MAGNESIUM OIL OR TRANSDERMAL MAGNESIUM THERAPY
by Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© September 2012, L.D. Wilson Consultants, Inc.
All information in this article is for educational purposes only. It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.
Some health authorities are recommending that people apply magnesium oil to the skin as a source of magnesium. This often has symptomatic effects to increase one’s energy and may relieve skipped heart beats, some heart arrthymias and heart palpitations.
However, in my experience, this is a very dangerous therapy that must be avoided. While occasional use may be okay, one of our patients started it and had a stroke, and others have become ill using it, as well.
If you are having low energy or heart symptoms and want to take magnesium, use a chelated magnesium, magnesium citrate or magnesium aspartate. An excellent product for those with chronic heart problems is potassium and magnesium aspartate, sold as Spartan MK by Endomet Labs, and sold under other names by other supplement companies. The usual dosage is three to six tablets daily.
Alcohol use and eating refined food diets tend to deplete the body of magnesium, and should be avoided as well.
WHY DO PROBLEMS OCCUR?
The type of magnesium used is often magnesium chloride, which is NOT a healthful form of magnesium. When one uses magnesium chloride, it seems to displace the better forms of magnesium.
Also, for some reason, administering it through the skin tends to lower the sodium/potassium ratio on a hair mineral chart. This is always a terrible thing to do.
Magnesium is not found in too many foods today, so many people are deficient. However, it is found in whole grains and in cooked vegetables in sufficient quantity, if people eat plenty of cooked, not raw vegetables. In addition, most people need to take a supplement of magnesium, as explained in the section above.