11 Jun Magnesium – Nature’s Silent Guardian
“When the body has adequate Magnesium, we don’t even know it’s there. It is truly the silent guardian of our hearts, blood vessels, cells and bodies.“
– Drs Mildred Seelig & Andrea Rosanoff, The Magnesium Factor
Over 300 bio-chemical reactions in the body depend on Magnesium. It helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, 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 involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis. There is increased eased interest in its role preventing and managing disorders such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
That’s the official view of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), and if it wasn’t proof enough of the importance of Magnesium, further research has linked Magnesium deficiency with many health conditions, among them cancer, asthma, allergies, arthritis, kidney stones, migraine headaches and more
Foods high in Magnesium include nuts, seeds, spinach, yogurt, wheat germ and whole grains – but few of us eat enough of these to ensure an adequate Magnesium intake of 400 mg/day.
Intensive agriculture has depleted the soil of Magnesium, and NPK fertilizers just don’t contain any; so it’s not surprising that many people on a Western diet are Magnesium deficient.
Oral supplementation of Magnesium can cause stomach upset and that’s why trans-dermal (through the skin) delivery of Magnesium has become the treatment of choice. It’s gentle on the stomach, easy to apply, readily and safely absorbed, and the body will simply take what it needs.
Magnesium Oil (Trans-Dermal Spray)
Magnesium Trans-dermal spray is effective because your body will only take as little or as much as is needed.
According to Dr Carolyn Dean, author of the Miracle of Magnesium, the following health issues have all been scientifically proven to be affected by Magnesium deficiency:
1. Anxiety and Panic attacks – Magnesium (Mg) normally keeps adrenal stress hormones under control.
2. Asthma – Both histamine production and bronchial spasms increase with Mg deficiency.
3. Blood clots – Mg has an important role to play in preventing blood clots and keeping the blood thin, much like aspirin but without the side effects.
4. Bowel disease – Mg deficiency slows down the bowel, causing constipation, which could lead to toxicity and malabsorption of nutrients, as well as colitis.
5. Cystitis – Bladder spasms are worsened by Mg deficiency.
6. Depression – Serotonin, which elevates mood, is dependent on Mg.
7. Detoxification – Mg is crucial for the removal of toxic substances and heavy metals such as aluminium and lead.
06 Aug, 2015, By Joy
I take extra magnesium whenever I am on a detox – it really helps with all the horrible detox symptoms like headaches and the shakes. This is an excellent source of magnesium – I highly recommend any mineralife products.
This highly bioavailable magnesium supplement is exclusive to the Metagenics range. Mag Glycinate gives you a form of magnesium known as magnesium bis-glycinate, which is absorbed into your body in a similar way to amino acids. That means it’s not dependent on normal absorption via stomach acids, and is therefore faster-acting and more effective than other magnesium
8. Diabetes – Mg enhances insulin secretion, facilitating sugar metabolism. Without Mg, insulin is not able to transfer glucose into cells.
9. Fatigue – Mg-deficient patients commonly experience fatigue because dozens of enzyme systems are under-functioning. An early symptom of Mg deficiency is frequently fatigue.
10. Heart disease – Mg deficiency is common in people with heart disease. Mg is administered in hospitals for acute myocardial infarction (heart attack) and cardiac arrhythmia. Like any other muscle, the heart muscle requires Mg. Mg is also used to treat angina (chest pain).
11. Hypertension – With insufficient Mg, spasm of blood vessels and high cholesterol occur, both of which lead to blood pressure problems.
12. Hypoglycemia – Mg keeps insulin under control; without Mg, episodes of low blood sugar can result.
13. Insomnia – Sleep-regulating melatonin production is disturbed without sufficient Mg.
14. Kidney Disease – Mg deficiency contributes to atherosclerotic kidney failure.
15. Migraines – Serotonin balance is Mg-dependent. Deficiency of serotonin can result in migraine headaches and depression.
16. Musculoskeletal conditions – Fibrositis, fibromyalgia, muscle spasms, eye twitches, cramps and chronic neck and back pain may be caused by Mg deficiency and can be relieved with Mg supplements.
18. Obstetrics and Gynecology – Mg prevents PMS; prevents dysmenorrhea (cramping pain during menses); is important in the treatment of infertility; and alleviates premature contractions, preeclampsia, and eclampsia in pregnancy. Mg should be a required supplement for pregnant mothers.
19. Osteoporosis – Use of calcium with Vitamin D to enhance calcium absorption without a balancing amount of Mg causes further Mg deficiency, which triggers a cascade of events leading to bone loss.
20. Tooth decay – Mg deficiency causes an unhealthy balance of phosphorus and calcium in saliva, which damages teeth.
You can also enjoy the benefits of Magnesium when you indulge in a relaxing soak of Epsom Salts in your bath. Epsom Salts are Magnesium Sulphate that can be absorbed through your skin easily, especially when your pores are opened by hot water. It’s a wonderful treatment for tired and aching muscles.
Epsom Bath Salt Magic
13 Apr, 2015, By Orateng
I love this product! From the first bath I felt it work. I took care of all the knots in my back and in fact my whole body feels renewed. I will definitely be ordering more of it. It works!
Make sure you have this amazing mineral working for you and when you are feeling fatigued, it may just be that you need a pick-me-up from some Magnesium – the silent mineral guardian!