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Natural Magnesium Chloride for Health

What is "Bishofit"?

Bishofit - alternative name for magnesium chloride salt - was first discovered and identified by a German chemist Karl G. Bischof. It is the name of a natural mineral which lies deep underground in the form of magnesium chloride salt crystals. It is obtained by dissolving the crystals with water and pumping up the saturated solution. It presents mainly a magnesium chloride water solution (96 %), with the general mineral content of 400-450g/l. “Bishofit” contains most of the essential chemical elements of the Periodic Table. The advantage of Bishofit is that it is free from modern-day pollutants due to its ancient origin. Most of the magnesium chloride on the market is produced from sea water.

People have known about the healing properties of Bishofit for a long time and have been using it to treat muscle cramps, aches and pains, to calm nerves, relax, etc. It is widely used in balneology due to its analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect to treat osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, lumbago, and other conditions of the Musculo-skeletal and Nervous systems. It is also used to treat nervous tension, stress, a variety of skin conditions and a number of other problems.

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The role of magnesium for health

Magnesium (Mg) is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keep heart rhythm steady, support a healthy immune system, and keep bones strong. Magnesium is also said to help regulate blood sugar levels and promote normal blood pressure. It expands the blood vessels and is a natural diuretic and laxative. Magnesium has a 'calming' effect on the nervous system, slowing down the brain activity. There is an increased interest in the role of magnesium in preventing and managing disorders such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Minerals are the building blocks of life, and are absorbed by the body from food, as well as through the skin.

Magnesium Chloride is widely used in medicine for a number of pharmacological properties.

It has been found to:

  • Stimulate protein/fat metabolism
  • Reduce inflammation by lowering the levels of hystamine and serotonin (mediators of inflammation)
  • Speed up rehabilitation processes in the body
  • Increase testosterone levels and sperm production
  • Inscrease metabolic rate
  • Strengthen immunity
  • Slow down ageing
  • Reduce cholesterol levels in the blood
  • Improve the functioning of the Musculo-Skeletal system
  • Reduce high blood pressure
  • Significantly reduce heart disease and mortality
  • Lower the incidence of cancers
  • Improve the functioning of the Nervous System
  • Reduce the effects of stress
  • Increase phagocytosis
  • Speed up tissue regeneration
  • Improve skin condition

It has been proved to be a:

  • Sedative
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Bactericidal / fungicidal
  • Improve micro-circulation
  • Analgesic
  • Immune regulator

What can "Bishofit" be used for?

Bishofit" can be used to soothe muscle/joint aches and pains, muscle cramps, relieve stress and its effects, to maintain good skin condition, unwind and relax, promote good sleep, general health and vitality.



"Soak the whole body or just the feet in bath water for 20-30 minutes, at a temperature of about 38-40 degrees C. The most effective protocol for this therapy is to begin with a daily body or foot bath every day for the first 7 days, (starting at lighter concentrations and building up) then continue with a maintenance program of 2-3 times a week for 6-8 weeks or longer. Sensitive care must be taken especially with children as to dose levels, water temperature and magnesium concentrations. They need only about 100ml per bath.

Body spray/wash
Spraying Magnesium Chloride on the body  or using it as a wash/rinse is a very effective and economical way of  transdermal application of this mineral. It delivers magnesium for internal body processes and is an excellent remedy for various skin conditions, as well as to prevent magnesium deficiency and a variety of conditions associated with it.

For a large adult, spraying the body with one ounce (25 ml) of  Bishofit is sufficient. A small adult or a child will require less. For people with muscle injuries concentrated magnesium baths or several alternative applications a day should be used. Footbaths - 2 ounces (50ml) will make a very effective footbath when mixed with warm water.

Spraying it on the body will result in a higher magnesium concentration on the skin. Therefore, an ounce used that way will result in more magnesium absorbed than several ounces or even more used in a bath.

Foot bath
Add 25-50ml (1-2oz) of Bishofit to 5-6 litres of warm water for a pleasant and relaxing foot bath. Good and economical way to get regular doses of magnesium into your body.

A few sprays of any type of Bishofit (use diluted product to avoid irritation) under each armpit works both as an effective deodorant and to transport magnesium into the body systems through the lymphatic nodes positioned in the armpits. It can also be applied by hand. Spray/wash feet with it to achieve the same effect.

Massage medium
Bishofit is especially effective when used as a massage medium. It has an oily consistency which makes it very suitable for massage. 

Massage speeds up circulation, opens up pores and  raises the skin temperature by attracting blood to the area. This improves the absorption by the body of  Magnesium and other minerals contained in Bishofit. Dilute the product if necessary to suit each particular skin type.

Mask/  body wrap/  compress /  poultice
Add "Bishofit" to clay and mud packs and body wraps, compresses and poultices. Such applications ensure a more prolonged action and therefore stronger effect on the body due to the fact that they stay on the body much  longer than any other applications and in a more concentrated form. Also, muds and clays have a thermal effect on the body raising the skin temperature under the application. This is especially useful in the  treatment of arthritis,  muscle aches and pains, musculo-skeletal disorders, as well as any other conditions associated with magnesium deficiency.

Why is it effective and safe?
The effectiveness of transdermal applications of  Magnesium Chloride is explained by the skin's ability to absorb substances which are then transported by the circulatory system around the body. Transdermal applications are widely used in the orthodox medicine in the form of patches for a variety of medications where continuous intake of medical substances is required (e.g. HRT, cigarette patches,etc.). Transdermal effect is also used in holisitc therapies (e.g. Aromatherapy).

It is safe, since transdermally there is no risk of overdosing - the skin will not absorb more magnesium than the body needs. However, it must never be ingested and must be kept in a safe place - away from children.