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Magnesium Flakes: What They Are & How They Can Help You

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What are Magnesium Flakes?

Magnesium Flakes are a highly concentrated form of magnesium chloride, a natural form of magnesium. They are an effective way to enjoy magnesium chloride in a bath, fully exposing and replenishing the body with this essential mineral. That way, experiencing the benefits of magnesium is as relaxing as can be!

How do Magnesium Flakes work?

When placed in warm water, the Magnesium Flakes dissolve and absorb into your skin. This is known as transdermal magnesium absorption (see below) and is a great way to increase magnesium levels, as well as ease muscle tension.


Benefits of magnesium

  • Crucial for general wellbeing
  • Supports healthy bones
  • Improves skin health
  • Helps you relax for a good night’s sleep
  • Relieves muscle tension
  • Reduce risk of magnesium deficiency

Benefits of transdermal magnesium absorption

A number of studies have been carried out around magnesium intake and its benefits. These studies have found that transdermal magnesium absorption (intake through the skin) is a highly effective way to increase magnesium levels.

A convenient alternative to tablets and capsules, transdermal magnesium has several benefits:

  • Is easy to apply
  • Bypasses the digestive system
  • Is universally acceptable and suitable for those with malabsorption issues
  • Avoids laxative effect of high oral supplementation doses

Find out more about transdermal magnesium

How to use Magnesium Flakes

You can use magnesium flakes in a bath or footbath.

Foot baths

  1. Add 150g magnesium chloride flakes for every five litres of (warm) water
  2. Ensure your feet are fully submerged
  3. Sit and relax for 20 minutes

Full body baths

  1. Add 250g magnesium chloride flakes to your bath
    1. Increase dosage for a more intensive treatment or after periods of exercise
  2. Lie back and relax for 20 minutes

We recommended taking a magnesium bath two or three times a week.

Your options when choosing Magnesium Flake products

BetterYou Magnesium Flakes come in three sizes:


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What are magnesium chloride flakes?

Magnesium chloride flakes are just another name for Magnesium Flakes. Magnesium chloride is a naturally occurring form of magnesium. Magnesium Flakes are designed to replenish your body with essential magnesium through the skin—a method known as transdermal absorption.

Do Magnesium Flakes work?

Yes. Through transdermal absorption, Magnesium Flakes will contribute to electrolyte balance, normal muscle function and aid calcium absorption top support healthy bones and teeth. This can help to reduce the risk of magnesium deficiency.

Are Magnesium Flakes edible?

It is not advised to consume Magnesium Flakes orally. Excessive consumption of magnesium through oral supplementation can cause laxative effects.

Are Magnesium Flakes soluble?

Yes. Though, if you are wanting magnesium in liquid form then why not try our range of Magnesium Oil Body Sprays. A great way to quickly increase your magnesium levels, these magnesium oil products serve a variety of purposes, from easing muscle tension to improving your general wellbeing.

How are Magnesium Flakes made?

Magnesium Flakes are made from magnesium chloride. Our magnesium is known as Zechstein magnesium. This mineral is sourced from a northern region of the Netherlands, from a seam one mile below the Zechstein sea, using a method called solution mining. This magnesium is free from man-made pollutants and heavy metals.

How should I store Magnesium Flakes?

Store Magnesium Flakes at room temperature, out of direct sunlight. Ensure the bag is fully sealed after each use to prevent the flakes from being exposed to moisture.

Can I use Magnesium Flakes when pregnant?

Yes. Magnesium chloride is an essential mineral and plays an important role in your pregnancy. Baths and foot soaks with magnesium flakes are completely safe and a great way to get the pregnancy supplements into your body.

Can I add Magnesium Flakes to my body lotion?

Yes. However, it won’t be as effective as using our specially designed magnesium lotion.

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