Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- Articles of Interest
- Body Odor
- Calm and Mellow
- Frozen Shoulder
- General Feedback
- Heart Palpitations, Poor Circulation
- Magnesium Foot Soak
- Magnesium Side Effects
- Multiple Cures
- Muscle Cramps
- Raynaud's Disease
- Ted's Feedback
- Tooth Abcess
- Where to Buy Magnesium Chloride Flakes
- Where to Buy: Canada
06/18/2012: Citygirl27 from Richardson, Tx, Usa: "Mike from Lenox, Illinois - I got my magnesium oil spray (100% pure) from my local health food store in the magnesium supplements section. The 8 oz bottle was about ..."
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[YEA] 09/20/2009: Rena from Mineral Bluff, Georgia, Usa: "I have been doing the magnesium oil foot therapy for 9 days using the magnesium chloride flakes with boiling water 50/50, soaking for 30 minutes. I am glad I got the 2-7lbs bags because I am going through it rather quickly doing it everyday.
I am having no foot or leg cramping ever since I started. My sleeping has been so heavy and so sound, I like to call it a near death sleep, it's that deep. A pain/stiffness I had in my left shoulder down to my elbow is easing up (will report further in the future on this). My heart palpitations are steady, no more jumping around of beats which get kind of scary sometimes.
Several years ago I did buy the magnesium chloride oil that comes in a jug and cost an arm and a leg. I still have a little left because it cost so much, I never used it unless I was having several problems. The oil that comes in the ready made jug is yellow in color, and the solution I make from the flakes I make is clear. I wonder if there is a difference, if anyone knows please let me know why one is yellow and the other is clear. Thanks, Peace, Rena."Replies
09/20/2009: Kathy from Dubois, Pa replies: "I think Magnesium has to be one of the greatest things since sliced bread. I also think anyone who has health problems ought to consider their Magnesium status because Magnesium is critical to so many metabolic pathways, and a deficiency can show up in literally hundreds of ways.
Here's a site to scope out http://www.mgwater.com
I stumbled upon the above site just recently. If the general public every becomes aware of what Magnesium can do, they won't be able to keep it on the shelves."
[YEA] 02/27/2010: Rena from Mineral Bluff, Georgia, Usa replies: "I have a very exciting report for Magnesium Chloride oil from my husband. He is 63 years old, diabetic, high blood pressure, heart problems etc, a Dr. Dream you might say. He is disabled/retired, and I came home from work to find him in bed saying I might have to take him to the emergency room. He told me he didn't feel sick so much as he felt weird, his blood pressure was 179/113. I went and grabbed my ready made Magnesium Chloride oil that I keep on reserve because it is so expensive, and put 10 drops in a shot glass, added a few drops of water, told him to swish it around his mouth a bit and swallow. I also sprayed his body with the oil, within an hour his blood pressure dropped to 149/90. I gave him another dose before going to bed increasing the dose a couple more drops.
Every day this week, I increased until I gave him 20 drops per dose 2X a day with a little water. He swishes in his mouth a few times before swallowing. He took his blood pressure again this evening, and it is now 125/69. He said his blood pressure hasn't been this good since he was a teen.
He also wants to contribute the fact that he really cleaned up his diet this week, cut out all bread, and no alcohol. Other wise, he eats pretty healthy. He also wants to mention how much better his gum's are, and don't bleed so much when he brushes them. We think the swishing before swallowing the Magnesium oil contributes to this as well. I love Mag oil,
EC: That's fantastic, Rena! Thanks so much for sharing with us. A second Yea has been added for your husband!
[YEA] 09/11/2009: MK from Los Angeles, Ca: "Since I was a teenager, I have been taking magnesium supplements and though some forms worked better than others, none of them brought me the balance I needed. Recently, I started Transdermal Magnesium Therapy and it changed my life. No more muscle spasms, no more jaw clinching, no more sleepless nights but better energy, more stamina, more relaxed and definitely good nights of sleep. It makes a big difference in my life. I must say that at the beginning of the treatment, I used to place a bit of "magnesium oil" in my hands and rubbed it on my body; it made me feel relaxed and I could feel the difference. However, it all improved drastically when I started the "Magnesium Foot Therapy." I simply use a large dish, pour 1/2" of warm magnesium oil in it and soak my feet, watching a movie or reading. It can also turn into a semi-social event if you get your friend, partner, spouse to soak with you. That is quality time!"Replies
09/12/2009: Kathy from Dubois, Pa replies: "Do you think it would be alright to save the leftover Magnesium Oil from the footbath to use another time (in a foot bath)? It seems to me that not all of the Magnesium would be absorbed out of the solution in one session of soaking, and as long as it was kept aside exclusively for foot soaks, it would be O.K. to use more than once...it being fairly expensive and all."
