Info: Available in Several Formats (Prices May Vary for Each Type)
Magnesium is an essential mineral involved in over 300 biochemical reactions in our bodies. It's available in many different forms as a dietary supplement, but some people may have sensitive digestion, or simply prefer to take magnesium topically, applied to the skin.
Magnesium helps maintain normal nerve and muscle (including heart) function and keep our bones and immune systems strong, among other things. But some people may not be getting or absorbing as much of it from their food as they need to, possibly due to problems in their intestinal tract, certain medications, alcohol intake, or low calcium blood levels, or they may have greater needs if they are recovering from burns or surgery.
The magnesium in these Ancient Minerals topical Sprays (which are called oils because they're slippery and so can be massaged in, but they're actually water-based), Lotions, or Gel is from a very deep well, which goes over 1.5 km below the surface of the Ancient Zechstein Seabed in the Netherlands -- providing the purest known source of magnesium salt in the world, which was formed millions of years ago. Some of its uses include: to encourage healthy skin (some use it on select areas to help heal skin conditions like acne and eczema); to relieve aches and pains; and to relieve stress and improve mood.
The Original Lotion has been complemented with moisturizing ingredients such as Shea Butter and coconut oil; and a new one also adds Melatonin (which may be able to help sleep quality and improve skin healing); while the Ultra spray version has added generous amounts of Methylsulfonylmethane (OptiMSM), an organic form of sulfur that can reduce inflammation and improve skin health and complexion as a supplement, and may be able to help the magnesium ions get taken up more efficiently by the skin when taken topically, by enhancing cell membrane permeability.
Alternatively, for a new, 'transdermal' method designed to deliver magnesium topically for rapid absorption into cells, Ancient Minerals' Magnesium Gel combines the healing power of magnesium chloride with a biologically active, certified organic aloe vera extract (ACTIValoe).
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Ingredients:Magnesium Oil Spray: Purified water, Genuine Zechstein magnesium chloride (and other naturally occurring trace minerals).Contains 100 mg elemental magnesium per ml (about 8 sprays).
Magnesium Lotion with Melatonin: Aqua, magnesium chloride, methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), glycerin,* Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil,* squalane (olive), cetearyl olivate, sorbitan olivate, Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil,* glyceryl stearate, cetyl alcohol, Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter),* melatonin, Citrus sinensis (sweet orange) oil,* lactobacillus ferment, coconut fruit extract, sodium hyaluronate. Provides 25 mg elemental magnesium with 3 mg melatonin per 1 ml [= a full pump press: the recommended daily dose].
Magnesium Oil Ultra Spray: Purified water; Genuine Zechstein magnesium chloride (and other naturally occurring trace minerals); MethylSulfonylMethane (MSM). Provides 1.6 g elemental magnesium with 3.6 g MSM per 30 ml (1 fl oz).
Original Magnesium Lotion (fragrance free): Aqua, Genuine Zechstein magnesium chloride, vegetable glycerin,* Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil,* squalane (olive), cetearyl olivate, sorbitan olivate, Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil,* glyceryl stearate, cetyl alcohol, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea butter),* xanthan gum, lactobacillus ferment, Cocos nucifera (coconut) fruit extract, sodium hyaluronate. Provides 40 mg elemental magnesium per 1 ml full pump press.
Magnesium Gel: Aqua, Genuine Zechstein magnesium chloride, hydroxypropyl starch phosphate, Aloe barbadensis leaf juice. Provides 100mg elemental magnesium per 1 ml.
* = Certified Organic
Rub thoroughly into clean skin; apply to as much of the body as possible for most efficient absorption. Rinse or wipe off any salt residue after it is absorbed, then moisturize.
Another option, for the sprays: add about 2 oz to a bath or foot soak, and immerse body or feet for 20 to 30 minutes.
For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes and other sensitive areas.