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Transdermal magnesium technology

Transdermal magnesium technology

A commonly overlooked yet vital nutrient, magnesium is crucial for healthy bones as it makes up part of the skeleton’s framework. Its presence in every one of our body’s cells is essential, as it’s responsible for over 300 different actions in the body.

Our need for magnesium has never been so great, as a magnesium-rich body will be stronger, more flexible and better able to resist both physical and emotional stress.

Modern diet and pressured lifestyles have made magnesium a drastically less abundant mineral in our bodies, with levels significantly lower than anything experienced before.

Magnesium is an important nutrient that works to support

  • Relaxation and sleep quality
  • Relief from muscle tension and muscle spasms
  • General wellness
  • Reduction in tiredness and fatigue
  • Exercise and sports performance

Boosting magnesium levels with supplements ensures you maintain a healthy, balanced body—however, traditional forms of magnesium supplementation can prove inconsistent in delivering active levels of magnesium into the body.

Our need for magnesium has never been so great...

80% of older people (65+) are deficient in magnesium
53% of our teenage girls have daily levels that indicate gross deficiency
Levels of magnesium within our diet have declined by 21% since 1940
70% of all UK adults may be magnesium deficient and the majority of children fail to get the basic RNI

National Diet and Nutrition Survey 2008–2012. Public Health England

No-pill formulation

betteryou transdermal magnesium

BetterYou’s magnesium products provide a fast, effective method of supplementing magnesium levels compared to other methods (such as oral magnesium supplements).

Transdermal magnesium (also called topical magnesium) has—through a growing number of trials and studies—proven to be more effective than oral supplements such as tablets and capsules in delivering magnesium to the body.

  • Fast and effective supplementation
  • Pioneering transdermal delivery method
  • Backed by science
  • Uses a pure source of magnesium chloride
  • Free from man-made pollutants and heavy metals

Applied directly to the skin, the magnesium enters the body quickly, bypassing the digestive system where many nutrients, including magnesium, are poorly absorbed.

How does transdermal magnesium work?

Pioneered by BetterYou over 12 years ago, transdermal application (application through the skin) provides an effective method of increasing magnesium levels.

Spray delivers tiny droplets

Apply directly to the skin and massage in well to stimulate absorption.

Droplets are absorbed

Magnesium is quickly absorbed into the epidermis.

Formulation enters the bloodstream

The body uses magnesium to support over 300 enzymatic actions.

What are the benefits of magnesium supplementation?

Aids relaxation and sleep
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Relieves muscle tension and stiffness
Contributes to a reduction in tiredness and fatigue
Supports exercise and sports performance
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We use only the most bioavailable form of magnesium—magnesium chloride
Helps bones absorb calcium and gives skin a natural, healthy glow
Repairs and replenishes, leaving you with soft and supple skin
Contributes to improved flexibility
Pure source and free from man-made pollutants
Relieves symptoms of muscle tension and stiffness
Helps you relax and unwind, ready for sleep
Aids working muscle tissue and speeds recovery time

From a highly pure source

At BetterYou, we use only Zechstein magnesium chloride, a natural source of mineral salts found deep inside the Earth’s crust. It has been protected from man-made pollutants for over 250 million years, ensuring quality and purity.

We chemically analyse every batch we mine and a certificate to demonstrate this accompanies every product we bottle. Our stringent testing ensures every product contains only our purest magnesium chloride hexahydrate.

Exceptional testing standards

At BetterYou, we subject every product to exacting quality checks to ensure that they deliver everything you expect them to. An ISO-accredited laboratory tests every batch of transdermal magnesium we produce, with many products carrying the ‘Informed Sport’ accreditation to support professional and aspiring athletes.

We remain completely committed to developing health supplements of exceptional quality, with research and testing underpinning everything we stand for. This gives our customers complete peace of mind that our magnesium products provide exactly what we developed them to deliver—every time.

Backed by science

BetterYou is at the forefront of research into transdermal magnesium absorption and application and invests heavily in magnesium-based trials each year, partnering with some of the world’s best universities and hospitals.

St Marks Hospital
The world's first clinical study of transdermal magnesium

We’ve been working with Dr Jeremy Nightingale and his team at St Mark’s Hospital, London, for a number of years. This year will see the completion of the world’s first clinical study investigating transdermal magnesium as an alternative to IV infusions and subcutaneous injections for patients with short bowel stomas.

cardiff university
Absorption-tested by Cardiff University

Dr Charles Heard and his team at Cardiff University were instrumental in the development of our transdermal magnesium range and he continues to absorption-test every new line product, providing absolute confidence in the efficacy of our formulations.

Types of transdermal magnesium supplements

Transdermal magnesium comes in a range of formats suitable for different applications and preferences. Some products combine minerals magnesium works well with, such as magnesium and calcium or magnesium and essential oils.

Magnesium Oil Sprays
Magnesium Oil Sprays

Unparalleled magnesium delivery. Highly researched and award-winning.

Magnesium Flakes

Pure magnesium chloride bath flakes—add to a warm bath or foot soak for the ultimate in relaxation.

Magnesium Butter Lotions
Magnesium Lotions and Gels

Targeted application—help to lock in moisture and improve skin health and elasticity.

Award-winning supplements

We pride ourselves on creating effective, scientifically proven products that support our customers’ lifestyles and it’s incredibly rewarding to receive industry and consumer accolades.

Awards have never driven us, but it’s wonderful to see the positive reactions from our customers and peers and know they understand and appreciate what we do.

Beauty Shortlist Wellbeing Awards 2019 Winner
Janey Loves Award 2018
Mama and Baby Awards Winner 2018
Natural Organic Awards Europe 2018
NHT Summit Best Sports award
Men's Running Injury Prevention Award

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