple and fast to use too. I tend to spray the liquid from the bottle into the cupped palm of my other hand, and then rub this straight on my skin, as I find this is better and easier than spraying directly on the skin.
  12. nomad

    nomad Anyone interested in a London Support group?

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    Thanks Hip, love the spray bottle idea. Will be trying this, along with bathing in epsom salts
  13. Gondwanaland

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    A couple of moths ago I have tried Epsom Salts foot baths. I then started feeling an uncomfortable sort of burning sensation at my lower back and discontinued them (my cat found the footbaths tasty though). I am not sure what happens to the urinary tract with the ES foot baths.

    So recently when I had leg cramps from raising my methylfolate, I opened two caps of Mg glycinate and diluted them in the spray bottle. I sprayed my legs a couple of times a day, which seemed to help (but shortly after this I overdid with coconut water consumption and other bad moves).

    I ask if the transdermal Mg glycinate can be actually effective?

    izzy
  14. Calathea

    Calathea Darkness therapy

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    After getting through a bottle of Better You magnesium oil, I bought a tub of magnesium chloride salts and made up the next spray bottle myself, at vastly reduced cost and at a lower dilution due to skin irritation. I find it helps with the skin irritation if you out on a coating of vegetable oil first, e.g. hemp oil (reasonably cheap, nice light texture). The magnesium oil isn't sticky at all. I now have fabulously moisturised skin.

    I've read that magnesium sulphate may not be as well absorbed, but since it's used for baths, that sounds unlikely. I can't see how a water solution would sink into your skin, though. I was wondering about mixing magnesium chloride and magnesium sulphate, to reduce skin irritation. Would you end up with a less viscous brine, or would they not mix?
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    Interesting study using 'Better You' Magnesium Oil and the increase in tissue magnesium levels. There was also a high reduction in tissue heavy metal levels.

    http://www.cnelm.com/NutritionPractitioner/Issues/Issue_11_1/Articles/7 Transdermal Mg revised2.pdf

    My experience with mag oil is it is better to start with low dosages. Magnesium can lower sodium levels and those with already low sodium and low blood pressure can sometimes find it lowers it more. The magnesium oil levels used in the study where on healthy people.
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  16. Calathea

    Calathea Darkness therapy

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    Yeah...not keen on hair analysis. Also there's a total lack of placebo, and I suspect the study was paid for by the manufacturer. Who assured me that the stinging would stop happening after a few weeks, by the wat, and that is most assuredly not true. In fact, it recently got slightly worse.

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