If you are using Ancient Minerals for the very first time, please read these magnesium application instructions in their entirety before beginning your topical magnesium regimen.
Types of Transdermal Magnesium
To begin therapy, you simply need to make an initial choice between forms of transdermal magnesium:
- Magnesium Gel Ideal for skin conditions and deep tissue massage.
- Magnesium Lotion A gentle application blending daily skin moisturizing with the benefit of transdermal magnesium therapy
What do I need to know before I start taking Magnesium?
There are almost no precautions to observe with regard to transdermal magnesium therapy. For most people without kidney disorders, the skin automatically regulates safe intake, so dosage issues are simply a matter of personal choice.
THE MASTER MAGNESIUM COMPOUND
Magnesium Chloride is recognized by many medical professionals as the “Master Magnesium Compound” for both dietary and topical uses, due to its high potency and efficient action.
Magnesium is undeniably therapeutic to the human body, yet much is left unsaid about the type and quality of various forms of magnesium.
Not all types of magnesium deliver the same recognizable benefits. Like other minerals of nutritional value, magnesium occurs as various inorganic and organic forms in nature. Each of these forms has varying degrees of efficiency in human biochemistry.
- In supplement form, magnesium oxide, the most common form of magnesium sold in pharmacies and grocery stores, has been shown to have as low as a 4% absorption rate.1
- Other forms of magnesium, especially the naturally occurring magnesium chloride, have been demonstrated to achieve much greater bioavailability.
HOW TO USE TOPICAL MAGNESIUM: GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
Apply Ancient Minerals magnesium to clean skin, as cosmetic products can hinder uptake of magnesium ions by the skin.
When applying magnesium gel or magnesium oil at full strength, avoid direct contact with eyes, mucus membranes, and other sensitive areas such as your face. If redness or irritation occurs, rinse with cool water.
MAGNESIUM LOTION APPLICATION GUIDE
Ancient Minerals Magnesium Lotion is a smooth, quickly absorbed emulsion of magnesium chloride in a skin-nourishing base of certified organic oils. It is light enough to be utilized as a daily moisturizer while still delivering therapeutic levels of magnesium to the cells. Apply desired amount to hands, face, or body – a little goes a long way.
- For optimal uptake of magnesium ions, Ancient Minerals magnesium lotion is best applied to clean skin.
- 1 tsp. of Ancient Minerals magnesium lotion delivers approximately 185 mg of elemental magnesium on the skin.
MAGNESIUM GEL APPLICATION GUIDE
Ancient Minerals magnesium gel is a unique formulation designed to remain hydrated on the skin. Apply desired amount and rub into the skin thoroughly. Most users of magnesium gel choose to rinse or wipe off the skin with a moist towel after use.
- If the magnesium gel begins to dry up during extended use, wet your hands slightly and rub your skin to rehydrate.
- 1/4 tsp. of Ancient Minerals magnesium gel delivers approximately 125 mg of elemental magnesium on the skin.
FREQUENCY OF USAGE
Generally speaking, Ancient Minerals should be used with intensity during the first 3-4 months in order to ensure proper restoration of cellular magnesium levels.
- It is advisable to begin the first few days of application with modest use, and gradually work up to larger amounts.
- A 3-4 month period of restoration follows, with daily use at individual therapeutic levels.
- After an initial period of restoration, some users continue at these same levels, while others back down to using Ancient Minerals a few times per week.
These levels serve only as a general guideline, as everyone has different needs and responds differently to magnesium therapy.
Recommendations on optimal magnesium intake vary.
According to Dr. Carolyn Dean, MD ND, a highly respected medical authority on the subject, research over the past 20 years indicates that approximately 300 mg of magnesium is required merely to replace daily losses.1
Dr. Shari Lieberman, Certified Nutrition Specialist, FACN, recommends 500-750 mg of magnesium daily for men and women, and 500-1000 mg for those suffering from angina or osteoporosis.2
One general rule of thumb is a daily intake of magnesium of approximately 3-4 mg per pound of bodyweight. For a 200 lb male, this would equate to 600 mg to 800 mg per day.