Ancient Minerals Magnesium “Oil”- Retinal Neuropathy, Cervical Pain, Leg/Stomach Cramps, And More

Magnesium gel massages and muscle spasms
I have been massaging five of my clients up to three times a week with the Ancient Mineral Magnesium Gel for a month now. I found the oil is a little too potent for direct massage on many elderly clients with thin skin especially in light of thinners, etc. The magnesium gel is much better received. For nearly four weeks one of my 86 year old clients has been receiving the gel on his legs arms shoulders and chest via massage three times per week only. Some of this client’s maladies were: practically non responsive 90 % of the time; difficulty walking; latter stages of retinal neuropathy; and was in consistent excruciating cervical pain.

Recently he has been walking to the bathroom unaided and started reading again for the first time in a year. My client has not complained for over a week about his neck. He converses much more, and is more responsive. These are not my observations only. The home care nurses have all remarked upon the miraculous recovery he has made. I would love to take credit for it, but my massage has not changed. The only thing that has changed in my clients vast medical protocol and diet preparation … is the Ancient Minerals magnesium gel. I am amazed. I have 28 years of massage therapy experience and so far what I am anecdotally observing regarding this magnesium gel is very impressive. I have been searching for a viable magnesium vector for my clients and now I have it. Thanks! – Brian Hirsch, MA