09/12/2009: MK from Los Angeles, CA replies: "I thought about re-using the magnesium oil - why throw away the left-over? But I wonder if toxins are being released during the treatment. Not feeling comfortable about re-using the magnesium oil, I solved the problem by making sure to first wash my feet and by using very little each time, just enough to wet the bottom of my feet. As I soak, I dip my hands in the liquid and rub it over my legs and arms - after all it's like a mini-bath."
09/12/2009: Kathy from Dubois, Pa replies: "That is a good point, so it probably is better to throw the residual Mag Oil away, even though it erks my skinflint side to do it, LOL."
12/23/2010: Mzelliec from Evansville, Wi, Usa replies: "Mag. Oil can be reused after foot soaks.. Also pour it on your houseplants.. Share it with your family members the same soak... This can be read on sites where you buy it by the quarts or gallons very good reading. Everyone should read their info.. Also make your own mag oil very cheaply..."
[YEA] 05/25/2008: Auroragirl from Nowhereville, PA: "If you have menstrual cramps, charley horses, eye twitches or any other kind of muscle cramps or just general aches and pains, try epsom salts baths. Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate) is an excellent source of magnesium, much more bio-available and less expensive than supplements. You can soak in it in the tub, or make a spray from 4oz by weight of epsom salts dissolved in 32 fluid oz of distilled water. Put the epsom salt/water mix in a spray bottle and spray it on after your shower (rub it in like lotion all over). This is a home made version of "magnesium oil" (magnesium chloride), only made with epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) instead. Magnesium from epsom salts is very well absorbed throught the skin and doesn't loosen the bowels like oral magnesium supplements do. If you want to use magnesium chloride to make homemade "magnesium oil", get some unscented magnesium chloride bath salts and proceed as for "magnesium oil" made from epsom salts. Since I started using epsom salts, my skin is no longer dry...due, I think, to the sulfer content of epsom salts. If you feel up-tight, tense, anxious, nervous, crampy, etc., take an epsom salt soak. Exercise, and stress of all kinds, depleats magnesium, which is why an epsom salt soak after a work out or a stressful day is so good for you."Replies
02/26/2010: Mary from Regina, Saskchewan Canada replies: "Dear Auroragirl from Nowhereville:
Thanks for your post. Do you have any I dea where to get magnesium chloride bath salts. It seems aquarium shops or extremely expensive at a compounding pharmacy by my house? Thanks"
[YEA] 02/19/2009: Karen from Asheville, North Carolina: "I have suffered with Raynaud's for the last 10 yrs and have tried many different supplements without any success until this last week. I am so excited to share this with anyone who has to endure Raynaud's since it seems to get worst in most cases as it has in my case.
I love the Earth Clinic website and after reading about magnesium oil used for something else on the EC site I decided to look into magnesium oil and read it helped people with Raynaud's. I have been using it for the last four days faithfully with the temperature ranging from 20 to 45 degree's here and I have only had one tip of one finger turn white or loose blood!! This is amazing since just last week when my husband dropped me at the door of the supermarket so I would only be exposed to the cold 30 seconds and I would loose the blood (go white) in all 4 fingers on both hands and all toes on both feet.
This is a great improvement in just a few days using the magnesium oil so I am very excited and wanted to share. I knew I had symptoms of low magnesium and have tried other magnesium supplements (oral) before without any improvement, however the oil that I am now using is absorbed through the skin so it is obviously utilized better by the body. Hopfully it will be a lasting improvement...I'll post again if there are any changes!
Thanks for all the great info on EC site!! My favorite :)"
07/08/2009: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand: "... Magnesium is the primary remedy for most joint pains. If I were to prepare a standard solution of magnesium oil, it will be between 70-80% magnesium chloride, plus 20-30% water. I put this in a dropper bottle and use between 5-8 drops in a glass of water taken two to three times a day. This is the PRIMARY remedy I used for joint pain, borax remedy is a supporting remedy to kill whatever pathogens. It takes about 3 days to reduce most of the pain, unless it's a long term condition then that's more difficult to deal with since the pathogens goes deep into the bones and require much more advance natural remedy beyond this email postings.
