Last Modified on Sep 20, 2015
Heard about this therapy yet? We've been hearing more and more about Transdermal Magnesium Therapy ("TMT") from our readers. You may also see it referred to as Magnesium Oil. Apparently TMT is the most effective way to get magnesium into the body.
A fantastic book on the subject is called Transdermal Magnesium Therapy by Mark Sircus.
The good news is that you can make this remedy at home for very little money. You can buy Magnesium Chloride crystals in bulk (we've got a reader-recommended source listed below) and make it a batch at a time: 50% Magnesium Chloride to 50% Water (Boiling). If you don't mind paying a small fortune to buy already-prepared magnesium oil, you can find many sources selling it online at google shopping: http://www.google.com/products?q=magnesium+oil&hl=en&aq=f
1/2 cup of Magnesium Chloride crystals dissolved in 1/2 cup boiling water will give you a (very generous) one week supply.
Once this mixture cools down, put it in a spray bottle or a plastic travel bottle.
Apply liberally to the body.
8 sprays of magnesium oil delivers about 100mg of elemental magnesium to the skin.
It can sting and feels somewhat oily/sticky to the touch. If stinging is too much for you, dilute your mixture by adding more water.
If necessary, wait 20 minutes before you rinse the magnesium oil off your body. The majority of the magnesium ions will have been absorbed into the skin by then.
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[SIDE EFFECTS] Have taken baths using epsom salt, hydrogen peroxide , and baking soda for many years with out a side effect. A guy in our chelation group convinced me to try transdermal Magnesium Chloride after I shower. He did say to wash it off after 20 minutes. I did not. Anyways after a few weeks of this, the area that I had sprayed broke out like the measles. It itched for about a day, but now just looks terrible.
I went this route because of my recent heart arrhythmia, which so far the Cardiologist has yet to address. I figured that I had over done the procedure and my body was telling me to stop.
One word of advice to you young whipper snappers, don't wait until you are 70 to try to recover your health. You too far down the shady side of the mountain to do this. For your best health you need to treat yourself as a diabetic and that's ATS . Control your sugar regardless. As my Russian author says, eat right and you will live 10 years longer, breath right and you will live 20 years longer.
I found a most interesting article today on Magnesium Chloride. Apparently, Mag Chloride is unique to all the other magnesium salts because it has unique cytophilactic activity -- whether used directly on wounds or orally or by injection, Mag Chloride is able to act as an amazing and fast immune tonic and stimulant. Here is a extract from the article:
"Dr.Delbet performed a lot of "in vitro" and "in vivo" experiments with this solution[Mag Chloride] and he became aware that it was good not only for external applications, but it was also a powerful immuno-stimulant if taken by injections or even by mouth. He called this effect "cytophilaxis". In some "in vivo" experiments it was able to increase phagocytosis [white blood cell production] rate up to 300%."
"He credited the immuno-stimulant activity to the solution for this result,and he tested it in some other diptheric patients. All the patients were cured in a very short time (24-48 hours), with no after-effects. As Magnesium Chloride has no direct effect on bacteria (i.e. it is not an antibiotic ), Neveu thought that its action was aspecific, immuno-enhancing, so it could be useful, in the same manner, also against viral diseases. So he began to treat some cases of poliomyelitis, and had the same wonderful results. He was very excited and tried to divulge the therapy, but he ran into a wall of hostility and obstructionism from "Official Medicine". Neither Neveu or Delbet (who was a member of the Academy of Medicine) was able to diffuse Neveu?s extraordinary results. The opposition was total: Professors of Medicine, Medical Peer-Reviews, the Academy itself, all were against the two doctors."Official Medicine" saw in Magnesium Chloride Therapy a threat to its new and growing business: vaccinations.
Dr.Neveu wasn?t discouraged by this and continued to test this therapy in a wide range of diseases. He obtained very good results in: pharyngitis, tonsillitis, hoarseness, common cold, influenza, asthma, bronchitis, broncho-pneumonia, pulmonary emphysema, "children diseases" (whooping-cough, measles, rubella, mumps, scarlet fever...), alimentary and professional poisonings, gastroenteritis, boils, abscesses, erysipelas, whitlow, septic pricks (wounds), puerperal fever and osteomyelitis.
But the indications for Magnesium Chloride therapy don?t end here. In more recent years other physicians (and I among these) have verified many of Delbet?s and Neveu?s applications and have tried the therapy in other pathologies: asthmatic acute attack, shock, tetanus (for these the solution is administered by intravenous injection); herpes zoster, acute and chronic conjunctivitis, optic neuritis, rheumatic diseases, many allergic diseases, spring-asthenia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (even in cancer it can be an useful adjuvant)."
