Raisins and Gin: Do They Help Arthritis?

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Hey Eek, just started another batch (larger this time) I do think it helps with the general aches and pains.
 

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We have also used alchohol with magnesium, and it cleared up large blemishes on the skin.

Got to get me some gin

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I just read this thread. How has this worked out for you folks, long term?

Don't know if you've encountered Kneipp bath oil, I think it is a German brand. One of them, advertised for sore muscles, contains Juniper. I used it until they made an Arnica version. Expensive, but wonderful.
 
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Looks like a great product!
A less expensive bath would be using Magnesium Chloride.
But the Juniper and Arnica, I imagine would be luxurious!
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...A less expensive bath would be using Magnesium Chloride.
I am wondering why you like Chloride rather than Sulfate? There's sulfur in hot-springs, MSM, DMSO, so I assumed that it is one of the healing factors.

I use Mag Sulfate in the bath almost daily. (it's good to have plain water every few tubs) I really should look around and see if I can get a 25k pail of it, at the 4kilo jugs still work out to about a buck per use.

:coffee:Can raisins be substituted by olives?
 
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Magnesium sulfate (Epsom Salts) takes twice as much with 1/2 the effect of magnesium chloride.
Other than in bath salts we use it in a concentrated form as Magnesium Oil and it mixes well into rubs.

Good idea to have plain water baths in between.You should take vitamin B-12 when using a lot of magnesium, to keep your calcium, potassium and magnesium balanced.

:coffee:Can raisins be substituted by olives?
I don't see why not!
 
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a little vermouth, and cheers!

Thanks, I didn't know about B12 and Mag! Good thing I take methylcobolamin at least 3x per week. That form is best for the nervous system.

I looked up the magnesium weights per volume, and its is almost the same as epsom salt. 1cup is around 500gm.

I called a local bulk health food vendor to see if I could get a kilo to try. Their price works out to 16$, which is better than amazon prices. It's worth a try to see if it works better for me. I will go pick it up this weekend. I can use some of it to make the "oil" to try as well.

To compare cost (not effectiveness) sulfate is about $8 for 4 kilos or about $1 per tub, where the chloride will be about $4 per tub.

Another perspective is $40-$50 for 90 minutes floating in an isolation tank supersaturated with several tonnes of magnesium. Oh, so worth it!
 
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Magnesium
I know you prefer Magnesium Chloride, and I agree its good stuff, but it is really expensive here so I still use Mag Sulfate.

If anyone's interested, I recently found how to dramatically cut the cost of Epsom Salt:

If I go to the supermarket or drugstore a 4 kilo jug of Epsom Salt is about $9CDN, so almost 2.50 per kilo with tax.
I found it in an agricultural supply store in 25 kilo bags for $35CDN *no tax, so $1.40 per kilo.
....I have seen 2 off-colored crystals but I am not worried about it, 'cause this is all for external use.

I packaged 4 Kilo bags with my heat sealer, sold 1 at cost to a friend, and put the rest away.
 
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