Activation Products Review: Magnesium and Phytoplankton

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There are two supplements have made an almost-instant and noticeable difference in my daily life: magnesium and phytoplankton.

The first, magnesium, is relatively common and many people now understand the importance of this vital mineral. The other, phytoplankton, is more obscure but equally important to me.

I’m talking about both in this post because I order them both from Activation Products. Activation is run by a friend of mine, Ian Clark, who recovered his health after suffering from liver disease and several other serious problems by using micronutrients and several key supplements.

Check them out here:

  1. Transdermal Magnesium Chloride 
  2. Marine Phytoplankton

 Why Magnesium?

Magnesium Benefits and UsesI’ve written about magnesium many times because it literally changed my life. Magnesium has improved by sleep, my skin, and my digestion. Even more important… it improved my kids’ sleep (which further helped my own sleep).

Magnesium is often called “the master mineral” for a reason. It is necessary for hundreds of important functions in the body.

Many modern activities deplete magnesium, including:

  • Eating sugar
  • Drinking things with caffeine
  • Stress
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Lack of sleep
  • Processed food
  • Certain medications

Ever dealt with or consumed any of those things? I thought so!

How Magnesium Works

Thankfully, this was an easy problem to solve for me. I just needed to increase my magnesium intake. When I started learning about magnesium, I realized that I wasn’t absorbing it well due to some gut issues I was working through. Food and internal supplements didn’t make much difference for me, other than creating some intestinal distress.

When I discovered transdermal (topical) magnesium, I noticed the difference immediately. And it isn’t just me.

The National Institute of Health reports:

Some observational surveys have associated higher blood levels of magnesium with lower risk of coronary heart disease [50-51]. In addition, some dietary surveys have suggested that a higher magnesium intake may reduce the risk of having a stroke [52]. There is also evidence that low body stores of magnesium increase the risk of abnormal heart rhythms, which may increase the risk of complications after a heart attack [4]. These studies suggest that consuming recommended amounts of magnesium may be beneficial to the cardiovascular system.

Personally, I now use transdermal magnesium every day and use it on my children as well. Topical magnesium is great because the body will only absorb what is needed and it doesn’t stress or tax the digestive system. It will also be absorbed even if there are gut issues that inhibit absorption.

The Best Type of Magnesium

After much research, I settled on the magnesium chloride hexahydrate (MCH) form (this is the exact one I use), which is easily used by the body and which doesn’t cause skin dryness like other forms did (at least for me). Check out this video to learn more about it:

Magnesium Video

Why Phytoplankton?

This somewhat obscure supplement is a powerhouse of nutrients that benefits the body in many ways:

Phytoplankton benefits for cell health-liver health-brain and heart health-energy and more

I’ll be the first to admit… it doesn’t taste great, but I take it daily because it makes me feel great!

Phytoplankton is a micro-algae single-celled organism. It contains important substances like trace minerals, chlorophyll, essential amino acids, DHA, EPA, carotenoids, antioxidants, nucleic acids, and several vitamins.

You may guess by the name that phytoplankton comes from the ocean. It is also vital for all life on earth because it helps create over 90% of the world’s oxygen supply!

NASA calls Phytoplakton:

the most important plant in the world…

This is due to its oxygen creation and because it is the food supply for much marine life. Amazingly, marine phytoplankton only makes up about a quarter of the vegetation on earth, but provides much more than this amount of food supply for marine life.

This is because it reproduces very quickly and is a very sustainable food source.

Phytoplankton and Human Health

Marine phytoplankton has this same oxygenating and detoxifying effect on the body as it does on the ocean. In fact, several researchers believe it is vital for the future of natural medicine due to the hundreds of synergistic elements in phytoplankton.

Click here to check out the exact brand that I take every single day.

What supplements can you not live without? Will you try these?

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


11 responses to “Activation Products Review: Magnesium and Phytoplankton”

  1. Sarah Avatar

    I can’t believe I am just now hearing about this substance. Do you still take it and recommend it?

  2. Debbie Avatar

    Might topical magnesium be easier on the kidneys than ingesting a pill form? My kidney levels are a little off so I’ve been afraid to continue my magnesium supplements which I desperately miss

  3. Madeline del Valle Avatar
    Madeline del Valle

    I’ve been using the Ease magnesium product and it’s great! I get cramps/spasms on both of my legs when I wake up in the mornings and I wanted to know if it was a deficiency so I tried it. I can tell you that it works and doesn’t cause the itching that most magnesium sprays cause. I wanted to start using the MP. I’ll be purchasing that one and I’ll keep you posted. Thanks for all that you do.

  4. Casey Avatar

    Hey Katie! I’m double checking something. Your kink for the magnesium is the Ancient Minerals brand, but in another post about your favorite supplements, your link goes to the Activation Ease brand. Do you like them both equally? One is half the price of the other so that’s why I’m asking.

    1. Katie - Wellness Mama Avatar

      They’re both great products and I’m always trying out new ones to see if there is anything better on the market that is better quality and value which is why you’ll see different links on different posts (and sometimes I forget to change them out!).

  5. Melissa Avatar

    Why do the magnesium links no longer go to Ease Magnesium spray? I used it based upon your recommendation but now it seems as if you are not promoting it anymore. Is there an issue with it? I wanted to confirm that it was safe to use during pregnancy. Thank you.

  6. Odessa Avatar

    Good Day. I went to the links in your post/email to order the supplements (Transdermal Magnesium Chloride and
    Marine Phytoplankton) because the promise of better health always interest me. I am willing to try different things in hope of better health. It is really irritating when you get to a website and feel like you are being overwhelmed with advertisement and offers for other products and it takes forever to order just the items you’d like. It also begins to feel like a scam. I am new to your website but enjoy the information so far. I think a little caution about some of the recommendations may be prudent. Thanks for considering.

    1. Wellness Mama Avatar

      I agree about their website, there are many things I would do differently if I owned it, but that aside, the product is fantastic and is what I personally use and recommend, because of the quality of their magnesium, not because of their website.

  7. Jill Avatar

    Would this magnesium supplement be instead of the spray you’ve talked about before or in addition to?

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