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Understanding Magnesium Replenishment Transdermally

Understanding Magnesium Replenishment Transdermally

The world is waking up to a new form of magnesium replenishment on the strength of the book, Transdermal Magnesium Therapy, that is experiencing high pass along and word-of-mouth growth. As a concept, the term “replenishment” would be positioned as a step beyond supplementation. “Supplementation” presupposes that you are getting somewhere near adequate supplies from traditional nutritional sources, which for most of us are through food and beverages.

But that’s not the case.

We’re not getting enough magnesium; not nearly enough, and our health — in the form of a rising tide of chronic diseases, such as diabetes, stroke, heart disease, Autism, cancer, and even AIDS — is showing it. This is not to say that magnesium deficiency is the “cause” of all of these conditions, but it is a major factor in the ability for each to exist. The severity of the deficiency is directly related to the severity of the disease.

One other factor that is almost never considered with respect to “nutritional” intake, is the water we ingest, not by drinking, but that which is absorbed through the skin. While we fastidiously take measures to buy the best and sometimes expensive bottled waters and convince ourselves that we’re well protected, we take showers, baths, and wash dishes with waters that are often treated with chlorine and fluoride. Chlorine, which is used as a disinfectant in water treatment systems, produces carcinogenic byproducts in the human body. Fluorides are used in water and toothpaste. Both are members of the halogen family of elements, along with bromide. All have harmful effects, and are ingested without much thought given to the consequences.

Irrespective of how one came to be magnesium deficient, our state of health and well-being improves when magnesium levels are increased. To that end, replenishment is important, and as a concept, it is still new. Well, it’s not really new; our experience with it is.

Many of the people who are now talking about transdermal magnesium intake are only discussing it in the context of being something that you apply to an ache or pain, or for inflammation. While this is true, this level of communication yields behaviors that maintain deficiencies because it is only being applied when something “hurts.” When the critical role of magnesium as a foundational nutrient that can and will help the body produce DHEA master hormone plus over 325 enzymes on its own is fully appreciated, different behaviors will ensue. We will apply it even when we’re not hurting. This will improve the condition of our bones, flexibility of muscles, including the heart.

Magnesium naturally breaks down calcium deposits, which can build up in the arterial system, increasing blood pressure and causing blood clots. It does much more.

I spoke to a man the other day whose son has an extreme case of psoriasis. He gave his son some “magnesium oil” (actually contains no oil). When he applied it, it was like someone had put liquid fire on his back. He summarily put the magnesium down, and didn’t pick it up again.

What happened?

I told his dad that this is what happens when magnesium chloride encounters toxins, pathogens, or heavy metal deposits that have lodged themselves in skin tissue. The magnesium chloride solution — which tests have shown contain virtually no toxins or impurities — would cause no discomfort if applied to tissue areas that have no toxin or heavy metal buildup. Since magnesium works in ionic form, entering inside each cell, it is crucial that a sufficient supply of magnesium ions are available.

When they enter through the skin, they will encounter toxins where they reside. Sensations experienced can range from mild itching to wildly painful. I call it a “shootout at the OK corral.” If you know what’s happening, then you won’t put the magnesium down and forget about it. You can dilute it and reapply, or add it to bath water or a foot bath. You can also apply it to another part of the body that doesn’t react as dramatically.

Once the magnesium has entered the body, it will be carried to the place of greatest need, where the greatest benefit can be realized. As your levels get to normal — whatever that is for you — any discomfort that you may have experienced, will abate. All you need to know is that it’s critical to the restoration and maintenance of your health.

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  1. Deb

    I have taken oral magnesium in the past and everytime, I’d either have immediate heart palpitations (a bit painful) that made me think I was having a heart attack or I would get severely dehydrated if it was oxygenated magnesium (oxycleanse). Would the chest pain be an allergy or just a detox reaction? My body is a mess right now so I’m not sure what it could be. I’m just really scared to try transdermal magnesium supplementation since it goes directly to the bloodstream.

    1. Julia

      Deb you might want to look into adrenal fatigue. Magnesium is good for you but people with adrenal fatigue may find that it makes their potassium levels plummet, which may be causing the heart palps. I have this same issue.

  2. Amanda

    I also have been experiencing an itchy, painful rash on my chest and inner arms since beginning transdermal magnesium oil. I also have been having difficulty breathing. The ancient minerals site says this is due to a magnesium sensitivity which is an extremely rare and relatively new condition as there is very little about it in medical journals. They say it may be due to taking too much too soon and recommend staring slooooww, possibly even using a different form of magnesium.

    My thoughts are that it took us a long while to experience toxic overload so it may take a long while to undo the damage. I’m hoping with a little patience and persistence these reactions will become more mild. Anyone have any more info on this?

  3. ilove8s

    I’m Magnesium deficient as well as Vitamin D deficient and I’ve been trying Magnesium oil for the last 3 weeks or so but can’t tolerate more than a couple sprays at a time. I can fit in about 8 sprays a day but I feel like even that is pushing it. It makes me feel a little queasy and out of it as well as feel a slight headache for about 20 minutes. I’ve been struggling for about 6 years now with severe fatigue and host of other problems but thought that magnesium oil would be a good way to get my levels back up. Is it common to have these symptoms? I think my adrenal glands are trying to recover as well so I don’t want to over tax them. I’m thinking maybe I’m creating some sort of detox symptoms but I don’t have the bad itching that everyone else here is talking about. I notice very mild irritation but it only last for a minute or two when I first apply it. I’ve had the same symptoms when taking different oral versions of magnesium. I’m hoping it’s just a kickstart to my immune system or some sort of detox that I can get over after starting slowly. Any thoughts? I don’t want to quit taking this since I know I’m deficient!

