I would like to make magnesium oil for transdermal use. Is it safe to use magnesium chloride hexahydrate flakes made for melting ice on sidewalks? It is very cheap. Or is this different from the magnesium chloride taken from the sea.
I recently purchased magnesium chloride hexahydrate from a local compounding pharmacy. it was very expensive! 14 canadian for 40 grams which looked around 1/4 cup. when i went on line and tried to find it elsewhere i found a chemical mfg company in China that makes it. It is usd as a food additive and to melt snow. so my question is how would we ever know if it is pure, if we buy the cheap kind for fishtanks. i want to make my own "unique water". It seems that this cures inflamatory and infectious disese and prolongs life by 30% in livestock anyway. A vet named Russel J Beckett patented Unique water and is doing tons of research. they sell it from a soft drink company in Australia called Berts Soft Drinks and it has become their best seller. It is just magnesium bicarbonate. I want to make my own for myself and my little dog. i want to cure his artritis in his spine.
Any ideas at all about saftey and contacts?
thank you so much in advance!!!!
EC: Here is Bill's recipe for Magnesium rich drinking water:
Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia
Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia
Magnesium Flakes - Where to buy - Comment, Question
I have used the Mg flakes sold on eBay with positive results, but I quickly ran out. In researching where to buy more (and avoid being overcharged or paying for shipping), I have found that "Mag flakes" are sold in hardware stores and online as ice melt. Very cheap. Not so sure this product is any different from the eBay supplier's. He buys in bulk from somewhere and repackages his, and my local aquarium supply store cannot get this from his supplier. Hmmm.... Anyone have the ability to test the "ice melt Mag flakes" and report back as to its purity? --I am more interested in purity than knowing my Mg came from a seabed ;-) I'm not sure I trust the 'seabed' pricey mfrs. any more than the chemical co. just selling ice melt.
Bergen Co., Nj
I found MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE (HEXAHYDRATE) cheap on Ebay. Hexahydrate means six H20 molecules have been added. But the seller writes in his description that the stuff is sold in flakes and is high purity. Will this work as well as plain MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE for making magnesium oil?
South Houston, Texas, USA
Las Vegas, Nv
Mendocino, Ca, Usa
More info: MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE (HEXAHYDRATE) is called "Magflake"
I have found magnesium chloride flakes at my local health food store in the oriental foods section. They are called Nigari Flakes and are used to make tofu. It costs about $2 for 1 pound. I have been making magnesium oil from this, and it works just fine. The brand I use is from Japan. My internet search seems to indicate Japanese nigari is more pure than Chinese.
I realize this is not the same as the stuff from Europe, but it is a cheap way to try making magnesium oil and see if it works for you. You can search the net for nigari flakes and find many different brands.
EC: Be careful to check around if you go with Nigari Flakes - they range in price wildly! We just saw a one pound bag sold on the internet for $11.95 and another one pound bag for $1.89.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
For those of you wishing to make your own magnesium oil for transdermal magnesium therapy, I emailed Jane from Fort Worth recently (whom you may recall has been treating her father with Parkinson's by massaging him with the magnesium oil she made every night) and asked where she bought her magnesium chloride. She responded that she bought the magnesium chloride on Ebay. Researched and found the company.
I just called the owner and ordered two 7 pound bags of magnesium chloride for $27.99 (plus shipping, which is costing $11.10 to Atlanta, GA). He told me he has plenty in stock and gets it shipped out same day delivery if he receives the order early enough in the day, Monday - Friday. He prefers to be called for orders and then sends an invoice via Paypal.
Please note: the owner told me twice that he sells this product for aquariums and cannot answer any questions about human use!!
Thought this would be a good resource to share with y'all as magnesium chloride in bulk is a difficult search.
EC: Read Jane's posts about Magnesium here: http://www.earthclinic.com/cures/parkinsons.html#MBVC
Mineral Bluff, Georgia, USA
Atlanta, Ga, Usa
Magnesium Chloride Crystals: Do you supply this product which is described in your web-site literature as a potential cure for essential tremor? The only products I have been able to find locally are magnesium bath crystals (perhaps the same) and magnesium chloride flakes.
Would anyone be able to direct me as to where to buy Magnesium Chloride in Bulk in Canada. I have found a compounding pharmacy that will sell me less than half a cup for 14 dollars. This is hardly practical for a body spray or footsoak being done daily.
I would appreciate any suggestions!
EC: Hi Mary,
Did you try aquarium supply stores in your area or online stores in Canada? Salt water tanks use magnesium chloride.
Hi I was wondering if I can purchase Magnesium Flakes or transdermal Magnesium oil here in Thailand. I would appreciate your help. Cheers, June