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Magnesium Deficiency Symptoms and Diagnosis

Posted by Dr Sircus on December 8, 2009 | Filed under Magnesium, Medicine


Magnesium Thirst Magnesium Hunger

We thirst for magnesium rich water.
Magnesium deficiency is often misdiagnosed because it does not show up in blood tests – only 1% of the body’s magnesium is stored in the blood.
Most doctors and laboratories don’t even include magnesium status in routine blood tests. Thus, most doctors don’t know when their patients are deficient in magnesium, even though studies show that the majority of Americans are deficient in magnesium. Consider Dr. Norman Shealy’s statements, “Every known illness is associated with a magnesium deficiency” and that, “magnesium is the most critical mineral required for electrical stability of every cell in the body. A magnesium deficiency may be responsible for more diseases than any other nutrient.” The truth he states exposes a gapping hole in modern medicine that explains a good deal about iatrogenic death and disease. Because magnesium deficiency is largely overlooked, millions of Americans suffer needlessly or are having their symptoms treated with expensive drugs when they could be cured with magnesium supplementation.
One has to recognize the signs of magnesium thirst or hunger on their own since allopathic medicine is lost in this regard. It is really something much more subtle then hunger or thirst but it is comparable. In a world though where doctors and patients alike do not even pay attention to thirst and important issues of hydration it is not hopeful that we will find many recognizing and paying attention to magnesium thirst and hunger which is a dramatic way of expressing the concept of magnesium deficiency.
Few people are aware of the enormous role magnesium plays in our bodies. Magnesium is by far the most important mineral in the body, After oxygen, water, and basic food, magnesium may be the most important element needed by our bodies, vitally important yet hardly known. It is more important than calcium, potassium or sodium and regulates all three of them. Millions suffer daily from magnesium deficiency without even knowing it
In fact there happens to be a relationship between what we perceive as thirst and deficiencies in electrolytes. I remember a person asking, “Why am I dehydrated and thirsty when I drink so much water?” Thirst can mean not only lack of water but it can also mean that one is not getting enough nutrients and electrolytes. Magnesium, Potassium, Bicarbonate, Chloride and Sodium are some principle examples and that is one of the reasons magnesium chloride is so useful.

Magnesium Torment (Deficiency)
You know all those years when doctors used to tell their patients its all in your heads were years the medical profession was showing its ignorance. It is a torment to be magnesium deficient on one level or another. Even if it’s for the enthusiastic sport person whose athletic performance is down magnesium deficiency will disturb sleep and background stress levels and a host of other things that reflect on the quality of life. Doctors have not been using the appropriate test for magnesium – their serum blood tests just distort their perceptions. Magnesium has been off their radar screens through the decades that magnesium deficiencies have snowballed.
Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency

The first symptoms of deficiency can be subtle – as most magnesium is stored in the tissues, leg cramps, foot pain, or muscle ‘twitches’ can be the first sign. Other early signs of deficiency include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and weakness. As magnesium deficiency worsens, numbness, tingling, seizures, personality changes, abnormal heart rhythms, and coronary spasms can occur.
A full outline of magnesium deficiency was beautifully presented in a recent article by Dr. Sidney Baker. “Magnesium deficiency can affect virtually every organ system of the body. With regard to skeletal muscle, one may experience twitches, cramps, muscle tension, muscle soreness, including back aches, neck pain, tension headaches and jaw joint (or TMJ) dysfunction. Also, one may experience chest tightness or a peculiar sensation that he can’t take a deep breath. Sometimes a person may sigh a lot.”
“Symptoms involving impaired contraction of smooth muscles include constipation; urinary spasms; menstrual cramps; difficulty swallowing or a lump in the throat-especially provoked by eating sugar; photophobia, especially difficulty adjusting to oncoming bright headlights in the absence of eye disease; and loud noise sensitivity from stapedius muscle tension in the ear.”
“Other symptoms and signs of magnesium deficiency and discuss laboratory testing for this common condition. Continuing with the symptoms of magnesium deficiency, the central nervous system is markedly affected. Symptoms include insomnia, anxiety, hyperactivity and restlessness with constant movement, panic attacks, agoraphobia, and premenstrual irritability. Magnesium deficiency symptoms involving the peripheral nervous system include numbness, tingling, and other abnormal sensations, such as zips, zaps and vibratory sensations.”
“Symptoms or signs of the cardiovascular system include palpitations, heart arrhythmias, and angina due to spasms of the coronary arteries, high blood pressure and mitral valve prolapse. Be aware that not all of the symptoms need to be present to presume magnesium deficiency; but, many of them often occur together. For example, people with mitral valve prolapse frequently have palpitations, anxiety, panic attacks and premenstrual symptoms. People with magnesium deficiency often seem to be “uptight.” Other general symptoms include a salt craving, both carbohydrate craving and carbohydrate intolerance, especially of chocolate, and breast tenderness.”
Magnesium is needed by every cell in the body including those of the brain and is one of the most important minerals when considering supplementation because of its vital role in hundreds of enzyme systems and functions related to reactions in cell metabolism, as well as being essential for the synthesis of proteins, for the utilization of fats and carbohydrates. Magnesium is needed not only for the production of specific detoxification enzymes but is also important for energy production related to cell detoxification. A magnesium deficiency can affect virtually every system of the body.

