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How to use Topical Magnesium?
Topical magnesium application is a method of delivering minerals to the body through the skin. 
Our Magnesium products contain a high concentration of 100% naturally occurring magnesium chloride and other trace minerals. They applied topically for rapid absorption of magnesium into the cells. It is preferable to apply Magnesium products to clean skin, as cosmetic products can hinder uptake of magnesium ions by the skin.
Attention: Applying avoid direct contact with eyes, mucus membranes, and other sensitive areas. If redness or irritation occurs, rinse with cool water.

How is Topical Magnesium absorbed through the skin?
The skin is a biggest, living, breathing organ — the most efficient organ for detoxification with tremendous potential for re-mineralizing the body. When combine the human body’s most well functioning organ with one of the most life giving minerals available, the achievement of good health and right functioning of organism is guaranteed. 
The skin has three primary functions: Temperature control, Detoxification and Barrier function.
The porous nature of the skin, with its millions of tiny openings, that allows not only sweat and other toxins to escape, but also enables the absorption of some substances.
The process is known as dermal absorption. Once a substance passes through the outer layers of skin, it passes into the lymph and local vascular (blood vessel) system and soon after into the bloodstream. 

Can I increase the total skin absorption of topical Magnesium Oil?
There are a number of factors that increase the amount of magnesium oil absorbed through the skin. They include:
Increasing the area of application 
Increasing the amount of time the application is left on the skin
Increasing the frequency of application
Varying the location of application, with areas such as the scalp and armpits exhibiting higher rates of absorption
Increased temperature of the area of application
Well-hydrated skin
Individual choices will vary based upon preferences and individual response. 

Why use Topical Magnesium Oil when there is Magnesium in Food?
Oral supplementation is affected by numerous things in your gut – no matter what type of oral magnesium you use.  Because all magnesium taken orally is potentially laxative, the ability to absorb magnesium through the GI tract is limited by shortened transit time.
Oral magnesium can be inconvenient as well, due to the amount needed for adequate dosage. Adequate magnesium is typically not added to multi-vitamins in an attempt to reduce the size and dosage, and magnesium supplements themselves can be large.Considering these difficulties and the numerous factors that may negatively impact oral magnesium absorption in the GI tract, topical magnesium shows clear benefits:
Is safe, convenient, affordable and effective. 
It allows you to maximize the amount you’re getting daily without having to worry about diarrhea, digestion, or swallowing additional pills several times a day. 
It is especially helpful with pain and can be applied directly to the trouble area with immediate results, rather than waiting for it to work its way through your GI tract. 
Topical magnesium takes advantage of the absorptive properties of body’s largest organ, putting it to work for you in the form of a simple spray, soak, or massage.
While transdermal drugs are well known in the medical community, the difference with magnesium oil topical treatments is, of course, the fact that magnesium is an essential mineral to the human body, in a natural form. 
Transdermal magnesium is a needed substance. While the chemicals in transdermal pharmaceuticals are actively filtered, inactivated, and excreted by the body’s detoxification systems, magnesium is welcomed and actively taken in by the cells. 

What is Magnesium Deficiency?
Magnesium deficiency is a condition in which there is an insufficient amount of the mineral Magnesium in the body to support the proper function of various organs and systems. A lack of Magnesium can lead to a wide range of health issues. Magnesium deficiency causes loss of immunity, sudden depression, diabetes, not proper functioning of cardio vascular system (heart diseases), increased levels of stress, insomnia, migraine, cancer, ADHD, asthma, Restless Leg Syndrome, and various types of allergies. 

Does Magnesium Participate in right functioning of reproductive system?

Taking part in over 300 chemical reactions, magnesium affects all the body systems. The health of the reproductive system is closely linked to magnesium levels in the body, both in men and women. Sexual drive and functions are hormone-dependent, and magnesium is the major element necessary for the production of all hormones.
Magnesium is crucial in the production of healthy sperm and eggs, as well ad in all the reproductive processes – ovulation, conception, gestation, birth, lactation, establishing of a bond between mother and baby, healthy sexual relationships. 
"Sex in particular has become a major source of anxiety and stress for many of us and this is not all our fault… Magnesium is necessary for normal sexual functioning, yet is glossed over in its importance in nervous and endocrine function necessary for good sexual performance”. (Mark Sircus, Transdermal magnesium Therapy, 2007, p.234).
Magnesium levels are very high in the semen – higher than in the blood serum. Infertile men have been found to have half the level of magnesium in their semen as fertile men (Mark Sircus, Transdermal magnesium Therapy, 2007, p.235).

