Elektra Magnesium Flakes Food Grade 250g



If you don’t want to have to buy expensive mouthwash containing chemicals and alcohol anymore, then try magnesium mouthwash that you can make at home. It’s all natural and has no added chemicals, alcohol or artificial colours and flavors. Just add one teaspoon of Elektra Magnesium food grade magnesium chloride flakes to 250-300mL water (adjust according to taste) and shake or stir until all dissolved.

This makes about a month worth of mouthwash for just a few cents. It tastes a bit bitter at this concentration, but it is very alkalizing and mineralizing. Swish one mouthful around the teeth and gums after brushing and rinsing your teeth twice per day for best results.


Benefits of Magnesium Flakes 

Magnesium Flakes soaking allows your body to absorb magnesium via skin, effectively bypassing the digestive system and gaining faster access to cells. It is wonderfully relaxing – especially after a really hard day of physical or mental exertion. Soak or bathe all your cares away, relieve tight or sore muscles and joints, relax the nervous system, promote better sleep and recover from stress.  

Magnesium soaking is a superior method of absorbing magnesium to tissue cells in the case of magnesium deficiency compared to taking tablets and powders, which аrе inefficiently digested and mostly expelled into the toilet. The gut wall can only cope with dilute amounts of magnesium – otherwise the stool liquefies and you lose the magnesium too quickly.  Your internal tissue cells in muscle and bone may be starving for more magnesium, but the only way to absorb very large amounts of magnesium ions naturally is to let the skin do all the work via magnesium water soaking, or to apply Magnesium Cream or Magnesium Charge Lotion.

The other great benefit of magnesium flakes foot soaking or bathing is the therapeutic effect of the heat of the water itself.  Magnesium flakes soaking is very soothing and relaxing and helps to prepare for a sound sleep if done half an hour before bed time.

Soaking with magnesium chloride flakes (food grade) is very gentle and moisturising for skin compared to soaking in magnesium sulphate (epsom salts), which can leave skin feeling dry and itchy.  Magnesium chloride soaking leaves your skin feel silky soft and hydrated. More information about the differences between these two kinds of magnesium salts are in this article blog…

Recommended Dilution and Uses

  • BATH: 1 or 2 cups per bath.
  • FOOTSOAK: 1 tablespoon full in half bucket hot water.
  • Mg OIL MASSAGE or COMPRESS: 50g or 60g per 100ml water (adjust lower for sensitive skin). You can also apply additional plant oil to massage. With direct application to skin in massage or compress you may experience temporary tingling sensation. The solution may be diluted further if required.  As magnesium cellular stores are replenished the tingling sensation dissipates.
  • MOUTHWASH: 1 teaspoon per 250-350ml purified water. Store solution away from daylight. This dilution can also be used as an eye make up remover with application to cotton applicator.
  • MINERAL DRINKING WATER FOR ENHANCED HYDRATION: To restore minerals in drinking water after distillation, reverse osmosis filtering, or in rain water, add a small pinch (approx 0.5 gram) in 1 litre water. Some people may like a bit more if they perspire a lot.  It depends how much electrolyte loss you experience.  There is no one precise amount for all.  Adjust to suit individual requirements.

Soak for How Long?

Whether you soak in a full bath or via a footsoak, over half an hour of soaking, magnesium absorption slows down and then stops as the skin reservoir reaches saturation.  In this way the body is self-regulating.  It doesn’t matter from where on the body you absorb magnesium ions.  This means that over half an hour the body can take up about the same amount from the footsoak as it can from the bath.  However, the bath can deliver faster results all over the body due to the immersion and heat. This is a bonus for those recovering from surgery, injury, inflammation or other painful conditions. For these conditions use 2-3 cups magnesium flakes. The benefits of the footsoak is that it is often more convenient and uses less water and magnesium flakes.

Detox Via Magnesium Flakes Soaking:

During magnesium flakes soaking your skin also has the opportunity to excrete waste products, which lifts the load on the liver and kidneys.  This is an added advantage.

Most of the magnesium in the body – about 99% – is in the muscle and bone tissue. These are the cells that can easily become dehydrated when magnesium levels get too low. It’s where we feel the effects of dehydration (such as cramping) most because we need magnesium to hold water in cells via its charge. The lower the magnesium status, the more we lose water too.

Transdermal absorption of magnesium works so well because magnesium chloride salt is highly water soluble and becomes completely incorporated in the water and easily taken up by cells without further digestion required. Dissolved in water magnesium chloride becomes ionized and in the right form for cells to use.  In this ionized form magnesium can be easily transported around the body not only in the body’s fluid systems, but also trans-cellularly (from tissue cell to tissue cell).

