How to Use Magnesium Oil to Reduce Pain

I stumbled across how to use Magnesium oil to reduce pain by happenstance.

See, I’d been injury prone for the last six years of my life. Ankle surgery, multiple PRP injections into my knee, knee surgery, and a partially torn rotator cuff.

Injuries have set me back. But you keep pushing. Injuries are temporary – as long as you get the proper medical care and handle things the way you should.

Luckily (or unluckily), I have a lot of practice with injuries and pain management these days.

P.S: I’m no doctor. Always consult with a medical professional before you start using any supplement. 

Why I Started Using Magnesium Oil

Initially, I started using the oil because I had read it was helpful in maintaining a proper hormonal balance. Many had said Magnesium oil was good for testosterone levels.

Many claimed oil was a much better way to absorb Magnesium than in pill form. So I grabbed a bottle.

I began by rubbing 5-8 sprays of the oil on my stomach before bed every night. It itched a bit before drying but didn’t bother much after.

However, I didn’t notice any significant benefit while rubbing Magnesium oil on my stomach. I certainly didn’t see a big jump in testosterone or libido.

One morning I noticed my shoulder was in a little more pain than usual. A night of drinking, extracurriculars, and a healthy hangover tend to have that effect

I reach down for my typical pain alleviating cream only to find I was all out. Damn! This was not a good thing. I was in Colombia. The only place I could by my favorite cream for pain management (at the time) was in the United States.

I was desperate. So I looked down and grabbed the Magnesium oil. Why not? The worst it could do was nothing. Maybe there would be a placebo effect, and my pain would go away just a little bit.

I decided to try it out. Eight sprays later and I was rubbing in the Magnesium oil into my injured rotator cuff.

Carry-on Magnesium oil. Click the photo to try that same kind I did.

I had no idea how to use Magnesium oil to reduce pain. I had no expectations, as I didn’t expect the oil to do much at all.

So I sat down and got to work. I went about my day while trying not to think about the pain.

Slowly but surely – I started thinking less and less about my shoulder. My work day finished up, and my mind was even thinking about my injury.

Then I went to the gym. It was upper body day for me. Rehab day. Normally, this was a painful day of shoulder lifts and hangs designed to heal my injury. Often, I’d be in a decent amount of pain while doing this workout.

P.S: If you’re having shoulder pain, this is a MUST read.

Not with Magnesium oil. With the spray on my shoulder, I experienced a nearly 80% drop in pain.

Exercises that were once damn near excruciating barely bothered me any longer. While the injury was still present, I felt so much better that I was almost confused. I couldn’t understand how I made such an improvement from my painful, hungover morning to my late-afternoon workout.

Then I remembered…

I had sprayed Magnesium oil on my shoulder in the morning.

The Benefits of Magnesium Oil

I quickly went home and opened up Google. I was curious about the benefits of Magnesium oil. Could this magical elixir help reduce pain and inflammation? I had to know.

To my surprise, Magnesium oil offers a whole slew of benefits to users looking to reduce pain, among other things.

So here are just a few of the benefits of Magnesium oil:

  • Migraine Relief (study here)
  • Improved Recovery Post-Gym (study here)
  • Improved Sleep
  • Lowers Stress Levels (study here)
  • Decreases Blood Pressure (study here)
  • Potential to Regulate Diabetes
  • Can Be Beneficial For Skin (study here)
  • Reduce Symptoms of PMS
  • Strengthen Bones

And of course…

Reduces Pain!

While these are not all the benefits of Magnesium oil, most individuals will find the positives above somewhat important. However, Magnesium oil isn’t perfect…

The Side Effects of Magnesium Oil

Before we get into how to use Magnesium oil to reduce pain, it’s important to discuss a few side effects. While I haven’t had any issues, a few others have. So here are a few of the side effects of Magnesium oil:

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Anxiety
  • Low blood pressure
  • Restlessness
  • Skin rash
  • Loss of appetite

It’s important to note that it’s tough to overdose on Magnesium oil. Your skin simply cannot absorb that much oil at once. As such, the side effects of Magnesium oil are relatively rare.

