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Archive | Miracle Magnesium

Do magnesium creams, sprays and oils really work?

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Posted 12 March 2018

From the highly trusted, ConsumerLab

Topical magnesium products such as MagPro, Fibro Flex and BetterYou are often promoted as easy, effective ways to get magnesium and to reduce muscle pain and cramps, improve flexibility, and promote relaxation and sleep. However, there is little reliable clinical evidence showing these products are effective and topical magnesium products may cause skin irritation, itching and rash. This is discussed in the Magnesium Creams, Sprays and Oils section of the Magnesium Supplements Review. 

Be aware that some companies claim this irritation is a sign of magnesium deficiency, but this is not scientifically supported. 

Read at ConsumerLab

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Review study: Can magnesium be absorbed through the skin?

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Posted 30 January 2018

Miracle Magnesium, BetterYou, AquaMAG, THATMagnesium, and others make claims that magnesium can be absorbed through the skin (transdermal absorption), and that using magnesium this way will cure or treat you for a number of ailments.

We have consistently argued that very, very few substances can be absorbed through the skin, and without proof that magnesium can be, that one should consider all claims unsubstantiated, and in many cases are simply scams.

We asked BetterYou for proof that their claims could be substantiated. They sent me three articles, one of which one is published in a journal. The study, A Pilot Study to determine the impact of Transdermal Magnesium treatment on serum levels and whole body CaMg Ratios, is published in the European Journal for Nutraceutical Research. This appears to be a non-peer reviewed journal.

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Can magnesium be absorbed through the skin?

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Posted 16 August 2017

We have pointed out in numerous posts, that there is no proof that magnesium can be absorbed through the skin, and knowing how difficult it is for substances to penetrate skin, that until proof arrives, to not believe any of the health claims being made for magnesium being applied to the skin. I am particularly referring also to Miracle Magnesium products.

It is also very important to point out that there are two arguments to consider:
a.) can magnesium be absorbed through the skin, and,
b.) are the health claims being made for magnesium valid.

To explain: we need proof that magnesium is absorbed through the skin (and in a significant amount), and, in a second and separate argument, even if magnesium is absorbed, is there proof that magnesium will have the health benefits company makes claims for, e.g., cure sinusitis, cancer, or any other of Read the rest

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Magnesium Inflama Spray – ASA breach ruling

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Posted 05 February 2015

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERAMarcelle du Plessis, the owner of Miracle Magnesium, shows no remorse and continues to scam consumers by making claims for her products.

In spite of ASA rulings, which restricts magazines and newspapers from accepting adverts for her products, she manages to convince these publishers to accept her advertisements. In this complaint, the argument was made that newspapers were accepting her advertising, and that this was a breach of the previous rulings.

The ASA agreed, and have instituted sanctions asking all media to not accept any advertising for ANY of her products, and not only those in breach of a previous ruling.

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BetterYou Transdermal Magnesium

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Posted 07 December 2014

BetterYou Transdermal Magnesium, although a British company, is marketing their product in South Africa. They claim that using the product will assist relieving stress (sheer nonsense), and that the claims of transdermal absorption is supported by three studies. In fact, the first was conducted on dead pig’s ears, the second by the discredited test called hair analysis, and the third, a study that is pending and has not yet been conducted. Will the study confirm efficacy for the product’s absorption? Who knows, unlikely, but let us see the results.

However, in writing to the owner of the company, he stood by his website claims and did not allude to the fact that the UK ASA had received a complaint, had evaluated the evidence, and threw it out!

Yes, the UK ASA said the claims are not supported by the evidence!

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Magnesium absorbed through the skin?

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Posted 14 November 2014

An advertisement in the UK claimed, among other:

“Under the heading “Why transdermal delivery?” the website stated “Transdermal delivery has been proven as the most effective method of supplementation outside of a hospital environment, increasing the body’s magnesium levels up to five times faster than oral supplementation. This means the positive effects of magnesium are felt faster”.”

A physician, laid a complaint with the UK ASA challenging whether:

1. the claims related to the transdermal absorption of magnesium were misleading and could be substantiated; and
2. in the context of a topically applied product, the efficacy claims were misleading and could be substantiated.

The UK ASA ruled against all the claims (not unsurprisingly!)

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Miracle Magnesium – ‘Dit laat net jou maag werk’

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Posted 01 November 2013

This article on Body Detox / Marcelle du Plessis / Miracle Magnesium, and published in Beeld on 31 October 2013, is titled “It only makes your stomach work”.

Interestingly, according to the article, Marcelle du Plessis says that it does not matter whether she has proof for her products or whether the ASA rules against her claims, that she will continue to advertise her products and the claims! Does this suggest that Body Detox has “psychopathic” tendencies?

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Miracle Magnesium oil scam/fraud – The evidence

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Posted 30 October 2013

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away – Philip K. Dick

To treat your facts with imagination is one thing, but to imagine your facts is another – John Burroughs

Overview Marcelle du Plessis / Body Detox makes the claim, among other, that “When Miracle Magnesium Oil™ is taken orally and Miracle Magnesium Blue Spray™ is sprayed daily over the entire body, it may be beneficial for . . . sinusitis.” (http://miraclemagnesiumoil.co.za)

We will briefly show the nonsense of this statement, and further below, show why the claims of Body Detox, and specifically for magnesium oil, are nonsense! Read the rest

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