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Everyone knows the unpleasant feeling of sore muscles and that is exactly where magnesium oil can be used. Magnesium oil helps with sore muscles, muscle cramps or tension and can relieve them. The oil is applied to the affected area and massaged in.
In our magnesium oil test 2023 we help you find the best magnesium oil for you. We have gone into the most important purchase criteria and questions to make your purchase decision as easy as possible.
- Magnesium oil can be used for sore muscles, tension or even a slight magnesium deficiency.
- Magnesium oil is very easy to use and can be applied specifically to an affected area.
- Unfortunately, there are only a few studies on magnesium oil so far and therefore no scientific proof of the effect of magnesium oil.
The best Magnesium Oil: Our Picks
Buying and evaluation criteria for magnesium oils
When buying magnesium oil, you can look at various aspects, such as:
By making the right choice for you, you can save money and also ensure that you are not adding anything to your body that it does not need.
Therefore, always look for high quality and, if necessary, ask to see the manufacturer’s certificates.
The dosage depends on the concentration and your needs. Since magnesium oils are concentrated differently, please read the enclosed instructions carefully. As this is an external application, resorption problems in the gastrointestinal tract can be excluded.
You should always make sure that the magnesium oil has only been added with water and that no preservatives, fragrances or additives have been used.
Any additives, especially dyes and fragrances, increase the likelihood of skin intolerance. These may cause an Algerian reaction or other side effects.
Since you can never assume that the magnesium oil will work for you, you should always make sure that there is a money-back guarantee. With this guarantee, you are protected and can try out and test the magnesium oil in peace.
When looking at the product packaging, you should first and foremost pay attention to its use. If you want to take the magnesium oil with you, the size is very important and should not be too large.
It is also important that the packaging is tight so that the magnesium oil does not leak. For easy application, the bottle should have a spray head.
Most bottles are made of PET or glass. To avoid UV radiation, we recommend a magnesium oil bottle made of brown glass.
Guide: Frequently asked questions on the subject of magnesium oils answered in detail
In order to inform you comprehensively about the effectiveness of lady’s mantle and to give you an understanding of the current state of science, we have summarised all the important information in the following sections.
What is magnesium oil and how does it work?
If our body is supplied with little magnesium, this can lead to a magnesium deficiency. These complaints can occur:
- Muscle twitching
- Muscle cramps
- Sleep problems
Magnesium deficiency can be determined by a test. The level of magnesium in the body can be determined by a urine or blood test. One study found that after external treatment with magnesium oil, the magnesium content in the urine increased significantly.(1)
Magnesium oil helps us to treat affected areas. Especially in case of cramps or sore muscles, the magnesium oil can relieve. To do this, we apply the magnesium to the affected areas and massage it in.
In 2011, a study was conducted that proved that massaging in magnesium oil leads to the absorption of magnesium into the body. The highest success in the absorption of magnesium is achieved by massaging it in. (2) You can also drip magnesium oil into your bath water, and the skin will also absorb the magnesium.
When and for whom is magnesium oil useful?
- Sore muscles
- Joint pain
Researchers have found in a study that magnesium has a positive effect on muscle cramps in the legs of pregnant women and was able to relieve them. (3, 4) Magnesium oil is especially recommended for athletes who suffer from muscle cramps.
Another study found that magnesium reduces the risk of stroke, heart failure, diabetes and all-cause mortality. (5, 6) Furthermore, magnesium is said to improve the duration of belsation and the quality of life. (7)
Where should you apply magnesium oil?
People who often suffer from migraines should always carry magnesium oil with them and apply it as needed. A study has shown that magnesium deficiency is often a cause of migraine. (8, 9)
In addition, the intake of magnesium can alleviate chronic pain. (10, 11) It is important to wash your hands well after applying it.
How much does magnesium oil cost?
How should magnesium oil be dosed?
An average of 10-20 sprays per day is recommended. Overdosing can lead to negative consequences. One study found that
What are the alternatives to magnesium oil?
- Effervescent tablets
If you don’t want to take tablets, we recommend taking magnesium-containing products to increase the magnesium content in your body. These foods are rich in magnesium:
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What is the shelf life of magnesium oil?
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