Magnesium sprays: what they are and how to use them


What are magnesium sprays?

The magnesium oil used in magnesium sprays is a concentration of magnesium chloride, sourced from 1,600 metres below the seabed. This provides a pure and natural solution that is free from man-made pollutants.

Magnesium sprays are a quick and effective way to replenish your magnesium levels. Designed to be taken on the move, they come in a number of varieties and can be used for relaxation and muscle relief among many other applications.

How do they work?

BetterYou’s are designed to be sprayed directly on to the skin, where the magnesium immediately begins to absorb. This is known as transdermal absorption.

This is incredibly effective as the magnesium goes straight through to your blood vessels and muscles rather than having to be absorbed by your digestive system.

For more information on transdermal magnesium, see our transdermal magnesium information page.

Benefits of magnesium sprays

  • A quick way to replenish your body’s magnesium
  • Can be used on the move
  • Helps bones absorb calcium
  • Relieves muscle tension and speeds up recovery time
  • Allows for a restful sleep

For more information, see our magnesium benefits page.

Types of magnesium sprays

Type of spray



Magnesium Oil Body Spray

  • Highest concentration of magnesium
  • Purest magnesium spray available
  • Endorsed by the Informed-Sport initiative

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How to use magnesium sprays

Our magnesium oil sprays could not be easier to use. Simply spray on to your body and massage into your skin. You can use the sprays on almost any part of your body.

For the best results:

  • apply to clean skin—ideally after a warm shower or bath
  • concentrate on joints, muscles and areas of concern
  • avoid broken or delicate skin

When to use magnesium sprays

The best time to use magnesium spray depends on the type of spray you have:

Type of spray

When to use it

Magnesium Oil Body Spray

  • After shower
  • Before sleep


How much magnesium spray is too much?

There isn’t an upper limit for transdermal magnesium products. The only risks come when you take magnesium in the form of tablets, as large doses can have a laxative effect. Toxic symptoms from excess magnesium are rare because the body naturally gets rid of any magnesium it doesn’t need.

Where on my body should I spray magnesium?

You can use magnesium spray all over the body. If you are using our Joint or Recovery sprays, apply them to the areas that feel sore. Avoid spraying on broken skin, near the eyes or around any sensitive areas.

Why does magnesium spray itch and sting?

A slight itching or tingling feeling is most likely an indicator that your body has low levels of magnesium. This sensation will pass the more you use the spray, as your body increases its magnesium intake.

You can initially soothe the sensation by towelling your skin after massaging in the magnesium.

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