My first experience with magnesium was taking the supplement orally, in powdered form. At the time, I didn’t really notice much benefit or changes in how I was feeling. It wasn’t until I started experimenting with my own magnesium formula that I really noticed the difference between consuming magnesium orally, versus applying topically to the body.
Taking powder or tablet forms of magnesium may seem like a more convenient supplement, but getting the adequate dose in this way is challenging. Magnesium taken orally can potentially act as a laxative and therefore, the ability to absorb magnesium through the intestinal tract, into the bloodstream, is sufficiently hindered. Particularly if you are using magnesium to target a local area of pain, you may not be able to sufficiently reach the area intended from an internal dose.
When applied topically, the mineral is absorbed directly into the outer layers of skin, through the lymphatic system and directly into the bloodstream; no digestion activity required. Therefore, using magnesium to soothe a local area of pain, such as back, shoulder or knee becomes much easier and much more effective.
The only down-side to topical cream, is that many on the market have a certain odour and texture that requires you to wash the product off within 30-minutes. I was determined to find a solution to this so that I could apply magnesium regularly and conveniently. At the time, I was busy juggling three young children, so it was hard enough fitting one shower in a day, let alone finding the time to wash off applications of magnesium! So, together with a chemist, I began mixing my own product, determined to create a silky texture that could be applied daily with ease. Soon enough, our Magneaseium gel was born!
Our gels absorb quickly, are non-greasy and come in two sizes 100ml and 30ml. We combined 5 essential oils in the ingredients so the natural Magnesium scent is not over powering.
Our ‘home-grown’ Magneaseium products are made effective for every day use, great for targeting local pain and no showering required!