07/09/2009: Mike from New Lenox, Illinois replies: "Thank you for your reply. Where do you get magnesium oil? I am presently taking a magnesium chloride tablet about 800mg a day. I forgot to mention that I see white flakes in my urine. Any ideas? Again thank you.
07/09/2009: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: A magnesium oil is simply magnesium chloride in a water solution. The concentration is 80% magnesium chloride and 20% water. The white flakes needs to be analyzed what they are. Too much magnesium chloride may cause cloudy urine in very few cases. The only way to tell is to stop the magnesium and see if flakes is reduced, and then take a lower dose of magnesium if it's caused by it. The other issue may be the body is high of the other things such as struvite crystals and uric acid for example. Overall, cloudy urine maybe reduced with taking alkaline supplement such as 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 1 glass of water twice a day. The other common remedy I used is take some vitamin B complex whenever there is some cloudiness of the urine. One dose will usually be enough to tconfirm whether it works or not.
In conditions of arthritis in cattle, they have always found bacteria, such as brucella, mycoplasma, streptoccous, staphylococcus, PPLO, pneumonoccus, erysipelus in the bones of cattle. In humans I found it to be similar. The reason why magnesium works is it kills off the staphyloccus, but alkalization, especially the potassium citrate is likely to kill the others as well as some supporting hydrogen peroxide. Reaching deep into the bones require larger dose and longer time to penetrate deep enough. Long term potassium deficiency and boron can cause these organisms to flourish so it's going to take some time to remove them, especially the mycoplasma. Therefore it's usually immune systems related. Plenty of zinc and copper supplements also help, but it may takes months of the remedy. For more information on pathogen origins of arthritis, go here:
EC: Posts have been excerpted from the following page: http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/nano-bacteria.html#TEDS
06/18/2012: Citygirl27 from Richardson, Tx, Usa replies: "Mike from Lenox, Illinois - I got my magnesium oil spray (100% pure) from my local health food store in the magnesium supplements section. The 8 oz bottle was about $8."
01/01/2008: Nadine from North Bergen, NJ: "Hi, I've recently begun taking Magnesium Citrate in powder form on a near daily basis along with blackstrap molasses. I'd had a very painful toothache for several weeks (in addition to or resulting in an earache..) and without dental insurance I really can't afford a dentist. After about 3-4 days of taking a teaspoon of magnesium the pain was completely gone! I also no longer have any sensitivity from sweet or very hot/cold foods and beverages. I've made this remedy part of my daily routine and hope to discover more health benefits of this great mineral.
This brings me to something I hoped perhaps Ted or another reader may shed some light on; I came across something called Transdermal Magnesium Therapy which allows the body to absorb magnesium through the skin, and it's supposedly superior to oral supplementation. Several articles mention that magnesium chloride is the preferred form, although they don't describe the application method. They only refer to Magnesium Oil which is a little pricey. Is there a homemade version of this therapy? I appreciate your help, thanks in advance!"
Where to Buy Magnesium Chloride Flakes
[QUESTION] 08/27/2010: Jellybean from York, Pa: "I was wondering if anybody knows where to purchase magnesium chloride crystals besides the internet. I would like to make my own magnesium oil. I saw somewhere that maybe local garden centers might have them or icemelt products. Are they safe or pure enough to use? Any info regarding this or in addition to this would be greatly appreciated."Replies
08/28/2010: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "I used to buy magnesium chloride (here it is called Nigari) in a health shop but they don't sell it anymore. Now I can buy Magnesium sulphate in Germany but it is meant for aquariums. Will it be good enough for my bath? I suppose it probably is or else the fish would die? It is quite cheap....."
09/24/2010: Castrojaim from Chester, New York, Usa replies: "Swanson vitamins in USA sells Magnesium choloride
Liquid, flakes or powder"
12/22/2010: Merryanne from Orange City, Florida, Usa replies: "You can buy magnesium Cl at aquarium supply stores, it is used in salt water fish tanks, and it is very pure and clean, a salt water tank is very hard to maintain. You can not even put your hand in it without washing first, or the fish will die. I feel totally safe buying from them. They also sell tank supplies on eBay. Merryanne in Central Fl."
04/01/2011: Aginto from Toronto, On replies: "WHERE TO BUY IN CANADA
I know we typically dont mention brand names and such here, but I found mine online at Magnascent.ca and received it under 1 week and it was pretty cheap! I just applied my first treatment of home made magnesium oil... Within 10 minutes I was really thirsty and within 20 minutes felt very peaceful and relaxed! I think I may go have a nap! :o)"
06/24/2011: John from Boise, Id replies: "They sell them cheap at swansonvitamins.com"
06/18/2012: Citygirl27 from Richardson, Tx, Usa replies: "Not the crystals, but I purchased Pure Magnesium Oil (Magnesium Chloride brine) from a health food store near me. It was in the magnesium supplement section and comes in an 8 oz spray bottle. Bottle says it is sourced from the Zechstein seabed in the Netherlands. Price was approx $8. Not tested on animals.
