Magnesium Chloride consists of magnesium bound to chloride, produced through the evaporation of saline sea water. After removal of the sodium chloride, the bittern (also known as 'Nigari') remains. This bittern consists mainly of magnesium chloride which contains the ions of both magnesium and chloride, both are required to stimulate digestive enzymes and produce hydrochloric acid in the stomach to absorb the nutrients we eat. Without normal amounts of hydrochloric acid present in the stomach, foods are not digested properly and minerals such as magnesium are not absorbed.
Magnesium is an essential mineral for our health and is necessary for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. Numerous health benefits of magnesium include detoxification, energy production, transmission of nerve impulses and the growth of strong bones and teeth.
How Will Magnesium Benefit Me?Magnesium is a mineral that's crucial to the body's function. Magnesium helps keep blood pressure normal, bones strong, and the heart rhythm steady. Think of magnesium as the relaxation mineral. Anything that is tight, irritable, crampy, and stiff -whether it is a body part or an even a mood - is a sign of magnesium deficiency.
What Conditions Can Benefit From Magnesium?Magnesium is known to reduce muscle tension, lessen pain associated with migraine headaches, improve sleep, and address neurological disorders such as anxiety and depression.
Conditions linked to magnesium levels include:
Headaches Depression Autism & ADD
Muscle Spasms Muscle Cramps Restless Legs
How Do I Take It?There are two ways to get magnesium into the body, orally (by mouth) and transdermally (through the skin).
Transdermal Absorption Of Magnesium
Magnesium chloride has been found to be rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream when applied to the body. This method is a valuable way of absorbing magnesium, particularly for those whose digestive system is compromised by a poor diet or other diagnosed digestive problems and cannot absorb minerals such as magnesium when taken orally.
You may apply a compress using magnesium oil - soak a thin cotton cloth in magnesium oil, wring out and apply to any area of the body (cover with a 'cling wrap' to avoid getting on your clothes). A hot pack helps with absorption.
Oral Consumption of Magnesium
In 1 gram magnesium chloride = 120 milligrams (mgs) elemental magnesium
To dilute Mag chloride for oral use: 1 part magnesium chloride powder to 3 parts pure water.
Dosage: Take 5mls of liquid 3 times a day. This provides approximately 600mgs elemental magnesium. You can add this to a glass of water so it doesn't taste so bad.