Why Asutra magnesium?
Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in your body and is essential for over 300 different chemical reactions, including maintaining your energy level, supporting a healthy immune system, helping you relax, and sustaining the health of your heart and blood vessels. Yet, 2 out of 3 people are magnesium-deficient, and don’t even know it.
Every organ in your body, especially your heart, muscles, and kidneys, needs magnesium. This mineral also contributes to the makeup of strong, healthy teeth and bones. Magnesium activates enzymes, contributes to energy production, and helps regulate levels of calcium, copper, zinc, potassium, vitamin D, and other important nutrients in the body.
But it doesn’t stop there. Magnesium also plays a vital role in supporting healthy brain activity and an optimal state of mental health. If you want to learn more about magnesium, read our Why Magnesium page.
About magnesium oil spray
What exactly is magnesium oil spray?
Magnesium oil is a highly concentrated, liquid form of magnesium chloride (MgCl2). Interestingly, it’s not really an oil at all! Magnesium “oil” is simply a coined term for a highly saturated solution of magnesium chloride in water which, along with other trace elements, presents itself in an oil-like texture. What does this all mean? You don’t need to worry about oily skin, oil stains, or anything else having to do with oil.
What is transdermal magnesium therapy?
It’s just a fancy and more scientific way to describe applying magnesium oil onto the surface of the skin—whether as a spray, added to a lotion, or used in a full-body or foot bath.
Where does your magnesium come from?
Our magnesium is sourced directly from the Zechstein Sea bed in the Netherlands, an ancient sea bed protected from modern pollution.
Why is magnesium oil better than magnesium pills?
Magnesium oil is ideal because it is more rapidly absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream, elevating low or depleted levels of magnesium much more quickly into your body than pills or supplements.
Who should use magnesium oil
I’m in great shape, so do I still need magnesium?
Yes, probably more than most other people! Athletes use more magnesium than “normal folk.” Simply going to the gym from time to time will use up magnesium. Any post-workout pain can be dramatically alleviated by spraying magnesium oil directly on the pain and rubbing it in, helping you recover faster. Better yet, use the magnesium before exercising to reduce the likelihood of pain ever occurring! Many customers report that our magnesium oil has helped relieve tennis and golf elbow.
I have kidney issues; is magnesium oil safe to use?
If you have kidney failure or are on a dialysis machine, please do not attempt magnesium supplementation without medical supervision. Doing so may lead to excess magnesium build-up, because it may not be eliminated in your urine.
Can magnesium oil be used on children?
The short answer is yes; it is safe! However, start with small amounts, as children’s skin is more sensitive to skin irritation. Start slowly and spread it out, building tolerance by diluting it with equal parts water to begin. Meanwhile, keep an eye out for any skin irritation.
Safety and potential side effects
Can I overdose or take too much magnesium?
In principle, no, overdosing is not possible because your body will excrete any excess of magnesium. However, if you suffer from severe kidney function disorders, cardiac conduction disorders (e.g., AV block), or myasthenia gravis (a rare muscle disease), you should first consult a doctor before taking magnesium oil.
Overall, Asutra’s transdermal magnesium products (magnesium oil, magnesium body butter, and magnesium chloride flakes) are very safe. However, as with anything, please use caution. The main side effect with too much magnesium is loose and watery stools. If you experience anything like this, or any discomfort or irritation, please discontinue use until you consult a medical professional.
Why do I feel a stinging or itching sensation?
If your body’s cellular magnesium levels are low and you apply magnesium oil directly onto your skin, it may sometimes sting or tingle a little. This is not an allergic reaction—magnesium is found naturally in the body and is vital to good health. Your body is simply building a tolerance to magnesium, a large molecule being rapidly absorbed through your skin. Over time and with gradual use, this sensation usually decreases.
If the oil is too itchy for you, try our luxuriously moisturizing magnesium Melt Body Butter with lavender essential oil. It’s a soothing way to get magnesium into your body through your skin.
Is Asutra’s magnesium oil tested for heavy metals?
Yes. Every batch of magnesium oil and magnesium flakes goes through batch-testing for heavy metals and other impurities. Only if it passes certain quality thresholds is it packaged for export from the Netherlands.
Is transdermal magnesium safe to use during pregnancy?
Yes. During pregnancy, appropriate levels of magnesium help to keep the uterus from contracting prematurely. Moreover, it is also helpful in reducing leg cramps. Taking magnesium during pregnancy is important as it supports building of bones, regulates insulin and blood sugar levels and the functioning of enzymes.
Does Asutra’s magnesium oil spray have a shelf life?
Geologists tell us that the magnesium we use has been hiding under the desert and sea beds for millions of years. We have run—and continue to run—laboratory testing on shelf life. So far, tests have determined our magnesium oil spray does not have a specific shelf life.
How often should I use magnesium oil?
We recommend using it daily. Keeping your magnesium at an optimal level can help with a feeling of balance along with helping with pain, tension, muscle cramps, and restless legs. 30 sprays of magnesium oil restores most people to optimal levels. We recommend 15 sprays in the morning and 15 in the evening to get the full benefit - it takes less than a minute!
How much magnesium oil should I spray on my skin?
We recommend 5-20 sprays per use, depending on your tolerance and needs. If you are new to magnesium oil, we suggest building up your tolerance by splitting up sprays (e.g., 15 sprays in the morning, and 15 sprays at night as mentioned above) or diluting it with water to ease up on tingling or burning. That said, we have many customers who spray 5-10 times on different parts of their body daily, and that’s ideal for them, while others spray more.
How much magnesium is there per spray?
Every spray is slightly different, based on how much pressure you use. However, on average, we estimate about 55 mg per 5 sprays, or 110 mg per 10 sprays.
Where is the best place to apply magnesium oil?
Most people spray it on their arms, legs, feet, and/or stomach. Some people with specific issues like leg or muscle cramps will spray and massage it onto that part of their body. We recommend gently massaging it into your skin. Once absorbed through your skin, the magnesium will be carried to different parts of your body.
Any more helpful tips prior to applying?
Yes! To get the maximum benefits, make sure your skin is clean; this will help the magnesium absorb better and faster. Try applying the spray after a shower, when your skin is clean and warm, and your pores are more open.
Should I wash off magnesium oil after applying it?
We recommend washing your hands after applying and avoiding contact with eyes and mucus membranes. It’s not necessary to wash off elsewhere, but it’s up to you! If you prefer to wash the magnesium oil off, wait at least 10 minutes to allow the magnesium to fully absorb.
Can magnesium oil be used as a mouthwash?
Yes! Our magnesium oil from the Ancient Zechstein Sea Bed in the Netherlands is food-grade and very pure. However, we urge you to be careful in using it as a mouthwash—mainly due to the general sensitivity of the inside of the mouth and gums. That said, we do have customers who gargle or swish with a diluted amount of the oil. Be careful not to swallow it, as it may upset your stomach.
Can this be used as a deodorant?
Yes; we have many customers who do this for two reasons. First, it’s a safer, natural deodorant compared to chemical-filled alternatives. Second, using magnesium oil as a deodorant is a good way to get your daily magnesium. However, keep in mind that the armpits are much more sensitive compared to other parts of the body (like your arms and legs). If you use magnesium oil as a deodorant, dilute it with water and start slowly to build tolerance. DO NOT apply it to freshly shaven armpits, as it will sting.
IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: This information is intended for informational purposes only. Any statements made have not been evaluated by the FDA and any information or products discussed are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease or illness. Please consult your physician before making any changes to your diet or using this or any transdermal magnesium oil spray, lotion, or flakes.