- A powerful combination of magnesium and bio-active aloe vera
- Significant for massage applications
- Highly therapeutic for psoriasis, eczema, and other skin conditions
- Produced under stringent GMP, ISO 9001, and ISO 14001 quality control standards
- Acts as a cellular protectant
- Supports detoxification
- Relieves aches and pains
- Improves mood and relieves stress
- Nervous system support
- Improves sleep quality
Ancient Minerals Magnesium Gel Plus is a unique gelled formulation of our high purity ancient magnesium chloride and biologically active organic aloe vera extract (ACTIValoe®) in therapeutic amounts. This professional strength magnesium gel formulation was developed for sustained release of magnesium chloride and aloe vera polysaccharides through the skin. Ancient Minerals Magnesium Gel Plus stays hydrated when applied, and is designed not to be fully absorbed.
One teaspoon contains approximately 490 mg of elemental magnesium.
Where Does Ancient Minerals Magnesium Gel Come From?
Ancient Minerals takes its name from its ancient and pristine source, the ancient Zechstein Sea, a geological formation in Northern Europe from the Late Permian Era. For 250 million years Genuine Zechstein™ magnesium salt has been protected deep within the Zechstein Seabed at a depth of 1600-2000 meters beneath the earth’s crust, isolated from the impurities of the modern world.
While it is possible to extract magnesium chloride from various ocean water and inland brine sources, it’s important to question the purity of any product derived from sea water that has been exposed to industrial pollutants — similar to concerns regarding the mercury content of fish.
Our magnesium gel utilizes only Genuine Zechstein™ magnesium chloride, the purest and most pristine source of natural magnesium chloride in the world, extracted in a preserved state from an ancient time millions of years prior to our modern age. There are no added ingredients except those found naturally occurring in the deep underground deposits of this pristine source.
For more information, please visit www.genuinezechstein.com.
Ancient Minerals Magnesium Gel Plus should be rubbed into the skin in concentrated form as needed.
Due to its gelled composition, this unique formulation performs exceptionally in applications that involve tissue manipulation, such as massage therapy. Above traditional massage gels, however, Ancient Minerals delivers superior performance while also delivering high amounts of magnesium into the tissues for both topical and whole body benefits.
For more detailed information, please reference our Magnesium Oil Instructional Guide below.
Magnesium Use Guide
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Some users of the magnesium oil and magnesium gel with sensitive skin may experience tingling and/or slight irritation at the site of application due to the high concentration of magnesium chloride. This is completely harmless, and varies based on a number of factors, including how much is applied and where it is applied on the body.
Diluting the magnesium oil 1:1 with pure spring water can reduce this effect, although this is a matter of personal preference. Those who experience this effect also report that the tingling lessens with each subsequent application.
Magnesium Gel and Your Health
Magnesium supplementation is considered essential by leading nutrition experts due to the prevalence of magnesium deficiency in the modern diet and magnesium’s crucial role in over 300 fundamental biochemical reactions.
Magnesium deficiency can affect several of the body’s systems, yet many are unaware of the role it plays in optimal health . Long term studies on the impact of high magnesium and fiber diets have shown potential benefits toward cardiovascular health,1 2 3 insulin resistance,4 5 and hypertension,6 as well as chronic symptoms of the muscular and neurological systems.
For those who suspect low magnesium may play a role in chronic ailments, or those who proactively supplement magnesium as a preventive measure, there are several types of oral magnesium available. Yet oral magnesium is not tolerated well by certain individuals, and some forms have been shown to have as low as a 4% absorption rate.
Magnesium has been placed on the short list of nutrients of concern by the U.S. Department of Health7 yet many continue to be unaware of the role magnesium and hypomagnesemia play in optimal health. A study by scientists at the Centers for Disease Control, published in the Journal of Nutrition, explains:
"Despite the role of magnesium in maintaining health, much of the U.S. population has historically not consumed adequate amounts of magnesium… Magnesium is an essential element that is crucial to hundreds of physiologic processes in humans. Not surprisingly, inadequate intake of magnesium has been linked to various adverse health outcomes, including the development of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and headaches. Furthermore, magnesium is important in bone growth and may play a role in athletic performance.8"
Magnesium gel, a form of transdermal magnesium, is unique in that it is:
- Easily assimilated by the body.
- Tolerated well, avoiding problems of irritation and loose stools by bypassing the digestive tract
- Delivered through the skin, directly available to muscular systems that require magnesium to function.
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2. Al-Delaimy WK, Rimm EB, Willett WC, Stampfer MJ, Hu FB. Magnesium intake and risk of coronary heart disease among men. Journal of the American College of Nutrition. 2004; 23: 63-70.
3. Ueshima K. Magnesium and ischemic heart disease: a review of epidemiological, experimental, and clinical evidences. Magnesium Research. 2005; 18: 275-84.
4. Sales CH, Pedrosa Lde F. Magnesium and diabetes mellitus: their relation. Clinical Nutrition. 2006; 25: 554-62.
5. Murakami K, Okubo H, Sasaki S. Effect of dietary factors on incidence of type 2 diabetes: a systematic review of cohort studies. Journal of nutritional science and vitaminology. (Tokyo) 2005; 51: 292-310.
6. Liao F, Folsom A, Brancati F. Is low magnesium concentration a risk factor for coronary heart disease? The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study. American Heart Journal [serial online] September 1998;136(3):480-490. Available from: MEDLINE with Full Text, Ipswich, MA. Accessed August 27, 2009.
7. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Adequate Nutrients Within Calorie Needs. In: Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005. 2005. Available at: http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/dga2005/document/pdf/DGA2005.pdf. Accessed January 28, 2010.
8. Ford ES, Mokdad AH. Dietary magnesium intake in a national sample of US adults. The Journal of Nutrition. 2003 Sep;133(9):2879-82. Available at: http://jn.nutrition.org/cgi/content/abstract/133/9/2879. Accessed March 1, 2010.