FAQ

FAQ’S:    

  • If a person has bad kidneys, should they take oral magnesium or transdermal magnesium?
    • The kidneys are primarily responsible for excretion of magnesium. It is important to use caution if your kidneys don’t function well. Before using this nutritional supplement, it would be wise to check with your doctor. As long as your kidneys produce urine, it is likely safe to use small quantities of the cream.
  • I left my cream in my car on an extremely hot day and when I went to use it, it was liquid. Is my cream ruined?
    • Our cream is made of magnesium oil and coconut oil.  It should be kept in a cool, dry location.  But if it is accidentally left in a hot location for an hour or two, just put it in the refrigerator for awhile to firm up.  Left too long, the ingredients will separate and may never firm up unless blended all over again.  
    • My cream melted and it won’t firm up?       The cream is a combination of fats & oils.  Being “all-natural” with no added chemicals, it is heat sensitive. You can store it in your refrigerator and use in liquid form for a cool application.  The potency does not leave whether in liquid or solid form.  So the cream, in essence, cannot be ruined. 
  • Can taking too much Magnesium hurt your kidneys?   I am not aware of increased magnesium hurting your kidneys. Magnesium can decrease your blood pressure.   However you would need high doses of magnesium to drop your blood pressure to the point where THAT might hurt the kidneys.
  • Why is the cream sometimes not as white?   Our products are all-natural and may vary in color from time to time.  It is temperature sensitive.  Can be stored in the refrigerator, if needed.    
  • How come my skin feels tacky after using the cream?
    • The character of the cream allows it to stay on the skin for a period of time, allowing the magnesium to be slowly absorbed through the skin. Eventually the cream gets absorbed as well, and the tacky feeling dissipates. 
  • I have problems with my tendons, not my muscles. So would magnesium help with my tendons?
    • There are several websites that discuss the benefits of using magnesium with tendonitis. But it is important to realize that muscle and tendons act in concert with each other. As calcium helps with muscle contraction, magnesium helps with muscle relaxation. Additionally it has anti-inflammatory properties, which helps calm down inflammation in the tendons as well. This is not a quick fix. Resting muscles and tendons helps relieve the achiness of tendonitis as well as using magnesium or other anti-inflammatory agents.
  • What’s the best time of day to put the cream on?
    • Using magnesium cream in the morning and in the evening seems to work well. If you take a warm or hot shower in the morning, the blood vessels are dilated and the absorption of cream is high. In the evening after a warm shower or just before bed is a good time to use it as well. Applying the cream to the soles of the feet also allows optimal absorption of the cream, given the rich blood supply to the feet.
  • I rubbed the cream on and didn’t notice a difference? How long does it take to work?
    • This is neither an instant fix nor a magic cream. If your body is really low on magnesium, it could take days to weeks of consistently using it to get the maximum effect. Because the bottom line is, the cream is just a way to deliver magnesium to your body. It takes time to heal.
  • If I purchase the Lavender or Peppermint creams will I smell like that all day?
    • It is a subtle smell, and it gets absorbed over time. Our essential oils impart a light fragrance which dissipates after application.
  •  Can I put some cream on my kids who are 5 and 8 years old?
    • It is good to check with your doctor. In small doses it is probably ok.
  • I get frequent headaches. Can I use the cream to help relieve the pain?
    • There have been people who have tried the cream for relieving a headache with some success. I personally use the cream for neck and headache. At the very least, it helps diminish the pain.
  • If I use the transdermal cream and also take magnesium orally, will I be getting too much magnesium?
    • If your body doesn’t absorb it, your kidneys will pee out the excess magnesium. But that goes back to the first question. If your kidneys don’t work, don’t use the product without checking with your doctor.