Frequently asked questions
Why use transdermal magnesium?
Despite its name, magnesium oil is not actually an oil at all. Magnesium oil, which is highly concentrated magnesium chloride mixed with water, has been used as a home remedy for a number of daily ailments. Most notably, magnesium is credited with decreasing stress, sustaining a sense of well-being and improving sleep. Lately, studies show that magnesium can also boost performance levels, improve skin quality, and even help hypertension and diabetes.
We know now how beneficial transdermal therapies can be in healing and wellness. In this case, transdermal application of magnesium helps prevent side effects and can work more quickly and effectively.
It has been found that magnesium, despite being available in many dietary sources, is not best absorbed orally. Magnesium taken orally is affected by a number of elements in your gut and can also act as a laxative. This reduces the amount of time the mineral can be absorbed in the body.
The best way to regularly increase levels is using magnesium in a transdermal fashion. Some health experts have begun calling topical magnesium application, transdermal magnesium therapy.
In one magnesium study, patients using transdermal magnesium therapy saw increases in their cellular magnesium levels after 12 weeks of using magnesium sprays and soaks. The average increase over 12 weeks was 25.2 percent, which is pretty impressive.
The recommended dietary allowance of magnesium is about 300 milligrams daily, but the Office of Dietary Supplements recommends optimum levels are 400–420 milligrams for men and 310–320 milligrams for women daily. Our current diets provide, on average, less than 250 milligrams per day. Using magnesium oil transdermally to supplement this deficiency is the easiest and most effective way.
Where does Mg12 magnesium come from?
The Dead Sea
The most unique body of salt water on the face of the Earth is certainly the Dead Sea. It is unique for many reasons, not the least being its special concentration of minerals. Its waters are the saltiest and most dense of any sea. It is 9 times saltier than the ocean and because it is so dense with minerals (27 % at a dept of 1,000 ft.) the human body floats easily on the surface. Though its main source of water is the Jordan River, unlike most lakes and oceans, it derives its minerals from more than just rain run-off. Its special location allows for a few other sources for its minerals, as well.
Rich in Magnesium
These are some of the reasons, we chose the Dead Sea as the source for the magnesium chloride to make our magnesium oil. When we began to research sources, it became very clear, right from the beginning, that the Dead Sea had a track record with healing that was unmatched. It is synonymous with health and healing. There could be no other source for us. Testimonies of its healing powers over the centuries could fill volumes. And, we are, indeed, seeing, and hearing, these same kind of testimonies from our magnesium oil users weekly. The Dead Sea lives!!
I experience some tingling when I apply the magnesium oil. Is this normal?
Some users of magnesium oil with sensitive skin may experience tingling and/or slight irritation at the site of application due to the high concentration of magnesium chloride. This is completely harmless, and varies based on a number of factors, including how much is applied and where it is applied on the body.
Why are oral magnesium supplements so difficult to absorb for most people?
There are two primary reasons:
- Meaningful quantities of magnesium from dietary supplements have a tendency to create a laxative effect in the majority of users. This reduces transit time through the gastrointestinal tract and decreases overall absorption.
- When large quantities of magnesium are taken in a single dose, a smaller overall percentage of magnesium is absorbed.
Are Mg12 products safe for animals and pets?
Absolutely. Mg12 products are just as effective on animals and pets as they are on humans. In fact, natural and alternative veterinary clinics use our magnesium oil for everything from wound care to general health maintenance.
How does Mg12 compare with other topical magnesium products on the market?
Mg12 is the only topical magnesium brand formulated using The Dead Sea. Mg12 products are sourced from the most ancient health retreat on earth, The Dead Sea. The waters of The Dead Sea are made up of a unique blend of minerals, which contains more Magnesium Chloride than any other body of water in the world. Other manufacturers use inferior forms of magnesium, sourced from impure ocean deposits and contaminated inland water sources. Dead Sea magnesium oil contains a blend of minerals that closely approximates the makeup of human skin. Pure, mineral rich, and easily absorbed, magnesium oil from the Dead Sea replenishes and revitalizes as no other oil can.
Why do athletes use Mg12’s MagneSport products?
Athletes are at greater risk for a mineral deficiency, and that is particularly true for magnesium. One reason is because one of the easiest ways to lose magnesium is through sweat.
Importance of Transdermal Magnesium
As you sweat, you’re losing magnesium and other vital minerals. In addition, you’ll be sweating out electrolytes, and of course water, too. These losses mean that a ratio of calcium to magnesium will be changing in the body. The percentage of calcium will increase, and since calcium is a muscle contractor, the muscles cramp.
The RDA for magnesium is about 400 mg of elemental magnesium. Nevertheless, many people need much more than that. If you don’t have sufficient amounts of magnesium within the body, you can experience heart palpitations, leg cramps, and twitchy muscles. However, if you take a daily dose all at one time in pill form, the magnesium can overwhelm your intestines and cause a laxative effect
One of the best ways to use magnesium chloride is transdermally absorbed through the skin. This is absorbed slowly and effectively into your body instead of running through your intestines.
The need for magnesium will vary from person to person. Don’t be surprised if you need a certain amount of the mineral while others need twice as much. Also, there is a greater requirement for magnesium during periods of stress, heavy athletic activity, or physical work. The best way to achieve a healthy magnesium level, even during times of excess stress of activity, is with daily usage of transdermal magnesium.
When is the best time to use magnesium if I have trouble sleeping?
As many are already aware, magnesium plays a critical role in a good night’s sleep – both in preparing your body for sleep as well as helping you stay asleep throughout the night. Understandably, if you have insufficient magnesium levels, sleep quality is often affected.
The most ideal way to ensure that your magnesium deficiency isn’t at the root of your disrupted sleep cycle is to correct the deficiency and be sure to maintain adequate magnesium intake on a daily basis to recoup routine loss.
That being said, studies have indicated there may be an immediate benefit from incorporating magnesium supplementation into your preparation for sleep (45-60 min prior), and even into the latter half of your day. As you get close to when your body needs to shut down and rest, magnesium not only assists in initiating and organizing this process but also has a hand in melatonin production and relaxing the body.
Is stress and anxiety a sign of magnesium deficiency?
Both physical and emotional stress can be a cause of magnesium deficiency and a lack of magnesium tends to magnify the stress reaction, worsening the problem. In studies, adrenaline and cortisol, by products of the “fight or flight” reaction associated with stress and anxiety, were linked with decreased magnesium. Since stressful conditions require more magnesium use by the body, all such conditions may lead to deficiency.
What is the difference between Mg12’s MagneSoothe and MagneSport products?
The difference between the two products are the added essential oils.
Both products include:
The MagneSoothe has the above ingredients plus lavender.
The MagneSport has the above ingredients plus Peppermint, Clove, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Cinnamon, Rosemary, Frankincense, & Myrrh.
What are some of the benefits of using magnesium?
Reduce or Eliminate Pain
Reduce or Eliminate Muscle Spasms, Cramps, and Fatigue
Regulate and Relax Nerves
Regulate Muscle Tone
Maintain a Healthy Heart
Metabolize Proteins, Carbohydrates, and Fats
Activates Cellular Enzymatic Activity
Speed Up Healing Time for Injuries
Boost Immune System
Reduce or Eliminate Migraines and Headaches
Thin Blood or Reduce Blood Pressure