Re: Magnesium oil and side effects
I've been taking magnesium oil (magnesium chloride bath salt - not magnesium sulphate) every day for about a year. I put four tablespoons in hot water; the water looks and feels oily with this concentration. I soak for 30 minutes; I notice an energy boost usually after 20 minutes.
I can't report any side effects that are bad with one MgCl bath per day. I have taken my blood pressure afterwards occasionally; sometimes it lowers it to less than X/70. Last time it was 117/68.
At high levels (I had two baths one day, and the second was late in the day) it can sedate the lungs. I stopped breathing a few times but my heart rate continued as normal.
I use it for energy (I have insomnia). I think it has helped my adrenal glands recover. It took months of daily use, though, but now I don't get tired after a 30- to 40-minute walk. I only need a 30-minute break for lunch; whereas I use to need 45 mins. After work now I have energy to do things; previously I'd have to rest for two hours.
Make sure you test your kidneys before using a lot of magnesium oil. If there's a problem with them, Mg would likely cause further problems.
When you soak in oil, you aren't at the mercy of your gut for the uptake of Mg and don't have to worry about runs. Incidentally, drinking a few drops of MgCl fixed my gut flora. I didn't have another loose stool for six months. Having a healthy gut helps you absorb all vitamins you take much more efficiently. Magnesium chloride oil is one of the world's best-kept health secrets.