Magnesium Chloride is absorbed into the body really well. I bought a 10 kilo bag of it online. I use this in my baths and also put it in my drinking water.

## Hydrophilic (water loving)

Magnesium chloride draws water like crazy. Just try it: put some on a saucer and leave it for an hour. Depending on the humidity, the magnesium flakes will be wet or even completely dissolved into the water they attracted.

## Calculations

MgCl_{2} flakes hold about 47% MgCl_{2} (from here).

Molecular weight of Mg is 2430500 g/mol

Molecular weight of Cl^{–} is 35453 g/mol, so of Cl_{2} about twice that: 70906 g/mol

Together, the molecular weight of MgCl_{2} is about 2430500 + 70906 = 2501406 g/mol

One cup of MgCl_{2} flakes holds about 51 gram of flakes

Now for the calculations:

- Mg in MgCl
_{2}: 2430500 / 2501406 * 100 = 97.165% - There is 51 * 0,47 * 0,97165 = 23.29 g of Mg / cup MgCl
_{2} - There are 250 / 5 = 50 teaspoons in a cup
- There is 23.59 / 50 = 0.466 g = 466 mg of Mg / tsp MgCl
_{2}

I usually put 1/16 teaspoon into half a liter of water to drink. I do this several times a day. 1/16 teaspoon would then hold about 466 / 16 = 29 mg of elemental Mg.