Magnificent Magnesium, Part 2



   Cooperation between calcium and magnesium

For a healthy body need calcium and magnesium - in a properly balanced one over the other, as well as in relation to other essential minerals. Because they are regarded as biochemical rivals, the former can not act to cause the opposite reaction, not the other. Yet both calcium and magnesium must be present in balanced quantities to act normally in the body. Some researchers suggest that a healthy ratio of calcium and magnesium from the diet should be at 2:1. Others recognize the 1:1 ratio, which reflects the proportion of the diet that we evolved, before the advent of agriculture. In today's industrialized countries, the ratio of the diet ranges from 5:1 to almost 15:1. The imbalance of these two very important minerals in the body creates many dire consequences that medical professionals are often overlooked when treating comorbid conditions that it causes.

In addition to intricate electrical dance that calcium and magnesium are performed together, and magnesium is needed to maintain calcium in the unsettled state of the body thereby preventing its inappropriate deposition in soft tissues. As long as we have enough hydrochloric acid in the stomach will be able to dissolve calcium from the foods we eat. However, when calcium leaves the acidic stomach environment, and reaches the alkaline environment of the small intestine, the magnesium is needed to maintain calcium soluble. Without adequate supplies of magnesium, can perform the whole host of physiological disorders, along with serious health consequences.

  As Dr. Carolyn Dean, author of the book "The Magnesium Miracle" explains "the calcium deposited in the large intestine peristaltic harms which can result in constipation. When calcium remain as sediment in the kidney and the merges with phosphorus or oxalic acid caused kidney stones. Calcium can be deposited on the mucosa of the bladder and obstruct him to relax completely, and thus the entire fill with urine. This leads to frequent problems with urination, especially in older people. Calcium can be deposited from the blood and stacked on the walls of arteries, causing hardening (atherosclerosis) ... calcium can stiffen the cover ... ... and arterial plaque can cause blood pressure to rise and increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. Calcium can deposit even in the brain. Many researchers to examine a possible cause of dementia and Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. Calcium can be deposited on the walls of the bronchial tubes and cause asthma symptoms. Calcium in extracellular fluid ... can reduce the throughput of the cell membrane. All this makes it difficult to glucose (which is a large molecule) pass through the cell membrane to the cell mitochondria converted into ATP. High levels of glucose was created excess calcium can be wrongly diagnosed as a diabetic. "

   Magnesium is a powerful detoxifier

Magnesium in the body uses for many types of detoxifying pathways and is necessary for neutralization of toxic substances, over-acidic conditions that occur in the body, and to protect from heavy metals. Plays a vital role in protecting the body against the onslaught of ubiquitous chemicals created by man. Glutathione, an antioxidant that the body naturally produces and detoxifier, which, among other things, removes mercury, lead and arsenic to magnesium for its synthesis. According to Mark Sircusu in the book "Transdermal Magnesium Therapy," magnesium deficiency increases the formation of free radicals in the body, "causing the decline of glutathione that can not afford because glutathione helps defend the body against damage caused by cigarette smoking, exposure to radiation, cancer chemotherapy, and toxic substances such as alcohol and almost everything else. "

 When our body is rich in magnesium (which is in equilibrium in relation to supplies of other minerals), are protected from the deposition of heavy metals and the development of associated neurological disease. Dr. Carolyn Dean explains that "research indicates that abundant supplies of magnesium protect brain cells from harmful effects of aluminum, beryllium, cadmium, lead, mercury and nickel. We also know that low magnesium levels in the brain contribute to the deposition of heavy metals in the brain, which announces the Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. It appears that these metals compete with magnesium to get into brain cells. If stock is low magnesium, metals have a much easier approach. "

"In the small intestine there is also competition in the absorption of metals. If there are sufficient supplies of magnesium, aluminum will be absorbed. "

   Lack of magnesium in tooth decay and osteoporosis

Ask anyone - your neighbor or even your dentist or doctor - you need the bones and teeth to make them strong and healthy and you will undoubtedly hear the answer - "a lot of calcium." Bones and teeth need to be sure and calcium - as well as phosphorus and magnesium but without adequate amounts of the latter, calcium is not deposited in the solid tissues, and their structure will be solid. "When you over stress your body of excess calcium" - William Quesnell writes in his book "Minerals: an important link in health" - "off the ability of magnesium to release the drive tireokalcitonin, a hormone that would under normal circumstances dispatched the calcium in your bones." Instead of using the body to provide , displaced calcium actually becomes toxic, causing the already mentioned difficulties in the soft tissues.

