Recommendations based on Dr. Shealy's Clinical Trials
Recommendations for use are based on Dr. Shealy's clinical trials the BEST way to increase Magnesium at the cellular level is as follows:
- Intravenous - of course very few of us can or will opt for this one on a regular basis!
- Foot soak - done 6 days a week for 3-4 weeks will significantly raise the Magnesium levels in the cells.
- Bathtub soaking - done 6 days a week for 3-4 weeks will significantly raise the Magnesium levels in the cells. (The Magnesium Bath Crystals are the super concentrated form of the Magnesium Oil and are cheaper in the bath!)
- Topical - done 6 days a week perpetually will raise the Magnesium levels in the cells.
- Teeth & Gums - to remove tartar and plaque while tightening the gums add 5-6 drops of Magnesium Oil to a wet toothbrush; brush; spit no rinsing or toothpaste required.
- Oral - according to Dr Shealy, this method takes 1-3 YEARS to raise the Magnesium levels in the cells.
The reality: The BEST method for YOU is what you WILL do!
There are potential dangers in taking oral magnesium (in any form) as it has laxative properties and STOPS THE MUSCLES IN THE COLON FROM WORKING which can result in long term dependence on laxatives! If you are taking oral Magnesium and begin using topical Magnesium, your bowels will likely become loose as the topical is so effective the oral is now too much.
If you have sensitive skin, are toxic, or very frail begin with small amounts and shorter soak times. Build up slowly.
Use EITHER the foot soak OR the tub soak – do NOT do both in the same day as that is excessive!
After the initial 3 to 4 week period of daily soaks, you will know if you need to increase the soaking frequency based on how you feel or if your symptoms start to return. Of course you may continue the daily foot or tub soak if you like on a daily basis!
NOTE: Our Magnesium Chloride products, when used according to the directions, will not impact the bowel. However, if you are taking an oral magnesium in any form to bowel tolerance (all are laxatives), you may experience loose stools once you begin using our topical magnesium. This may occur as the topical is absorbed very quickly making the oral amount excessive. Reducing or eliminating the oral dose is recommended. Should your body absorb more of our topical magnesium than is required at the time, it will be flushed through the kidneys. Those individuals on dialysis should never use any magnesium products.
AS A FOOT SOAK
Using a plastic or glass container, (plastic dishpans available at most retailers that sell house wares work great) that is large enough to comfortably soak both feet, add 4 ounces of Magnesium Oil and enough water cover the tops of your toes, soak 15-20 minutes and discard liquid after soaking by flushing it down the toilet. Be sure the temperature of the water is comfortable - no microwaves please! Soak 6 days a week for 3-4 weeks to significantly raise the magnesium level in the cells then 1-2 times a week as maintenance.
IN THE BATHTUB
We recommend using the Magnesium Bath Crystals in the bath as they are super concentrated! For general maintenance add 2-3 scoops of Magnesium Bath Crystals (4-12 ounces of Magnesium Oil) to a hot bath and soak 20-30 minutes. If your tub is too small to be totally submerged, soak in shifts - ROLL OVER! For increased relaxation, use the Magnesium Prill Bath Ball while the tub is filling to create thin water for better absorption and improved hydration. Once the tub is full, remove the Bath Ball and add 1 teaspoon of Magnesium Snow, 1 teaspoon Fine Ground Laminar Mica, and 2-3 scoops of Magnesium Bath Crystals (or Magnesium Oil). Lay back and enjoy!
(For optimum results, and the least expensive route, we recommend the Magnesium Bath Crystals. These are available in a trial size, 3/4#, 1 3/4#, 5.5#, 14#, and 35# sizes!)
TOPICAL – RUBBED IN OR AS A BODY SPRAY
Magnesium Oil may be applied full strength or diluted. Mix a solution of 50% Magnesium Oil with 50% Prill water or distilled water - or any comfortable dilution. Apply or spray your entire body paying particular attention to any sore area and the bottom of the feet. Apply before or after bathing! Let air dry for best results. There is no need for additional washing or rinsing, however, once dried, the natural salts in the Magnesium Oil may be uncomfortable to some and rinsing this off is fine. This may be applied full strength, but for those with sensitive skin the 50/50 dilution of magnesium oil and water is recommended. Apply the Magnesium Oil to areas of concern several times a day and massage gently.
AS A TOOTH & MOUTH WASH
Add 3-5 drops of Magnesium Oil directly to your toothbrush and brush as normal. People who use this regularly experience tighter gums, less plaque and tartar, and less translucency to their teeth. For even tighter gums, add some Magnesium Snow! Add to your favorite toothpaste and mouthwash, too!
Customize your experience by adding essential oils - shake the bottle to mix the liquids before spraying!
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