I know I can't give brand names, but here are all the numbers off the bottom of the bar code:
6 4595140530 8
If you go to www.skinwell.com (a multi brand site), and type in the word magnesium in their site search, the magnesium oil bottle will show in the results. Turns out they also sell the flakes."
04/10/2010: Roy from Hua Hin, Pratchubkirikhan: "Magnesium Chloride
The other day I bought a 10 kilo bag of magnesium/potassium made by an Australian company that sells it for use in magnesium rather than salt or chlorine swimming pools. I emailed the company that makes the stuff and asked what exactly were the contents and in what proportions. They answered the this proprietary in their patent and they cannot disclose the contents other than it contains magnesium and potassium chloride and passed the board of health in Australia.
Last night, I tried dissolving 1 cup of minerals with one cup of water in a jar in a pan of water to make mag oil. A 1/4 of the cup of mag did not dissolve. I tried the oily part on my skin and it felt like oil with salt grains in it and stung a bit like rubbing salt in a wound. Any suggestions?
Also, I would like to try the 3 tablespoon recipe with 3 cups of water, divided into 4 doses to rid myself of gall and kidney stones. I have a fresh grapefruit sitting in the frig waiting to mix with olive oil. Based on the info above, is their any risk in taking 3 tablespoons of the mag/pot divided into 4 doses mixed in 3 cups of water?
Lastly, is there another source here in Thailand for the pure magnesium chloride?"
[QUESTION] 03/23/2010: Steve from Ames, Iowa: "I would like to make magnesium oil for transdermal use. Is it safe to use magnesium chloride hexahydrate flakes made for melting ice on sidewalks? It is very cheap. Or is this different from the magnesium chloride taken from the sea."
02/26/2010: Mary from Regina, Saskachewan, Canada: "Hi:
I recently purchased magnesium chloride hexahydrate from a local compounding pharmacy. it was very expensive! 14 canadian for 40 grams which looked around 1/4 cup. when i went on line and tried to find it elsewhere i found a chemical mfg company in China that makes it. It is usd as a food additive and to melt snow. so my question is how would we ever know if it is pure, if we buy the cheap kind for fishtanks. i want to make my own "unique water". It seems that this cures inflamatory and infectious disese and prolongs life by 30% in livestock anyway. A vet named Russel J Beckett patented Unique water and is doing tons of research. they sell it from a soft drink company in Australia called Berts Soft Drinks and it has become their best seller. It is just magnesium bicarbonate. I want to make my own for myself and my little dog. i want to cure his artritis in his spine.
Any ideas at all about saftey and contacts?
thank you so much in advance!!!!"
EC: Here is Bill's recipe for Magnesium rich drinking water:
03/31/2010: Shakti from Sydney, Australia replies: "hello i read all of the postings on magnesium chloride last night....and found a cheap supplier here in sydney, i am trying to find out where they source, as they told me there is trace elements of other compounds like arsenic! another supplier sources from the netherlands.....when i go to the netherlands suppliers website it suggests not to make your own sprays oils from the flakes/crystals.....?
this sounds like an amazing therapy and one i would like to try and pass on to others....especially as it relates to the work i do...
can Ted or anyone please advise, i do understand that there can be different grades somehow of this product/compound...
once i buy some i will let you know how i find it
kind regards and thanks for the great website and info threads
03/09/2012: Marika from Stanthorpe, Qld replies: "Hi, did you find a pure source of magnesium chloride flakes in australia? I'm from Qld. I would like to find it from a sea source if possible."
05/14/2012: Pijuvwy from Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia replies: "Marika, I found this:http://100percentreefsafe.com.au/index.php?option=com_rokecwid&Itemid=75#ecwid:category=1804173&mode=product&product=8565534
I've ordered a kilogram."
05/14/2012: Pijuvwy from Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia replies: "I would also like to know where to buy MgCl in Queensland, Australia."
