MgSpa

About This Project

According to the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), most western populations are magnesium deficient since they usually do not get the recommended dietary allowance (RDA). Magnesium sulfate is essential for many biological processes, as well as flushing toxins from the system, and is on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines, the most effective and safe medicines needed in a health system.

 

Magnesium deficiency can lead to a number of health problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis and arthritis, to name just a few.

 

Studies show that magnesium sulphate is not easily absorbed through the digestive tract but is through the skin. The recommended treatment for absorbing these nutrients is bathing in Epsom salts, a procedure that calls for a considerable amount of time, water and electrical energy.

 

MgSO4 Ltd (UK) has developed and patented MgSpa, a highly efficient and eco-friendly electric shower which enables quick and effective absorption of magnesium sulphate through the skin, while at the same time ensuring huge savings in water (97%) and energy (80%).

 

MgSpa makes use not only of the therapeutic properties of the salts, but also of their cleaning ability. The use of soap makes water recirculation in showers impossible and water and energy consumption significant. MgSpa uses Magnesium as a cleaning agent and recirculates and reheats shower water to create an invigorating shower experience with minimum environmental impact. The MgSpa makes Epsom salt treatment an easy, low cost everyday habit.

Topic
SC5- Boosting the potential of small businesses in the areas of climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials
Year

2014

Cutoff

December

Beneficiaries

Coordinator

MGSO4 Ltd

Country

United Kingdom

Partner

Caleidos

Country

United Kingdom