FAQs

 

Q: What are Essential Magnesium creams/sprays recommended for?

A: Essential Magnesium creams/sprays are recommended for the following:

  • Aches and pains e.g. shoulder pain and backache, knee pain, etc
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Cramps and spasms
  • Sore and tight muscles
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Sports injuries and post exercise
  • Improved circulation
  • Speeds recovery
  • General well-being and healthy energy levels

 

Q: Why do I need Essential Magnesium cream/spray?

A: Magnesium is needed for more than 300 bodily functions and is the most important mineral for creating a healthy body.  Many people have chronic aches and pains, headaches, insomnia, etc, which could be due to lack of magnesium in the body.  Studies have shown that more than 90% of people are magnesium deficient and this affects the metabolism, immunity, blood pressure and other health conditions. 

Unfortunately, we do not get enough magnesium through the food we eat everyday as the soil on which our vegetables are grown is itself magnesium deficient.  Therefore, most people turn to magnesium supplements to increase their level of magnesium.

 

Q: How do you know if you are magnesium deficient?

A: Unfortunately conventional blood tests don't pick up magnesium deficiency until it is too late.  75% of our Magnesium is stored in our bones and muscles so the remaining 30% is within our blood, as a mineral electrolyte the body will draw magnesium from other sources such as the bones to maintain this amount in the blood, so the ordinary blood tests don't really show deficiency. Hair analysis may show a deficiency however this is costly.

There are however many signs of deficiency which could mean you are deficient. These include lack of energy, aches and pains, restless legs, cramps, insomnia and headaches and migraines. Certain conditions such as stress, physical activity and diabetes, our modern lifestyle including consumption of alcohol and sugary foods will more readily deplete magnesium levels. Many of these conditions respond within minutes of applying magnesium to your body.

The general recommendation daily intake of magnesium is 320mg for women and 400mg for men. Studies have shown that more than 75% of the population has some level of magnesium deficiency and others have shown that certain conditions may in fact response very well to much higher levels of magnesium in our bodies. 

 

Q: Why not take a tablet or powder?

A: Taking magnesium in tablet or powder form is not an ideal way of getting your magnesium levels up. Many say that it only helps a little if at all. Magnesium in tablet form is not well digested meaning you only get around 1/3 of what you take. Many people experience uncomfortable gastric distress from taking magnesium tablets or powders, let alone the extreme bitter taste. 

The only way to overdose on magnesium is to take it internally.  Taking magnesium internally can cause gut distress and the uncomfortable urgency to go to the bathroom. As you become older, this can unfortunately further exacerbate conditions such as IBS and reduce gut health. 

 

Q: Can everyone use magnesium oil or cream?

A: There are a couple of contradictions to be aware of. Please seek advice from your doctor first if you have kidney impairment or you have very low blood pressure. 

Magnesium has been known to lower blood pressure so please consult your doctor.

If you would like to ask a more personal question about using magnesium to manage your condition please email us at contactus@essentialmagnesium.sg.

 

Q: What are the differences between Essential Magnesium’s 4 formulations?

A: Our basic Day cream/spray contains magnesium and arnica while the other 3 formulations contain additional ingredients for more specific needs.  Hence, the day cream/spray will be great if you wish to increase your daily magnesium intake without taking oral supplements. 

Night cream/spray – additional ingredients are Lavender essential oil and Sweet Majoram that enhance sleep and provide relief for restless legs syndrome.  The additional ingredients also clams the nervous system.

Active cream/spray – additional ingredients are MSM, Rosemary, Juniper and Eucalyptus that help with temporary relief of pain and inflammation.  The additional ingredients are beneficial for muscle and joint health.  Good for pre-workout recovery too.

Recovery cream/spray – additional ingredients are MSM, Peppermint, Ginger and Eucalyptus that provide relief of deep pain and injury.  These ingredients help speed recovery and has a warming effect for deeper absorption.  Great for post-workout recovery too.

 

Q: What is the difference between Essential Magnesium creams and sprays?

A: Our magnesium creams are of non-greasy moisturiser consistency compared to the oil sprays.  It is just a matter of your personal preference as both creams and sprays contain the same key ingredients under the same range.

 

Q: How do I use Essential Magnesium cream/spray?

A: For aches & pains, apply the Active or Recovery cream/spray liberally to the required area for targeted relief.  Massage in the cream/oil to speed up absorption of the magnesium.

For headaches/migraines, apply the Day or Night cream/spray liberally to your forehead and temples and massage in.

For cramps, apply the Day or Night cream/spray liberally to affected area and massage in.

To increase daily magnesium supplement, apply liberally to hands and legs and massage in. 

 

Q: Why does my skin sting/itch/tingle after applying Essential Magnesium cream/spray?

A: This may be an indication that you may be magnesium deficient (and that the product is working to remedy this). The stinging or itching occurs when the magnesium encounters a build-up of toxins or heavy metals in the cells.  This reaction will usually go away after a few regular uses.  You may consider trying out on less sensitive areas such as on your legs first, before moving on to more sensitive areas like the neck and back.

If you encounter severe itch/rashes, please stop using and see a doctor immediately.

 

Q: How much can a bottle of Essential Magnesium cream/spray last?

A: 125ml of Essential Magnesium cream/spray can last approximately one month if used 1-2 times daily.

 

Q: How much magnesium does a bottle of Essential Magnesium cream/spray contain?

A: 1 teaspoon (5g) of our cream contains 300mg of elemental magnesium.  8 sprays contains 100mg of elemental magnesium.

 

Q: Where are Essential Magnesium creams/sprays made?

A: Essential Magnesium creams/sprays are produced in Perth, Western Australia under the stringent regulations of the authorities.  Key ingredient Magnesium Chloride is sourced from the wondrous shores of the Dead Sea.

 

Q: Does Essential Magnesium creams/sprays have expiry dates?

A: You can find the expiry date printed at the bottom of each bottle.  We recommend that you finish the cream/spray within one year from opening.

 

Q: I sent in an enquiry about your products.  Why did I not receive a reply from you?

A: We are very happy to receive enquiries and answer any questions you may have about your condition or on our products.  However, if the email address you provided is invalid, please understand there is no way our reply will get through to you.  Therefore, if  you did not hear back from us within 3 working days, you may have provided an invalid email address (which most likely is due to typo error).  Therefore, please write to us again and ensure your email address is provided correctly.