Numerous studies have in fact found that magnesium from the diet rather than calcium (and certainly not fluorine) produces a solid glass enamel which prevents decay and strong and resilient bones. Regardless of the amount of calcium you eat, your teeth can develop a solid enamel only if magnesium is available in sufficient quantity.

According to J.I. Rodale, the book "Magnesium: Foods that could change your life", "For years there was a belief that high intake of calcium and phosphorus by strengthening tooth enamel to prevent decay. New evidence, however, show that increasing amounts of these two elements is useless if it does not simultaneously increase their intake of magnesium. It was noted that the dental material, below the surface, it can dissolve when additional amounts of calcium and phosphorus at different rates, spreads through the tooth enamel. Therefore, milk is poor in magnesium, but rich in the other two elements, not only interferes with the metabolic alteration of magnesium, but opposes the mineral responsible for preventing decay. "

To re-examined the Texas Deaf Smith County and its fairly well-known residents whose teeth have not succumbed to decay, Rodale cites observations of Dr. Lewis Barnett, presented at the hearing before the Texas Medical Association in Dallas, 1952. year. Dr. Barnett, an orthopedic surgeon, presented his remarks on the low incidence of tooth decay and rapid healing of broken bones among these people, and gave this explanation: "The local water supplies and food containing a high proportion of magnesium and iodine, and recently we have proved that all important trace minerals present in water and food crafted in that area. "Furthermore, Dr. Barnett found that the proportion of magnesium in the bones of the average population of Deaf Smith County to five times higher than the population of Dallas, while the concentration of calcium and phosphorus was approximately the same in both groups. These observations led him to an attitude that "one of the most important factors osteoporosis disease was almost entirely overlooked. This factor is the role played by magnesium. "Rodale said the fact that Dr. Barnett greatest contribution to the health benefits attributed the high percentage of magnesium in regional water supplies, and has recorded many of the features of quality development of bone in people from that area," Dr. Barnett notes that elderly people often acquire fracture neck of femur, and that they in many areas is very difficult to heal. He however noted that such a fracture in Deaf Smith County is rare, while on the contrary, common in Dallas County Texas where he also conducted practice. If the break occurred and the Deaf Smith, the recovery would be quick and easy even for people older than eighty to a hundred years. In contrast, fractures in Dallas were the norm and are very difficult to heal, if it ever happened. "

More than fifty years of Dr. Barnett examined the levels of magnesium in the five thousand people and found that in sixty percent of them it is not sufficient. How is today a larger share of population with a deficit, when all the conditions that contribute to the lack of guaranteed increase? 

   Sources of magnesium from food

As already mentioned, if agricultural land saturated with enough minerals, leafy green vegetables, seeds, nuts and whole grains are very valuable sources of magnesium. However, certain wild food forage really stand out, such as nettle (860 mg per 100 grams)  and provides numerous nutrients used in human and animal nutrition, mainly thanks to their high mineral content. Seaweed, old marine inhabitants, contains an excellent level as most of the marine plants. Remember that they are constantly washed solution of which is the third most abundant mineral - magnesium. The original, unprocessed sea salt is a very valuable source of magnesium, along with trace minerals. Daily use of the foundation of the bone will provide another excellent source of minerals including magnesium, in a form that is rapidly absorbed. 




   Strategy update magnesium

Even with a perfect digestive conditions is only part of magnesium is absorbed from food - less when body stores are sufficient and more if there is a deficiency in the body. This is also true for supplements of magnesium, and market them there is a lot that you can get confused. For the average person is independent of magnesium supplement is harmless, especially if you know you have symptoms that could be associated with a deficiency of magnesium or are under greater stress, and so on. Excess magnesium is excreted in urine or feces, and the most common reaction to too much magnesium is loose stools. Individuals with renal failure or renal disease, very slow heart rate or blocked intestines should avoid magnesium therapy.

Common recommendations for dosing ranges approximately from 6.6 to 22 milligrams per kilogram of body weight depending on physical condition, the needs for growth (in children) and presence of symptoms.

Oral magnesium supplements are available in the Salt Fog organic chelation, such as magnesium citrate and magnesium malate. They are fairly well absorbed, especially those in the form of powder which is added to water and can be customized for your dose. It is important to divide the dose throughout the day so you do not touch each overload the body with too much magnesium. Carolyn Dean advised to take the first dose of early morning and late the next afternoon - they coincide with the period when the levels of magnesium in the body low. Is it just coincidence that these periods of low supplies of magnesium and low power coincided with the cultural rituals of morning coffee and afternoon tea?

