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The Magnesium Oil Scam

It does not take much effort when you are searching the Internet to uncover links referencing a magnesium oil scam. Unfortunately, there are many people that are trying this product every day in hopes for various cures to a growing list of ailments. There are brick and mortar stores selling these products with their cure-all claims as well as websites. It is imperative that the truth is shared because the scam is not only dubious but it is also very costly.

Just to make this clear from the beginning, what has been deemed magnesium oil does not exist. The mineral itself is incapable of producing an oil.  When magnesium chloride blends with water, it creates a solution that can have a somewhat ‘slick’ feeling.  That experience is not the result of oil in any way.  This is a mineral and oil is not produced by its chemical breakdown at all.

magnesium_oilScammers are making claims that their oil is transdermal magnesium. In other words, they want us to believe that this product absorbs through the skin and cures all kinds of medical issues.  As part of the sham, male pattern baldness is said to be cured. They claim the product clears out the clogged pores of the scalp that are hindering the hair growth process.  This would be fantastic if it were possible for the scalp to absorb the magnesium as the claims express.  The reason for this is that this mineral is an ‘ion’ and studies have shown in the past that penetration by the skin does not happen very well.  Additional testing with lab results is needed to support the manufacturers’ claims.

In addition to hair loss cures, there are claims transdermal magnesium therapy cures cancer.  The amount of mineral that is absorbed by the body can easily be achieved by using Epsom salt.  It is much more cost effective to invest in a few boxes of that than to fall for their scam. According to them, magnesium deficiency in the body manifests in low lying, seemingly non-related health concerns.  It is of the utmost importance, according to the peddlers of the product, for many people to use a magnesium supplement.  There are believers that accept our bodies’ age due to incorrect levels of magnesium in the tissues.  Interesting, that is another angle they use to reel people in. Seniors and those that fear aging are more likely to jump on board if they put a fountain of youth type of spin on it.
There are also reports that the mineral can get rid of pain. They claim an arthritic attack can be cured.  When affected hands are placed in the magnesium chloride bath or rubbed with the oil, swollen hands should shrink and the pain should leave within five minutes or so.  Does this really happen?  Is the solution capable of creating that kind of relief?  They conclude that most pain related suffering would improve based upon this so-called oil. Again, the manufacturers and their proponents made these claims without substantiating evidence of proof.
Transdermal magnesium is pushed as a body supplement. It is not difficult to find out what the RDA requirement is for supplementation.  The Internet has shown some companies that state this oil cures diabetes.  There are listings of elimination of nerve damage by its use.  Research shows that the amounts in the body would have to be approximately 40 to 50 times the RDA recommendation. Again, this is not with anything to support these claims.  This scam is making claims of nerve regeneration and cures for ailments that otherwise there are no known cures.
The only warning that researching this scam showed was that people using the supplement initially should not overuse it.  The transdermal magnesium may cause skin irritation when applied to the skin in the beginning.  Some skin is more sensitive than others are.  According to them, the body will have a better response if it is allowed to get acclimated to the oil.   Next, they hit you with it will take around 2 to 3 months of using their supplement to get your magnesium levels where they should be in your cells. What a joke! That is how they get you to continue to buy their product because they know you most likely will not see any results.
Magnesium is the supreme cure. Where are the case studies to prove this?  If the claims that it has panoramic action, and is similar to a tonic for cells, where is the supporting evidence? Unfortunately, there are far many reviews on the Internet that tell a different story. They make claims of nary side effects. It has been stated that in comparison to prescription medications, it is far better for the body.  It is accurate that prescription medications can have adverse reactions on the body. This should not be compared to a scam of a product.  The makers want us to believe that this mineral ‘oil’ is helpful to individuals with any type of disease.  It is recommended that you do your own research. People with serious conditions, such as kidney malfunctions, should seek medical advice from a physician.
The mag oil scam states that it is one of the more needed minerals in the human body, they sale it as a great disease preventive.  Write-ups on its use for extending life exist, as well.  According to them, no one would ever become ill from a stroke, heart attack, cancer, hair loss, or diabetes if their body’s magnesium levels were at the perfect levels. Again, learn all that you can and decide for yourself.

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5 thoughts on “The Magnesium Oil Scam

  1. So where. Are your research findings to say magnesium oil isn’t what it claims it states it not actually an oil but when applied appears to be like oil until,it is absorbed I use it daily ant it does relieve pain I do sleep better Ivevseen many studies ftom credible institutions and reputable Doctors
    Show me your sources that disprove the benefits of magnesium

  2. Hi Kathleen,
    Clearly Magnesium oil isn’t a oil but just magnesium chloride dissolved in water as Epsom salts is multiple times cheaper even if you believe it works. We don’t absorb nutrients via our skin and even is some did dissolve into our body the concentrations are that low it isn’t significant to fix a magnesium deficiency. Our skin is build to get a semi-impervious barrier so viruses/bacteria/fungi can’t enter it at will. Rubbing a apple on your skin will do nothing for your health but eating it can as this is the natural pathway for nutrients. Eating food with bio-available magnesium or take a oral magnesium supplement are legitimate ways to increase magnesium.

    People who sell magnesium oil are the ones that need to provide the burden of proof as they are making these claims and selling a product that offers “benefits”. If I was selling that blood letting helped cure cancer I have to provide scientific evidence that is works not others prove I am wrong even if I have some anecdotal evidence?

    Kind regards
    Tim Lester

    1. I’ve tried oral supplements very little gets in Your system it mostly passes through the colon and is eliminated, since I have been rubbing it on the bottom of my feet and on my wrists I see and feel great benefits
      Now maybe my skin is different and does absorb better than some and for that I am greatful
      As for price I bought an 8oz bottle nearly a year ago and I’m still using it, it was $9.95
      I dont believe anyone is getting rich off me, however I have seen some offers that are more expensive but I’ll stick with what I know.

      Whatever your views are your welcome as for me I will,continue until I no longer get the benefits
      Thank you for taking the time to contact me I appreciate that
      Blessings to you and yours


      1. How did you know you had a serious magnesium deficiency before using magnesium oil or supplements?
        Did you try chelated or citrate soluble magnesium supplements or just foods high in magnesium as they have improved absorabtion?
        Have you compared the results with Epsom salts which are much easier cheaper and easier to get?

        $9.95 isn’t the end of the world as you mentioned but to this day not one person who sells magnesium oil wants to honestly answer these questions which doesn’t give me any faith that they really want to help people over making a quick buck.

  3. The sites that sell magnesium oil state that one gets a certain dose of magnesium according to the amount one puts on the skin. When it dries one has a podery crust left behind. It seems that it should be obvious that that powder is what DIDN’T get absorbed. The sellers though, never seem to qualify a percentage of absorbtion, they just claim that the amount one puts on gets absorbed.

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