View Full Version : Making a transdermal epsom salts rub (magnesium) for anxiety, insomnia, etc.

07-18-13, 08:36 PM
NOT an expert on any this stuff, so all of this stuff is what I believe is the truth, from the reading I've done.

One thing that really sucks about oral magnesium supplements is diarrhea. Magnesium attracts water, and so when too much orally ingested magnesium hasn't been absorbed and instead is in your lower intestines\colon...

Transdermal is a way around to get around this ****ty problem.

So how might magnesium help? Well if you're not familiar with it, then maybe this book preview ( will pique your interest:

And also, if you've ever noticed increased sleeping problems and\or irritability and\or anxiety after starting up vitamin D supplements, then read up on how magnesium is used up by a vitamin D conversion process.

Now as for how much gets absorbed: I don't know, but it's a way to bypass the diarrhea problem that is way, way, way cheaper than buying a transdermal magnesium supplement.

And as for how cheap the stuff is - I bought a two pound bag of epsom salts (pure magnesium sulfate) for eighty eight cents at Walmart (in the section with all the over the counter medical items (like ointment, bandages, witch hazel, etc.) near the pharmacy). Each TEAspoon (which weighs five grams) contains four hundred and ninety five milligrams of magnesium. This means that the bag contains about ninety grams of magnesium.

I'm not going to discuss dosing. Just know that hypermagnesemia ( (too much magnesium in the blood) taken too far can and absolutely will kill the Hell out of you. Just as you would respect the prescription drugs you take and not swallow the entire bottle all at once, you need to show respect for magnesium too.

So here's how you do it (

07-18-13, 08:53 PM
What soup recipe is this?

07-18-13, 09:04 PM
What soup recipe is this?

I know. It's no comparison to your snake oil recipe, but I try. :o

07-18-13, 09:54 PM
A quote I found that I forgot to put in the first post:

Unfortunately, medical treatments in the U.S. all too often do not seem to be based biochemical science, but rather the most expedient (drug therapy) or lucrative (psychiatric therapy) treatment from the viewpoint of mainstream health care providers.

In the U.S. the most common forms of treatment for anxiety seem to be counseling and/or drug therapy. Yet these treatments are illogical and may be counterproductive when nutritional deficiencies or other biochemical anomalies are the main cause of a person's anxiety and depression. One can spend hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars talking to a therapist, but it seems like a pointless attempt at a solution if a core reason for a person's mental health issues stem from a nutritional deficiency effecting his or her nervous system.