Deficiency in Magnesium – by Matt Kendrick

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MAGNESIUM IS TRULY ONE OF THE BODY’S MOST INCREDIBLE MINERALS. IT PLAYS A PIVOTAL ROLE, REGULATING MORE THAN 325 ENZYMES, PROTECTING THE NERVOUS SYSTEM FROM STROKES, PROVIDING ENERGY AND ACTING AS AN ANTIOXIDANT.

Deficiency in magnesium is now at epidemic levels due to mineral depletion in our soils. This was recognised as a major problem as far back as 1936 with government reports, warning of dangerous diet deficiencies and drastic action needed. Can you imagine just how much worse that is now, over seventy years on?

Heart palpitations “flutters ” or racing heart, otherwise called arrhythmias; usu ally clear up quite dramatically on 500 mg of magnesium once or twice daily or faster intravenous ly. (Dr H Ray Evers )

Another issue is the excessive emphasis on calcium intake, particularly from dairy sources. A healthy cell is high in magnesium and low in calcium, but if the opposite occurs, calcium can cause serious harm accumulating in the cells, causing hyper excitability and calcification leading to angina, high blood pressure, asthma, migraines and even heart disease. An unbelievable 40 – 60% of sudden deaths from heart attacks may occur in the complete absence of any prior artery blockage, clot formation or rhythm abnormality most likely caused by magnesium deficiency artery spasms.

Almost all adults are concerned about the condition of their heart and cardiovascular health. Heart disease is still the number one killer every year. So why aren’t we considering magnesium?

Magnesium is essential for the survival or our cells, hugely important in our increasingly toxic world, where we are exposed to heavy metals such as mercury, aluminum, lead, cadmium and nickel. Renowned neurosurgeon Dr Russell Blaylock states low magnesium dramatically increases free radical production alongside depletion of vital antioxidant gluthiane leading to cellular decay and heavy metal accumulation in the body, inviting disease.

Researchers at the University of Minnesota concluded that diets rich in magnesium reduced occurrence of colon cancer, while a previous study from Sweden found women with the highest magnesium intake lowered cancer risk by as much as 40%.

Those who consumed the most magnesium had about a 31% reduced risk of developing metabolic syndromes. Metabolic syndrome is a collection
of conditions, including high blood pressure, high triglycerides, lower levels of HDL (good cholesterol), higher waist circumference and higher blood sugar levels. People with metabolic syndrome are at a significant risk for heart disease and diabetes.

Magnesium taken in proper doses can solve the issue of calcium deficiency because it is essential for proper calcium
absorption and is a very important mineral in the bone matrix. In the 1950’s Dr Lewis Barnett examined the bone content of healthy people compared with those suffering severe osteoporosis. He found little difference in the calcium content but the osteoporosis sufferers had half the magnesium levels.

The recommended daily allowance for magnesium is set between 350 – 400 mg for adults and between 80 – 240 mg for children up to 13 years old. These amounts are set at a level to stave off deficiency symptoms and are not optimum to ensure good health. However at these levels, very few of us are obtaining the minimum amount with over two thirds of the population estimated to be chronically deficient.

At MK Lifefit, we recommend magnesium oil, in spray form, as the best method, using a natural ocean derived magnesium chloride solution absorbed through the skin. The biggest benefit of this is that the intestines are not adversely impacted by large doses of oral magnesium and the body’s levels will rise for more efficiency.



 

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