Magnesium Chloride as with Sodium Chloride, occurs in abundance in seawater. The seawater of the Dead Sea contains significantly higher percentage of magnesium chloride. As such, Magnesium Chloride is harvested from these natural sources and serves as precursor to other magnesium compounds
Magnesium chloride is most commonly used for dust control and road stabilization. Its second-most common use is ice control. In addition to the production of magnesium metal, magnesium chloride also is used for a variety of other applications: fertilizer, mineral supplement for animals, wastewater treatment, wallboard, artificial seawater, feed supplement, textiles, paper, fireproofing agents, cements and refrigeration brine.
Health Care Applications:
Magnesium chloride also is used in several medical and skin related applications. It has been used in pills as supplemental sources of magnesium, as it is more bioavailable than other Magnesium compounds such as Magnesium Hydroxide and Magnesium Oxide.
Magnesium is one of the vital trace elements that is needed to maintain the proper functioning of a healthy body. Magnesium plays a role in over 300 biochemical reactions that regulate our health and wellness. Magnesium deficiency is linked to many diet related diseases: Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease, Coronary Heart Disease, Metabolic Syndrome, Stroke, Osteoporosis,
Decreased insulin sensitivity, Asthma, Migraines and headaches, Inflammation, Endothelial Dysfunction, Impairment of exercise performance, Gastrointestinal issues.
The Office of Dietary Supplements recommends optimum levels are 400-420 milligrams for men and 310-320 milligrams for women daily.
In topical applications, Magnesium Chloride can be easily absorbed by the skin cells, it improves skin hydration as well as speeds up wound healing processes. Topical application is effected with a 35% solution of Magnesium Chloride in water known as Magnesium Oil, due to the oily texture of the solution. Due to the fact that Magnesium Chloride is easily absorbed by the skin, topical magnesium application is also known as Transdermal Magnesium Therapy (TMT).
Magnesium Oil is an effectively treatment for symptoms such as:
1. Psoriasis, Eczema, Dermatitis, and sensitive skin in both children and adult.
2. Stress, joint pain, sore and tight muscles, and skin inflammation.
3. Oily skin, acne.
Magnesium Oil is used for:
1. Sports performance and workout recovery
2. Migraine Relief
3. Regulating diabetes
4. Regulating hypertension
5. Skin conditions as stated above.
6. Stress relief and general well-being
7. Sleep improvement
How to apply
Magnesium Oil should be applied regularly and consistently over a period of time it takes time to increase magnesium levels that is absorbed. Constantly monitor the effectiveness to ensure that the optimum dosage is used to achieve the best efficacy.
METHODS OF APPLICATION
1. Sprayed Directly on the Skin. Spraying magnesium oil full strength directly on the skin is the most efficient and economical application, and also happens to offer the most benefits to the user.
2. Tub Soak. Adding magnesium oil to a warm bath makes for a very relaxing magnesium soak
3. Foot Soak. Adding magnesium oil to a warm foot soak is another method to consider, and also very convenient.
Absorption of Magnesium can be enhanced by
1. Dry Skin Brushing using a natural vegetable bristle brush to stimulate and cleanse the skin.
2. Massage: Massage stimulates the blood flow to not only the skin, but to the underlying tissues.
3. Taking a Warm Shower.
The following are the dosage forms that can be used: Spray, Massage Oil, Sports Rub, Bath Salt, Foot Soaks, Deodorant.
Potential Magnesium Oil Side Effects
1. Individuals with low blood pressure should use magnesium oil cautiously.
2. Do not take Magnesium supplements together with anti-anxiety medication
3. Individuals sensitive to Magnesium Oil
4. Individuals with renal impairment and limited kidney function and kidney failure.
5. It is not recommended for people who suffer from diarrhoea, because it has a laxative effect.
6. Do not take antibiotics and magnesium chloride at the same time, it can make them less effective.
CAS Number: 7786-30- 3, 7791-18- 6 (hexahydrate)
INCI: Magnesium Chloride