Magnesium Chloride

How To Take Magnesium Chloride

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 20, 2017
How To Take Magnesium Chloride

Magnesium chloride is a nutritional supplement that brings great health benefits, for example it naturally treats muscle joint and bone problems and improves blood circulation as well as helping the heart and combating insomnia and migraine. This mineral can be found in foods but sometimes it is difficult to reach the recommended dose. However, this substance of salty and bitter taste can also be purchased in health food stores to take dissolved in water. In OneHowTo we show you how to take magnesium chloride correctly.

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Steps to follow:


Magnesium chloride can be purchased in pharmacies or health food stores. Normally, this supplement is in a crystal format sold in a container but it can also be purchased in other formats such as tablets or envelopes of 33 grams. Therefore you can choose your preferred consumption format.

How To Take Magnesium Chloride - Step 1

To take magnesium chloride with the aim of preventing diseases we must dissolve the substance in water. To do this, take a teaspoon of magnesium chloride in a little water, preferably in a small glass such as a shot glass. Also, take the solution on an empty stomach or before a meal.

If it intended to treat lower back or joint pain or arthritis, rheumatism, gout or cholesterol, you should take two glasses of magnesium chloride dissolved in water: the first before breakfast and the second a few minutes before dinner.

For more severe pain, such as migraine or prostate problems, take three doses daily: first before breakfast, the second in the afternoon and the third at night.

Once the discomfort has been reduced and health has noticeably improved reduce the doses to a single solution before breakfast.

How To Take Magnesium Chloride - Step 2

On the other hand, if you need to get all the benefits regularly because you suffer from a given condition you can increase this dose or produce the solution in larger quantities using a bottle. For this, boil a liter of water, wait for it to cool and then pour it into a glass bottle and add about 33 grams to be dissolved. Then stir vigorously and it will be ready to drink.


Regarding the length of the period of consumption note that there is no maximum time limit because it is not a pharmaceutical. However, magnesium chloride must be taken daily over a few months to observe the effects. Anyway, it is advisable to perform this treatment for two or three months, then rest for a month and resume it if necessary. It is also important to keep your doctor informed about your consumption, especially if you are using it for long periods due to a chronic illness.


It is also important that you keep in mind that the consumption of magnesium chloride has contraindications in patients with ulcerative colitis, renal failure, kidney stones, those taking antibiotics or drugs for hypertension.

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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My white blood cell is a little high. Would magnesium chloride affect my white blood cell?
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Bibi,

Studies on rats suggest that magnesium can indeed lower white blood cells, but you should not take it without your doctor's permission as it can have other contraindications.
I have some Magnesium Chloride flake I bought for foot soak, I know I can make oil for the skin, but can I make a solution with water to take internally? It is Hexahydrate. I dont know if its food grade or what, I know it was harvested from sea bed. Thanks for any info or help.
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Steven,

Technically you should be able to, but we advise against it. If you are unsure of the quality of the flakes then you should not ingest it orally. They could have other ingredients, even some which are not listed. You also don't know about the conditions of how they were produced.
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