Elektra Magnesium

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Why are Elektra Magnesium® body care products better?

Elektra Magnesium® (Cream, Lotion, Oil,  and Flakes ) products offer the most dense nutrient load in body care products available with a highly absorbable and usable natural magnesium chloride reaching cells faster and more efficiently than digestion of oral tablets or powders.

Magnesium body care is natural and very effective. Elektra Magnesium® products are very ‘user-friendly’ and pleasant to use on a regular daily basis, leaving the skin in beautiful condition. The skin, via trans-dermal absorption, acts as a nutrient reservoir that the body can draw from as needed.

Elektra Magnesium® Cream combines food grade magnesium chloride salt flakes with rich plant oils and butters for optimal skin conditioning treatment and anti-aging rejuvenating effects. Elektra Magnesium® Cream is also ideal for the more sensitive skin type or for children because its rich fats help to soothe and protect skin. Elektra Magnesium® Oil Spritz is an extra strength high concentration magnesium oil spray formulated for better absorption without sticky or irritating residue. Use it when you need more magnesium for muscle massage. You can combined these products to suit your individual needs and skin type. Please see our information pages for each product category for magnesium body care.

Elektra Magnesium® products have been developed since 2009 and are formulated with the highest quality natural ingredients, avoiding the use of toxic chemicals. They are manufactured in Australia in a TGA accredited facility according to the highest GMP manufacturing standards.

Australian Made with Quality Natural, Organic Ingredients

Elektra Magnesium Cream has about 20 ingredients. There is no other cream or lotion on the market that is so full of nutrients as Elektra Magnesium Cream – the original and still the best!

It is packed with potent wild sourced magnesium chloride (food grade), and vitamin-rich raw Shea butter plus other plant oils offering a balanced broad spectrum of omega 3, 6 and 9.

Most Chemicals are cheap. Natural, organic plant oils cost more. Elektra Magnesium Creams contain the highest quality natural ingredients and no useless or wasted ingredients such as thickeners to pad out a watery liquid or magnesium oil, or merely a small token of plant oils to turn the magnesium oil white in color as in other brands.

Read labels! The ingredients lower on the ingredients list of labels are the smallest components. If the plant oils are nearer the bottom then they are present only in small quantity.

When checking labels, also look for the presence of toxic ingredients because what goes on goes in. There are now many toxic chemical ingredients in skin care products.  Common ones to avoid are parabens, phenoxyethanol, dimethicone, oxybenzoates, pthalates, and petrochemical products like paraffin.

In addition, there are now other products that call themselves ‘magnesium cream’ but are only just a thick paste, which is hard to absorb and stays on the surface of the skin feeling sticky and irritating. They are priced at around $50 per 100g, which is more than double the price of Elektra Magnesium Cream.

Volume for volume Elektra Magnesium Cream trumps them all in nutritional delivery, absorb-ability, and beautiful skin conditioning properties – as well as THE best value for money!

They just feel sooooo good! Enjoy…

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Why is Trans-dermal Absorption Better?

Magnesium is now becoming a big revolution in natural health as industrialized societies suffer more and more under stress and are looking for ways to compensate without relying on drugs or surgery.  Trans-dermal absorption of magnesium salts is the best way to absorb magnesium, as no digestion of tablets is required.

Only a very small amount of oral magnesium tablets and powders gets digested and passes through the gut wall to the inner tissue areas of the body where it is mostly used. The majority of these oral magnesium supplements are expelled by the digestive system and can cause diarrhea.

Transdermal absorption is much more efficient and works more quickly with calming effects being felt within minutes of massaging into skin or soaking in a hot magnesium solution foot soak or bath.  It is using the same dermal pathways as sweating which releases electrolytes from the skin.  The skin is also capable of absorbing electrolytes back in as long as they are in the right form.  You can also do it by swimming in the ocean or bathing in mineral rich hot springs.

Massaging with Elektra Magnesium products delivers the magnesium and other elements and nutrients more conveniently to the skin.  From the skin (epidermis) the body takes up what it needs via the tiny capillaries of the dermis under the skin and is self-regulating.  It does not take up any more than it needs at one time (like tree roots taking up minerals from the soil).  Unlike drugs or herbs, you cannot overdose.   (Ref: Trans-dermal Magnesium Study Via Magnesium Cream).  It’s just nutrition provided to the largest organ of the body – the skin.

Feeding the body by feeding the skin makes a lot of sense… and feels sooooo good!

