Magnesium Cures

Restless Leg Syndrome

Posted by Linda (Orlando, FL) on 11/27/2007
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I have suffered from RLS most of my life (I'm 47)and discovered the link between RLS and mineral deficiency about 20 years ago. I have supplemented with Potassium, Calcium and Iron. I cook my own food, eat very little processed stuff, and have always craved spinach and broccoli (I even like brussel sprouts!). But even eating all the right stuff, I still need the supplements. I also suffer from endometriosis (horrible female problem), which I think is also related somehow to the mineral deficiency. I have been taking Blackstrap Molasses (full of good minerals) for about a year to try to combat those symptoms. I haven't experienced the "miracle cure" other women have written about, but at least I'm off the Percocet! Recently I have been reading on this site about magnesium supplementation. Am I right to think that low magnesium can cause malabsorption of other minerals? I'm going to try it for a while and see what happens.

Replied by Antares
Tamuning, GU

Well, I think it was probably the magnesium that rid me of my (undiagnosed) endomitriosis symptoms.

Side Effects

Posted by Steven (Tx) on 06/23/2016
0 out of 5 stars

Two weeks ago I was overdosing with D3 (5000iu) daily. I had all the overdose symptoms. SO I quit taking d3 and start magnesium chloride. First time when I take it I felt sharp kidney pain then everything was ok. But now for about one week of taking MC before bed I feel tightness in the kidneys. I felt this pain only once (the first time).

1-2g of MC in water

Replied by Ginny

Are you taking enough water with it? Be sure to take it with a full glass of water. And maybe take less. Or try using it in a spray on your body. That is a wonderful way to get your magnesium.

Replied by Steven

I'm drinking a lot of water. Maybe there is pain because of calcification in the kidneys cause by d3 overdose? And magnesium remove this calcification?

Replied by Rebel
Some Where Usa

Hi Steve,

Try drinking 2 oz of extra virgin olive oil mixed with 2 oz lemon juice, followed by the largest glass of water you can possible hold. If this is a stone it may soften and pass. You may need to do more than once.

Replied by Marlene

You can't overdose on D3. You can overdose on the other forms of D. According to Mayo clinic you can use 80,000 iu of D3 per week for kids under 18 for viruses. 20 minutes out in the sun gives you around 20,000 iu of D3.

Replied by Marlene

You need to take vitamin K2 along with calcium, magnesium, D3. The magnesium helps the calcium to absorb. The k2 helps the magnesium deposit the calcium in the correct tissues.

Toothache, Nerve Sensitivity

Posted by Nadine (North Bergen, NJ) on 01/01/2008
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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!

Replied by Ken
Denver, Colorado

Use 100% dead sea salts or combined with the pure magnesium chloride flakes in a soaking bath. Dead sea salts are cheaper and have other trace supplemental minerals including potassium with the magnesium chloride. Also buy in bulk and look for periodic sales with free shipping. I soak about 1 to 2 times weekly using 3 - 4 cups dead sea salts in a full warm bath for 30 minutes or so. Many benefits including control of athlete's foot, rapid healing of cuts and scratches from my cat, rapid recovery from muscle soreness, relief of minor pains and aches and the main heath benefits of better heart function, general good health, etc. Also enforced downtime to catch up on reading! One caution - don't use cheaper industrial mag chloride.

I am ever puzzled by why absorbing trace minerals through the skin is universally ignored in favor of oral supplementation or eating mountains of salads even when the need for supplements is recognized. If you have low magnesium you can't easily absorb ingested supplements anyhow, creating a vicious cycle. In my case I developed a serious magnesium and potassium deficiency running marathons and then supplemented orally for years with 500 mg. magnesium chelates without much effect. After I started soaking, heart palpitations disappeared and the other benefits made themselves felt over a couple of months of frequent soaking. If I miss a week I can tell the difference and it's always a pleasure to restore the soaking routine.

Transdermal Magnesium Therapy

Posted by Francisca (Zug, Switzerland) on 12/31/2011

Hi Debbie, I think that you are the magnesium chloride expert around here so here are a few questions for you, or for anyone else who cares to answer!

