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epsom salts or mag chloride("oil") for muscles/athletic recovery? lots of q's

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Created May 19, 2012 at 8:16 PM

hey y'all, i'm looking for something cheap, quick and effective, possibly foot soaks or a body spray, that i can make or buy. looking on the web i see so much marketing hype and weird info...

can i just make a transdermal magnesium "oil" using cheap epsom salts and water in a 2:1 ratio? would that work as well as this magnesium chloride?

can i add anything to the epsom salt water to make it more effective, such as baking soda?

are foot soaks just as good as full body application for muscle/joint soreness and recovery from exercise/stress?

links please if applicable. hopefully i can just do this with the cheap epsom from the local store.

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1786 · October 21, 2012 at 9:16 PM

its not... mag "oil" invigorates me, while epsom salt baths really relax me way too much...

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1786 · October 05, 2012 at 7:25 AM

update: mag oil is much better, and easier to use than drawing a bath and using epsom salts. gotta avoid the roommates and ancient plumbing systems somehow.

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1786 · May 21, 2012 at 10:41 PM

mustard bath is sulphuric? mimicking a hot spring?

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1786 · May 19, 2012 at 9:41 PM

oil is super expensive and from what i see, is a big hype that it's better than epsom salts. ive used the oil in the past, i liked it, but it's overly expensive.

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327 · October 04, 2012 at 5:31 PM

yes i think using epsom salts in place of the magnesium chloride will be just as effective. when both MgSO4 and MgCl2 are mixed with water they break down and the magnesium is the same in both forms. sharon

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1786 · October 21, 2012 at 9:16 PM

its not... mag "oil" invigorates me, while epsom salt baths really relax me way too much...

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855 · May 19, 2012 at 11:38 PM

The "oil" is just a supersaturated Magnesium Chloride solution. It is not so expensive if you find it in a health food store. You can also make your own by getting the flakes. This is especially good if you have a leaky gut, since it goes through the skin. Epsom Salts are also wonderful and cheap for baths. You could also encapsulate Epsom salts and take it internally as a cheap Mg supplement. If you take too much you will get the runs and I would be sure to take it with food. Full body soaks are better than foot baths, but make sure to make the water strong enough and only stay in about 20 min. Dr. Singha's mustard bath is good for soaks too, and you can double it up with Epsom Salts.

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1786 · May 21, 2012 at 10:41 PM

mustard bath is sulphuric? mimicking a hot spring?

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155 · May 19, 2012 at 9:04 PM

http://www.cheeseslave.com/are-you-suffering-from-magnesium-deficiency/

http://www.cheeseslave.com/how-to-make-magnesium-oil/

I use the brand that she recommends for transdermal application. Ancient Minerals, I believe. I order it from Amazon.com. I also use Concentrace Minerals. You can put that in your liquids and food. It tastes awful, so use it sparingly. I do foot soaks with Epsom Salts almost everyday now. It's a cheap, easy way to go. You can find Epsom Salts anywhere, but I recommend that you supplement with the oil too.

Good luck!

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1786 · May 19, 2012 at 9:41 PM

oil is super expensive and from what i see, is a big hype that it's better than epsom salts. ive used the oil in the past, i liked it, but it's overly expensive.

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