In this short presentation, Sandy Sanderson, CEO at Elektra Magnesium,  outlines the growing problem of magnesium deficiency and symptoms in over-stressed industrialised societies, and how to recover from stresses by transdermally supplementing magnesium using personal care products made in Australia using natural and organic ingredients (no petrochemicals, no parabens, no dimethicone, no phenoxyethanol, no animal products and not tested on animals… also fair trade shea butter).

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Elektra Magnesium Mineral Analysis

A Trace Mineral Analysis for Elektra Magnesium Chloride Flakes (food grade) was conducted in  2015. Magnesium Chloride Hexahydrate (MgCl2.6H20).  We decided to show a trace mineral analysis to the public so they can compare the quality of our salts with other companies.

Our salts are food grade and this analysis shows that with Lead and Mercury in particular not being measurable  down to 10ppb, which means there is less than 0.00000001kg/kg of salt

Why Magnesium Chloride is More Bioavailable Compared to Other Magnesium Compounds (Oral Tablets and Powders)

Chloride is the most abundant mineral electrolyte in the body.  For us to be able to use the metals of magnesium, sodium, calcium, potassium etc they need to be bound to chloride to be ionised and fully absorbed into the water molecule – in a sense swallowed up by the water.  In that form (eg. magnesium chloride, sodium chloride) the electrolytes are biologically available.  Together, and as a solute in the water, they conduct the bioelectricity of the body.

When you take oral tablets and powders of various magnesium compounds (magnesium joined to another element), they have to be digested in the stomach using hydrochloric acid.  The older we get the less stomach acid we make and the more difficult it gets to digest.  Also, after the body separates the magnesium from the other element it joins the magnesium to chloride so it can gain access to the cells.

All this takes a lot of extra time before you feel the benefit of the magnesium and by the time it can get through the bowel wall several hours later it is a much smaller quantity that is available for cells than if you soaked in magnesium chloride solution (magnesium flakes in water) or applied it to the skin as a magnesium skin care product.

When you take too much magnesium supplement orally the bowel contents become loose and watery, finding their way into the toilet well before you get the benefit of all that magnesium.

Remember, the body takes what it needs and no more – just like the tree roots take up minerals from the soil but no more than the tree needs.  It is naturally self-regulating.

Elektra Magnesium Cream and Why it Works So Well

“Sick of being ‘burnt off’ by straight magnesium oil which leaves a sticky stingy residue? Try Elektra Magnesium Cream moisturizer instead.

It is not ‘irritating’, but very beneficial to heal eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis BECAUSE it is ionised magnesium chloride with trace minerals combined with fats (lipids). This is the secret and the science of how it works better….”

Elektra Magnesium Cream suits various skin types and feels sooooo good.

What is The Importance of Food Grade Magnesium Chloride?

The original salt water source is extremely important in determining the quality of magnesium chloride salts harvested. Generally, the cleanest salts on the planet are now from alpine regions thousands of metres above sea level and preferably not near agriculture (chemical run-off), population (sewage and other pollution), or mining operations (mining contaminants).
The open ocean is now known for containing too much mercury and we are warned not to consume large fish because of it. Cities around the Dead Sea (once highly acclaimed for its healing minerals), let out raw unprocessed sewage into that body of water. This salt water is then siphoned out and dehydrated to make magnesium chloride salt flakes. Of course it is cleansed first, but can you be sure that the radiation chemicals or oestrogen from the Pill, which are contained in sewage from modern cities these days, has been fully removed?
Land based sources aren’t much better because they usually have to use ‘solution-mining’ whereby they pump water into a hard buried layer of crystalised salts (bischoffite) to dilute and then pump out to tanks. This method can introduce contaminants which then have to be chemically processed out. Even the altitude of the source does not guarantee the highest quality if it’s near any of these pollution sources. 
Industrial grade magnesium chlorides are used for many applications including agricultural soil supplement, swimming pool salt, making magnesium metal, de-icing roads and cleaning dust from air of mining operations. For these purposes the industrial grade is fine. However, ‘Food Grade’ is ‘Food Supplement’, so be careful of anything else when consuming it or even using on your skin for prolonged periods of time, as the skin is the largest organ of the body and it is porous. 
If you are feeding it to your horse or pets make sure the magnesium salts are really food grade. Ask the supplier for a trace mineral analysis with testing down to 10ppb by an independent laboratory, and confirm there is no mercury or lead detected. The total elemental magnesium content should be at least 15% and best at over 16%. The industrial grades tend to be at around 12% elemental. 
In addition, don’t be fooled by ‘organic claims’ because when it comes to mineral extractions you could say that crude oil is also ‘organic’ (not grown with pesticides or chemical fertilizers).  An inorganic mineral is an inorganic mineral and can have no other inference. A sea mineral salt is a complex of inorganic minerals. There is no regulation in Australia about such claims or the inference that the word organic’ somehow makes it better. It’s a question of ‘buyer-beware’.  If a salt has a ‘certified organic’ label it just means that it is naturally dehydrated from salt water.  It does not ensure food grade quality.
Elektra Magnesium Chloride salt flakes are sourced from the Tibetan Plateau alpine salt water lakes, naturally dehydrated AND are ‘food grade’ quality.
They are a certified ‘food supplement’ and used widely by manufacturers of tofu in Asia. We also get the salts tested in Australia using highly sensitive equipment to 10ppb (not just 10ppm) showing these salts have no mercury and no lead detected – AND the highest level of elemental magnesium in the range of magnesium chloride hexahydrate (16.6%).
See here for test results…
Magnesium creme for skin types

