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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. 

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BetterYou Transdermal Magnesium

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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