What is magnesium oil?
Despite its name, magnesium oil is not actually an oil; it is a solution of magnesium chloride flakes dissolved in water. The liquid solution that resulted from that combination makes it feel "oily" when applied topically on the skin. Magnesium oil is typically used to increase the levels of magnesium in the body Magnesium is an essential mineral that is involved in many important functions in the body, including muscle and nerve function, energy production, and protein synthesis.
Why is magnesium important?
Magnesium has multiple functions in the body, which includes:
- Supporting bone health
- Regulating muscle function
- Helping with energy production such as the ATP, the main source of energy in the body
- Supports a healthy immune system
- Regulating blood sugar levels
- Helping with stress and anxiety
Does magnesium oil expire?
Magnesium oil is a solution of magnesium chloride and water, which means it can technically expire or go bad over time. However, if stored properly, magnesium oil can have a long shelf life. Generally, magnesium oil should be stored in a cool, dry place and away from direct sunlight or heat sources. If the magnesium oil has been stored properly and doesn't show any signs of discoloration, odor, or texture changes, it is likely still safe to use.
For Amazing Oils product range, it is recommended to check the expiration date or recommended use-by date on the product packaging.
How does the magnesium oil spray work?
When magnesium oil spray is applied to the skin, it is absorbed into the pores and into the bloodstream through which the magnesium ions are transported to various parts of the body where magnesium is needed. The magnesium oil spray is one of the more convenient and easier way to supplement magnesium levels in the body, especially for people who may have difficulty absorbing magnesium from food or supplements taken orally.
What's the difference between magnesium supplement taken orally and topical magnesium?
The main difference between magnesium supplements taken orally andtopical magnesium is how they are absorbed, the absoprtion rate, and how it is metabolised by the body. But that does not meen that one is better than the other. There's always something for everyone and for each preference!
When magnesium is taken orally as a supplement, it is absorbed through the digestive system and metabolised by the liver. It can take some time for the magnesium to be absorbed and reach the bloodstream, and some people may experience diarrhea as a side effect.
Topical magnesium is applied directly to the skin and absorbed through the skin into the bloodstream. This can bypass the digestive system and potentially allow for more efficient absorption of magnesium, as it is not subject to digestive processes that can decrease the amount of magnesium available for absorption.
How long does the magnesium oil last on the skin?
In general, magnesium oil is quickly absorbed into the skin and should not leave a greasy or oily residue. Many people report that the magnesium oil is absorbed within a few minutes after application.
Do I need to wash the magnesium oil from the skin after applying it?
All Amazing Oils magnesium products absorb fast into the skin, so you won't need to worry about any oily or sticky residue that you need to wash off.
Where is the magnesium sourced for the Amazing Oils magnesium products?
The magnesium is naturally sourced from the Salt Lakes of Australia.
Who should not use the magnesium oil?
While magnesium oil is generally considered safe for most people, there are certain individuals who may need to exercise caution or avoid using it altogether, such as:
- Those with Myasthenia Gravis: Myasthenia Gravis is an auto-immune, neuromuscular disorder that causes weakness in the skeletal muscles that may not benefit from magnesium supplementation.
- Those with kidney problems: People with kidney problems or impaired kidney function may have difficulty excreting excess magnesium, which can lead to magnesium toxicity.
- People taking certain medications: Magnesium supplements, including topical magnesium, can interact with certain medications, such as antibiotics and blood pressure medications.
Note: We recommend consulting your healthcare provider before using magnesium oil or any other magnesium supplement to understand its potential adverse effects with your specific health condition.
What are the magnesium deficiency symptoms I should look out for?
Here are the common symptoms of magnesium deficiency:
- Muscle cramps and spasms
- Muscle weakness
- Fatigue and weakness
- Irritability and anxiety
- Headaches and migraines
- High blood pressure
- Irregular heartbeat and heart palpitations
- Nausea and vomiting
- Loss of appetite
- Tingling and numbness
Note: Do note that some of these symptoms can also be caused by other health conditions or factors, so a proper diagnosis by a healthcare provider is important to determine the underlying cause of any symptoms.
Can I spray the Amazing Oils magnesium spray on my pet?
The Amazing Oils magnesium spray is safe to use on pets. It is recommended to spray on the insides of the legs and on the stomach where the fur is thinner. If you are still unsure, you can consult with a veterinarian who can provide guidance on the appropriate dosage and formulation for your pet's specific needs.
Will magnesium help with sleep?
Magnesium is believed to be helpful for improving sleep, as it plays a role in regulating the body's production of melatonin, a hormone that helps regulate sleep-wake cycles. Additionally, magnesium can help to relax muscles and calm the nervous system, which may make it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep.
What is magnesium lotion used for?
As the name says it, the Amazing Oils Sleep Lotion promotes relaxation, reduces muscle tension, and improves sleep. By applying the magnesium lotion on the skin as part of your nightly routine, it can help to support the body's natural production of melatonin and promote healthy sleep patterns.
Why does it tingle after I apply the magnesium lotion / spray on my skin?
It is possible that the tingling sensation is due to the pH level of the magnesium product is not compatible with that of the human skin. People with sensitive skin may be more prone to experiencing this type of reaction.
If you have sensitive skin, you may want to consider using the Amazing Oils Sensitive Magnesium Oil Spray that is specifically formulated to be gentle on sensitive skin.
Are the Amazing Oils magnesium products safe to use during pregnancy?
Magnesium oil is perfectly safe to use of you're pregnant. In fact, pregnant women are more susceptible to magnesium deficiency, and it is even recommended to take it. Topical magnesium such as the ones by Amazing Oils make it even easier for your body to absorb the mineral for your nutrition.
Note: If you're pregnant and considering using a topical magnesium product, it's best to talk to your healthcare provider first. They can help you determine if it's safe for you to use based on your individual health and medical history.
Where do I apply the magnesium sleep lotion?
For use in the evening to help with better sleep, apply 2-3 pumps of the magnesium lotion, and massage into your lower back, behind the knees, and the tops of your feet.
You can also apply to your upper body, chest and arms to help you relax during the day.
Can I use too much of the topical magnesium?
No, you don't have to worry about magnesium overdose when used topically as any excess magnesium will be excreted by your body - especially when you have a healthy kidney. It is recommended to always follow the instructions to use on the packaging.
However, it is always best to check with your doctor if you suffer from severe kidney function disorders, cardiac conduction disorders, or myasthenia gravis if you are considering to use any magnesium product.