Like water we need magnesium everyday. There is an
eternal need for magnesium as well as water and when
magnesium is present in water life and health are enhanced.
One of the principle reason doctors write millions of prescriptions for tranquilizers each year is the nervousness, irritability, and jitters largely brought on by inadequate diets lacking magnesium. Persons only slightly deficient in magnesium become irritable, highly-strung, and sensitive to noise, hyper-excitable, apprehensive and belligerent. If the deficiency is more severe or prolonged, they may develop twitching, tremors, irregular pulse, insomnia, muscle weakness, jerkiness and leg and foot cramps.
If magnesium is severely deficient, the brain is particularly affected. Clouded thinking, confusion, disorientation, marked depression and even the terrifying hallucinations of delirium tremens are largely brought on by a lack of this nutrient and remedied when magnesium is given. Because large amounts of calcium are lost in the urine when magnesium is undersupplied, the lack of this nutrient indirectly becomes responsible for much rampant tooth decay, poor bone development, osteoporosis and slow healing of broken bones and fractures. With vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), magnesium helps to reduce and dissolve calcium phosphate kidney stones.
Magnesium deficiency may be a common factor associated with insulin resistance. Symptoms of MS that are also symptoms of magnesium deficiency include muscle spasms, weakness, twitching, muscle atrophy, an inability to control the bladder, nystagmus (rapid eye movements), hearing loss, and osteoporosis. People with MS have higher rates of epilepsy than controls. Epilepsy has also been linked to magnesium deficiencies.[1]
Another good list of early warning symptoms is:
Suggestive early warning signs of magnesium insufficiency:
Physical and mental fatigue
Persistent under-eye twitch
Tension in the upper back, shoulders and neck
Pre-menstrual fluid retention and/or breast tenderness

Possible manifestations of magnesium deficiency include:
Low energy
Seizures (and tantrums)
Poor digestion
PMS and hormonal imbalances
Inability to sleep
Muscle tension, spasm and cramps
Calcification of organs
Weakening of the bones
Abnormal heart rhythm
Severe magnesium deficiency can result in low levels of calcium in the blood (hypocalcemia). Magnesium deficiency is also associated with low levels of potassium in the blood (hypokalemia). Magnesium levels drop at night, leading to poor REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep cycles and unrefreshed sleep. Headaches, blurred vision, mouth ulcers, fatigue and anxiety are also early signs of depletion.

We hear all the time about how heart disease is the number one health crisis in the country, about how high blood pressure is the “silent killer”, and about how ever increasing numbers of our citizens are having their lives and the lives of their families destroyed by diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and a host of other chronic diseases
Signs of severe magnesium deficiency include:
Extreme thirst
Extreme hunger
Frequent urination
Sores or bruises that heal slowly
Dry, itchy skin
Unexplained weight loss
Blurry vision that changes from day to day
Unusual tiredness or drowsiness
Tingling or numbness in the hands or feet
Frequent or recurring skin, gum, bladder or vaginal yeast infections
But wait a minute, aren’t those the same symptoms for diabetes? Many people have diabetes for about 5 years before they show strong symptoms. By that time, some people already have eye, kidney, gum or nerve damage caused by the deteriorating condition of their cells due to insulin resistance and magnesium deficiency. Dump some mercury and arsenic on the mixture of etiologies and pronto we have the disease condition we call diabetes.
Magnesium deficiency is synonymous with diabetes
and is at the root of many if not all cardiovascular problems.