Cramps are a Result of Dehydration Caused by a Loss of Minerals – Particularly Magnesium

When magnesium is lost excessively the cell membrane becomes compromised and ‘looser’ because the electrical charge drops.  That means the cell wall is not so good anymore at holding things in like potassium or water.  And it’s not so good anymore at keeping things out like sodium and calcium (mostly extracellular electrolytes).  When the cell loses too much water it develops a scalloped shape like a prune and everything starts to get squeezed – including the vascular system, the muscles and nerves.  This feels like pain or cramping and can also manifest as hypertension (high blood pressure). Too much calcium can also enter the intracellular spaces and cause hardening.  Remember that magnesium is the best calcium channel blocker – the natural controller of how the body uses calcium to its best advantage.

When the body becomes dehydrated it moves to a water-conserving and rationing status.  It releases vasopressin – a hormone which constricts blood vessels so that more water is shunted to the brain, as the brain must take priority with water usage.

To help the body release this pressure and return to normal hydration drink more magnesium water – mixed as per instructions above.  For fast relaxation you can also massage into your muscles Elektra Magnesium Cream and spray extra Elektra Magnesium Oil Spritz (formula) on top.


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Elektra Magnesium Cream helps with:

Promotes calmness and well being

Pain & stiffness, swelling, cramps, spasms, twitches, restless legs, frozen shoulder, arthritis, migraine, rheumatism

Acne, eczema, psoriasis, itchy rashes and allergy, dermatitis, foliculitis, urticaria, dry or inflamed skin conditions, bruising, boils, injury sites and scar tissue, rosacea, spider veins

Hydration, emolient skin barrier protection, detoxification.
Rich source of phosphosterols, phospholipids & antioxidants.
Reduces, controls and moderates cellular oxidative damage/stress.

Magnesium Application:

Elektra Magnesium Cream works to hydrate, condition and rejuvenate the skin. You can use as much as you like. It takes a few minutes to rub in this rich cream packed with nutrients, and about 10-20 minutes to be fully absorbed inside the epidermis, leaving a smooth finish and healthy glow to the skin. Avoid eye area or broken skin, as it can sting. If you feel a tingling sensation, this is normal as magnesium stimulates and improves (normalizes) circulation.  Magnesium chloride ions (like sodium, calcium or potassium electrolytes) deliver an ionic charge – a tiny electrical stimulus to the nerve endings. The thinner and dryer the skin the more sensation is felt as the mineral ions pass through.

Hot water soaking with the magnesium chloride flakes also hydrates the skin and can avoid the tingling sensation, however, the higher the concentration, the more likely the sensation. It’s best to try varying concentrations until you find what is suitable for you. This also varies over time as you become more tolerant. The better hydrated and conditioned the skin, the better its absorption capacity of magnesium ions.

Great for MASSAGE or After Sun Recovery!
When used in MASSAGE Elektra Magnesium Creams help stimulate blood flow, oxygenation and circulation, and helps to relax and relieve tight muscles and joints. The extra stimulation of massage provides a mechanical ‘push’ to the lymphatic and nervous-electrical system which enhances magnesium penetration to muscle cells.  It is also effective in relieving itchy inflamed skin.  If you happen to get a bit too much sun, apply extra magnesium cream to help soothe and re-hydrate.

