Magnesium Chloride as a Supplement

Magnesium Chloride, used in transdermal magnesium therapy, is one of the most easily assimilated forms of magnesium

Magnesium deficiencies are common in the modern world; in fact according to a study by US Department of Agriculture about 75 per cent of American population is deficient in this essential mineral. It is quite likely that populations in most developed countries of the world also suffer from some degree of magnesium deficiency. Reasons for which are our modern day calorie-dense but nutrient-poor diets and stressful lifestyle. Gastrointestinal ailments like irritable bowel syndrome, kidney disease, pancreatitis, diabetes or hyperthyroidism also lead to deficiency of magnesium.

Magnesium deficiency manifests itself in a variety of symptoms like anxiety, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, muscular spasms, low blood pressure, arrhythmia, nausea, hyperventilation and seizures. A good diet rich in whole grains, nuts, legumes, dark green vegetables, seafood (oysters) and meats is one good way to ensure that you get adequate magnesium.

Another way is to supplement your diet with magnesium. You can opt to take oral Magnesium supplements like Mag365 or use topical solutions like Magnesium RubMagnesium Rub is specially recommended for those who are unable to take oral magnesium supplements for some reason. A key component of transdermal magnesium therapy, Magnesium Rub is a crystal clear, odor-free concentrated magnesium chloride extracted from sea water.

What makes Magnesium Chloride a Super Supplement:

  1. Quick Assimilation: Magnesium chloride is easily assimilated and metabolized in the human body. According to Dr Norman Shealey, Oral magnesium supplementation takes 6 to 12 months to restore intracellular levels whereas a transdermally applied magnesium chloride restores intracellular levels within 4 to 6 weeks.[1]
  2. No laxative effect: Topical forms of magnesium like Magnesium Rub are preferred over the oral supplementation because they do not have the natural laxative effect. Magnesium chloride is also helpful in supplementing low blood magnesium levels in individuals who take medications or suffer from conditions that inhibit their ability to absorb dietary magnesium.
  3. Aids in digestion: Poor and unbalanced diets make the body over-acidic. While the stomach environment needs to be acid, the content of the small intestines needs to be alkaline for proper absorption of nutrients. Traditionally magnesium in our diet is mainly ionic in form and gets converted into magnesium chloride in the stomach. Supplementing with magnesium chloride provides ions of magnesium and chloride which are both required to stimulate the activity of digestive enzymes and for producing hydrochloric acid in the stomach. The food acid reacts with the magnesium chloride to form hydrochloric acid and magnesium citrate, or acetate. This provides all of the key ingredients to activate digestive enzymes: acidity, magnesium and chloride ions. [2]
  4. Effective Antiseptic: Magnesium chloride used as Transdermal Magnesium helps the body enhance its immune function. Prof. Pierre Delbet, MD., a French surgeon, discovered that magnesium chloride greatly increased leukocyte activity and aided in destruction of microbes. In his later experiments, Prof. Delbet further found that after magnesium chloride intake white blood cells destroyed up to three times more microbes than before. [3]
  5. Dermatitis: Itchy, inflamed skin or Dermatitis can occur for a variety of reasons, including allergic reactions, stress and autoimmune reactions. Topical magnesium solutions can heal skin infections and speed up healing time. A study conducted by Germany’s Hautklinik University and the Humboldt University of Berlin in 1990 indicated that magnesium chloride may help reduce dermatitis symptoms. [4]
  6. Polio and Diphtheria: A French doctor, A. Neveu, cured several diphtheria patients with magnesium chloride within two days. He also published 15 cases of poliomyelitis that were cured within days if treatment was started immediately or within months if paralysis had already progressed.[5]
  7. Asthma: Magnesium chloride supplementation may also have the potential to help in treating asthma and bronchitis [5]

Numerous other studies have found magnesium chloride to be an effective form of magnesium for cellular detoxification and tissue purification. Prof. Delbet also found magnesium chloride to be beneficial in diseases of the digestive tract such as colitis and gall bladder problems, Parkinson's disease, tremors and muscle cramps; acne, eczema, psoriasis, warts and itching skin; impotence, prostatic hypertrophy, cerebral and circulatory problems; etc. Hair and nails became stronger and healthier and patients had more energy.

If the oral route of Magnesium supplementation is not for you, you can turn to transdermal magnesium therapy and enjoy the numerous benefits of magnesium chloride.


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  5. Magnesium and Cancer – How Magnesium Cures Cancer: