Magnesium (Mg) is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body.
It helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keep heart rhythm
steady, support a healthy immune system, and keep bones strong.
Magnesium is also said to help regulate blood sugar levels and
promote normal blood pressure. It expands the blood vessels and is a
natural diuretic and laxative. Magnesium has a 'calming' effect on the nervous system,
slowing down the brain activity. There is an increased interest in
the role of magnesium in preventing and managing disorders such as
hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Minerals
are the building blocks of life, and are absorbed by the body from
food, as well as through the skin.
Bishofit" can be used to soothe muscle/joint
aches and pains, muscle cramps, relieve stress and its effects, to
maintain good skin condition, unwind and relax, promote good sleep,
general health and vitality.
"Soak the whole body or just the feet in bath water for 20-30 minutes,
at a temperature of about 38-40 degrees C. The most effective
protocol for this therapy is to begin with a daily body or foot bath
every day for the first 7 days, (starting at lighter concentrations and
building up) then continue with a maintenance program of 2-3 times a
week for 6-8 weeks or longer. Sensitive care must be taken especially
with children as to dose levels, water temperature and magnesium
concentrations. They need only about 100ml per bath.
Spraying Magnesium Chloride on the body or using it as a wash/rinse is a very
effective and economical way of transdermal application of this mineral. It
delivers magnesium for internal body processes and is an excellent
remedy for various skin conditions, as well as to prevent magnesium
deficiency and a variety of conditions associated with it.
For a large adult, spraying the body with one ounce (25 ml) of
Bishofit is sufficient. A small adult or a child will require less.
For people with muscle injuries concentrated magnesium baths or several
alternative applications a day should be used. Footbaths - 2 ounces
(50ml) will make a very effective footbath when mixed with warm water.
Spraying it on the body will result in a higher magnesium concentration
on the skin. Therefore, an ounce used that way will result in more
magnesium absorbed than several ounces or even more used in a bath.
Add 25-50ml (1-2oz) of Bishofit to 5-6 litres of warm water for a
pleasant and relaxing foot bath. Good and economical way to get regular
doses of magnesium into your body.
A few sprays of any type of Bishofit (use diluted product to avoid irritation)
under each armpit works both as an effective deodorant and to transport
magnesium into the body systems through the lymphatic nodes positioned
in the armpits. It can also be applied by hand. Spray/wash feet with it
to achieve the same effect.
Bishofit is especially effective when used as a
massage medium. It has an oily consistency which makes it very suitable for
Massage speeds up circulation, opens up pores and raises
the skin temperature by attracting blood to the area. This improves the
absorption by the body of Magnesium and other minerals contained
in Bishofit. Dilute the product if necessary to suit each particular
Mask, Body Wrap, Compress, Poultice...
Add "Bishofit" to clay and mud packs and body wraps,
compresses and poultices. Such applications ensure a more prolonged action and
therefore stronger effect on the body due to the fact that they stay on
the body much longer than any other applications and in a more
concentrated form. Also, muds and clays have a thermal effect on the
body raising the skin temperature under the application. This is
especially useful in the treatment of arthritis, muscle
aches and pains, musculo-skeletal disorders, as well as any other
conditions associated with magnesium deficiency.
Why is it effective?
The effectiveness of transdermal applications of Magnesium Chloride is explained by the skin's
ability to absorb substances which are then transported by the
circulatory system around the body.
Transdermal applications are widely used in the orthodox medicine in
the form of patches for a variety of medications where continuous
intake of medical substances is required (e.g. HRT, cigarette
patches,etc.). Transdermal effect is also used in holisitc
therapies (e.g. Aromatherapy).
Disclaimer: While we provide general information and results of scientific research,
we do not give individual advice on the use of these minerals for health.
Please do not resort to self-treatment - seek medical advice for any health problems.