Endangered chairs show that you did not absorb magnesium, but that it acts as a laxative. When traveling intestinal magnesium less than twelve hours before he was completely extracted than is absorbed. If you notice that by changing the dosage can not avoid a laxative effect, you could try an oral supplement that is Chelate in the amino acid, such as magnesium Taurat and magnesium glycinate, for which many consider to be better absorbed than that in the form of salts and is less likely that will cause loose stools. Individuals who need a little help with digestion, such as children, older adults, and anyone with impaired gastric acid or intestinal disbioza, should consider homeopathic magnesium, officials and biochemical tissue salt or salt. Appropriate a 6x dose of magnesium phosphate and works by introducing magnesium into cells, where it belongs. Also prescribes as a remedy for muscle cramps and spasms of other species. Magnesia Phosphorica can help in reducing or eliminating loose stools while taking oral magnesium supplement providing you a positive sign that your body is actually receiving magnesium into cells.

Another choice for oral supplements of magnesium is magnesium ion in the liquid state as one that offers a Trace Minerals Research. It is a sodium-reduced concentrated salt water that comes from the Great Salt Lake in Utah. It takes only about one teaspoon to serve approximately 400 milligrams of magnesium (along with seventy-two remaining trace minerals), which should be taken in the amounts distributed during the day. I recommend that you add to the soup (of course, prepared on the basis of broth from the bones), as a strong metallic taste is difficult to take directly. Also you can add in the spring or other water for drinking to increase the magnesium content, and used in cooking. In this way, "micro-dosing" of your food and water significantly reduces any laxative effect that large doses of magnesium may cause.

Another possible way to bring in more magnesium in your body is comfortable with the method of soaking in a bath of magnesium sulphate otherwise known as Epsom salts. Usually used to relieve muscle pain and effort, and magnesium sulfate also significantly helps with detoxifying the body when it is required for this purpose sulfur. When used intravenous magnesium sulfate can be lifesaving in severe conditions such as acute asthma attacks, the beginning of myocardial infarction and eclampsia in pregnancy.

A few cups of Epsom salt added to a hot bath will encourage sweating and detoxification, after the water has cooled slightly, the body will absorb magnesium sulfate. According to Mark Sircusu in the book "Transdermal Magnesium Therapy", bathes in the short-term salt Epsom although pleasant, because the magnesium sulfate in the body difficult to assimilate, and rapidly losing urine. Magnesium chloride, which can also be used in baths easier to assimilate and metabolize, so it is less necessary for absorption.

Finally, magnesium can be applied locally in the form of magnesium is generally known as "oil". This however is not oil, but saturated concentration of magnesium chloride and water. When applied to the skin really gives the feeling greasy and slick, but it is quickly absorbed, leaving a slightly sticky residue, sludge-like sea salt, which can be washed. There are many advantages of transdermal magnesium therapy, because the gastrointestinal tract completely outflanked, and there is no laxative effect. In addition to giving intravenous magnesium therapy to transdermal absorption of magnesium in a quantity greater than one of the most tolerable oral supplements, and may in a few weeks to restore intracellular concentrations, as opposed to the months required with oral supplements. 


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Magnificent Magnesium



   Ignored mineral, without which we can not live

Magnesium is an alkaline earth metal, the eighth most abundant mineral found in Earth's crust. Because lake water solubility of magnesium is the third most abundant mineral in seawater after the sodium chloride. The human body is magnesium, by weight, the eleventh most abundant element - it has approximately 57 grams. The largest part of the magnesium contained in the body was found in the skull and teeth - at least 60 to 65 percent of the total amount. Almost the entire remaining amount is in the muscle tissues and cells, while only one percent is contained in the blood.

It is difficult to overstate the importance of the attribution of magnesium ions for every form of life as well as for overall optimal health. Magnesium is needed to give a "spark of life" metabolic functions involved in the creation of energy and its transmission (the transfer of ATP, the basic energy currency of the body), and the creation of proteins - life and the chemistry of nucleic acids - RNA and DNA in all known living organisms. In plants, the magnesium ion at the center of each molecule of chlorophyll, are important for producing energy from sunlight. Magnesium is an essential element for animals and plants and is involved in literally hundreds of enzymatic reactions that affect almost all life phenomena.

