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Magnesium For Pregnancy & Breast Feeding Mothers


Magnesium for pregnancy is extremely important and can be supplemented with Elektra Magnesium Cream, which is made in Australia from natural ingredients, is non-toxic and safe to use topically.  Pregnant women in particular greatly benefit from using it due to the higher magnesium demands of growing a baby in the womb. Increased magnesium nutrition is not only recommended for pregnant or lactating mothers, but also for the elderly, athletes, shift workers, stressed executives, teenagers or toddlers as part of a healthy lifestyle and balanced nutritional program.

Elektra Magnesium Cream allows enhanced uptake of magnesium transdermally, where the body is self-regulating and controls uptake in a balanced way.  The epidermis acts as a reservoir for the nutrients in the cream, which stay there until the capillaries of the dermis underneath take them up as required.  It is a passive absorption process without the dangers of overdose, as can happen with injections or oral routes.

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There are no chemical fragrances used.  The amount of pure essential oils are very small and are only enough to provide a light fragrance.  The base of Elektra Magnesium Cream contains a complex blend of rich plant oils and butters offering essential fatty acids, fat soluble vitamins and 15% magnesium chloride (food grade), which provide abundant buffering and skin barrier protection.  If you apply straight essential oils directly to the skin with no other buffering elements (lipids and fats) the essential oils may have a stronger and unwanted effect.  This is not applicable in the case of Elektra Magnesium Cream, however do not use it on the nipple area where baby is feeding, as it is not supposed to be ingested orally. It is best to lubricate and condition nipple area with an edible vegetable oil and wait until it is fully absorbed before feeding time.

Elektra Magnesium Cream helps to maintain skin suppleness, elasticity and a well hydrated condition.  ‘Baby Massage’ can start with gentle massage of mother’s pregnant belly using Elektra Magnesium Cream.  This also supports skin healing and regeneration from stretching or muscle tears. It feels so good to rub in all over – especially where there is tightness or pain, such as lower back, neck, shoulders or legs.  Magnesium promotes muscle flexibility and easier recovery after giving birth, alleviates stress symptoms, and helps to calm and relax the nervous system.


To assist detoxification magnesium footsoaking and bathing are recommended. Pregnancy can manifest symptoms such as swelling of ankles, high blood pressure, constipation, back pain and difficulty sleeping.  Adding Elektra Magnesium Flakes to your bath or footsoak as per instructions helps promote relaxation, better sleep and has an anti-inflammatory effect.  It is a very gentle way of using the skin to excrete toxins and wastes, as well as to take up magnesium ions from the hot water.

Magnesium For PregnancyMagnesium soaking can be done every night depending of levels of stress, pain, or energy depletion, or for health maintenance two or three times per week.  After a magnesium soak, follow-up with Elektra Magnesium Cream for skin barrier protection and sustained magnesium availability via the skin reservoir. Make sure to drink adequate clean filtered water that is recharged with magnesium electrolytes.


If you want to know how a young woman had a dream magnesium pregnancy and healthy baby girl, and who got her figure back quickly without tummy stretch marks AND… whose baby is sleeping soundly? (with Mum pretty thankful about that!). Then read this case study.

Michaela and Willow

Elektra Magnesium Flakes (food grade) can be used to remineralise filtered drinking water to make an hydrating electrolyte alkaline water, which is pleasant to drink and preferred by many people because they can drink more of the water without running to the toilet so frequently (as with demineralised water).  Pregnancy requires a greater fluid content in the body, and this minerlised alkaline water helps to satisfy those needs by promoting better hydration, electrolyte balance and blood fluidity for the cardiovascular system and placental blood supply.

Baby also needs a lot of magnesium support for her/his rapid brain and bone growth.  If there is not enough magnesium available, baby will feel more easily irritated and difficult to settle to go to sleep.  Any of the four magnesium creams (Herbal, Sensory Gold, Zest Citrus and Island Spice) have the same amount of magnesium (15% magnesium chloride salts) and are gentle enough to give your baby a comforting magnesium massage to help promote relaxation for better sleep. One teaspoon delivers 150mg elemental magnesium, which is an ideal amount to use for massage of back, arms and legs.  Here is a video of baby massage with Elektra Magnesium Cream…

For a very light dose (50mg magnesium per teaspoon) use Baby Calm Balm, also ideal for massage and also skin conditioning and protection in prevention of nappy rash (but don’t apply any magnesium creams on broken or abraided skin, as the salt stings open wounds. Just work around the affected area if skin is damaged).  Regular changes of nappy when soiled, cleansing and then application of Baby Calm Balm for skin barrier protection helps to prevent inflammation.

By Sandy Sanderson … © 2016-2019
(Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes only. Please consult with your doctor if you are pregnant or lactating regarding the use of this product.) Ingredients are listed on the product information pages.

  • Magnesium chloride flakes

    Magnesium Flakes (Food Grade)

  • Herbal Magnesium Cream

    Herbal Magnesium Cream

  • Zest Citrus Magnesium Cream

    Zest Citrus Magnesium Cream

  • Sensory Gold Magnesium Cream

    Sensory Gold Magnesium Cream


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