Magnesium Chloride


Every organ in the body, especially the heart, muscles and kidneys need magnesium, as do the teeth and bones.  Magnesium is needed for over 300 functions in the body which include the physical and chemical processes in the body that convert or use energy (metabolism).

So what is the consequence of running our body on low magnesium levels?  Magnesium is key to correct calcium and potassium transport, cell signalling, energy metabolism, genome stability, DNA repair and replication. Inadequate intracellular magnesium reduces the capacity and efficiency of our mitochondria – the energy powerhouse of our cells. It also helps your cells have the highest oxidative capacity and is one of the factors determining the correct structural and functions of our proteins and DNA – that translates to muscle cramping, excessive soreness, inadequate energy production, disrupted recovery and sleep problems.

Altered immune response is a frequent manifestation of magnesium deficiency. Magnesium is found to be lower during inflammation and conditions associated with both increased inflammation and impaired antioxidant enzyme expression and activity. Hypomagnesaemia is now associated with many diseases including high blood pressure, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis and several neurological disorders.

Transdermal magnesium (on the skin) is a practice which avoids the risk or inconvenience of oral therapy (negates pills and their potential gastrointestinal upset). There are increasing claims of the effectiveness and superiority of transdermal magnesium over oral as the ultimate way to replenish cellular magnesium levels. It pass directly into the tissues via the skin where it is quickly transported to cells throughout the body.  

Transdermal absorption of magnesium in comparison to oral application is presented as being more effective due to nearly 100% absorption and presenting fewer side effects bypassing the gastrointestinal tract.

A systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies found that higher serum levels of magnesium were significantly associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, which is the leading cause of death in Australia affecting 1 in 4 people according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Magnesium Chloride is much more effective than Magnesium Sulphate (Epsom salts are man made).

Magnesium spray - 8 – 10 sprays on shoulders & arms – same for legs & abdomen and torso before bed to enhance restful sleep.

Magnesium can cause “tingling” of the skin in some people, if so we suggest start with the feet – whole foot and ankle/calf area and build it up until you can tolerate on other body areas or you could start with magnesium chloride bath flakes (bath or foot soaks)  2 – 3 times per week to build up your magnesium levels before using magnesium spray/gel/lotion etc..