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Ancient Minerals Magnesium Bath Flakes, 3.63 kg
- Effective for stress relief and relaxation
- Great for soaking muscles and joints
- Soothes and nourishes skin
- Highly therapeutic for psoriasis, eczema and other skin conditions
- Ideal for children and other sensitive individuals
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Ancient Minerals Magnesium Bath Flakes are the dry flakes of magnesium chloride and other naturally-occurring trace minerals in a convenient and economical form for utilization in baths and foot soaks. Some individuals with sensitive skin may prefer this method of application to the more concentrated Ancient Minerals Magnesium Gel or Magnesium Oil. Dissolved in warm water, it provides the user with highly soluble magnesium chloride.
Genuine Zechstein magnesium chloride flakes (and trace minerals).
Simply dissolve 1-3 cups or more of the magnesium flakes into a warm, but not hot, footbath or tub bath, and soak for 30 minutes or more.
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Magnesium CHLORIDE is MUCH more absorbable through the skin. I am PROOF.
A lack of Magnesium is endemic. Even with a well balanced diet.
I don’t seem to be able to absorb enough with ORAL supplements. I work hard and have some old injuries that get inflamed every so often, and it leads to shoulder/ neck muscle cramps that I used to have to take muscle relaxants for. Also, Sometimes the cramps I get in my feet are TERRIBLE. no drama here, just terrible.
Since I’ve been taking baths in this MG chloride, which once again is MUCH MORE absorbable through the skin, I have MUCH better relief AND I sleep better. The pain isn’t relieved immediately but the next morning I am better off than the morning before. So I have tried to make MG chloride baths a part of my routine. I get back to suffering when I don’t.
I now, also, make Magnesium “oil” to spray on my skin after a shower and on my feet at night. The “oil” is just a dilution of this MG chloride with distilled water. (vs MG sulfate which is epsom salt).
I put the dilution into a glass spray bottle that I sterilize in the microwave. Then it lasts a month or so. It’s not as good as taking a full 20min bath q day, but who can do that?
This ancient minerals product is pure and the only one I would ever use.
I have gifted this to so many people now, I might need to see if I can get sponsorship credit !!!!!
Look up how important MAGNESIUM is to EVERY body function
As a nurse practitioner, I learned Magnesium is “the soother of nerves” and it is my friend. And the BEST thing is it has I high margin of safety.
Soak away. This product IS WORTH IT !!!
The next morning I saw her and noticed she was walking upright and not leaning! I asked her how was her night and she told me it was the first time in a very long time that she was able to sleep thru the night without a lot of pain! She still has some discomforts but not nearly as bad as before.
A word of advice: Don't over do it because you feel good! It takes time for our bodies to heal!
I am telling others and I am buying a bag for myself. Thank you!
Also it increased my ability to relax during meditation, another of my relaxation techniques.
I recommend trying it since many people don't realize the important role of magnesium and that many people have a deficiency that is not detected effectively by blood tests.
The best absorption is thru the skin rather than orally. Bath flakes work in this way. Ancient minerals zechstein bath flakes is the gold standard.
The bag contains eight pounds of snow white flakes about the size of "Kellogs Corn flakes". I cannot speak as to the purity of the product, but my impression is that since it is apparently processed by re-crystallization (sort of like table salt is processed) it is probably fairly pure. This product is not labeled for consumption or oral usage as far as I can tell.
I make a strong solution of Magnesium Chloride by weighing out 700 grams (1 1/2 pounds) of the flakes in a 1 liter (1 quart US) container. This amount fills the the container by volume when dry. Then I pour in distilled water to fill the container to the 1 liter (1 US quart, 32 US fluid ounces) capacity with the water and calcium chloride flakes. Then stir and let it sit to fully disolve. This concentration happens to equal to 420 mg of magnesium (US RDA for senior men) per 5 ml (one US teaspoon). However, remember that this product is NOT labeled or certified for oral use - this is just a reference as to the strength of this particular solution. Let the solution sit about an hour to be fully dissolved. Then I strain the solution through a clean, fresh coffee filter to remove whatever hasn't dissolved. Then I heat the strained solution in a Pyrex container in the microwave until it just begins to boil. The purpose is to kill any microorganisms that might be present. I then rinse my glass or plastic bottles (and funnel) to be used for storage (after they have been thoroughly washed) in ordinary 3% hydrogen peroxide solution. Drain, but do not dry the inside (the peroxide kills microorganisms that might be present in the container). Once the solution has cooled enough to safely pour into the storage bottles you are done. You now have your own mix of "oil of magnesium" considerably cheaper than buying it pre-mixed. If you don't feel like doing all the steps to be sure you don't have any microorganisms or contaminants in your mix, then buy the already made solution.
The primary reason to use the concentrated Magnesium Chloride solution on your skin as opposed to in a bath is for economy. Assuming it takes two to four times the oral RDA equivalent applied to your skin (2 to 4 teaspoons) per day, the cost is around 8 to 16 cents per day at Amazon's current price for the 8 pound bag. If you use the magnesium chloride flakes in your bath you will need to use at least 1/4 pounds at a cost of $1.35 per day. While this might feel good from time to time, using the concentrated solution is much more economical!
About the product itself:
Product appears to be of good and uniform purity
Reasonable cost per pound for what you get.
Bag is sturdy, well sealed, and recloseable with an internal zipper type seal.
Area for Improvement:
It would be great if the supplier provided some indication of the purity of the product.