Magnesium itself is a co-factor and responsible for the function of more than 700 enzymes; is an absolute requirement for calcium to be incorporated into bone; keeps toxic chemicals out of the brain; dances with calcium to create nerve impulses and muscle impulses; keeps muscles relaxed, including the heart and blood vessels, and triggers dozens of health conditions if it is deficient.
Magnesium oil is supersaturated magnesium chloride and because it’s used topically it does not have a laxative limit. And I find it really does work. I seem to have a very high requirement for magnesium and to get enough by mouth I can have a laxative reaction—but if I use magnesium oil, I only need to take half the amount of magnesium by mouth and therefore avoid loose stools.
Magnesium deficiency goes undiagnosed and unrecognized because until recently there was no accurate blood test for magnesium.
Patients are warned to take potassium supplements or eat oranges and bananas, but no advice is given about magnesium.
Magnesium is not as readily available as potassium; it’s deficient in the soil, also cooking and processing foods depletes magnesium.
- Vital for solid teeth & Bones
- Fosters cell growth
- Increases tissue elasticity
- Calms nerves
- Counteracts acid poisoning
- Necessary for Lung and brain function
- Promotes excretory processes
- Adds alkalinity to fluids
- Promotes sleep
- Weak will
- Lowers fever, cools and soothes
Many backaches that patients complain of disappear when Magnesium is added to the diet. The colloids of magnesium silicate, magnesium carbonate and magnesium phosphate are effective in overcoming joint disturbances, especially in the back and lower spinal regions.
Approximately one and one-half ounces of magnesium are found in the body tissues, and at times up to three ounces.
Here are some key facts about this vital mineral and why I feel it's so important for you not to overlook. Magnesium...
• Is the fourth most abundant mineral in your body...
• Exists in over 300 different bodily enzymes...
• Is found primarily in your bones (50% of total body magnesium)...
• Plays a role in your body’s detoxification processes...
• Aids your energy metabolism and protein synthesis...
• Helps guide a large number of physiological functions...
• Is required by glutathione (the 'master antioxidant') for synthesis...
• Your heart has the highest magnesium requirement of any organ, specifically your left ventricle. With insufficient amounts ofmagnesium, your heart cannot function properly
• Serum magnesium is also inversely associated with coronary artery calcification, while higher magnesium intake is inversely associated with a potent inflammatory marker.
This should give you a pretty good picture why I believe magnesium is so important.
The number of Americans potentially not getting enough of this mineral is estimated as high as 80%. That’s a pretty staggering number.