Maintenance magnesium flakes footsoaks are recommended about 2-3 times per week – or more if stress levels are high.

Electrolyte Charged Drinking Water for Better Hydration

ElekMagnesium Flakes for Drinking Watertra Magnesium Flakes can be used to make mineral alkaline drinking water from filtered, distilled or rain water.  It can also be used to make a mouth wash with a stronger concentration (1 teaspoon per 250-300mL), which is alkalising and beneficial for teeth and gum health.  Magnesium is anti-inflammatory and supports healing and recovery. Magnesium chloride salt is the most bio-available and easy to absorb way to take up magnesium.  It gets into your cells quickly.

Many Researchers Call Magnesium ‘The Anti-Aging Mineral’

The body uses magnesium to rest, recover from stress, re-hydrate cells, restore energy levels and strengthen bones. Magnesium and moisture provide more shock absorbing capacity for bones because magnesium has a strong affinity with water. Cells need it to be present in water in order to hydrate better. Magnesium is arguably the most important mineral electrolyte in the body for that reason. If magnesium levels drop too low bones cells start to leak out their calcium stores and this is the beginning of osteoporosis.

Magnesium helps electrical and nervous system conductance in the body, as well as keeping the fluidity of our blood circulation and lymph system normal. In a sense, magnesium and water help to keep us younger and ‘juicier’!

In order to maintain our electrolyte fluids we also need the good oils (cholesterol fats) which stop our water from evaporating into the atmosphere. The cell membrane is made up of a lipid bi-layer, which has channels that open and close, letting wastes out and allowing nutrients in. The good fats help us to stay well lubricated, keeping the moisture where it is supposed to be. The skin barrier is a similar version of protective membrane.

As 99% of magnesium in the body is stored in muscle and bone, blood levels are not accurate indicators of total body magnesium levels. Muscle and bone cells can sacrifice their stored magnesium in order to keep blood levels normal. By the time we show up with low magnesium levels in blood, it indicates much more severe magnesium depletion in the rest of the body. As we age, magnesium levels drop lower and lower and it becomes very difficult to get enough magnesium via digestion alone. However, magnesium via skin can bypass the digestive system and allow the body to drink up what it needs for replenishment.

Magnesium is Essential for Bone Health

Scientific studies show, “Positive associations between greater intakes of dietary magnesium and grip strength, indices of skeletal muscle mass, and BMD in men and women in middle and older age groups.” These studies suggest that magnesium supplementation may help with strategies to prevent sarcopenia, frailty, falls, and fractures.

Use Any Combination of Elektra Magnesium Products

Some individuals may need two or three times the average daily magnesium requirement in cases of more severe magnesium deficiency or high levels of stress. In this case extra magnesium can be supplied via Elektra Magnesium Cream, Elektra Magnesium Oil Spritz, Elektra Magnesium Charge Lotion, as well as foot soaking or bathing with Elektra Magnesium Flakes.

There is no risk of overdose with transdermal magnesium because the body only takes up from the epidermis the magnesium that it can deal with at any one time.  The skin acts in this way as a reservoir of nutrients – a bit like a dinner plate or smorgasbord.  There are no chemicals in Elektra Magnesium products which artificially interfere with the healthy working of the skin barrier. The rich plant oils and butters help hold the magnesium ions inside the epidermal layer until used by the body.  Magnesium Cream helps keep the skin well hydrated, plumped up and protected for several hours after application.

Use of Topical Magnesium for Hyper-Sensitive Cases

1.  Magnesium chloride flakes (food grade) for footsoaking and bathing:  MAGNESIUM IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT FOR THE BODY’S DETOXIFICATION SYSTEM AND TO SUPPORT LIVER.  By soaking (say every second day) your body will not only have the opportunity to take up magnesium at its own pace (without further digestion), but also to excrete toxins via skin.  This lifts the load on the liver to process those toxins that need to be expelled.  Drinking adequate magnesium water every day (ie. similar to natural spring water) also helps your body to become better hydrated and able to flush out wastes.
Make sure to avoid drinking fluoridated chlorinated tap water as these chemicals will kill beneficial gut bacterial.  The chemicals also block and bind up magnesium.