Ancient Minerals for leg aches and leg cramps
I’m certain my magnesium level has been low for a long time and while I cannot relate my experiences with the Ancient Minerals transdermal magnesium through medical testing, my observation is that it has helped to resupply my magnesium level. I no longer have the leg aches or cramps I used to have and I’m sleeping better at night and do not seem to have as much tension. These are great benefits! In the past, I’ve used two other types of transdermal magnesium from other companies, one being a gel and the other an oil. I’ve found the Ancient Minerals transdermal is not as irritating to my skin. It definitely absorbs into the skin better and it doesn’t make me itch like the other transdermal products I’ve tried. My preference is to rub it onto my skin right after a shower and wear it throughout the day. I never could have left the other two magnesium products on throughout the day as I do with the Ancient Minerals! I always had to wash those types off after no more than 30-60 minutes of wearing them because they either didn’t soak in properly or they made my skin itch as well as feel like it was burning. I’ve found the Ancient Minerals can be put on areas of soreness, for example an aching knee, and it does seem to help take the general aches out from that area. My conclusion is that it is the best transdermal product available on the market (at least that I know about) and seems to be more pure than others I’ve used.- Lois from TN
Magnesium spray for stomach cramping and improved sleep
Well, I have to tell you the Magnesium spray really saved me last night and this morning. The Chantix or something has thrown me into bad cramps, and I stopped the cramps with the Magnesium spray last night, spraying and spraying away on my tummy! I slept like a baby! Then this morning I woke with bad cramps, the kind that put me into seizure mode, and again the spray held everything at bay. So I’m going to up my Magnesium spraying quite a bit. I knew the Chantix drained it from my body, and I’ve been doing a lot of oral magnesium, but the spray gets there so much better!!!!- M. Ludwig, Warrenton, VA
Miracle of magnesium for pain relief and hormonal balance
Before magnesium oil, I used to experience debilitating, and excruciating monthly cycles, whereby I would be laid up for the first day, feeling sad and sorry for myself. Announcing to all and sundry “I’m in the cave and if anyone wants me …..bring water and Panadol.” In fact I was unable to take pain killers as they would just come right back up again. This had been going on for 10 years. After using the magnesium spray for only two weeks, I wasn’t expecting any miracles. But alas, the “Miracle of Magnesium” is real…I did not need to take any pain killers as there was NO PAIN whatsoever, a mild twinge at best…so I simply applied some magnesium oil to the abdomen and it vanished in minutes. And this is after only two weeks!! From time to time I also experienced the odd migraine….once again laid up… so surreal and intense that I often felt I was leaving the body, and had to get my husband to simply hold me to keep me grounded. But here’s the good news. I have not had to even a minor headache since taking mg. All my migraine suffering friends will attest to the same positive results. – Christine Mahler, Buderim, Australia
Ancient Minerals magnesium gel for deep tissue massage and psoriasis
I have been a certified massage therapist for the past 4 years and operate my own private practice. Since opening my business, I have tried almost every massage lotion, oil, gel, cream, etc. out there and I’ve never found the “perfect” one…until now. I specialize in deep tissue massage so I was always finding that the products I purchased were either too oily or even too dry with not enough glide to help me perform at my optimal level. I started using Ancient Minerals Magnesium Gel for the last month on most all my clients and the results have been fantastic. My clients love the fact that on top of receiving therapeutic work in the form of massage, they are also receiving magnesium transdermally. One of my clients has been suffering with fibromyalgia for the past year, and she has come every week for the last month and she has never felt better. She can sleep through the night and her pain level has decreased drastically. For someone who came to me every week just to get through the following couple of days, can now last the entire week feeling better, which to her means the world. Another client of mine has had severe psoriasis since moving to California 15 years ago, I suggested to her that we should start applying the Ancient Minerals magnesium gel during the massage to see how she reacts to it. So far, in the last 3 weeks, she hasn’t had a new outbreak, and the areas on her body that were bad are greatly improving. She is very excited to continue using the product to heal her psoriasis. I want to take to take the time to thank you for making such a wonderful product that I plan to use in my practice indefinitely. I’m excited to see the clients that come into my office receive even more health benefits and improvements than from my bodywork alone.- Jennifer Rhodes, CMT, Oregon
Magnesium baths and autism
My daughter has Autism, and she is now 12 years old. We recently tried the Ancient Minerals Magnesium Bath Flakes – we used it when we were out of town for a family wedding, hoping it would keep her calm and able to handle all of the new people, places etc… I have never seen her behave so well as she did at that wedding. A child who usually shies away from crowds was actually dancing in a room full of people. For me the night was flooded with compliments on how fantastic she looked (normal even!) But I know I must give the credit for that day to the magnesium bath we gave her the night before – she has never been so calm and relaxed! Thank you for making such a special day for our family enjoyable to everyone!- Amy Perry and Family
Liquid magnesium spray finally provides relief
I have been on a medication called Baclofen for severe muscle spasms. This medication is primarily used for spinal issues. I have also been prescribed Neurontin a medication used for neurological disorders. I am driving my doctors’ nuts, so you might say that I am crazy. Just ask my wife. The doctors are puzzled with what is going on with me. The spinal docs and the brain docs are trying to determine if these cluster seizures are spinal or neurological. These spasms are most frequently small in number throughout the day, yet very discomforting. On bad days I can get up to 200 a day and in clusters of ten to fifteen leaving me at times unable to move. Stress and fatigue seem to accentuate the amount of them and the intensity of each. These spasms are so difficult that it takes all my wits to lull them in to a controllable state. I thought it would never be possible to overcome this state of being. I was succumbing to the fact that pharmaceuticals would be my last and final resort. I have tried numerous naturopathic protocols, none of which seemed to solve the discomfort while the spasms continued to worsen in both intensity and occurrence. One of our decisions for a detox protocol was to acquire some of your fantastic clay baths we had been hearing about. With our shipment came a sample of the Ancient Minerals liquid magnesium oil in a spray bottle for topical use and a book by Dr. Mark Sircus on transdermal magnesium therapy. I have tried magnesium in capsule form with calcium as suggested by one of my doctors. It gave some relief, until the spasms intensified. At this point destined toward heavy medications, I thought what do I have to lose. Within two days of the first application of spraying my entire body with magnesium both days, the spasms subsided. It is still very early to say that this is it, but in life’s little synchronicities through a series of unknown events myself and your liquid magnesium have come together to enrich my life. I can’t even begin to tell you what this simple mineral has done for me. Within a short period of a couple of weeks I am a different person. No longer am I chasing an elusive creature taking over my life and leaving me in shambles. I am calm and at peace, no longer am I preoccupied with just trying to be me. There is just simply, not enough I can say about the Ancient Minerals magnesium oil with the exception of thank you! Thank you very much!- L Morton, Albuquerque, NM


Is Ancient Minerals magnesium “oil” actually oil?

