ELEKTRA™ Magnesium Flakes Food Grade

ELEKTRA™ Magnesium Flakes contain over 16% elemental magnesium and have the added synergy of sea trace minerals. They are naturally evaporated from alpine salt water in a pristine region of the Tibetan Plateau and are quality food grade salts which can be used for mouthwash and drinking water, as well as bathing. This pristine salt water source is 3,000m above sea level and therefore not near any industry, mining, agriculture or large populations.
High Altitude Pristine Lake
Hikers, mountain climbers and athletes visit this remote region in the summer in order to train for overcoming altitude sickness. During the winter the lake is frozen over. There is a Buddhist monastery and small village which hosts visitors on pilgrimage to walk around the lake, pray and meditate.

The salt water is harvested from the lake via siphoning the surface waters (not extraction mining) and piping to evaporation tanks where the salts are naturally evaporated into a thick slurry. During dehydration sodium chloride rises to the top and is skimmed off to make table salt. The process is repeated leaving the remaining (approximately 15%) as magnesium chloride hexahydrate and 2% trace minerals. The slurry is then transported to a facility which filters and further dehydrates the salt slurry into sheets which are crushed into flakes. These are tested in Australia by an independent laboratory with NO mercury NOR lead detected. Trace Mineral Analysis…

“God sleeps in the minerals, awakens in plants, walks in animals and thinks in man.”  by Arthur Young

mineral charged water

drink water
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, makes us gag when drinking, or pee too often without getting the full hydration benefit to tissue cells. Adding one pinch (1/2 gram) magnesium flakes to a one litre demineralised water of 6pH lifts the pH to neutral or more. 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.
Magnesium Flakes Trio
When diluted in water, ELEKTRA™ Magnesium Flakes can be absorbed by cells without any further digestion needed. By adding a small pinch (about half of one gram) to one litre of filtered water you can make a great tasting ‘electrolyte replacement’ drinking water. It has a velvet-like smooth texture like the best European spring waters, and tastes so good it’s easier to drink more water for better hydration.

How much do I need?

magnesium deficiency athlete
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 than the average person (including sodium). But you get to know what is the right amount for your body with a bit of practice. Your body gives you the feedback.

Beware of chemicals in tap water that steal magnesium

Fluoride tap water

Australia uses Chlorine and Fluoride to dose the main potable water supply. Both these chemicals destroy beneficial gut bacteria and can cause leaky gut syndrome symptom. Fluoride will bind up magnesium and therefore use it up. This steals magnesium ions so they become unavailable to cells, exacerbating magnesium deficiency symptoms. Symptoms of fluoride toxicity are very similar to magnesium deficiency symptoms.
In most European countries they have moved away from this old practice. They have also discovered via their own scientific studies that adding fluoride to drinking water contributes to thyroid disease and kidney disease. In Australia it is recommended to get a good fluoride filter if you want to drink or cook with the tap water. Otherwise you can use filtered rain water or buy supermarket bottled water and recharge it with electrolyte minerals – ie. magnesium flakes.

Highest absorption via skin

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. There is however only so much the gut can absorb. These concentrations are what we usually consume in mineral water and foods. However via the skin – transdermal absorption – the body can take up a much larger amount of magnesium to satisfy its needs. You can go swimming in the ocean or soak in mineral rich hot springs, or you can soak in a magnesium bath or footsoak at home.

FOOTSOAK, 1 or 2 dessertspoon in half bucket hot water and soak 20-30 minutes.

Detox bath

Soaking in a magnesium bath or having a magnesium footsoak with ELEKTRA™ Magnesium Flakes can deliver 300-400mg of elemental magnesium to the epidermis over half an hour via a natural and passive trans-membrane electrolyte exchange. This amount of magnesium in a tablet or powder could result in diarrhea or be expelled too quickly by the digestive system. In addition to absorbing magnesium quickly via skin, magnesium soaks can also release metabolic wastes and toxins. For those carrying a heavy toxic load it is best to do frequent magnesium soaking – especially in the first month. This lifts the load on what the liver has to process. Maintenance magnesium footsoaks are recommended about 2-3 times per week or more if stress levels are high.