Each cell of the human body requires sufficient magnesium, otherwise perish. Strong bones and teeth, balanced hormones, a healthy nervous and cardiovascular systems, well-functioning detox roads and much depends on a sufficient amount of magnesium in the cells. The soft tissue which contains the highest concentration of magnesium in the body including the brain and heart - two organs that produce a high electrical activity and which may be particularly susceptible to magnesium deficiency.

Magnesium works with calcium in line with the management of electrical impulses in the cell - the concentration of magnesium in a healthy cell is ten thousand times greater than that of calcium, and there are important reasons for this protective measure. Cellular channels that allow calcium mineral entry into the cell only as long as necessary to conduct impulses, when its mission has been accomplished, magnesium, it immediately runs out. This caution is needed in order to prevent the buildup of calcium in the cell, which could cause dangerous excessive imbalance, calcification, cellular dysfunction and even cell death. When the cells due to a lack of magnesium, excess calcium enters muscle contractions are too supports and in mild cases suffer such jerks and spasms. When magnesium deficiency becomes chronic, we suffer from the symptoms of heart disease, such as angina pectoris, hypertension and arrhythmias, or seizures and convulsions are typical for asthma, migraine or painful menstrual cramps. 



Magnesium acts as a natural barrier of calcium channels and is responsible for - to relax - as opposed to calcium effect of contraction. Therefore, magnesium is extremely important for the healthy functioning of our parasympathetic nervous system. It can be hard to believe, but our body is actually designed to act before the mostly peaceful, relaxed parasympathetic state, but in a state in which the heart rate and  stress and adrenaline-dominant regime sympathetic nervous system, as in the present largely constant for many of us, which draws large amounts of magnesium.

Magnesium is important for so many vital body functions, and its deficiency is involved in so many diseases that researchers magnesium repeatedly attributed his miraculous power in the elimination or improvement of many disorders. Currently, the list of disorders that have a direct and confirmed the connection with chronic and acute magnesium deficiency is long and includes many diseases which are routinely used in medical treatment usually focuses on the lack of magnesium (see below). This research will reveal further links between magnesium deficiency and other diseases. 

   Magnesium deficiency is endemic

Unfortunately, it is difficult to reliably supply the body a sufficient amount of magnesium, even a well-balanced, balanced diet. First of all, modern agricultural methods support the general use of NPK fertilizer (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium). And potassium and phosphorus are rivals magnesium in soil and on limestone soils produce proportionate lack of magnesium (magnesium present is bound and therefore unavailable to the crops). In sandy or clay soils are slightly acidic there is often a real lack of magnesium, because magnesium is washed from the soil and therefore is also unavailable to the crop. This swelling occurs as a result of acid rain. Magnesium is actually one of most exhausted minerals in arable soils. As the salt in the wound, we are constantly introducing new hybrid plants that are grown in order to survive in these mineral depleted soils. Of course, when animals or people eat the fruits of the poor in minerals, it will sooner or later cause the disease. Although in terms of nutritive value of organically grown crops should be a better bet, this is not always the case and until you learn how your farmer replaces the minerals in their fields, pay for their own health.

"Did you know that today most of us are suffering from certain dangerous diet deficiencies in that it can not be removed until the depleted soils from which our food is not entirely mineral balance? The disturbing fact is that our foods (fruits, vegetables, grains), which is currently grown on millions of acres of land which no longer contain enough of certain minerals neglected - no matter how much it eats. The truth is that our foods vary enormously in value and some of them, such as food, not worth eating. "These words of warning come from the Senate Document no. 264 with the second session of the 74th sessions from 1936. Indeed, it is sobering to learn that the decline in soil mineral balance was a matter of grave national concern for more than seventy years, and that this deficiency had an impact on us - in the meantime gradually being worse - since the generation of our grandfathers.

Magnesium and other nutrients are reduced or lost from the fruit after harvest handling, cooling, transport and storage, even if all these steps are "properly" implemented. Ranged storage products in the refrigerator after purchase continue to lose nutrients, regardless of whether the product originates from a supermarket. 

