MIRACLE MAGNESIUM THERAPY
After oxygen, water and basic food, magnesium may be
the most important element your body needs.
Magnesium activates 350 different bodily processes, including digestion, energy production muscle function, bone formation, creation of new cells, activation of B vitamins, relaxation of muscles, as well as assisting in the functions of the heart, kidneys, adrenals, brain and nervous system. Lack of sufficient available magnesium in the body can interfere with any or all of these processes.
Magnesium depletion can be caused by such things as mental stress, caffeine, sugar, alcohol, tobacco, drugs of all types, high perspiration, low thyroid function, diabetes, chronic pain, diuretics, and a high-carbohydrate, high-sodium or high-calcium diet.
DO YOU HAVE A HEALTHY MAGNESIUM LEVEL?
SYMPTOMS OF MAGNESIUM DEPLETION
90-95% of the population are below healthy magnesium levels, including many who already use magnesium. Why? First, the amount of magnesium required by the body is greater than people think. Second, most magnesium capsules and tablets are not completely absorbed by the body.
Millions suffer daily from the following symptoms of magnesium depletion:
- Low energy
- PMS and Hormonal imbalances
- Inability to sleep
- Body tension
- Muscle tension
- Muscle cramps
- Calcification of organs
- Weakening of bones
- Heart-related difficulties
- Adrenal exhaustion
- Calcium deposits
- Kidney stones
- TMJ problems
- Teeth grinding
- Eye twitching
- Irritable bowel
- Spastic colon
- Charlie horses in muscles
- Restless legs
- Poor concentration
- Inability to hold chiropractic adjustment
CALCIUM NEEDS MAGNESIUM
TOO MUCH MAGNESIUM or CALCIUM?
Calcium needs magnesium in order to assimilate into the body. However, when too much calcium is consumed, it will pull magnesium out of body parts. So calcium can actually rob the body of magnesium. Drinking pasteurized milk (which is about 8 parts calcium to 1 part magnesium), for example, will deplete the body's magnesium.
Most North Americans consume a lot of dairy products containing calcium, yet have the highest incidence of Osteoporosis. We also have extremely high heart disease indicating deficiencies of magnesium and B vitamins. Stress is so predominant in our culture today robbing us of magnesium. An appropriate amount of these minerals generally would be a 1:1 ratio of Magnesium to Calcium. But if milk products are consumed in the diet Magnesium probably is needed only by itself as a supplement. People need to stop worrying about calcium and start worrying about their magnesium levels.
KIND OF MAGNESIUM
The citrate form of magnesium and calcium are the most absorbable to the body. A powdered form added to water will be absorbed into the tissues and muscles most easily.
Most people require up to 1000-1200 mg of magnesium. When the body has had enough, it will cause loose stools. Some types of magnesium are more absorbable than others. Some less absorbable forms will not easily go into the tissues, but will be sent down to the bowel to be released. If your symptoms are being alleviated, you will know that you are absorbing your magnesium.
Without sufficient magnesium the nerve cells cannot give or receive messages and become excitable and reactive. Feeling nervous, irritable and unable to relax are signs of needing magnesium.
ENERGY AND FATIGUE
Magnesium is vital for the maintenance of adequate energy reserves. When insufficient magnesium is available, cellular energy production is inhibited, and the eventual outcome is fatigue and weakness.
Sugar, coffee and pop consumption is prevalent in the North American diet today. They deplete magnesium out of the tissues and cells. These foods are very acidic to the cells and tissues, so the body has a natural mechanism to protect itself by pulling calcium out of the bones to buffer the acids. No wonder our muscles are tense.
Inability to sleep, muscle soreness, tension and feeling uncomfortable upon rising are caused by a lack of minerals – particular magnesium. All these conditions are greatly helped by taking magnesium.
Most constipation is caused by a tensing up of colon muscles. Even diarrhea has symptoms of tight, tense muscles. Irritable bowel syndrome is a muscle issue as well as spastic colon. These are all symptoms of magnesium deficiency.
Muscle spasms, cramps, jerks, tics and hiccups are all caused by a lack of magnesium. Take sufficient magnesium and these symptoms will disappear.
PMS & WEAKENING BONES
PMS and hormonal imbalances are greatly exaggerated and worsened by a low magnesium level. Too much calcium will worsen PMS considerably because it throws off the mineral balance. Instant relief can be obtained by taking magnesium. Magnesium is crucial to increasing bone mass, as it is magnesium that allows calcium to assimilate. Magnesium handles excess calcium deposits, giving a new lease on life and instant relief to many symptoms of magnesium depletion.
Don't let stress ruin your day. Be calm with magnesium.