You can find the article here, and its well worth a read because it gives specific working oral concentrations and dosages as well as injection doses for Mag Chloride:
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San Luis Obispo, Ca
[YEA] I've sprayed my magnesium oil in my pits when they've gotten pretty funky at night. At first I sprayed it because the body odor was present when it usually wasnt ( probably need to detox) but as soon as I give it a few spritz, its like I just took a shower, although I can smell my deodorant that wasn't working a second ago. My pits don't itch when I use the oil, but that's because I switched to magnesium chloride hexahydrate oil which is supposedly the most easily absorbed type of magnesium. It definitely doesn't sting, ever. Unless you have a cut. Then you might cry a little, lol.
[YEA] Hello, my posting is regarding Magnesium Oil. I have purchased Magnesium Chloride and have been making the oil at home. I just make a mix of 50% reverse osmosis water and 50% Magnesium flakes. I use room temperature water, not hot. It usually takes a few minutes for it to dilute completely. I have been drinking 1/8 teaspoon (tiny amount) in a big glass of water. Also, I have noticed that, when I apply it directly in my underarms, it makes body odor go away in a matter of minutes. It stings lightly for a little bit, but it really works for me. I have to use it for a longer time and experiment as far as how often I need to use it for this purpose. One more thing that I have been doing is rubbing a tiny amount of the oil on my feet every night, so far, I have not noticed any major calming effects or even much better sleep (I have trouble falling asleep, it takes me a long time), but I wake up a bit more relaxed and my feet are soft. I just hope I am not overdoing, or throwing anything out of balance. Any thoughts would be appreciated it. Thanks!
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
[YEA] Got my magnesium chloride flakes Monday afternoon, immediately made up my first batch of magnesium oil following Jane's recommendation for 50% flakes/50% boiling water, let it cool, and applied it to chest, arms, legs and feet. Stinging sensation when I apply it reminds me of red jellyfish stings, which I used to get swimming on Long Island Sound during my childhood!
Love it, love it, love it. 30 minutes after applying it, a fantastic feeling of calm sets in. Mellow as can be. I am not as affected by the hot and humid Georgia weather outside.. Find it easier to walk in this humidity. Lungs and heart feel great. This stuff is the cat's meow!
Can taste the magnesium chloride in my mouth sometimes, mostly at night. Like turmeric, makes me somewhat dehydrated. I have been reapplying a few times a day and plan to keep it up for a while.
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Northland, New Zealand
[YEA] First, thank you SO much for this great site! I have found wonderful information, but probably the BEST is my recent discovery of transdermal magnesium.
I have been suffering with frozen shoulder for two years, this coming May. The regular doctors just told me to do my pt exercises and if it didn't get better, I could get a cortisone shot or perhaps surgery. I haven't been back. They gave me ibuprofin and I was taking it a lot but started to worry about liver overload and other effects.
This FS condition has severely impacted my life in so many ways! I was gettting so sick of the constant pain and sleepless nights. I found "Frozen Shoulder Friends" page on Facebook and it has been a lifesaver--just to connect with other people suffering with this. (I recommend other FS sufferers to check it out--great group of folks with lots of humor which helps when you are in agonizing pain.)
A few days ago, I read up on transdermal magnesium here. I then scooted down to my local health food store and purchased a bottle. I came home and began applying it, massaging it into my shoulder and then to my arms, legs, and feet.
I WAS ASTONISHED BY THE IMMEDIATE RESULTS! ABSOLUTELY ASTONISHED.
First, I am a chronic insomniac and had the best sleep I've had in YEARS (even before this Frozen Shoulder s****.
Second! Within an hour or so, my Frozen Shoulder went from OW OW OW! To mildly achey. I could NOT believe it. My range of motion (before I hit the pain mark) increased a good 12 inches upward.
I have rabidly devoured any information on the internet about transdermal magnesium therapy and there is a LOT of information out there. This is GOOD STUFF.
I shared with my fellow Facebook sufferers. There were some who, naturally, scoffed. (I would too--I am skeptical of such miracle cures myself.) But one women in England went out and bought a bottle right away and SHE IS HAVING THE SAME BENEFITS!
I can't say enough about this therapy except it WORKS. I am totally sold on its benefits and wonder why doctors aren't prescribing this, both for my condition--and so many others!
Thank you SO much, earthclinic. You have literally changed my life. I love you!