Processing of foods such as leafy green vegetables, nuts, seeds and whole grains cause a huge loss of magnesium, although in general its a very good source. The largest amounts of magnesium from the grain - which is located in the bran and germ - is lost in the process of grinding whole grains for white flour, which is almost exclusively used in hundreds of lifeless processed food items. When you fry nuts and seeds and extracting their oil, magnesium is lost. Cooking green vegetables, causing separation of stocks of magnesium in the water for cooking, regardless of their abundance. Ingredients are subject to lose less calcium than magnesium, such methods of processing, which contributes to the worrying nutritional calcium overload, which we shall speak.

Fluoride in drinking water is associated with magnesium which creates an almost insoluble mineral compound that is stored within the bones where his fragility increases the risk of fractures. The water would actually be an excellent source of magnesium - if came from deep wells in which there is a source of magnesium or the glacial streams that are rich in minerals. Municipal sources of drinking water is usually derived from surface water such as rivers and streams that have low amounts of magnesium. Even many bottles of mineral water have a fairly low amount of magnesium, or have very high concentrations of calcium, or both.

Self-processed, synthetic foods, high proportion of sugar, alcohol and carbonated beverages, each individually, "wasted" because the magnesium in the metabolism and detoxification of these mostly artificial ingredients takes a lot of magnesium. According to Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, the body needs at least eight eight p.m. molecules of magnesium to work through a single molecule of glucose. Phosphates in fizzy drinks and processed meats (cold cuts and hot dogs) together with magnesium, which formed insoluble magnesium phosphate, which is a useless body.

And tannins, and oxalates and phytic acid, individually, together with magnesium making it inaccessible to the body if the food preparation is not particularly watch out for the neutralization of some of these ingredients. It is interesting to note that foods that contain magnesium in general (assuming that they are grown in soil rich in minerals) also contains many of these anti-nutrients such as spinach (oxalates), and whole grains (phytates). 

Many pharmaceutical drugs are often prescribed by stimulating urination caused by loss of magnesium in the body, such as diuretics for hypertension, birth control pills, insulin, digitalis, tetracycline and other antibiotics, and corticosteroids for asthma and Bronchodilators. Loss of magnesium every symptom that these medications "cure" over time it becomes more difficult.

The use of iron supplements interfere with the absorption of magnesium. If you are taking calcium supplements, your need for magnesium increases and, moreover, calcium will be absorbed or digested properly, if lacking adequate amounts of magnesium and will usually end up dangerously stored in soft tissues. Magnesium is responsible for converting vitamin D into an active form that allows absorption of calcium and also manages the shipping of calcium to solid tissues where it belongs. Lactose is another obstacle to the absorption of magnesium (milk is not primarily a good source of minerals), along with excess potassium, phosphorus and potassium.

Mental and physical stress and associated continuous production of adrenaline quickly exhausted magnesium as adrenaline affects the heart rate, blood pressure, constriction of blood vessels and muscle contraction - functions that require a constant supply of magnesium to work without difficulty. The nervous system depends on a sufficient quantity of magnesium because of its calming effects, including sleep. Incidentally, hibernating animals maintain a very high stock of magnesium. Magnesium deficiency will accelerate the vicious circle and extend the effects of chronic stress, which leads to further anxiety, irritability, fatigue and insomnia - a lot of adrenaline exhaustion symptoms - as well as to high blood pressure and heart pains - symptoms of heart disease.

Depression is also associated with stress and lack of magnesium. For the balance of acceptance and release of serotonin, a hormone, "satisfaction" of brain cells require magnesium. Only when the present sufficient supply of magnesium can enjoy the mental and emotional balance.
Due to yet unknown reasons, the human body does not retain particularly good magnesium, certainly not as good as for example calcium or iron reserves. Sweating profusely in endurance sports such as marathon running or strenuous exercise routines can dangerously deplete stocks of magnesium and other electrolytes - though calcium is also not lost - resulting rigors, unconsciousness and even seizures and death. Invasion of sweat suffered by some women in menopause - also cause loss of magnesium and magnesium levels and decreasing prejudice their short temper, sleeping problems, panic attacks, body aches and depression. If these women get tempted to try a modern soy products to be seduced tried to alleviate their symptoms, they will actually lose more magnesium, because he will tie up with large quantities of phytate from these preparations.

For proper absorption of magnesium from the diet is essential healthy intestinal flora. Syndrome irritable bowel syndrome, intestinal permeability, candida and other intestinal disorders can really limit the amount of magnesium that the body can absorb. Older adults often suffer from decreased production of gastric hydrochloric acid, which generally can impair the absorption of minerals. And with so many of those who own "heartburn" treated with antacids intestinal flora is difficult to keep healthy. 


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