How to Use Magnesium Flakes for Health and Wellness

Did you know magnesium is one of the most essential minerals to keep our bodies in optimal health? Without magnesium, we would be unable to produce energy, maintain the function of our muscles, or even support a healthy immune system.

Because magnesium is responsible for so much of our everyday bodily functions, it’s important that we consume enough magnesium to meet our daily requirements. We generally consume magnesium through our diet (most commonly in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and legumes), but we can also raise our magnesium levels by using magnesium flakes.

Keep reading as we share the benefits of magnesium flakes and exactly how to use them for health and wellness below!

What are magnesium flakes?

Magnesium flakes (sometimes known as magnesium salts) are a highly concentrated form of magnesium chloride. Magnesium chloride is a natural form of magnesium that can be mined from ancient sea beds, or open water sources such as the Dead Sea. They are different to Epsom salts, which are a concentrated form of magnesium sulphate.

What are magnesium flakes good for?

Magnesium is absolutely vital for the daily function of our bodies, yet a large number of people are actually magnesium deficient. In fact, it's estimated that 1 in 3 Australians have an inadequate intake of magnesium. 

Magnesium flakes are most commonly used as a form of mineral supplementation. Soaking in magnesium flakes is a quick, safe way to raise your magnesium levels through absorption.

A magnesium salt bath may help to:

  • Boost magnesium levels in the body
  • Ease stress and tension
  • Elevate your mood
  • Relieve muscle pain and muscle cramps
  • Improve skin issues such as eczema and psoriasis
  • Support deep and restful sleep
  • Support heart health
  • Manage foot conditions like Athletes Foot
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Improve skin health

How to use magnesium flakes for health and wellness

When dissolved in warm water, magnesium flakes can be easily absorbed into the body. This is why a relaxing magnesium bath is the perfect way to use magnesium flakes at home. 

We recommend soaking in a magnesium bath between 2-3 times a week.  Simply add 1-3 cups of magnesium flakes to a warm bath (or ½ cup to a warm foot soak). Relax in your magnesium bath for 30 minutes to allow the minerals to penetrate your cells through absorption. You may even want to add a drop or two of your favourite essential oils such as soothing lavender oil or uplifting peppermint oil, depending on your mood!

Where to buy magnesium flakes online?

You can shop our range of natural magnesium products here, with AfterPay, ZipPay, LayBuy and LatitudePay available on all purchases.

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