The general recommendation is to apply 5 sprays over the course of each day. If you find you are still experiencing symptoms then increase the number of sprays. Where and when you apply your Magnesium does make a difference.
Do any of these symptoms of magnesium deficiency apply to you?
Spray onto the backs of your legs and/or affected muscles and rub in, 20 minutes before bed. Unlike other magnesium oils, our Australian stuff doesn't leave a residue, it will completely absorb in a matter of seconds.
Muscle Pain / Joint Pain
Rub into the affected area and surrounding muscle groups. If the problem is persistent, target it each morning as part of your routine. Apply even when there is no pain to ensure you build up your magnesium levels in that area.
Migraines / Tension Headaches
Rub into the back of your neck, temples and jaw to make them go away. Rubbing into the base of skull/back of the neck each morning will assist with preventing the onset of migraines/headaches.
Insomnia / Sleep
Rub onto the tops of your feet (soles of the feet are too tough to absorb quickly), heels and backs of legs before bed. We also recommend trying our bath flakes for improved sleep – take a relaxing soak in a warm magnesium bath just before bedtime.
Cramping / Twitching
Apply directly to the site of the cramp/twitch (avoid getting in the eyes). For prevention, rub into cramp-prone areas daily to boost magnesium levels.
Nervous Tension / Stress
Spray and rub into your chest and pulse points (e.g. on the inside of the wrists) in the morning.To help keep your stress levels down, rub into the tops of your feet and backs of the legs before bed.
The best place to absorb magnesium into your body is actually under the arms, straight into the lymphatic system. If you have shaved recently, it will sting! Otherwise, the pulse points are also a great place to apply daily.
The Morning / Evening Rule:
Applying to the upper body (close to the chest) will result in alertness and energy regardless of the symptom being targeted. Applying to the lower body (e.g. calves) results in a calming effect. It isn't as intense as caffeine or a sleeping tablet, but it is something to be mindful of.
Keep it above the waist in the morning and below the waist at night!
While magnesium is used for over 300 bodily functions, a simple way to understand the basic function of magnesium in our bodies is by comparing it to calcium.
Calcium is what our body uses for contraction. When something is calcified (such as osteoarthritis) it becomes immobile and hardened. Think of brittle bones.
Magnesium is the opposite, it is what our bodies require to release, relax and elasticise. So when you have a cramp (a muscle that won't release) it can suggest that your bodies are lacking in magnesium or that you are dehydrated.
All the recommended dosages out there are based on oral magnesium, which acts as a laxative when taken at any decent dosage. Be aware that when absorbing magnesium through the skin, your kidneys regulate your magnesium levels and you can apply more without any negative effect on the gut.
The benefits of using magnesium topically (on the skin) rather than orally are numerous. You absorb far more (30x better bioavailability), it doesn't upset your stomach and you can actually target the symptoms. While getting rid of cramps used to mean taking tablets until your magnesium levels rose up, you can now just apply Amazing magnesium to the affected area and get the boost instantly.