Magnesium deficiency is synonymous with diabetes and is at the root of many if not all cardiovascular problems.
Magnesium deficiency is a predictor of diabetes and heart disease both; diabetics both need more magnesium and lose more magnesium than most people. In two new studies, in both men and women, those who consumed the most magnesium in their diet were least likely to develop type 2 diabetes, according to a report in the January 2006 issue of the journal Diabetes Care. Until now, very few large studies have directly examined the long-term effects of dietary magnesium on diabetes. Dr. Simin Liu of the Harvard Medical School and School of Public Health in Boston says, “Our studies provided some direct evidence that greater intake of dietary magnesium may have a long-term protective effect on lowering risk,” said Liu, who was involved in both studies.
The thirst of diabetes is part of the body’s response to excessive urination. The excessive urination is the body’s attempt to get rid of the extra glucose in the blood. This excessive urination causes the increased thirst. But we have to look at what is causing this level of disharmony. We have to probe deeper into layers of cause. The body needs to dump glucose because of increasing insulin resistance and that resistance is being fueled directly by magnesium deficiency, which makes toxic insults more damaging to the tissues at the same time.
When diabetics get too high blood sugars, the body creates “ketones” as a by-product of breaking down fats. These ketones cause blood acidity which causes “acidosis” of the blood, leading to Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA), This is a very dangerous condition that can lead to coma and death. It is also called “diabetic acidosis”, “ketosis”, “ketoacidosis” or “diabetic coma”. DKA is a common way for new Type 1 diabetics to be diagnosed. If they fail to seek medical advice on symptoms like urination, which is driving thirst they can die of DKA.
Oral magnesium supplements reduce erythrocyte[2] dehydration.[3] In general optimal balances of electrolytes are necessary to maintain the best possible hydration. Diabetic thirst is initiated specifically by magnesium deficiency with relative calcium excess in the cells. Even water, our most basic nutrient starts having a hard time getting into the cells with more going out through the kidneys.
Autism and Magnesium Deficiency

When dealing with autism spectrum and other neurological disorders in children it is important to know the signs of low magnesium: restless, can’t keep still, body rocking, grinding teeth, hiccups, noise sensitive, poor attention span, poor concentration, irritable, aggressive, ready to explode, easily stressed. When it comes to children today we need to assume a large magnesium deficiency for several reasons. 1) The foods they are eating are stripped of magnesium because foods in general, as we shall see below are declining in mineral content in an alarming way. 2) The foods many children eat are highly processed junk foods that do not provide real nutrition to the body. 3) Because most children on the spectrum are not absorbing the minerals they need even when present in the gut. Magnesium absorption is dependent on intestinal health, which is compromised totally in leaky gut syndromes and other intestinal problems that the majority of autism syndrome disorders. 4) Because the oral supplements doctors rely on are not easily absorbed, because they are not in the right form and because magnesium in general is not administered easily orally.
Modern medicine is supposed to help people not hurt them but with their almost total ignorance of magnesium doctors end up hurting more than they help for many of the medical interventions drive down magnesium levels when they should be driving them up. Many if not most pharmaceutical drugs drive magnesium levels into very dangerous zones and surgery done without increasing magnesium levels is much more dangerous then surgery done with.
The foundation of medical arrogance is actually medical ignorance and the only reason ignorance and arrogance rule the playing field of medicine is a greed lust for power and money. Human nature seems to be at its worst in modern medicine when it should be at its best. It is sad that people have to suffer needlessly and extraordinarily tragic that allopathic medicine has turned its back on the Hippocratic Oath and all that it means.


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Magnesium Chloride Benefits

Posted by Dr Sircus on December 27, 2012 | Filed under Magnesium, Medicine


For purposes of cellular detoxification and tissue purification, the most effective form of magnesium is magnesium chloride, which has a strong excretory effect on toxins and stagnant energies stuck in the tissues of the body, drawing them out through the pores of the skin. Chloride is required to produce a large quantity of gastric acid each day and is also needed to stimulate starch-digesting enzymes.
According to Daniel Reid, author of The Tao of Detox, magnesium sulfate, commonly known as Epsom salts, is rapidly excreted through the kidneys and therefore difficult to assimilate. This would explain in part why the effects from Epsom salt baths do not last long and why you need more magnesium sulfate in a bath than magnesium chloride to get similar results. Magnesium chloride is easily assimilated and metabolized in the human body.

