What we think
Sore Legs? Restless Legs at night? Or you simply want better next-day recovery; you want a magnesium lotion.
What is magnesium lotion?
Typically we find magnesium as an ingredient in our most popular recovery lotions from brands like REUP Recovery and Feel Good Labs. Today I want to introduce magnesium chloride, the only ionized magnesium. It means it has an electric charge and is the optimal form for the body to use.
We first heard about Alka12 a few months ago but could not get our hands on it until recently. It is an ultra-pure magnesium chloride mixed with Aloe Vera to make it smooth and easy to apply to your skin.
How to use it?
You rub it on your sore legs (or anywhere else, like your lower back) and leave it for 20 minutes (typically until it dries); then, you can rinse if needed. You can also use this lotion as a pre-workout application to help prime your muscles.
My experience with it was really good. I often get restless legs after a hard day of training at bedtime, which keeps me up. I can use a bath with Epson salts, but it is easier to rub on Alka12. I noticed it working in about 15 minutes and could get back to sleep.
The 500ml container lasts a long time. I would estimate it will last most people almost 6 months.
I would be careful about whether you have any cuts on your legs or where you apply it. I was a bit sliced up from mountain biking, and it stung badly. I washed it off and it was fine, but you don’t want to apply it over an open wound, even if it is just a scratch.
The Best Part:
The backstory is fascinating, and I feel like it is an episode from the Nature channel.
They use high water pressure to extract the magnesium from a depth of almost 10,000 feet below the earth’s surface from the Zechstein Sea, which existed 250 million years ago.
As millions of years passed, the sea dried out and has never been exposed to modern pollution. This makes ALKA12 topical magnesium products extremely pure.
Alka12 brand is also very forward-thinking on the usage of plastics, has no animal testing, and, the best part, is fully BIO certified in France (their top tier of “organic” certification).