BATH, 1-2 cups. Soak 20-30 minutes.

Make mineral mouthwash for dental hygeine

Magnesium flakes can be used to make a mouthwash with a higher concentration of flakes to water. This high concentration tastes bitter, but is alkalizing and good for teeth and gum health. Rinse after brushing twice a day for best results.

Mouthwash: One teaspoon Mg flakes per 250-350mL water

How to make magnesium oil at home

To make a compress for injury or inflammation, or magnesium oil for massage, simply mix 50% or 60% of magnesium flakes with water and put in a sprayer bottle. This turns into a slippery oily liquid, but is actually a water solution. It feels slippery like oil because the magnesium ions pull the water molecules closer together to form networked hexagonal planes that slide over one another – hence that slippery feeling.

MIX 50% or 60% of magnesium flakes with water.


(Magnesium Chloride Hexahydrate) 98% MgCl2.6H20
(min 47% magnesium chloride) pH=7 in solution.
Flakes are deliquescent ie, will draw moisture if exposed to air for too long. Keep air tight.

Retention enemas

Use half of one percent (one teaspoon) of Elektra Magnesium Flakes per one litre of filtered luke warm (tepid) water. Optional: Can also add 8 drops of lemon juice OR add 50mL of espresso coffee (organic) for extra detox effect. Not only is magnesium essential for the body to make glutathione, but coffee enemas boost glutathione s-transferase production by up to 700% … Hold the enema for 15 minutes for the coffee to be absorbed through the hemorrhoidal vein to reach the liver. Read more…
Waters cleansed
My waters cleansed…

Adequate hydration and electrolyte balance is essential for cardiovascular health

Always make sure you are drinking enough mineral water to ensure adequate hydration. Cells need a delicate balance between electrolytes and water for the correct electrical charge. Your body can work out this balance. All you need to do is consume enough mineral water for optimal hydration, eat a balanced fresh food diet including magnesium-rich foods, as well as apply magnesium via skin. The body does the rest in its balancing act.
The main electrolytes are potassium and magnesium, which are mostly intracellular, and sodium and calcium, which are mostly in the extra-cellular spaces.
CHLORIDE: Chloride ions are usually found pretty well everywhere in the body, as they are necessary to bind with these metal elements to ionize them and make them fully soluble for use by cells. Chloride ions represent about 70% of the ody’s total negative ion content – so they are very prevalent.
CALCIUM: Most people get ample calcium from their diet from green leafy vegetables and/or dairy. If you take extra calcium supplements without a calcium deficiency, then you can be in danger of blocking and inhibiting the magnesium in your body. This can lead to hypercalcemia, or calcium depositing in the soft tissue of the body like kidneys, arteries or joints.
Calcium and Magnesium are antagonistic. Calcium tightens and hardens, whilst magnesium relaxes and flexes. Researchers now believe we got the calcium amount wrong last century and that the proper balance between the two elements in the body is more like two magnesium to one calcium molecule (instead of the other way around).
SODIUM: If you have high blood pressure it is wise to cut back on your sodium content in foods because sodium chloride (refined table salt) has a dehydrating effect and will increase blood volume by attracting more water molecules. This can be dangerous in the case of artherioscleosis because the more rigid arterial walls create even more pressure. That means thicker blood and stiffer tubes to push against!
MAGNESIUM: Magnesium chloride salt, however, is hydrating and promotes normal blood fluidity via its negative electrical charge. This charge has a repulsive effect, promoting blood cells to stay separate and bounce off one another, and therefore increasing blood fluidity.
Magnesium also controls the calcium channels and keeps free calcium in the blood from depositing on arterial walls, thereby keeping the vessel walls more flexible. This is another mechanism where magnesium can help to normalise blood pressure.
If however your blood pressure is too low, then you can add a little extra sodium chloride to the mix which will help to increase the blood volume for blood pressure homeostasis.
POTASSIUM: Potassium works well with magnesium inside cells. They are a good team and support each other. If you lose too much magnesium the membrane channels get too loose and can lose too much hydration, with too much potassium leakage as well. This can cause heart arrhythmia and cardiac arrest. It’s not hard to get your daily dose of potassium, as it is widely available from fresh produce.

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