01/31/2010: Renee from Bergen Co., Nj: "Magnesium Flakes - Where to buy - Comment, Question
I have used the Mg flakes sold on eBay with positive results, but I quickly ran out. In researching where to buy more (and avoid being overcharged or paying for shipping), I have found that "Mag flakes" are sold in hardware stores and online as ice melt. Very cheap. Not so sure this product is any different from the eBay supplier's. He buys in bulk from somewhere and repackages his, and my local aquarium supply store cannot get this from his supplier. Hmmm.... Anyone have the ability to test the "ice melt Mag flakes" and report back as to its purity? --I am more interested in purity than knowing my Mg came from a seabed ;-) I'm not sure I trust the 'seabed' pricey mfrs. any more than the chemical co. just selling ice melt."Replies
04/01/2010: Renee from Bergen Co., Nj replies: "An update to my previous msg: I purchased 2 different brands of magnesium chloride ice melt (no other ingredients should be listed), one from Home Depot; one from True Value Hardware. Both were clearly less pure than that sold on eBay, for example. I can see a small amount of sediment in the water. The Home Depot one was much less dirty than the other. Price ranged from $17-28 for 50 lb. I have used both as a foot soak and a bath. I have added lavender essential oil, which seems to make it less drying and covers a slight odor. Use at your own risk. I have no way of knowing what contaminants could be present, but I have suffered no ill effects, using several times per week to daily for 2 months.
I have noticed my bad back & shoulder seem better, my nails look terrific, and I feel more relaxed. Also, my period is starting on day 28 for the first time in years and it is much less severe in every way (lighter, almost no cramps).
Mg feeds the adrenal glands, which in turn produce the body's hormones. Also, having sufficient Mg allows the body to retain micronutrients better, so the body should restore natural mineral balances over time (assuming adequate nutrition), in addition to balancing calcium and aiding in its absorption. I believe the body uses Mg to neutralize acid wastes and does not have to draw from micronutrient stores. The body does not store large amounts of Mg, so it needs daily replenishment as much as possible."
03/30/2012: Niaz from Peshawar, Pakistan replies: "Hi all, I prepared the oil in fifty fifty concentration but the solution is very thin like water. Is it OK?"
10/16/2012: Kris from Qld, Australia replies: "I'm posting for other Aussies that might be searching for magnesium chloride flakes here in Australia. I bought a 250ml bottle for just over $20 w/shipping which I'm half way though and decided it's not cost effective so have been searching high and low for a cheaper way of getting/making the magnesium oil myself. I was very disheartened because it's so over-priced. Anywhere up to $50 for 750g for the flakes. Had one more search yesterday and came across blants.com. Au which sells a few magnesium products including the oil however you can get 5 and 10 kg buckets of the flakes for under $50 and I've been quoted $10 for shipping which I think is fantastic. Hope this helps someone. I've been using it for almost 2 weeks now for gallstones and I'm feeling much better. I've noticed a few other things improving as well so I'm going to use it religiously from now on. Definitely a convert!"
09/12/2009: Peggy Sue Chan from South Houston, Texas, USA: "I found MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE (HEXAHYDRATE) cheap on Ebay. Hexahydrate means six H20 molecules have been added. But the seller writes in his description that the stuff is sold in flakes and is high purity. Will this work as well as plain MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE for making magnesium oil?"Replies
09/12/2009: Peggy Sue Chan from South Houston, Texas, USA replies: "According to Echolife.com, Nigari means "Bittern." And according to the magnesium chloride processing sheet posted at omri.org (omri is the USDA's standard for organic agricultural products), another name for magnesium chloride is "Nigari, Bittern." The formula it gives is MgCl2.6H2O. That's magnesium chloride hexahydrate. The info says:
"Occurs naturally as the mineral bischofite. It is manufactured as a by-product of the potash industry, from natural brines, from seawater, and in the presence of an organic reducing agent. Recovery from brines and from potash manufacture is achieved by concentrating the liquor by solar evaporation and then fractional crystallization of other salts. The resulting mixture of magnesium chloride and magnesium sulfate (epsom salts)is traditionally called 'nigari.'"
So Nigari is a mixture of magnesium chloride and magnesium sulfate (epsom salts). I guess, then, that magnesium chloride hexahydrate will work in place of magnesium chloride."
06/21/2010: Dalo from Las Vegas, Nv replies: "Magnesium chloride used in making tofu appears to be a good source because it is food grade."