Magnesium affects the production and transmission of all hormones in the body serotonin, thyroid, estrogen, testosterone, insulin, neurotransmitters, etc.
In his book, Dr Sircus plays a special attention to the role of magnesium in theproduction of DHEA – dehydroepiandrosterone which "appears to protect every part of the body against the ravages of ageing” and is "flaunted as a "fountain of youth” (Mark Sircus, Transdermal Magnesium Therapy, 2007p.237, 241).
DHEA is a a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal glands both in men and women. Its levels peak in puberty and drop in early 30s. It is converted in the body into a number of hormones, including estrogen and testosterone, and affects muscle growth, libido, sperm production, and much more.
The publicity of the age-defying effect of DHEA on the body has led to a surge in the population taking it as a synthetic supplement says Dr Sircus, purchased both on prescription and over the counter. He points out a number of adverse effects resulting from such supplementation, including unwanted hair in women, acne, increased risk of ovarian cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer in men, heart attacks).
At the same time, Dr Sircus points out that deficiency in DHEA leads not simply toageing on all levels, but also to "chronic inflammation, immune dysfunction, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, type 2 diabetes, greater risk of certain cancers, excess body fat, cognitive decline, heart disease in men, osteoporosis”.
Erectile dysfunctions in men are closely related to magnesium deficiency. Dr Sircus points out that transdermal supplementation of magnesium leads to aboost of magnesium in the body and and increase in DHEA and testosterone, which helps to improve the sexual function and libido, both in men and women.
Magnesium supplementation normalises levels of DHEA and boosts levels of testosterone in men and to a smaller extent in women. It balances the levels of estrogen and progesterone in women, thus reducing menopausal symptoms, menstrual problems, PMT, development of pre-eclampsia in pregnant women.
A boost in magnesium levels through transdermal supplementation is fast and free of side-effects which sometimes arise with oral supplementation. Because of the speed with which magnesium levels are replenished through transdermal procedures, the effects of it can be felt quickly on all levels, including reproductive function both in men and women.
Dr Sircus writes, referring to a study in Japan: "In men, decreased levels of magnesium gives rise to vasoconstriction from increased thromboxane level, increased endothelial intracellular calcium, and decreased nitric oxide. This may lead to premature emission and ejaculation processes. magnesium is also probably involved in semen transport” (Magnesium for Life, 2007, p.244).
A big revelation for me in Dr Sircus’s book was information regarding topical application of magnesium oil to reproductive organs on a regular basis, especially just before having sex. Such applications would relax the tissues and quickly increase blood circulation in the area, both in men and women. It would also promote vaginal lubrication and relaxation of the muscles in the vagina, which would help eliminate the sensation of pain and discomfort during sex. Inmen it would lead to a relaxation of the blood vessels supplying the penis, an increase in the blood flow and sensation in the area, and a stronger, longer lasting erection.
Considering that the effect of such an application is so profound both in men and women, it is difficult to understand why this has not been publicised on a much wider scale. The market is flooded with legally and illegally-produced medicines loaded with dangerous side-effects, and magnesium is not only free from side-effects, but is needed by the body in large quantities.
Transdermal applications increase absorption of magnesium into the body, dilate blood vessels, relax muscles and body tissues, increase peripheral circulation, improve tissue sensitivity and fluid secretions.


How long will Magnesium Oil stay fresh once opened?
The shelf life of the Magnesium Oil is indefinite. Thus it would always be most beneficial for you to buy the largest size that is affordable. It won't be expired!

What role does Magnesium play in Organism Detoxification and protection from Radiation?

Minerals play a vital role not only in detoxification of the body from heavy metals, but also help protect all tissues from further radioactive damage.Popular thinking is that radiation protection mostly involves using iodine, so iodine supplements have been taken in large numbers recently, by those who need it and those who don’t, while supplementation in such vital minerals as magnesium and selenium is being often overlooked.

Magnesium supports all the body systems and detoxification processes. It provides the body with the energy it needs to ensure the elimination of toxins.

Magnesium is an integral part of glutathione – a detoxifying agent which protects the body from oxidative damage. It binds toxins into soluble substances excreting them with urine through the kidneys. When magnesium is deficient, the body cannot produce sufficient glutathione, leading to cellular damage from free radicals, which leaves them exposed to further radioactive damage. Liver, kidneys, the heart, the longs, as well as other organs of the body all have glutathione, and with magnesium deficiency all of these vital organs are exposed to radiation.

Magnesium plays a vital role in detoxification of the body from such toxins as mercury, cadmium, lead, aluminium, and many other heavy metals. The best way to supplement magnesium in the home environment is through the skin.Magnesium chloride is the most easily absorbed form of magnesium

