Frequently Asked Questions
. Tingling sensations has been shown to be a sign of deficieny. To avoid initial tingling sensations add the magnesium spray to your daily moisturizer or water.
When applied topically, your body will absorb what it requires so research has shown there is low risk of magnesium toxicity. Both mum and baby require adequate levels of magnesium to be able to provide a mineral rich environment for the fetus to grow. Please see your health care professional to determined if it is safe for you to be using these products,
No. better health’s combination of Magnesium Chloride and Dead Sea salt has a higher availability than Epsom salts (magnesium sulphate). Magnesium chloride is easily absorbed through the skin and goes straight into the blood stream, before entering the cells. Whereas Epson salt is a magnesium sulphate which requires the body to convert into chloride to be absorbed. This process means you need a larger quantity of salts to be absorbed and it takes longer time for absorption to take place. Additionally, Epsom salts are usually synthetically made where as better health’s flakes are sourced directly from natural occurring Salt Lake – The Dead Sea.
Yes, however we strongly advise to dilute with water initially until you build up a tolerance and avoid potentail irritant.
Oral magnesium supplements are in the form of tablets or powders that you orally ingest. better health's magnesium is topical meaning it is applied to the skin. Topical applicants are absorbed through the skins pores and then enter the blood stream. Where as oral magnesium goes through the digestive system and is metabolized.
Due to the metabolism process in oral magnesium; studies have reported oral magnesium absorption as only 30% and other studies have reported it as low as 10 % and even 4% absorption rates. Those with digestive problems due to the lack of hydrochloric acid may have trouble absorbing magnesium.
An individual may need to increase their magnesium levels if they believe they are experiencing symptoms of magnesium deficiency such as; cramping, fatigue, stress, anxiety, wrestles sleep, poor tissue recovery, headaches. If you are unsure, it is best to seek the advise from your health care practitioner to see if your magnesium levels are low.