February 26, 2019 2 min read
The ‘Sting Thing’, 'Tingling Thing' or 'Itching Thing' refers to an experience of a sensation when applying Magnesium Oil directly to your skin. While most people don't feel anything, it isn't uncommon to feel such a sensation.
Yes, this can certainly be uncomfortable when it happens, but what does it actually mean and more importantly, what can you do about it?
What Does It Mean?The Sting Thing is an indication that you may be magnesium deficient (and that the product is actually working to remedy this). The stinging or itching occurs when the magnesium encounters a build-up of toxins or heavy metals in the cells.
What Can I Do About It?
1. A few days of regular use
The good news is that Amazing Oils will raise your magnesium levels quickly, which means after just a few days of regular use you may no longer have any reaction. You can try applying it to parts of your body that are less sensitive at first.
2. Dilute or incorporate a moisturiser
Some people prefer to dilute the solution with water (1 part water, 1 part magnesium oil) into another spray bottle for a few weeks, or apply the product after a shower when the skin is still wet. If you want to use a moisturiser with the product (we recommend coconut oil) make sure you rub the magnesium in thoroughly before applying the moisturiser or you will block the magnesium from absorbing.
3. Have a few baths
Another gentle option is to use the Amazing Oils Magnesium Bath Flakes for a few baths (to raise your magnesium levels) before going on to the spray. We recommend starting gently with the sprays, just one spray on the tops of each foot at night for the first few times.
4. Check the brand of magnesium oil you are using
Amazing Oils is from pristine salt lakes in the deserts of Australia, so the quality is very high. Magnesium Oil being a natural substance often contains trace elements that can enhance the sensations effect. We have been getting great feedback from sensitive users using the Magnesium Pro Spray, which was lab made with pharmaceutical grade magnesium.
5. Check your diet and lifestyle
There are a great number of things that deplete the body of magnesium. Smoking, drinking (alcohol & coffee), some pharmaceutical drugs and even heavy exercise can drain your body of magnesium and cause a deficiency. We often see athletes experience the sting thing despite taking magnesium tablets and powders for years. Regular use of a magnesium spray is the best option for people who's lifestyle deplete a lot of magnesium in their body.
Why Don't Tablets & Powders Work? See our blog here.
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