What are Ancient Minerals Magnesium Bath Flakes?
Ancient Minerals magnesium flakes are dry flakes of magnesium chloride hexadyrate and other trace minerals, in a convenient and economical form for utilisation in baths and foot soaks. Ancient Minerals magnesium flakes are approximately 47% magnesium chloride by weight.
Why Ancient Minerals and not Epsom salt? A Magnesium Sulphate vs Magnesium chloride comparison.
- Magnesium sulfate commonly known as Epsom Salt is rapidly excreted through the kidneys and therefore difficult to assimilate, thus the need for much more magnesium sulfate in a bath than magnesium chloride to get similar results.
- Although Sulphate is beneficial at high dosages (>50g) it is toxic. Chloride is not only not toxic, but very beneficial to the body. Chloride is essential to the production of gastric acid needed each day for digestion and also to stimulate starch-digesting enzymes.
Where Do Ancient Minerals Magnesium Bath Flakes Come From?
Ancient Minerals magnesium flakes are extracted from the Ancient Zechstein Seabed in Europe, 1600 to 2000 meters deep in the interior of the Earth. Well protected for the last 250 million years, they are the most pure magnesium flakes in the world and a mark of purity on every bottle of Ancient Minerals. How do I use Ancient Minerals Magnesium Bath Flakes?
For therapeutic use, dissolve 1 to 3 cups of magnesium flakes (or more) in full tub bath or foot bath and soak for 30 minutes or more. Temperature of the water should be 38-39 degree celsius (101F to 103F). Not hot. Hot bath water causes the skin to eliminate rather than absorb. Following the bath, rinse skin with cool running water, then pat skin dry with a towel and apply a natural moisturizer. Download our Magnesium Oil Instructional Guide
What are the Benefits of Ancient Minerals Magnesium Bath Flakes?
- Restores cellular magnesium levels
- Acts as a cellular protectant
- Supports detoxification
- Relieves aches and pains
- Improves mood and relieves stress
- Encourages healthy skin tissue
- Ancient Minerals Magnesium Bath Flakes are highly effective for healing skin conditions such as:
Simply dissolve 1-3 cups or more of the magnesium flakes into a warm, but not hot, footbath or tub bath, and soak for 30 minutes or more.
- Athlete’s Foot - Soak feet in an bath to help relieve the symptoms of Athlete’s Foot.
- Remove splinters - Soak affected skin area bath to draw out the splinter.
- Treat toenail fungus - Soak your affected toes in hot water mixed with a handful of salt three times a day.
- Soothe sprains and bruises - Add 1-2 cups to a warm bath and soak to reduce the pain and swelling of sprains and bruises.
- Ease discomfort of Gout - Ease the discomfort of gout and reduce inflammation by adding 2-3 teaspoons of salts into a basin and immersing the affected foot/joint. Soak for about 30 minutes.
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What is Transdermal magnesium therapy?
Transdermal magnesium therapy is a new form of magnesium supplementation that is easy, convenient, and affordable. Transdermal, or “topical” magnesium is particularly helpful for those seeking a safe method of increasing magnesium intake beyond that possible with oral supplements. Transdermal magnesium oil is ideal for pain management as well as sports and pediatric medicine. In fact it is one of the best ways of administering medicines quickly and effectively. Transdermal methods of delivery are widely used because they allow the absorption of medicine directly through the skin. Gels, emulsion creams, sprays and lip balm stick applicators are easy to use and are effective in getting medicine into the blood stream quickly. Traditional methods of administering medicine such as tablets or capsules get watered down and become much less effective due to stomach acids and digestive enzymes, before they eventually get into the bloodstream. Bypassing the stomach and liver means a much greater percentage of the active ingredient goes straight into the bloodstream where its needed.
In many cases, transdermal methods are used to help avoid potential side effects such as stomach upset or drowsiness. The full potential for transdermal medicine has not been explored by modern medicine though it has been practiced for thousands of years in hot springs around the world. Transdermal magnesium is also an excellent choice for the many people who suffering from with low tolerance for oral magnesium, evidenced by diarrhea or other intestinal complaints.
Why Magnesium Therapy?
Widespread acknowledgement of the depletion of magnesium in American diets have made it one of the most important nutrients to supplement in the diet. Magnesium is one of seven nutrients placed on the U.S. Department of Health’s list of nutrients of concern, published as a part of its Dietary Guidelines for Americans.1
Benefits of Transdermal Magnesium
Transdermal magnesium is a powerful tool in the battle against magnesium deficiency.
Benefits reported by those who use transdermal applications of magnesium relate specifically to its therapeutic application on the skin and its direct absorption into the cells:
- Increased sleep
- Reduced muscle aches, pains, cramping and spasms
- Healthy skin and reduced outbreaks of eczema and psoriasis
- Better relaxation and stress management
- Increased energy levels and improved moods
- Increased athletic performance