05/22/2012: Beefree from Mendocino, Ca, Usa replies: "Three places to buy Magnesium Chloride Flakes
swansonvitamins.com: The purest organic Magensium Chloride is from Swanson Vitamins - Swanson Ultra Magnesium Chloride Flakes 2.2 lb (35. 27 oz) Flakes - Swanson Health Products http://bit.ly/huMFJc
Ebay.com: magnesium chloride | eBay http://bit.ly/JyGuiO
acehardware.com: Best price.... (pure Magnesium Chloride no additives) Ace Hardware sells it in 50lb bags: Safe StepÂ® 50lb Extreme 8300 Magnesium Chloride Ice Melter (53851) - Ice Melt - Ace Hardware http://bit.ly/Asuq62
(If take lots of baths, may want to buy a 50lb bag... If have an Ace hardware store, can pick up locally can save lots of money on shipping)"
09/12/2009: Peggy Sue Chan from South Houston, Texas, USA: "More info: MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE (HEXAHYDRATE) is called "Magflake""
09/06/2009: Jayne from Pensacola, Fl: "I have found magnesium chloride flakes at my local health food store in the oriental foods section. They are called Nigari Flakes and are used to make tofu. It costs about $2 for 1 pound. I have been making magnesium oil from this, and it works just fine. The brand I use is from Japan. My internet search seems to indicate Japanese nigari is more pure than Chinese.
I realize this is not the same as the stuff from Europe, but it is a cheap way to try making magnesium oil and see if it works for you. You can search the net for nigari flakes and find many different brands."
EC: Be careful to check around if you go with Nigari Flakes - they range in price wildly! We just saw a one pound bag sold on the internet for $11.95 and another one pound bag for $1.89.
09/08/2009: Bessie from Calgary, Alberta, Canada replies: "Since pure magnesium chloride flakes seem hard to find (or too expensive), would you get the same results for making Magnesium Oil by using a saturated solution of Epsom Salts that you can find in any pharmacy? Thanks for any input!"
09/09/2009: Kathy from Dubois, Pa replies: "That is what I did (made a saturated solution of Magnesium Sulfate from Epsom Salts) and it worked fine for me. Of course it is Magnesium Sulfate and not Magnesium Chloride, but What the heck...it is still highly absorbable, and the Sulfur is good for the skin."
09/11/2009: Janice from Coloma, Mi replies: "How did you make it?"
09/12/2009: Kathy from Dubois, Pa replies: "Are you asking me? If you are, I just filled a bottle with distilled water and added Epsom Salts (Magnesium Sulfate) a tablespoon at a time, shaking to dissolve the crystals, until any more crystals refused to dissolve. This told me that the water was saturated with as much Magnesium Sulfate as it would hold and that I had acheived a saturated solution of Magnesium Sulfate. Then I just poured off the solution from the undissolved crystals into another bottle. I don't know if that is the "proper" way to make a saturated solution, but it worked for me."
07/30/2009: Deirdre from Earth Clinic: "For those of you wishing to make your own magnesium oil for transdermal magnesium therapy, I emailed Jane from Fort Worth recently (whom you may recall has been treating her father with Parkinson's by massaging him with the magnesium oil she made every night) and asked where she bought her magnesium chloride. She responded that she bought the magnesium chloride on Ebay. Researched and found the company.
I just called the owner and ordered two 7 pound bags of magnesium chloride for $27.99 (plus shipping, which is costing $11.10 to Atlanta, GA). He told me he has plenty in stock and gets it shipped out same day delivery if he receives the order early enough in the day, Monday - Friday. He prefers to be called for orders and then sends an invoice via Paypal.
Please note: the owner told me twice that he sells this product for aquariums and cannot answer any questions about human use!!
Thought this would be a good resource to share with y'all as magnesium chloride in bulk is a difficult search."
EC: Read Jane's posts about Magnesium here: http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/parkinsons.html#MBVC
01/02/2010: Rena from Mineral Bluff, Georgia, USA replies: "Hi Deirdre from Earth Clinic,
I had to reorder and thought I would let you and others know that the price has gone up considerably. It is now 6LB bags for $15.99 each, and shipping for 2X 6LB bags is $14.60. I hope this price holds for a long time and not go up any higher."
EC: Thanks for alerting us, Rena!
02/11/2011: Rapunzel from Atlanta, Ga, Usa replies: "I've been looking on eBay and all I can find is someone who sells the magnesium chloride (along with all the other minerals of sea water in there). I'm very curious from whom you purchased this, as I have been unable to find it otherwise. (This item is being sold for aquariums.)
Also, does the magnesium chloride you purchased contain all those other minerals in there? Knowing that our seas are contaminated with mercury, I wonder if this item would contain that as well. I hope not. (I've already had my issues with mercury due to the 28 amalgm surfaces I used to have.)
Thanks in advance for your help!"