FAQ

What is magnesium oil?

Magnesium oil facilitates topical delivery (through the skin) of magnesium chloride. It is well documented that most of the magnesium in oral capsule supplements is lost in the digestive system or eliminated by the body, not reaching the cells that need it. Our easy to use spray means that you can apply magnesium straight to tired muscles, sore joints or to your stomach for a sound sleep.

How is magnesium oil different to powders & pills?

Magnesium oil can be applied straight to the skin for optimal absorption, rather than relying on the (often malfunctioning) digestive tract like powders and pills. By bypassing the digestive system it goes straight into the bloodstream and is delivered to the cells that need it.

Why Salt Lab over other brands?

Salt Lab sources our magnesium chloride from the deepest hyper saline lake in the world, we do this as through our research and development stages of creating our products we could not find the purity we were looking for here in Australia. When we were sourcing form Australia we found traces of heavy metal contamination (when sourcing a natural product from the earth’s crust we need to be mindful of the state of this space, the earth). We test for heavy metal contamination at 3 points of our production process; firstly, at the raw level, when the magnesium is first sourced. Secondly when it arrives here in Australia, and thirdly when it is formulated into our unique formula. This is all to ensure purity, consistency and quality. We are organically backed by elite athletes as their choice for improved sleep, recovery and performance. Our products are all natural with no hidden nasties with our formula being one of the highest concentration on the market.

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Who is magnesium oil designed for?

Everyone. Magnesium oil will not only assist with the treatment of cramps, spasms and aches, sleep, stress and general wellbeing, but deficiency has also been linked to decreased memory and learning ability. Increasing magnesium levels can improve cognitive function in children, the elderly and those experiencing high levels of stress - both emotionally and physically. Magnesium will assist athletic performance by reducing accumulation of lactic acid and reducing the perception of fatigue during strenuous exercise. Magnesium fights inflammation, raises antioxidant levels, and helps replenish energy stores in the muscle. It also calms the central nervous system, lowering heart rate and enabling restful sleep.

Why is magnesium as a supplement important?

It is essential for over 300 different chemical reactions in the body, including maintaining your energy level, helping you relax, and sustaining the health of your heart and blood vessels. Unfortunately, in most of the developed world, magnesium deficiency is probably the most common nutritional deficiency. Because it has so many crucial functions, and because it appears to protect us from serious conditions that are most prevalent in the developed world, magnesium really is the “miracle mineral.”

Where do I apply and how many sprays?

Check out our HOW TO USE page.

How does magnesium oil help with sleep?

Magnesium is vital for the function of GABA receptors, which exist across all areas of the brain and nervous system. GABA is a calming neurotransmitter that the brain requires to switch off; without it, we remain tense, our thoughts race and we lie in bed staring at the ceiling. Salt Lab users now see their lives in two parts; one before they discovered Salt Lab, and one after.

How does magnesium oil help with performance?

Magnesium is a vital nutrient that is involved in many important physiological processes, including energy production, muscle contraction, muscle relaxation and keeping our cells healthy. Magnesium plays a pivotal role in cellular energy production. It is necessary for the production of the body’s major form of energy – ATP (adenosine triphosphate); therefore a deficiency of magnesium may make you feel tired and low in energy.

How does magnesium oil help with recovery?

Getting enough magnesium can accelerate recovery processes. Magnesium fights inflammation, raises antioxidant levels, and helps replenish energy stores in the muscle. It also calms the central nervous system, alkalises the body, aids in enzyme function, helps bone integrity and strength, lowers heart rate and enables restful sleep.

Where do you source your magnesium from?

Salt Lab's magnesium chloride flakes are harvested from the Dead Sea in the Middle East, the deepest hyper-saline lake in the world. The salt is harvested by utilising natural solar energy that evaporates the water, leaving a high concentration of magnesium chloride behind. We have carefully combined this salt with purified water, creating a concentrated and balanced product.

How often can I use magnesium oil?

Unlike oral supplementation (powders or pills) you cannot overuse magnesium oil, Your body will self regulate and absorb as much or as little as needed. So apply Salt Lab every night, or as often as required.

How often can I use the magnesium oil?

One of the best things about topical magnesium supplementation is your body will self regulate and only absorb what is needed. So ensure you have a good covering of the area you are applying to and let your body do the rest. You can apply as many times throughout the day as you need, We recommend the evening before bed as a non-negotiable.

What is the percentage of magnesium in your spray?

You receive 116mg of magnesium chloride per spray of Salt Lab.

When can I start to see results?

Everyone is different with the time frame to see results, it can be as quick as overnight however, it can also take a month or so. Keep in mind we do not become deficient overnight and similarly we do not replenish overnight. Magnesium is a mineral we burn through all day everyday so consistency is key. We recommend applying the oil every night before bed.

Why does magnesium oil sting, tingle, itch when applied to the skin?

This can be a clear sign of magnesium deficiency, don’t let this deter you, the high concentrate of Salt Lab will have this cured in no time. You can dilute with water (60:40), or add some coconut oil after application to make this tingle a little less uncomfortable without missing out on the benefits.

Does magnesium oil have a scent?

No, our magnesium oil has no scent at all.

What is the ‘oil’ In magnesium?

The name ‘magnesium oil’ comes from the texture of this mineral-saturated solution, it is often described as “oil-like”, there is actually no ‘oil’ in the product. Magnesium oil is a water based product therefore dries quickly without leaving oily marks.

Can magnesium oil be used throughout pregnancy?

Definitely! There are no nasties in our products, it is all natural and is safe for you and your bub throughout pregnancy and post pregnancy. Not only will it help with the aches and pains our bodies experience during pregnancy, it will help with ensuring you get a good night sleep and can be applied directly to your sore areas (ie: lower back or the dreaded calf cramps). Magnesium is an essential mineral to support the growth of a healthy bub and our need for this mineral increases when we are pregnant. As all pregnancies are different we always recommend consulting your GP prior to using any supplements to ensure it is right for you.

Can I use magnesium oil on my children?

Yes! All products are safe to use on your little ones. They are amazing as they will help them relax during the evening after a busy day and for those growing pains and general magnesium replenishment. We recommend diluting the formula with water slightly begin with (50:50) apply to their feet for around 2 weeks at this strength. You can then build up to a stronger formula and apply to their stomach and feet at night before bed.

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