  4. Today, I went to the beach front with my children.
    I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put the shell to her ear
    and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear.
    She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is totally off topic but I had to tell someone!

  5. Joe

    I have been taking oral Magnesium for about 4 months now. It has been nothing short of a miracle for me, my Neuropothy in my feet is 90% gone and leg cramps at night are a thing of the past besides being regular for the first time in my life… I tried the Magnesium oil for the first time last night applied all over my torso, legs,feet. Within a 10 min as I layed in bed I started getting severe leg cramps… I am not giving up on the oil yet and still taking magnesium chloide pills but I was shocked to have leg cramps for the first time in months immediatly after using the oil…coincidince? just curiuos as to your thoughts.

    1. Hi Joe,

      Given that you’ve described the neuropathy as being 90% gone, it’s very possible that the cramping phenomenon is the result of new “penetration” of Mg coming from the different direction due to the absorption through the skin. Magnesium also facilitates electrical conductivity throughout the body. Neuropathy is a result of the cutting off of electrical (Life) energy, which you are restoring. Calcium and magnesium have a “yin” and “yang” relationship with respect to neurological, and consequently, motor function. As such, a certain balance must be maintained. Your transdermal addition of magnesium, which went directly into the bloodstream instead of having to be “processed” through the digestive system, most likely caused a temporary “short” in neurological messaging, which was expressed as a cramp. Once the body was able to make the necessary adjustments, you were good to go.

  6. AJ

    I enjoyed reading this article. Are epsom salts a good way to achieve good magnesium levels in the body? It says “not for human consumption” on my container and my thinking is that there is maybe too many other unwanted impurities added in the manufacturing process?

    Whats the concensus here?

    1. personally, I believe the only salt one needs is Himalayan sea salt!Himalayan salt is profoundly amazing. It is 200 Million plus years old and has been nurtured by earth energy and pressure over this time. This ancient sea salt has been alchemized over millions of years into a special energized crystalline form in a process analogous to how coal gradually becomes a diamond. The 84 minerals in this salt are in an ionic form which is molecular instead of colloidal like regular sea salt. It is therefore more easily absorbable and much more use-able by our bodies than any sea salt. Sea salt because of its relatively large size is difficult for the body to digest and use whereas ionic Himalayan salt is molecular and virtually no digestion is required. http://www.natural-salt-lamps.com/Walt-wellness-series.html

      1. Vicky

        Epsom salts don’t have actual “salt” or sodium chloride that we ingest. Epsom salts are magnesium sulfate crystals. We soak in them to absorb the magnesium transdermally. “salts” simply means the crystalline physical form.

  7. Great article on transdermal magnesium therapy! My toddler has autism and, if I spray him with Mg oil, it really stops his tantrums and makes him so happy. It took me awhile to stumble across it but it really has had a positive effect as long as I spray him twice per day. It does cause some itching, but not as bad as originally.

    1. Himalayan salt is profoundly amazing. It is 200 Million plus years old and has been nurtured by earth energy and pressure over this time. This ancient sea salt has been alchemized over millions of years into a special energized crystalline form in a process analogous to how coal gradually becomes a diamond. The 84 minerals in this salt are in an ionic form which is molecular instead of colloidal like regular sea salt. It is therefore more easily absorbable and much more use-able by our bodies than any sea salt. Sea salt because of its relatively large size is difficult for the body to digest and use whereas ionic Himalayan salt is molecular and virtually no digestion is required.

  8. P,K,Deshpande,Pune, India

    Wonderful site !

  9. So glad I found your sight!! I am very mag deficient and suffer from footcramps. It sounds so mundane but it is horrid and gets me out of bed at night and ruins my day. NOW>>. I am using mag oil for several days. It is helping and I have hope. I did start taking calcium as well to help me balance. I attempt to keep the ratio at 1:1 I guess it is. The rash started today. First on the chest, then under breasts and some on my upper thighs. My palms also hurt some. Do you have any wild guess how long this lasts? I am avoiding putting the oil on my chest area until the rash passes and the pain! This seems to even help my heart beat! I will get that ‘skipped beat’ thing. At my checkup the doctor said not to worry, that I am ‘hyper sensitive’ to it as I also suffer panic attacks.
    Mostly wanted to thank you will all my heart for your article. Plus of course the rash issue… ;0)
    I’m still scared of bad cramping, but so far it is mostly some twinges and odd pulling sensations. My chiro said this should help my back too (magnesium supplementation, he knows nothing about mag oil), as that going out has been an issue for several years. I so wish I had known about this magnesium difenciency sooner. Sadly the AMA seems oblivious.
    Kind Regards,
    Lori

    1. meditation is great for balance too.

  10. Hello,

    This post is great. Thank you for this post. I like this type of people who share knowledge with others

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