If you become ill or experience a side effect after doing Magnesium, consider stopping usage. However, other factors are likely to be at play with the issues you’re experiencing.

How to Use Magnesium Oil to Reduce Pain

If you’re curious about how to use Magnesium oil to reduce pain, there’s good news: it’s incredibly simple.

Just buy some Magnesium oil. If you use Amazon, I found these three brands to be best:

Once you have the oil, all you have to do is spray 5-10 sprays where it hurts the most. Then rub it in. That’s it.

Then be consistent with it. While Magnesium was a small miracle for my pain, every single body and type of pain are different.

As long as you don’t experience any side effects, keep taking Magnesium oil for at least a month.

Within a month, you should be able to notice a difference in your pain levels. If not, the oil probably isn’t working for you.

I like to spray 5-8 sprays in the morning, and another 5-8 sprays about an hour before I go to bed.

P.S: When you begin applying Magnesium oil, make sure you don’t overdo it. The body takes a little time to adjust to the oil. Also, a slight tingling of the skin may occur when you start using this supplement. 

Is Magnesium Oil Better Than Ibuphorphen?

Most of us reach for the pills when we start hurting. Pain isn’t fun, and we want it to stop as quickly as possible.

So we grab our preferred NSAID, or anti-inflammatory, to try and get rid of the pain. Common NSAIDs include:

  • Asprin (aka Bayer)
  • Naproxen (aka Aleve)
  • Ibuprofen (aka Advil)

While these drugs work and can eliminate some pain, they’re not exactly healthy for you. In fact, most would agree that NSAIDs have far worse side effects than Magnesium oil.

Plus, for individuals deficient in Magnesium, the oil will offer more anti-inflammatory benefits than any non-prescription pill available. And here’s the kicker – nearly three out of every five adults is deficient in Magnesium.

For me, I found significantly greater pain relief rubbing Magnesium oil on my shoulder than taking Aleve. Significantly!

Magnesium Oil Gets Rid of Pain

If you’re struggling with a nagging injury or chronic pain, I’d highly recommend trying Magnesium oil. It greatly helped my shoulder pain, and I have a feeling it might help yours. Click here to find near immediate pain relief today.

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Jake Nomada

Travel junkie turned blogger. Location independent. From the Midwest, but often based in Latin America. Big on beaches, rumba, and rum. Addicted to the gym. Committed to showing a different style of travel - one that involves actually interacting with locals and exploring different cultures.

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Alex J - April 6, 2017

I use magnesium oil for both anxiety and pain and find it super effective. Sleep with magnesium oil is unbelievable as well. I was going to do a writeup myself eventually but I figure I’ll save myself the time and just link to this gem.

    NomadicJake - April 6, 2017

    For sure, man. I noticed improved sleep with Magnesium oil, too. It truly is a wonder supplement for many. Can’t recommend it enough. Glad to hear it works for you.

    And thanks for the future linkage 🙂

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Cheryl - February 10, 2019

I have used Magnesium Oil for “restless leg syndrome” and leg cramps for years. Recently I had a total knee replacement and the Magnesium Oil was a great help in my recovery.

I used it at night and it diminished the pain and calmed me to allow for better sleep. Getting a good night sleep during knee replacement recovery is the biggest obstacle, so Magnesium Oil was a great benefit.

is the biggest obstacle i

    Jake Nomada - February 10, 2019


    The stuff really works to calm down minor muscle pains. It’s almost baffling how soothing it is on the skin.

    I can’t recommend the stuff enough to people.

Lori - July 3, 2019

I recently had the exact same experience. Had shoulder pain for 2 years- trues everything- nothing worked. After using magnesium spray one time- pain was 80% diminished. After using for a month- pain has completely vanished and I am back to my normal activities. Have also experienced a drastic reduction in anxiety. It really is a miracle mineral!

    Jake Nomada - July 3, 2019

    Glad to here you’ve found some relief! It’s crazy that such a simple product can offer so much relief.

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