In this guide
- What are Magnesium Flakes?
- How do Magnesium Flakes work?
- The benefits
- Your options when choosing Magnesium Flake products
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 the benefits of a magnesium chloride in a bath, fully exposing and replenishing the body with this essential mineral.
How do Magnesium Flakes work?
When placed in warm water, the Magnesium Flakes dissolve and absorb in to 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
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
How to use Magnesium Flakes
You can use magnesium flakes in a bath or footbath.
- Add 150g magnesium chloride flakes for every five litres of (warm) water
- Ensure your feet are fully submerged
- Sit and relax for 20 minutes
Full body baths
- Add 250g magnesium chloride flakes to your bath
- Increase dosage for a more intensive treatment or after periods of exercise
- Lie back and relax for 20 minutes
We recommended to take a magnesium bath two or three times a week.
Your options when choosing Magnesium Flake products
BetterYou Magnesium Flakes come in four sizes:
Number of baths (approx.)
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.
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 oil soluble?
Yes. However, you might be better off buying one of our MagnesiumOil sprays. A great way to quickly increase your magnesium levels, these sprays 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 sourced from a northern region of the Netherlands from a seam one mile belowground 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. Keep the flakes in the sealed bag when you are not using them.
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 mineral 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.