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What is Magnesium
After Calcium, phosphorus and potassium, magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in cells. Roughly one quarter is found in muscle tissue and three-fifths in bone; but less than 1% of it is found in blood serum. Magnesium is the single most important mineral for facilitating smooth metabolism in the cells.
There are basically two classes of minerals: micronutrients, which are only needed in trace amounts and macronutrients, of which we need fairly significant amounts. Magnesium is a mineral we need fairly large quantities of. Magnesium is a particularly crucial element for mediating the vital functions of the nervous and endocrine systems; it helps maintain normal muscle and nerve functions, keeps heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy immune system, and keeps bones strong. Magnesium also helps regulate blood sugar levels, promotes normal blood pressure, and is known to be involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis. Enzymes are protein molecules that stimulate every chemical reaction in the body. Magnesium is required to make hundreds of these enzymes work.
Magnesium deficiency is one of the most common nutritional problems in the industrialized world today. This deficiency is the result of agricultural practices, food preparation techniques and dietary trends. American agribusiness is producing more food than ever before, but the evidence is building that the vitamins and minerals in those foods are declining. Magnesium deficiency can affect virtually every system of the body. Its absorption and elimination depend on a very large number of variables, at least one of which often goes awry, leading to a deficiency that can present itself with many signs and symptoms. Since 99 percent of magnesium resides inside living cells, blood serum levels are not a good indicator of magnesium deficiency. So blood serum levels are notoriously inaccurate. Most people on the American continent, 8 in 10, do not consume enough magnesium. When we get too low on oxygen, water or food, the consequences are serious. Yet, we often don’t realize the consequences of magnesium deficiency.
Reasons for using it
Magnesium has been called the “The Forgotten Mineral” by medical researchers. Numerous doctors and researchers have reported that the provision of this mineral in the population at large would greatly diminish many internal and skin conditions. These conditions are described and presented in many articles and books, such as “TRANSDERMAL MAGNESIUM THERAPY” by Mark Sircus, Ac., O.M.D., and “THE MAGNESIUM MIRACLE” by Dr. Carolyn Dean. M.D., N.D. and “THE MAGNESIUM FACTOR” by Dr. Midred S. Seelig, M.D., MPH. and Dr. Andrea Rosanof, Ph.D. Furthermore articles, such as “MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE” by Walter Last, “UNDERSTANDING MAGNESIUM OIL” by Bill Johnson and “MAGNESIUM is VITAL for GOOD HEALTH” by Tony M. Isaacs.
These books and articles all deal with systems such as heart, bones, muscles, kidney, nerves, skin, sugar levels, etc. and provide detailed information on each.
Magnesium is an essential mineral within the human body. Magnesium has been shown to be of therapeutic value in treating many health symptons as follows:
Anxiety and panic attacks
Magnesium can help to keep adrenal stress hormones under control.
Both histamine production and bronchial spasms increase with magnesium deficiency.
Magnesium plays an important role in keeping the blood thin wihtout negative side effects.
Magnesium deficiency slows down the bowel causing constipation.
Bladder spasms are worsened by magnresium deficiency.
Serotonin production, which elevates mood, is dependent on magnesium.
Magnesium is cruciial for the removcal of toxic substances and heavy metals such as aluminium and lead from the body.
Magnersium enhances insulin secretion thereby facilitating sugar metabolism.
Dozens of enzyme function require magnesium. A magnesium deficient body will be under functioning and an early sign of magnesium deficiency is fatigue.
Magnesium deficiency is common in people with heart disease. Like any other muscle, the heart requires magnesium.
With insufficient magnesium, blood vessels may go into spasm ands cholesterol may rise, both of which can lead to blood pressure problems.
Magnesium regulates insulin.
Sleep regulation melatonin production is disturbed without sufficient magnesium.
Magnesium deficiency can contribute to atherosclerotic kidney failure.
Serotonin balance is magnesium dependent. Deficiency in serotonin can result in migraine headaches and depression.
Fibrositis, fibromyalgia, muscle spasms, eye twitches, cramps and chronic neck and back pain may be causes by magnesium deficiency and may be relieved with magnesium supplementation.
Magnesium, together with D3 is important for supporting healthy calcification of bones.
Transdermal Magnesium Therapy
What makes this magnesium flake and oil so unique is that it enables us to absorb magnesium through the skin. This absorption through the skin (transdermal uptake) allows us to get high levels of bio-available magnesium into our bodies using a very efficient method – a method that bypasses our digestive system and therefore doesn’t result in absorption reductions or the common side effect of diarrhea. Using the transdermal method of Magnesium absorption cannot lead to an overdose, as the body, through its skin functions will not allow absorption over and above what it needs.
The many testimonials available from people using magnesium oil or flakes for different conditions confirm that there is a definite benefit to dealing with magnesium deficiency. However, every person is different and the results will also vary greatly. Some persons will experience very quick changes and/or relief while with others it will take longer. It is reasonable to expect that there will be benefits within 2 to 3 weeks and a full treatment period should be at least 6 weeks
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