2.  Start with small amounts of Herbal Elektra Magnesium Cream as a moisturiser to soothe and protect dry sensitive skin.  Many people find the Herbal Magnesium Cream the ‘go-to’ first for sensitive or extra-dry skin. This one is our most popular cream being used and promoted via naturopathic clinics – in particular for those with sensitive, inflamed, itchy or rash-prone skin.  Apply directly to itch prone areas, or just use all over as a body moisturizer.  Do not apply directly to broken, open or weeping skin, but work the cream in around the injured area.  Start with one teaspoon a day and then over a few weeks increase to 2 teaspoons for skin maintenance…

Again, there is no limit as to how much you use.  It is well absorbed, feels so good on skin, and promotes a more youthful looking complexion. 2 teaspoons provides 300mg magnesium, which is an average daily maintenance amount.  However people under high stress can need two or three times that amount, in which case it is best to combine different products such as magnesium soaking and/or adding on 6-12 sprays of Elektra Magnesium Oil Spritz.

The more stress we have to deal with the higher are the magnesium demands to support recovery, so it’s a bit of trial and error to work out your individual needs and daily routine. One T-shirt doesn’t fit all!  But there is no danger of overdose, so use as much as you need to feel better.

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Elektra Magnesium Flakes
Magnesium Chloride Hexahydrate FOOD GRADE – “The King of the Minerals…”
(98% MgCl2.6H20, min 46% MgCl2).


TO MAKE ELECTROLYTE DRINKING WATER (like natural spring water – tastes great!)

PER LITRE FILTERED WATER: One pinch flakes (half a gram in weight) = 80mg elemental magnesium. Natural spring waters from around the world tend to have between 30mg and 130mg elemental magnesium concentration, so this mix only mimics what would be in spring water.

Do not rely on getting all your magnesium from the drinking water, because it’s only a very small amount.  You will absorb much more via skin.  However, the magnesium drinking water charge makes it more hydrating for cells and allows for a better electrical conductivity, as well as cleansing and flushing of wastes.

People love this thirst-quenching, alkaline and delicious magnesium mineral water. The taste is soft and velvety and it’s easy to drink more water to prevent dehydration. It also takes longer to pass through the system, as it is more hydrating and gets better access to cells. You can of course adjust the concentration of the flakes up or down to suit taste.

Average recommended for adults is to drink 3 litres per 24 hours (more if hot weather or perspiring a lot), and for children – whatever they need to quench their thirst. 

Elektra Magnesium Chloride Flakes (food grade) also contain 2% of other vital trace minerals that naturally occur. It’s a mineral package made by Nature!  (Note that the sodium part has been skimmed off during dehydration, so it doesn’t taste like your sodium table salt).

The water tastes and works better because the alkaline pH electrical charge of magnesium water accesses cells more easily, compared to the positive (acidic) charge of demineralised (reverse osmosis or rain water) water, which runs through the digestive system too quickly.

Adding one pinch (1/2 gram) magnesium flakes to a one litre demineralised water of 6pH lifts the pH to neutral. If you would like to lift the pH to 8 then simply add a tiny amount (about 1/8th teaspoon) of sodium bicarbonate to the litre of magnesium water. For optimal benefit the best range for mineral water is 7-8 pH.

When diluted in water, ELEKTRA™ Magnesium Flakes can be absorbed by cells without any further digestion required.

Did you know that natural mineral water concentrations of magnesium (as in foods) are easily absorbed via the gut wall to the interior of the body, whereas with high concentrations, most of the excess is wasted by the digestive system into the toilet? This is one of the reasons why not much magnesium from tablets and powders gets through the gut wall. If you need high concentrations, transdermal magnesium (via skin) is better.



There has to be a certain balance of electrolytes in drinking water. Depending on your lifestyle, you could need more or less magnesium chloride compared to others. For instance, an athlete that is constantly sweating out electrolytes and pushing their body hard will need a higher level of electrolyte top up . They may also need more sodium replacement due to perspiration.

Someone with a more laid back lifestyle and personality, with not much stress, may only need 300-400mg magnesium per day extra to replace what is lost and what is not being provided by food and digestion.  And the rest of us fall somewhere in between.  In fact, your magnesium needs fluctuate per day, depending on stress levels.  The more stress, the more magnesium we need to put back.

If you drink 3 litres of magnesium water per day at 80mg (one pinch flakes) per litre filtered water, that would be 240mg magnesium.  This by itself is not enough for high end needs. Transdermal absorption offers more magnesium availability and access for the body’s needs quickly and efficiently.  You can combine different transdermal magnesium applications with drinking magnesium water and eating magnesium-rich foods to ensure optimal magnesium supply. You get to know what is the right amount for your needs with a bit of practice, because your body gives you feedback.

Weight 9.3 oz
Dimensions 260 × 125 × 75 in


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