Magnesium Oil

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Thanks for asking Kristen and for reminding me to start a thread about magnesium oil.

Magnesium is a building block for ATP which is the fuel for most cellular energy and helps all pets bodies function normally.

One research article shows that magnesium (Mg) can triple ATP production.

Mg has been shown to decrease symptoms in people like muscle cramping (by providing extra energy to the muscle).

As you can do with the snuffle mat, you can safely use magnesium oil to also decrease abnormal symptoms in your pets.

The recipe is easy (and very inexpensive).

For example, boil 1/2 cup of water (distilled, RO, filtered, etc.) and stir in 1/2 cup of epsom salts (MgSO4) or magnesium flakes (MgCl).

You can use any amount of water you like with an equal proportion of Epsom salts or magnesium flakes in a 1:1 ratio.

Let it cool, and spray on any hairless part of the body like the armpits or groin for best absorption.

Here's a great article that describes preparation and use in people:

 

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Great question Alice!

Glass is indeed more sustainable but for this purpose you can use either one.

I typically make it up in a glass container and once the solution has cooled, then transfer it to a spray bottle (glass or plastic).
 

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Thanks Dr. Jeff- but I must've done something wrong- I had a 2oz glass spray bottle, so I only used 1/4 water and 1/4 epsom salts- boiled for a little bit, but as it was cooling, the salts started to form again, so boiled again and then poured in bottle, but it only made 1 oz and it will not spray very well- what did I do?
 

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I'm not sure Alice.

Was the water at a rolling boil before you added the Epsom Salts?
 

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Hmmm, I don't think so, I think I added the epsom salts and brought to a boil together- now it is a solid block in my spray bottle!
 

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Perhaps start fresh and try boiling the water first.
 

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I tried again, as it cools it is separating out- I read the directions wrong- you don't boil them together- just add epsom salts and stir- I think I will take the solid top layer off and try and use and next bottle do it differently.
thank you
 

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Finally success after the 3rd batch- will blame it on my illness.:)

Thank you,
Alice
 

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Yay (about your success)!!:snowman:

So sorry to hear that you are ill.:(
 

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I am wondering if magnesium oil can be applied to open wounds. Internet research says that it is great for healing but may cause a burning sensation. So I purchased some magnesium oil and diluted it in water. I soaked my dogs paw which has a tumor for about 5 minutes. I am thinking that there may be a burning sensation because she immediately starts to gnaw on the tumor creating lots of bleeding. Then she goes to her water bowel and the water becomes bloody. Probably lots of blood in her mouth from the gnawing. Anyhow perhaps a great way for removing the tumor without a vet doing the surgery (LOL) but maybe not the most comfortable. I am now trying tumeric essential oil. What are your thoughts?
 

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Great observation Cindy! Thanks for sharing.

The tingling after Mg oil seems to affect some pets and people, but not others. This is one more example of individuality.

Personally, I have not experienced it or had any of my own pets or patients react to application.

Regarding open wounds, I would keep any liquid out of healing wounds and incisions.

Very interesting thought about using it topically to debulk tumors. If you continue to use it, let us know what happens.

Turmeric oil os fine to use but may sting even more than the Mg oil.
 

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Was looking into trying magnesium oil on my dog Emma.
She had kidney issue few months back, but seems to be under control with special diet and standard process renal supplement.
Was reading in Jan Allegretti book,,, advises using caution with (too much) magnesium in dogs with kidney disease, heart disease and stones.
Have you seen that using magnesium oil might create an imbalance of minerals concerning the kidneys?
 

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Thanks much Dr Jeff

I will venture out today for the distilled water! Oh how times have changed!
I also heard magnesium is good for heart,
In fact know of someone who was feeling heart issue,,,was sent to heart specialist. He wrote her up for a bunch of tests to follow. She went to her “energy” person before tests. Was told her heart is just fine, she just needs magnesium. That was five years ago? She is strong and healthy and fine. Never went for those cardiac tests.
No, not referring to me.
 

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Great story, Carol! Thanks for sharing!:)
 

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