Do magnesium creams, sprays and oils really work?

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

1 comment to Do magnesium creams, sprays and oils really work?

  • Alan Preston

    My employer compels me to carry this “snake-oil” in the store. As a pharmacist, I am precluded from promoting the use of this type of product, the basis of which goes against everything I understand about transdermal absorbtion of ionic substances. I am also dubious about the ability to dissolve magnesium in an oil medium.
    But the public are gullible and will try anything without first establishing the bona fides of the product.

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