Actually no, although this is a common misconception. Magnesium “oil” is a coined term for a highly saturated solution of magnesium chloride in water along with other trace elements, which happens to present itself in an oil-like texture due to its hygroscopic nature (attracts water molecules).
Where does Ancient Minerals magnesium come from?
The pristine source for Ancient Minerals magnesium products lies within a deep underground (nearly 2 miles) seabed in Northern Europe, referred to as the Ancient Zechstein Sea. It is extracted from the earth by a process known as solution mining, and it is currently the most coveted source of naturally occurring magnesium chloride on the planet. For more information, please visit .
Where can I purchase Ancient Minerals topical magnesium products?
Ancient Minerals magnesium products are available through healthcare professionals and resellers of fine natural products everywhere. Contact us for inquiries of availability in your area. If you are ordering internationally, please contact the distributor for Ancient Minerals in your respective country. Ancient Minerals magnesium products are also available on the web through select authorized vendors.
Is the magnesium chloride in Ancient Minerals “Pharmaceutical Grade” or “USP Grade”?
While many manufacturers rely on the phrases “pharmaceutical grade” and “USP Grade” to convey a sense of quality to consumers, one must be familiar with their definition in order to have any true understanding of what this equates to. Both “pharmaceutical grade” and “USP Grade” essentially refer to the same thing – the public standards set forth by the United States Pharmacopeia. While there are several aspects of magnesium chloride that are defined by USP standards, arguably the most important and controversial standard is the maximum allowable heavy metal content (i.e. mercury, cadmium, and lead). After all, this is something that is coming into contact with our skin, and these elements are known toxins (even as low as a single part per million of mercury can have negative effects). In the case of magnesium chloride, the USP standard allows for a maximum heavy metal content of 10 parts per million (ppm). What this equates to for you the consumer, is that manufacturers can casually use the phrase “pharmaceutical grade” without telling you exactly what toxic heavy metals, or at what levels they exist in the finished product – so long as it is below the USP limit. By no means do we consider this to be an acceptable practice, and certainly not a suitable method to represent the purity of Ancient Minerals. And, for that reason, we refer to the “ultra-purity” of Ancient Minerals as being far beyond any pharmaceutical standard that exists in the world, period. We are completely transparent in our efforts to redefine purity, and the lab results are available proudly to all who seek them at, or you can always just ask.
I experience some tingling when I apply the Ancient Minerals magnesium oil or gel. Is this normal?
Some users of the magnesium oil and magnesium gel who have sensitive skin may experience tingling and/or some slight irritation at the site of application due to the high concentration of magnesium chloride. This effect is completely harmless, and can vary based on a number of factors, including where you apply it on the body and how much you are applying. Diluting the magnesium oil 1:1 with pure spring water can reduce this effect, although it is a matter of personal preference. Additionally, those who do experience this effect report that the tingling lessens with each subsequent application. Another choice would be to opt for the Ancient Minerals magnesium bath flakes for use in foot soaks and/or full body soaks, which offers a gentler form of use for those with extremely sensitive or broken skin.
Will magnesium applied topically produce a laxative effect like oral magnesium supplements?
No, there is no potential for a laxative effect. This is a fundamental advantage of using Ancient Minerals magnesium products topically, as your skin can naturally self-regulate the absorption of minerals. The laxative effect seen by many users of various oral magnesium supplements is due to an inability of the GI tract to absorb larger quantities of elemental magnesium that are found in dietary supplements, and the consequence is your bowels attempting to flush the unabsorbed excess out. While different people have varying thresholds of sensitivity to oral magnesium supplements, there is zero potential for this to occur when Ancient Minerals is used topically.
Why are oral magnesium supplements so difficult to absorb for most people?
There are two primary reasons. The first, is that meaningful quantities of elemental magnesium from dietary supplements have a tendency to create a laxative effect in the majority of users, which reduces transit time through the bowels. There is good evidence to indicate that absorption of magnesium is impaired when the transit time through the bowels is less than 12 hours. Second, is that the percentage of magnesium absorbed is inversely proportionate to the amount of magnesium being consumed in a single dose (i.e. the more you take, the smaller percentage you actually assimilate). These two factors taken together equate to a less-than-efficient method of restoring cellular magnesium levels in the body.
Should I continue using other magnesium supplements orally if I am also using Ancient Minerals topically?
It is not necessary, but using magnesium supplements can still be helpful if used sparingly. Oral use of magnesium should be used in addition to topical use, rather than in place of.
Do I need to shower or rinse the magnesium off after using it?
Rinsing the magnesium oil or magnesium gel off after use is a matter of personal preference, and depends on how much you are applying and where. Typically, the more magnesium oil or gel one uses per application, the more likely it will be that you will want to rinse it off after the 20 minutes or so it takes for your skin to take full advantage of the magnesium. In addition, Ancient Minerals magnesium gel is designed to not be fully absorbed into the skin, so rinsing off after applying is a fairly common practice.
Are there any precautions for using Ancient Minerals magnesium products?
Avoid using Ancient Minerals magnesium gel or magnesium oil near mucus membranes such as the eyes and nose, which can cause some irritation. Also, while applying the magnesium oil and/or gel to broken skin or wounds can be highly therapeutic and cleansing, the high concentration of magnesium salts can cause discomfort. If you are using Ancient Minerals on broken skin or lesions (i.e. psoriasis, eczema, acne, Morgellons, etc.) it is strongly advised to begin with magnesium baths until the skin had a chance to start healing and become less sensitive to the higher concentration of magnesium chloride in the oil and gel.
Is there a maximum daily limit for using Ancient Minerals topically?
No. As mentioned before, the skin has a unique ability to self-regulate absorption, and therefore overuse is of little concern.
Are Ancient Minerals magnesium products safe to use with children?
Most definitely! Ancient Minerals magnesium baths are the preferred application by most parents, and have been used with great success on children as young as 6 months old. They are not only safe, but highly therapeutic and can calm even the most restless young ones.
Are Ancient Minerals magnesium products safe for animals and pets?
Absolutely. Ancient Minerals topical magnesium products are just as effective on animals and pets as they are on humans. In fact, our magnesium gel and magnesium oil is used in natural and alternative veterinary clinics around the world for everything from wound care, to general health maintainance.
How does Ancient Minerals compare with other topical magnesium products on the market?
Ancient Minerals magnesium products are produced with very strict quality standards, from the purity of the raw ingredients to the production of the finished product. Other manufacturers utilize inferior forms of magnesium from impure ocean deposits and contaminated inland water sources. Ancient Minerals topical magnesium products are recommended by healthcare professionals the world over, and the only topical magnesium brand recommended by Dr. Mark Sircus, Ac., OMD, author of the book Transdermal Magnesium Therapy and director of the International Medical Veritas Association. Ancient Minerals is also the only topical magnesium brand formulated using the exclusive Genuine Zechstein™ magnesium chloride source.
I have heard that Ancient Minerals is beneficial for skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema?
Correct. Ancient Minerals magnesium products are highly therapeutic and healing to skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, acne, poison oak, etc. Topically applied magnesium chloride enhances skin barrier function, decreases inflammation, speeds wound healing, and augments skin cell hydration. However, if you have broken skin or have a good portion of your body is affected, it is advised to start with magnesium baths until the skin has had a chance to start healing and become less sensitive to the high concentration of magnesium salts in the magnesium gel and magnesium oil.
Is Ancient Minerals topical magnesium beneficial for detoxification?
Magnesium is not only beneficial, but essential! The body utilizes alkaline minerals such as magnesium to process cellular debris and counteract elevated uric acid production when combating a detox reaction. In addition, if there is not an adequate amount of magnesium for combating the detox reaction, it will remove the magnesium from the bones and body for this purpose. Studies have shown that magnesium is one of the most commonly deficient nutrients in the chemically toxic individual. People who tend to retain chemical and heavy metal toxins were observed to excrete a high amount of magnesium in their urine, and have problems maintaining adequate magnesium levels. Most importantly, magnesium shields our cells from heavy metals such as aluminum, mercury, lead, cadmium, beryllium and nickel, which rationalizes why we so desperately need magnesium for heavy metal detoxification. Magnesium, for the most part, is indispensable for the survival of our cells, but takes on additional significance in the age of toxicity where our systems are being overrun on a daily basis with heavy metals.

