Here are some frequently asked questions. If you have any questions not answered here, please contact us.
What does Magnesium do?
Magnesium is required for more than 1200 out of 1600 functions within the human body.
When should I NOT take Organic Magnesium?
If you have extremely low blood pressure, renal failure and on dialysis then you need to seek medical advice before using or taking magnesium.
Isn’t Magnesium Flakes the same as Epsom salts?
No, the magnesium form used in Epsom salts is Magnesium Sulphate (man-made). One single soak in the Magnesium Chloride flakes will provide you with more benefits than taking 5-10 Epsom Salt baths! Due to the Magnesium Chloride element being much smaller, more concentrated and naturally forming (not man made) it is at least 5-10 times stronger!
For best results we recommend soaking for 15-20 minutes minimum.
I recently had a blood test and I was never told I was Magnesium deficient?
Blood tests are ineffective in gauging one’s magnesium levels due to less than 1%
of magnesium being stored in the blood.
Are there any symptoms to indicate I’m lacking magnesium?
Could include, but not limited to
- lack of energy
- insomnia or inability to sleep
- headaches and migraines
- muscle soreness or spasms
- cramping muscles
- back pain
- General aches and pains
Don’t I get enough Magnesium in my diet?
Much of the soil in which our food is grown is nutrient depleted, therefore making it hard to get adequate magnesium levels from our diet. That is why we recommend transdermal or topical magnesium.
Having said this, foods such as leafy green vegetables, kelp, nuts, seeds and dark chocolate are foods which contain higher levels of magnesium.
How often should I use Amazing Oils Organic Magnesium?
This depends on what your current levels of magnesium are along with your energy expenditure.
Use daily to boost your magnesium levels (5-10 Sprays per day). Due to the skin’s ability to self-regulate absorption, there is no risk of overdosing. It should be noted if you are using too much ORAL magnesium you could experience loose stools due to the relaxant properties of this mineral.
Is it actually oil?
You may hear Magnesium Chloride referred to as Magnesium Oil. This is a nickname
that has come about due to the texture of the product when applying it. Once
absorbed, there is no oily residue as it is not oil.
Magnesium Tablets versus topical Magnesium?
When taking magnesium orally it may not be absorbed efficiently, up to 90% can be destroyed in the gut! This is due to the laxative effect of the oral dose and one’s own individual absorption rate.
Transdermal/topical allows tissue saturation which means magnesium is able to travel to the body’s tissues and cells at high doses without losses throughout the gastro-intestinal tract.
Why should I choose Amazing Oils Magnesium Oil over another brand?
Amazing Oils magnesium is sourced from the pristine salt lakes in the Australian
- It is listed as a medicine with TGA (L224207) in Australia
- Organically sourced magnesium
- Does not leave residue on the skin
- It actually works, usually within 30 seconds of application.
Why does it tingle or itch when I apply it?
If you have sensitive skin and are magnesium deficient then you may experience a tingling or itching sensation. This is harmless but to receive relief dilute with water.
As your magnesium levels increase the tingling or itching sensation will disappear. Another option is to try using magnesium bath flakes to start with as this is a more gentle application of magnesium.
Can I take Amazing Oils magnesium oil if I am pregnant?
Yes. If you are pregnant, or planning a pregnancy in the next twelve months. We suggest checking with your health professional before using these products during the last trimester simply because it is a relaxant, though many pregnant women have used both flakes and the oil safely throughout their entire pregnancy.
Most pregnant women are magnesium deficient. A sign of magnesium deficiency in pregnant women is obviously cramps, and also a very hiccupy baby!
If using the bath flakes, we recommend 1/4 to 1/2 a cup in a bath 2 to 3 times a week. If using the oil use on your lower back and tops of your feet 20 minutes before you go to sleep.
In the third trimester, use only on your feet at night. Please seek guidance from your personal health professional if in any doubt. It is also perfectly safe to use during breastfeeding.
Is Amazing Oils magnesium safe to use on animals?
Yes, especially for older animals with stiff muscles and joints.
Is Amazing Oils safe for babies and children?
Yes. One of the properties of magnesium is its relaxant ability, which results in having a calming effect on children and babies as well as boosting their developing immune systems. Water down 30% (or use on damp skin) when applying to sensitive/young skin.
How much Magnesium is emitted in one spray?
The products contain 100% Magnesium Chloride. One spray is approximately 20 mg of elemental Magnesium.
Absorption of magnesium through the skin is 95-97%.