Frequently Asked Qestions (FAQ’s)
Do you have questions on your mind. Probably we have them on this list. Feel free to find the answers to your questions below.
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.
Another option is to choose Ancient Minerals magnesium lotion or magnesium bath flakes, for use in foot soaks and/or full body soaks, which offer a gentler form of transdermal magnesium therapy, for those with extremely sensitive or broken skin.
There are two primary reasons:
- Meaningful quantities of magnesium from dietary supplements have a tendency to create a laxative effect in the majority of users. This reduces transit time through the gastrointestinal tract and decreases overall absorption.
- When large quantities of magnesium are taken in a single dose, a smaller overall percentage of magnesium is absorbed.
Get advice on the best magnesium supplements.
This is a matter of personal choice, often dependent on how well or how poorly each individual tolerates oral supplements.
Ancient Minerals topical magnesium represents a welcome alternative:
- For those who prefer to avoid the inconvenience of taking pills.
- For those who experience loose stools, diarrhea or GI upset when taking oral supplements
For those who do have limited tolerance, Ancient Minerals provides much needed additional magnesium without side effects.
Rinsing off magnesium oil or magnesium gel after use is a matter of personal preference, and depends on how much you apply and where it is applied on the body. Typically, the more magnesium oil or gel used per application, the higher likelihood you may prefer to rinse it off. In roughly twenty minutes your skin can take full advantage of topically applied magnesium, and it may be safely removed at that point. Keep in mind, also, that Ancient Minerals magnesium gel is designed not to be fully absorbed into the skin, so rinsing off after applying is a fairly common practice.
Please see our Magnesium Application and Usage Guide for more information.
Avoid using Ancient Minerals magnesium gel, magnesium lotion or magnesium oil near mucus membranes such as the eyes and nose, which can cause some irritation.
In addition, though applying the magnesium oil and/or gel to broken skin or wounds can be highly therapeutic and cleansing, the high concentration of magnesium salts may cause discomfort. If you are using Ancient Minerals on broken skin or lesions (i.e. psoriasis, eczema, acne, etc.) it is strongly advised to begin with magnesium baths until the skin had a chance to start healing and become less sensitive to the higher concentration of magnesium chloride in the oil and gel.
No. The skin has a unique ability to self-regulate absorption, and therefore overuse is of little concern.
Most definitely! Ancient Minerals magnesium baths are the preferred application by most parents, and have been used with great success on children as young as 6 months old. They are not only safe, but also highly therapeutic and can calm even the most restless young ones.
This is correct. Ancient Minerals magnesium products are highly therapeutic and healing to skin conditions such as:
- Poison oak, etc.
Topically applied magnesium chloride enhances skin barrier function, decreases inflammation, speeds wound healing, and augments skin cell hydration. However, if you have broken skin or a large portion of your body is affected, it is advised to begin your healing regimen with magnesium baths until the skin has had a chance to start healing and become less sensitive to the high concentration of magnesium salts in the magnesium gel, magnesium lotion and magnesium oil.
Yes. We can post anywhere in the country, however freight charges may apply. Soon there will be a number of provinces with local wholesalers/stockists, who may be able to offer you better freight charges.
There are several options available for purchasing Ancient Minerals magnesium products:
- Buy Now, through our sister site LL Magnetic Clay.
- Contact us for the availability of healthcare professionals and resellers in your area.
Ancient Minerals magnesium products are also available on the web through select authorized vendors.