There is escalating evidence that low levels of magnesium plays a role in the deposition of heavy metals that may have accumulated in brain tissue. In fact, the cause and solution of numerous physical maladies can be as easy as correcting a magnesium deficiency. In addition, many of the difficulties with mercury chelation can be reduced when the subject is administered sufficient magnesium. Most information associated with chelation will tell you that chelating wastes minerals and yet very little investigation has been done into the critical mineral whose loss cannot be tolerated without unacceptable risk. Magnesium is vital for phase one detoxification and along with other minerals such as zinc, dislodges toxic heavy metals from the body. The bottom line is that magnesium is a fundamental factor in the natural self-cleansing and detoxification responses of the body. According to Doctor Frederica P. Perera, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences and Director of the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health, there is a 500-fold difference in the ability of each person to detoxify the same exact toxin. One of the main indicators – is each individual’s level of magnesium. For these reasons, the use of Ancient Minerals magnesium oil, magnesium gel, and magnesium flakes, provides the user with a foundational support system for safe and efficient detox.

Why can topical applications of magnesium chloride be so healing?
It is healing by way of the medium of the skin. This is a very ancient practice, and is described in many ayurvedic texts. The efficiency of topical applications in regard to magnesium is justified by the skin’s ability to absorb substances which are then carried by the circulatory system around the body. It is also harmless as the skin will not absorb more magnesium than the body needs. Topical application of magnesium chloride is also considerably superior to the commonly suggested oral magnesium supplements and in actuality is the most practical way magnesium can be re-established to proper levels. When utilizing magnesium on our skin, we are producing “tissue saturation”. This is the ability to launch the nutrients exactly where you want them, which is directly into circulation where your body tissues have access at therapeutically efficient levels without any loss. With Ancient Minerals magnesium oil, magnesium gel, and magnesium flakes, you have a potent natural substance that penetrates the cells with dramatic results on cell biochemistry, and it is inexpensive, safe, and a do-it-yourself at home method.


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