Magnesium chloride has long been associated with health benefits, including aiding muscle relaxation and nerve function, regulating blood pressure, aiding healthy sleep, and promoting good bone health. In fact, magnesium (which 80% of people are deficient in) is said to be involved in 300 bodily processes.
It can be absorbed most effectively into the body when magnesium flakes are dissolved in bath water and the body is allowed to soak - sometimes called ‘transdermal’ mineral bathing. This is considered more effective than taking magnesium orally in supplement form.
As well as the relaxing effect of these baths, the natural minerals in Westlab Magnesium Flakes can provide relief for sufferers of sensitive skin and dry skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis. The flakes have an oily texture and help to rehydrate dry skin.
Westlab sources the highest quality magnesium flakes from deep in the Zechstein Sea, in the northwest of Europe. This is an ancient sea with the purest magnesium source on the planet, owing to its age and the depth of the magnesium, keeping it free from pollutants.
This product can be used for a full bath for general wellbeing, a bath during pregnancy, or in a footbath; children over the age of 3 can use this product.
Westlab Magnesium Flakes contain only magnesium chloride (magnesium chloride hexahydrate) - no additives.
For an adult bath to promote healthy skin and general wellbeing, dissolve 1-4 cups (approximately 250g-1Kg) of magnesium flakes in bath water at around 37°C. Soak in the bath for around 20 minutes, once or twice a week.
For children over the age of 3, dissolve up to a cup (approximately 250g) of flakes in the bath (37°C) and soak for 20 minutes once or twice a week, preferably before bedtime.
For use during pregnancy, 1-2 cups (250-500g) should be dissolved in a bath with water at around 36°C (no higher than body temperature).
You may also want to use the flakes for a footbath. Dissolve 1-2 cups (approximately 250-500g) of flakes in 5 litres of water at 37°C. If pregnant, do not use more than 250g of the flakes. Soak the feet for around 20 minutes, before drying.
Westlab Magnesium Flakes should not be used by children under the age of 3. Like with all medicinal products, keep out of reach of small children.
Do not use magnesium flakes on broken skin and avoid contact with the eyes.
If you are suffering from a medical condition, taking other medicines, are pregnant or breastfeeding, or have very sensitive skin, consult a medical professional before use.
In the event of irritation, rinse off well with water and then, if it persists, seek medical attention.
There are no reported side effects of Westlab Magnesium Flakes when used as directed. No interactions with other medicines exist.
HelloSkin’s experts were unable to find clinical data on benefits of Westlab Magnesium Flakes in psoriatic lesions. However, a study on volunteers with atopic and dry skin concluded, that bathing with the magnesium-enriched Dead Sea salt solution for 6 weeks significantly improved measures of skin barrier function and skin hydration (1).
For people with Eczema
HelloSkin’s experts were not able to find clinical data on magnesium chloride and the effect on atopic dermatitis. But, a study on volunteers with dry and atopic skin concluded that bathing with the magnesium-enriched Dead Sea salt solution for six weeks significantly improved measures of skin hydration and skin barrier function (1).