If can occur Overdosage of Magnesium Intake?
Toxic symptoms from increased magnesium intake are not common because the body eliminates excess amounts unless there are serious problems with kidney function. Magnesium excess sometimes occurs when magnesium is supplemented as a medication (intravenously) because adding magnesium in very large doses in isolation from other nutrients can cause harmful effects on the body. In reality, problems with magnesium supplementation usually occur when the magnesium in the IV is given too rapidly or in too high of a dose, or both.
There is the balance of calcium to magnesium to be kept in the range of 1:1 to 2:1. If you take more magnesium than calcium, then you are going to upset your calcium balance. However, this is not an issue for people whose dairy intake is high. Most people today are getting too much calcium and not enough magnesium.
Some people, especially children, might develop a rash from using the magnesium oil when applied directly to the skin. If the magnesium oil is used at full strength, many children will feel a burning or stinging and this can be painful; if this happens the oil should be washed off quickly. In such cases you need to dilute the magnesium oil 50/50 with distilled or mineral water; as the body acclimates to the magnesium, the full concentration can eventually be applied. A rule of thumb about dosage: It is always a good idea to start with low dose and work up gradually to higher doses. Whenever any kind of uncomfortable reaction occurs this is a sign to lower the dosage or concentration.
Magnesium is regulated and excreted primarily by the kidneys where various ATPase enzymes are responsible for maintaining homeostasis.
Magnesium toxicity can occur in people with hypothyroidism, those using magnesium-containing medications such as antacids, laxatives, cathartics, and in those with certain types of gastrointestinal disorders, such as colitis, gastroenteritis, and gastric dilation, which may cause an increased absorption of magnesium.
Risk of magnesium toxicity is usually related to severe renal insufficiency—when the kidney loses the ability to remove excess magnesium. Individuals with impaired kidney function are at higher risk for adverse effects from magnesium supplementation and people with severe renal insufficiency should avoid magnesium supplementation or approach it very carefully starting with very low dosages. Magnesium supplementation in children with dehydration or renal failure is also contraindicated, so before beginning any kind of magnesium treatment, any dehydration needs to be addressed.
Signs of excess magnesium can be very subtle and can occur with long-term use of magnesium supplements and laxatives. The symptoms can be similar to magnesium deficiency and include: changes in mental status, nausea, diarrhea, loss of appetite, muscle weakness, difficulty breathing, extremely low blood pressure, and irregular heartbeat. Though extremely rare, severe magnesium intoxication is manifested by a sharp drop in blood pressure and respiratory paralysis. Disappearance of the patellar reflex is a useful clinical sign to detect the onset of magnesium intoxication. In the event of overdosage, artificial ventilation must be provided until a calcium salt can be injected intravenously to antagonize the effects of magnesium.
The most common cause of hypermagnesemia is renal failure. Other causes include the following: Excessive intake, Lithium therapy, Hypothyroidism, Addison’s disease, Familial hypocalciuric hypercalcemia, Milk alkali syndrome, Depression, Most adverse effects of parenterally-administered (intravenous) magnesium are usually the result of magnesium intoxication. These include flushing, sweating, hypotension, depressed reflexes, flaccid paralysis, hypothermia, circulatory collapse, cardiac and CNS depression proceeding to respiratory paralysis. Hypocalcemia, with signs of tetany secondary to magnesium sulfate therapy for eclampsia, has been reported.
Intravenous administration of magnesium could accentuate muscle relaxation and collapse the respiratory muscles if given too rapidly or in too high a dosage. Patients with excessively slow heart rates should also be careful because slow hearts can be made even slower, as magnesium relaxes the heart. And when there is an obstruction in the bowel, additional caution is required because the main route of elimination of oral magnesium is through the bowel.
Some Recommendations on Dosing Related to Medications
Magnesium supplementation is known to interact with many different pharmaceutical drugs and it is wise to know what these are when treating patients. Certain drugs will increase the loss of magnesium in urine. Thus, taking these medications for long periods of time may contribute to magnesium depletion. On the other hand, many antacids and laxatives contain magnesium. When frequently taken in large doses, these drugs can inadvertently lead to excessive magnesium consumption and hypermagnesemia, which refers to elevated levels of magnesium in blood.
When Used with Magnesium
Doxycycline
Magnesium may make doxycycline less effective. Take magnesium supplements 1-3 hours before or after ingesting doxycycline.
Minocycline
Magnesium may make minocycline less effective. Take magnesium supplements 1-3 hours before or after ingesting minocycline.
Tetracycline Hydrochloride
Magnesium may make tetracycline less effective. Take magnesium supplements 1-3 hours before or after ingesting tetracycline.
Diabetes Medicines
Glipizide (Glucotrol®) and Glyburide (Micronase, Glynase, Diabeta). Taking magnesium and either Glipizide or Glyburide together may further lower blood sugar leading to blurred vision, tremor (shaking), hunger, sweating, headache, skipped heartbeats, confusion, nervousness and extreme tiredness. Magnesium (also commonly found in antacids) may increase the absorption of glipizide and glyburide, medications used to control blood sugar levels. Ultimately, this may prove to allow for reduction in the dosage of those medications.
The Magnesium Research Institute says that the drug Neurontin binds Mg in the GI tract and results in a malabsorption of both oral Mg and Neurontin (PDR says 24 percent). Interaction with Neurontin is important to note because it is an anti-seizure medication and also frequently used off label as a mood stabilizer and behavioral drug in addition to being used for migraine headaches. Some children with ASD may be on this medication. It is also used in bipolar disorder as an alternative to lithium.
Taking magnesium and mefenamic acid (Ponstel) together may increase the amount of mefenamic acid absorbed, possibly leading to an increase in side effects. Mefenamic acid is a NSAID used for pain and PMS.

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