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I really like the magnesium oil, but keep forgetting to use it. It is especially good, late in the evening, on those days when I drank 2 gallons of coffee - ROFL
The inconsistencies with regard to the redness and itching reminded me of something from years ago. During a sweat cleansing retreat, we were provided with several supplements, one of which was a high dose of niacin (B3). I don't recall the exact theory behind it - something about detoxing - but we all experienced redness of the skin in the shape of sunburn - complete with the patterns of our bathing suits. As if we'd just come in from a whole day canoeing or something.
One woman had a very distinct pattern that she couldn't figure out, until she remembered it as the style of a particular bathing suit (her favorite) from when she was a child! She was over 40, so we were all very impressed!
Anyway, the unusual "on again, off again" redness reminded me of this, as by the end of the retreat, we were no longer glowing red with the niacin. The woman with the distinct pattern had only experienced her redness, in that pattern, for only one day. At least, not in that particular pattern.
We were very disappointed to have discovered this near the end of the retreat. Otherwise, we would have noted the patterns and shapes of the "sunburns", as her unusual experience was her last - and came after 3 days of normal, bikini top patterns which were assumed to all be the same, but may have been several, one after another.
Anyway, it's interesting, isn't it? That one can not have any reaction and then - BOOM - one day turn red as a beet?
Does anyone know if they sell magnesium patches anywhere. I have surfed the web and can't come up with one. Thanks. Seems to me one could get a better delivery of magnesium as I have some absorbtion problems..I have tried the ancient minerals magnesium oil but it burns my skin.
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Hi U Good People Doin, , , , , ,
Bill Munro sent us to school on Oxygen Therapy and I have been inhaling Hydrogen Peroxide for several years and no longer do flu vaccines , but I no longer have colds nor the flu.
About a year ago my right knee began to give me pain and I went to the top Orthopedic Surgeon in Chattanooga, Tn. He said I had a slight bit of arthritis and gave me a cortisone shot and sent me on my way. That lasted about two weeks.
I learned of Prolotherapy, and had 5 treatments in Nashville to little avail. My right knee still gave me fits when I walked down the stairs. I finally gave up and started treating the ailment myself. First I put liniment on my knee and then added DMSO to take in. That helped, but was not the solution. Then I started spraying my knee with Hydrogen Peroxide. I have been doing this for three weeks and I now have no pain with my right knee. It's too early to say that this is the solution.
What folks need to understand is a subject known as transdermal thearpy. Anything you put on your skin goes into your body. I can not ingest Magnesium , but I can spray Magnesium Chloride on my body and receive the same benefit without diarrhea. In my EDTA Chelation group is a good number of the people who got loaded with lead because they were mechanics and washed car parts in leaded gasoline. You use a deodorant that contains Aluminum and that heavy metal is going straight to your brain. That's just the way it is.
I don't offer this story as a solution, but just to make you think. What goes on your skin is into your body for good or bad.
Itchiness from Transdermal Magnesium Therapy : I tried magnesium oil (ingredients Mag. Chloride and distilled water) on my forearms, twice. Both times my skin itched as soon as I applied it, but it lessened after a while. Does this happen to others? Is it a sign of anything? Thanks.
EC: Hi Jenny,
Yes, itchiness and a slight sting are very common for the first minute or two after applying the oil. However, the more water you add to the magnesium chloride crystals, the less it will itch or sting.
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Orange City, Florida, Usa
I was reading about magnesium oil that is absorbed through the skin. Does anyone know whether using epsom salts would have the same therapeutic results?
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Can I use magnesium sulfate in place of magnesium chloride for thansdermal magnesium therapy?
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Texarkana, Tx, Usa
I'm trying magnesium chloride/distilled water for stiffness and lack of flexibility in legs/hips. Pitting edema is present. Salt is a problem with edema. Do you think the transdermal method with magnesium chloride would not be harmful to aggravation of the edema and still ease the muscle tissue stiffness and tension?
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[YEA] I have been applying magnesium oil to my chest once a day for heart palpitations.I haven't had any palpitation since the day I started. I also noticed one day that my palms and fingers were turning pink after applying the oil. I usually wash the oil off my hands right after application. But since I suffer from cold hands and feet, I decided to leave the magnesium on my hands for a good 10 minutes. The improvement in circulation to that area has been astounding! It only lasts about 12 hours before I need to do it again, but I am very pleased with the results so far.
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I've been doing a foot soak for the last couple of days hoping to get some relief for muscle spasms. Can anyone give me and idea how long it takes to replenish a magnesium deficiency? Thanks Richard
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Seattle, Wa - Usa
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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