Magnesium Chloride Flakes FAQ
1. What is the difference between Magnesium Chloride and Epsom Salt (Magnesium Sulfate)?
Epsom Salt (Magnesium Sulfate) excretes (passes) through body very quickly compared to Magnesium Chloride Flakes; therefore, you need to use more Epsom Salt to get the same results. Also, Chloride is a necessary element to produce gastric acid and to stimulate starch-digesting enzymes.
2. What is the proportion of Greenway Biotech Magnesium Chloride Flakes to water to make Magnesium oil?
We recommend using either equal amounts 1/2 cup of Magnesium Chloride Flakes to 1/2 cup of filtered water or 1/2 cup Magnesium Chloride Flakes to 1/4 cup of water.
3. Does Magnesium Chloride Flakes mix in a bath with coconut oil?
Yes, you could add both Magnesium Chloride Flakes and Coconut oil to your bath. However, we recommend dissolving Magnesium Chloride Flakes in the bath first and then coconut oil because Magnesium Chloride Flakes won't dissolve as easy in Coconut oil.
4. When you make your own Magnesium oil and apply it on your skin does it leave a residue on the skin?
Yes, it will leave a little residue on your skin but it will go away after a while and it's only temporary.
5. Has anyone made the Magnesium oil and had a reaction? I ended up with a rash on my skin and sometimes it itches.
Yes, sometimes you might have some unpleasant reactions after using Magnesium oil. There could be different reasons for that. Some people might be allergic to Magnesium or sometimes the itch is caused by severe Magnesium deficiency and after a few times, it goes away. We recommend stop using Magnesium oil and contact your doctor immediately if you have any reaction to Magnesium oil.
6. Can Magnesium Chloride Flakes be mixed with coconut oil and applied to the skin?
Yes, you could use Magnesium Chloride Flakes to make lotion or Magnesium oil to apply it to your skin. However, since Magnesium Chloride Flakes are not as pure as Magnesium Chloride USP we recommend using Magnesium Chloride USP. Also, since Magnesium Chloride is not soluble in coconut oil; we recommend dissolving Magnesium Chloride first and then adding the coconut oil.
7. What is the difference between Magnesium Chloride Flakes and Magnesium Chloride USP?
The main difference between Magnesium Chloride Flakes and Magnesium Chloride USP is the grade and purity. Our Magnesium Chloride Flakes is tech grade and even though it has the same benefits as Magnesium Chloride USP it is not as pure; therefore, cannot be consumed orally. However, Magnesium Chloride USP is pharmaceutical grade and purest form of Magnesium Chloride available in the market.
Also, they come from different sources and Magnesium Chloride Flakes is from Salt Lake in Utah and Magnesium Chloride USP comes from the Dead Sea in Israel.