I have started to read Mark Sircus' book about transdermal magnesium therapy but I have to say that he repeats himself a lot and although he does give very interesting information I didn't yet get to the bits that interest me. One question, he seems to use magnesium oil he buys somewhere but it seems that one can make it oneself by adding water to the magnesium flakes (I use Nigari flakes). According to what I have read to far the ratio should be 50% water to 50% magnesium. He has another ratio, what do you think?

He also talks about using magnesium oil for wrinkles. Being 54 that interests me but I tried to rub the 50% oil on my face and I felt too much of a burning sensation. Any thoughts on that? In the meanwhile I have diluted my oil but haven't tried it again on my face. If I rub it somewhere else I don't feel any burning.

Right now I am using it on my husband's knees as he was having some pain and am going to try it on a carcinoma he has on the top of his ear which seems to be more or less healed with the help of greater celendine but looks a bit dry right now. Should one only spray, should one rub? I find the book very interesting but with so many repetitions he never gets to where one wants to be, to the real information! No sea here for us to soak in but there is a spa pool with salty water not far from where we live which we want to try after the holidays (too busy now I'm sure....)!

Replied by Debbie
Melbourne, Australia

Hi Fransica, I am sure he repeats himself to fill the pages up! The only ratio I read about was 50/50 but I suppose it depends on how concentrated you want it and how you can take it although too concentrated and it would be too crystaline.

Rubbing it into the skin would give you a better uptake but spraying is fine as well (just whatever you prefer). The face is probably more sensitive so just water it down more until it doesn't burn.

PS: I just got a bottle of colloidal copper so I will let you know how that goes with gray hair.

Replied by Francisca
Zug, Switzerland

Thanks Debbie! And yes, he is trying to fill the pages, they do that a lot nowadays but I find it very annoying. I am not after thick books, I am after books with the information I need! But never mind.... I still hope he gives more useful information!

I found the more diluted solution more oily so we are using it that way now. I haven't tried it on my face again but I would be interested to see the effect on wrinkles as I am starting to have quite a few around my eyes.

I have never heard of colloidal copper but please keep me informed! I am using a oily herb extract called Herbamix which also says that it delays the onset of gray hair (a bit late for me.... ). It has helped my hair get healthier.....

Replied by Elaine
Edmond, Oklahoma

I have a question, Debbie. I have a large bag of Ice Melt, the kind you use in winter on your side walks and drive way. It says it is magnesium chloride. It's not flakes, but in rock form. Would you still do a one to one mixture? Thanks.

Posted by Sa Gal (Johannesburg, South Africa) on 07/21/2011

can I give transdermal magnesium oil to my Dad, suffering from Parkinsons, with all his other medication, from his doctors, or will this clash?

Posted by Baldev (Mumbai, Maharashtra, India) on 08/03/2009

I have obtained Magnesium Chloride, I would like to know as to how to make my own Magnesium oil, to be used internally as well as for application.

EC: Read Jane's posts on the Parkinson's Disease page:

Types of Magnesium

Posted by Kathy (the USA) on 11/19/2012

I would like to know what the difference is between magnesium oxide and magnesium chloride. I have seen some posts that stress "not magnesium oxide. " I've been taking that for several years and wonder if I have done any harm to myself. I took magnesium citrate for awhile because it had been recommended by a neurosurgeon but the "citrate" caused PVC (premature ventricular contractions) that were very frightening. When I stopped taking the mag citrate they stopped. I resumed the mag oxide without any trouble. I found out that "citrate" is processed from corn.

Posted by Leenott (Edmonton, Ab, Canada) on 07/20/2012

Can someone please explain to me what the difference is? If Magnesium Hydroxide dissolves in the air and becomes Magnesium Oxide, why is there a need for BOTH??

Can Mag Ox be used as a transdermal oil? I read a while back somewhere that Mag Hydroxide as an oil can be used on the skin.

How does this differ from Mag, Chloride??