As a Deodorant:
Elektra Magnesium Cream can also be used as a natural deodorant because it contains natural preservatives that inhibit bacterial growth associated with underarm odor.

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Elektra Magnesium Charge Lotion

Great for active people on the go…

A hybrid 30% formula* half way between Magnesium Cream and Magnesium Oil Spritz, EM CHARGE Lotion is designed for convenience as an all-in-one moisturizer, massage lotion, deodorant and magnesium supplement… Elektra Magnesium Lotion, Ultra Hydrating Muscle Massage Shop Now


One dessertspoon -12g- Charge Lotion delivers approx 550mg elemental magnesium.







Texture is silky smooth, light and moisture-attractive thanks to the hyaluronic acid.  The lotion is absorbed and incorporated beautifully into the epidermis, plumping it up with hydration and leaving no sticky residue.

Powerful antioxidant Australian botanical extracts of Kakadu Plum, Davidson Plum and Quandong add extra cleansing and collagen support.  Lemon-scented tea tree gives the lotion a fresh aroma of tangy lemon sorbet whilst adding anti-microbial and antiseptic benefits.






Nutritious plant butters and oils are still prominent in this formula, but less compared to Magnesium Cream.  Elektra Magnesium CHARGE Lotion is more astringent and suitable for those with skin types that need less fattiness for skin barrier protection, but more magnesium for muscle care (teenagers, athletes, men). 

Elektra Magnesium Oil Spritz Formula used in massage for muscles and joints helps to relax and unwind!  

With a refreshing mandarin fragrance it offers potent high concentration magnesium chloride 60% formula plus botanical ingredients to enhance absorption, avoiding the sticky irritating residue of straight magnesium oil.



The benefits of magnesium oil include:

  • Safe, easy and convenient to use (e.g., sprayed and rubbed on skin)
  • May be applied directly to skin for massage of tight muscles and joints
  • Rapidly absorbed for uptake into cells, tissue, organs, and bloodstream, to help prevent magnesium deficiency.
  • Skin absorption is passive and self-regulating as the body keeps its own homeostasis, using the skin as a nutrient reservoir
  • Skin absorbs more magnesium (via magnesium chloride in solution) than can be absorbed using oral supplements (which must first be digested)
  • Lower cost per dose than many orally-administered magnesium supplements
  • Bypasses processing by the liver and kidney (unlike oral supplements) because no digestion is required
  • Does not involve gastrointestinal upset or loose stools associated with oral magnesium supplementation
  • Lower cost per dose than intravenous or intramuscular injections, which typically are administered by health professionals
  • Does not involve pain associated with magnesium injections and no special equipment required
  • Natural Elektra Magnesium Chloride mineral salt flakes (food grade) also incorporate 2% other sea trace minerals – essential for good health and wellbeing. It’s a ‘mineral package from Nature’ for better nutrition.

The products can be combined to suit individual skin and body care needs.

15% Magnesium Cream 
(High fat, mild magnesium for children and adults. Use for skin care and recovery, anti-ageing moisturizer for body and face, massage cream for relaxation of tension. One dessertspoon -12g- Magnesium Cream delivers approx 275mg elemental magnesium.)

30% Magnesium Charge Lotion  (Medium fat, medium magnesium for teenagers and adults. Use as all-in-one moisturizer, massage lotion, deodorant. One dessertspoon -12g- Charge Lotion delivers approx 550mg elemental magnesium.)

60% Magnesium Oil Spritz Formula  (Low fat, high magnesium for teenagers and adults. Use more acute magnesium needs, muscle and joint massage where extra magnesium is required. 15 sprays Magnesium Oil delivers over 800mg elemental magnesium.)

Some people may need a daily top-up of 400-500mg of magnesium to supplement diet, whilst others may need more than 1,000mg if they are under excessive stress, work physically hard or have other health issues.  For high level needs, in addition to eating more magnesium-containing organic foods, it’s a good idea to combine various magnesium topical applications, such as magnesium soaking, magnesium moisturizing using Magnesium Cream, and magnesium massage using Magnesium Charge Lotion and/or Magnesium Oil Spritz.

Adding Elektra Magnesium Flakes (food grade) to your filtered drinking water for alkalizing and mineralization helps the water to work better (ie. more hydrating), however it’s best not to rely on it alone to restore magnesium reserves because it’s usually not enough magnesium.  The skin can cope with much higher concentrations of magnesium absorption.