If you have been following me for any length of time, you are probably well aware of my love for magnesium. Seriously. This powerful mineral has fundamentally changed my life! For one thing, using my Magnificent Magnesium Butter, I sleep SO MUCH BETTER. For another, I have more energy AND my body seems to manage stress far better than it did before. Plus, when it comes to sore muscles (which is *always* because I have chronic low back pain, plus a toddler and a baby 🤪), I have a secret weapon that really, truly helps me feel better.
For sleep – I recommend rubbing a little on the bottoms of your feet and the back of your neck prior to bedtime.
For pain – I recommend rubbing a little bit wherever you are sore.
For stress/headaches – I recommend rubbing a little on the back of your neck and/or on your temples.
Since I started selling my Magnificent Magnesium Butter, it has been one of my most popular tincs! So, in the spirit of making sure all my customers are empowered with the many tips and tricks I’ve learned with this magical butter, I want to detail the following information:
- COCONUT OIL HAS A MELTING POINT OF 76 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT
This means that it is important to be mindful of the current temperature and the corresponding consistency of your magnesium butter – because the temperature WILL effect whether your butter is really hard or super soft. For this reason, I recommend keeping your magnesium butter in the fridge when it is really warm outside, and keeping it somewhere warmer in the winter. Whatever you prefer!
No matter where you choose to store your butter or the time of year, please know that the effect is the same! If the butter is very cold, just scrape a little bit out, and it will still melt in your hands quickly. If the butter is in a liquid or semi-liquid state (because it’s summer or you live in a warm climate), I highly recommend keeping it refrigerated.
- IT ISN’T A HAND CREAM OR A BODY LOTION
Although it sure looks like a regular cream or lotion, magnesium butter is quite different! Magnesium chloride oil is actually a brine, as opposed to an oil, and its chemical composition makes it feel kind of sticky/slippery after application. It can even cause a slight stinging sensation. The stinging can be due in part to the degree to which you are magnesium deficient! So the higher your levels, the less you’d feel any stinging. Of course, if you have sensitive skin, you might be feeling a reaction for other reasons too*. You can read more about this here.
The main takeaway is NOT to apply it as you would a lotion or a cream. A little bit goes a long way, and there is no need to rub it all over your hands or legs (and because of that sticky feeling, you wouldn’t want to!)
*It is always smart to test new products on a small patch of skin before using regularly.
- MAGNESIUM SEEMS TO HAVE A CUMULATIVE EFFECT
Based on the research I have done both online and from personal experience, I can definitely say that regular use of magnesium supplements can improve overall health. I notice more improvements the longer and more consistently I use it. So, the longer and more consistently I use my magnesium butter and am mindful about consuming more magnesium-rich foods, the more I can feel the benefits building up in my body (sleeping better, better stress management, and more energy!)
According to this source, a group of people with low magnesium levels participated in a study, and were asked to use transdermal magnesium (bath flakes and oil) daily for one month. After using a diagnostic called ExaTest, the vast majority of those participants had markedly higher magnesium levels. Just one month of regular use totally raised their levels!
- YOU MIGHT BE MAGNESIUM DEFICIENT IF…
“Some experts claim that magnesium deficiency is the single largest health problem in our world today.”
You might consider topical or oral magnesium supplements if:
- You eat too much sugar
- You take calcium supplements.
- You drink soda and other sugary drinks.
- You have celiac disease or other digestive disorders like Crohn’s disease.
- Your diet contains a lot of processed foods and dairy.
- You have a water softener or city water.
- You have Type 2 diabetes.
- You avoid green vegetables, leafy greens, and other magnesium-containing foods.
- You are an older adult, and/or take certain prescription medications.
- You eat food grown in depleted soils. (Which is sadly almost everyone!)
- MAGNESIUM’S ROLE IN YOUR HEALTH:
“Magnesium is responsible for over 300 biochemical reactions in the body and impacts blood pressure, metabolism, immune function, and many other aspects of health.” 
According to this source, some of the EVIDENCE-BASED benefits of healthy magnesium levels include:
- Boosting exercise performance
- Acts as an anti-depressant
- Benefits against Type 2 Diabetes
- Can lower blood pressure
- Anti-Inflammation benefits
- Can help prevent migraines
- Reduces insulin resistance
- Improves PMS symptoms
If you want to read more about how…
- magnesium deficiency looks like a lot of other conditions, since magnesium is involved in so many body processes.
- symptoms include heart arrythmias, depression, digestive problems, muscle spasms, and more.
- low magnesium is caused by things like stress, medicines, alcohol consumption, and certain medical conditions. Modern farming yields lower magnesium plants than previous generations had.
…check out this article.