Transdermal Magnesium Therapy is a reviving process which involves absorption and application of magnesium through the skin. It is a supplementation of magnesium for people who have a deficiency. This method is easy, affordable and convenient to use. People who have intestinal problems and those having a low tolerance for oral magnesium can use this method.
What is the science behind this?
Magnesium chloride is used for this therapy. It is known for its superior solubility and is absorbed through the skin. This therapy can be done by yourself at home; however, it is commonly practiced by holistic health practitioners. This can pass through the skin, into the tissue and is then quickly transported to cells where it reaches throughout the body. The application can be through magnesium oil, gels, lotion or bath salts.
The thing to keep in mind while using magnesium therapy:
- Use caution while applying the gel/lotion. Avoid nose, eyes or any other sensitive areas and mucous membrane
- Allow the liquid to rest for 20-30 minutes before you rinse. This is an optional procedure
- You are allowed to use any skin products after applying magnesium
How much magnesium to use? – Dosage
Doctors recommended the optimum amount of magnesium to be 3-4 mg of magnesium per 2.2 kilos of body weight. A person weighing 90 kilogram needs around 600-900 mg of magnesium daily.
A recent study tells us that the deficiency of magnesium can be compensated earlier by Transdermal Magnesium Therapy. The effectiveness of oral supplementation can be seen in 4 to 12 months whereas therapy can reduce it down and can be seen in 4 to 6 weeks. However, a full case study for the same could not be found. Only an abstract kept for the conference was published.
It is of utmost importance to consult a doctor and get a prescription before starting the treatment. Always keep your doctor informed about any symptoms, irritation or side effects.