HELP needed! Beverley N in Australia

Replied by Robert Henry
Ten Mile, Tn Usa

HI U LEENOTT, Magnesium is deficient in most folks and plays havoc with their bones, sleep etc. Until recently it would mess up folks bowels if taken orally. Dang, Milk of Magnesia is a laxative. So what do you do because you need this mineral for lots of reasons? My wife takes Calm at night to help her sleep. It just gave me diarrhea. We use Epsom Salts in our mineral baths and I also use magnesium chloride as spray on my body in order to get magnesium into my body via transdermal therapy. Recently, the MIT folks came up with a form of Magnesium that you can take orally and not cause you problems. I have taken this supplement for about 3 months and it does not mess up my bowels and does help me get a better sleep. This supplement is MAGNESIUM L- THEONATE. It is not expensive, but it is new and hard to find. Try LEF.

Yo buddy =====ROBERT HENRY========

Replied by Plumhappy
Eugene, Oregon

Perhaps you took too much of the Calm. One needs to work up to the recomended dose. 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon is plenty to start with and work your way up. It works wonders as a muscle relaxer and sleep aid when done that way. Yes it is a laxative when you take the recomended dose off the bat.

Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Philippines

Hi Leenot... Magnesium Hydroxide and Magnesium Oxide are both not very soluble in water. Being so insoluble -- these forms of magnesium are not good sources of supplemental magnesium for the body.

Magnesium Oil is a mixture of Magnesium Chloride crystals(60%) and water(40%). Magnesium Chloride is probably the best form of magnesium to supplement. Magnesium bicarbonate is another useful form of magnesium with a myriad uses, but this form is very hard to find. Mag Chloride can also be taken into the body and directly into the blood transdermally, when the magnesium oil is simply rubbed onto the skin. Here is some research evidence as to why magnesium chloride is so good and so necessary for the body:

Magnesium Chloride Use in Acute and Chronic Disease

Magnesium Chloride Product Analysis

I'm currently reading a book by Mark Sircus called Transdermal Magnesium: A New Modality for the Maintenance of Health and it is full of very useful and informative facts about magnesium chloride. The links above will tell you all about the history and usefulness of magnesium chloride.

Other forms of magnesium that you can supplement are mag citrate and mag gluconate -- but for me the mag chloride transdermal form(as magnesium oil) is still the best one to take.

Where to Buy

Posted by Suzy (Eugene, Or) on 11/18/2012

I just wanted share that I buy my Epsom Salt- Magnesium Sulfate Heptahydrate-- (9.8% magnesium by analysis) in 50 pound bags from my local livestock feed store. Cost is $20. I have been soaking in it for sore muscles. It says on the bag "for use in animal feed". I have never taken it internally, but if it is okay for a cow that would be good enough for me.

Where to Buy: Magnesium Chloride

Posted by Xyrus (Benguet, Philippines) on 10/16/2013

Hi Bill,

I'm from Baguio City. I just have a quick question regarding Magnesium Chloride. Do you have any idea where we can purchase it in raw/pure but food grade form so I can make an emulsion out of it? I'll be using it to cure my son's tics. Thank you so much in advance and God bless everyone.

Replied by Bill Thompson
San Fernando, Philippines

Hi Xyrus... You can order magnesium chloride online from Manila using this link:

You can order online or you can order by phone and they will deliver. The brand of magnesium chloride that they sell is well known and is a high quality product.

Replied by Xyrus
Benguet, Philippines

Hi Bill. I'm so sorry for the late reply. I've been busy lately. Thank you so much for posting the link. I appreciate it. Have a great evening and God bless everyone.

Posted by Rudy (Lucena, Quezon,philippines) on 12/11/2011

To Jeff of cebu city, philippines, where did you buy your magnesium chloride here in the Philippines? Pls tell me the address and phone numbers, thank you

Posted by Deirdre (Atlanta) on 07/30/2009

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 magnesium oil she made every night) and asked where she bought her magnesium chloride. She responded that she bought the magnesium chloride on Ebay from a company called "Get Tanked". I researched this further on the web and found Get Tanked Aquariums, which is located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

I just called the owner of Get Tanked and ordered two 7 pound bags of magnesium chloride for $27.99 (plus shipping, which is costing $11.10 to Atlanta, GA from Carlisle). 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. Otherwise you can buy from ebay.. here's his ebay store (and great reviews).

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:

Replied by Sarah
None, Bulacan Philippines

Is there anyone from the philippines who can tell me where to buy magnesium chloride or nigari? thanks..