- The #1 most recommended magnesium oil in the world
- Ultra-pure and highly concentrated
- Rapidly absorbed through skin
- Easily applied in a convenient spray
- 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 Oil is considered the gold standard for rapidly restoring cellular magnesium levels through the skin.
Magnesium oil isn’t actually an “oil” after all, but instead was coined as such due to the high saturation of magnesium chloride in water, which presents itself in an “oil-like” texture.
A concentrated transdermal magnesium mineral supplement, our absorbable magnesium oil contains only raw, ultra pure magnesium chloride and other trace minerals drawn from the Ancient Zechstein Seabed in Northern Europe.
Magnesium “oil” is a term that was coined early in the development of transdermal magnesium therapy. It refers to the hygroscopic nature (attracts water molecules) of a highly saturated solution of magnesium chloride in water along with other trace elements. This super-saturated solution happens to present itself in an oil-like texture and lends itself particularly to absorption via the skin.
One teaspoon contains approximately 560 mg of elemental magnesium.
Where Does Ancient Minerals Magnesium Oil 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 oil 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 oil should be rubbed directly into the skin in concentrated form as needed. For use of magnesium in tub baths and foot baths, use Ancient Minerals Magnesium Flakes. 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 Oil 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 oil is unique:
- Closest to ionic form and easily assimilated by the body.
- Tolerated well by those who require large doses of magnesium due to existing deficiencies.
- Delivered through the skin, directly available to muscular systems that require magnesium to function.
Experts such as Dr. Carolyn Dean, M.D. and naturopathic doctor, hail topical magnesium oil as an “exciting addition to the magnesium family” due to its universal ease of use and the high bioavailability of its dominant mineral, magnesium chloride.
For more information regarding Magnesium please refer to our nutrient index
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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.