Originally Posted by segan66
I am very interested in the magnesium oil. What is it and how do you take it? What quantities do you find give you relief? I have chronic sciatic pain and would like to find something that works for relieving it other than Anti-Inflammatories.
I use magnesium chloride, which is just concentrated seawater, rich in minerals. This is the one I use. In Australia, it is not allowed to be sold for internal use (just hasn't been looked at), but elsewhere it is.
This is a good site to read about the benefits from a doctor's viewpoint.
I take 1-2 teaspoons of it diluted in about 600 ml of water, which I then drink throughout the day. Best to drink it in small amounts to avoid upsetting the gut.
I found relief after just a week, and haven't looked back. It's the only thing that has given me relief from sore muscles.
You can also get a powder form, which you mix with water. It is a bit weaker so slower to work, but still OK.
The tablets are useless as they are too weak and you can't take higher doses. With the liquid one you can, and you know when to back off when you get loose bowels!
Definitely worth a try. This is a cure for muscle problems, and not just a treatment.
It may not stop the sciatic pain, but should certainly help with tight muscles which can be very painful as well, and which you probably have as you try to cope.