Magnesium Chloride Flakes
In addition to its functions as an electrolyte, chloride combines with hydrogen in the stomach to make hydrochloric acid, a powerful digestive enzyme that is responsible for the breakdown of proteins, absorption of other metallic minerals, and activation of intrinsic factor, which in turn absorbs vitamin B12.
Using other magnesium salts is less advantageous because these have to be converted into chlorides in the body anyway. We may use magnesium as oxide or carbonate but then we need to produce additional hydrochloric acid to absorb them. Many aging individuals, especially with chronic diseases who desperately need more magnesium, cannot produce sufficient hydrochloric acid and thus cannot absorb the oxide or carbonate.
Chloride is a highly important and vital mineral required for both human and animal life. Without chloride, the human body would be unable to maintain fluids in blood vessels, conduct nerve transmissions, move muscles, or maintain proper kidney function. As a major electrolyte mineral of the body, chloride performs many roles, and is rapidly excreted from the body.
Magnesium chloride solution was not only harmless for tissues, but it had also a great effect over leucocytic activity and phagocytosis; so it was perfect for treatment of external wounds.– Dr. Jean Durlach
Dr. Jean Durlach et al., at the Université P. M. Curie, Paris, wrote a paper about the relative toxicities between magnesium sulfate and magnesium chloride. They write, “The reason for the toxicity of pharmacological doses of magnesium using the sulfate anion rather than the chloride anion may perhaps arise from the respective chemical structures of both the two magnesium salts. Chemically, both MgSO4 and MgCl2 are hexa-aqueous complexes. However MgCl2 crystals consist of dianions with magnesium coordinated to the six water molecules as a complex, [Mg(H2O)6]2+ and two independent chloride anions, Cl-. In MgSO4, a seventh water molecule is associated with the sulphate anion, [Mg(H2O)6]2 +[SO4. H2O]. Consequently, the more hydrated MgSO4 molecule may have chemical interactions with paracellular components rather than with cellular components, presumably potentiating toxic manifestations while reducing therapeutic effect.”
MgSO4 is not always the appropriate salt in clinical therapeutics. MgCl2 seems the better anion-cation association to be used in many clinical and pharmacological indications.[1] -Dr. Jean Durlach et al.
Researchers studying the ionic fluxes in the two directions between the mother and the fetus found that there was a greater positive effect when MgCl2 was used and that MgSO4 could not guarantee the fetal needs in sodium and potassium exchange like MgCl2 could. They also found that MgCl2 interacts with all the exchangers in the cell membrane, while the effect of MgSO4 is limited to paracellular components without interaction with cellular components. Dr. Durlach summarized saying, “MgCl2 interacts with all exchangers while the interaction of MgSO4 is limited to paracellular exchangers, and MgCl2 increases the flux ratio between mother and fetus while MgSO4 decreases it.”
High-dosage, tocolytic magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) administered to pregnant women during preterm labor can be toxic and sometimes lethal for their newborns.[2]
Chloride vs. Chlorine

The mineral supplement chloride is very different from the gas chlorine. Elemental chlorine is a dangerous gas that does not exist in the free elemental state in nature because of its reactivity, although it is widely distributed in combination with other elements. Chloride is related to chlorine however, as one of the most common chlorine compounds is common salt, NaCl. Chloride is a by-product of the reaction between chlorine and an electrolyte, such as potassium, magnesium, or sodium, which are essential for human metabolism. Chloride salts are essential for sustaining human metabolism and have none of the effects of isolated chlorine gas.
Magnesium Chloride, Bromide & Iodine

Dr. David Brownstein promotes the use of magnesium chloride as a supplement “synergistic” to treatment with iodine. Chloride competes with bromide at the renal level and increases the renal clearance of bromide,[3] thus magnesium chloride is ideal for magnesium supplementation. Some patients require up to two years of iodine therapy to bring post loading urine bromide levels below 10 mg/24 hr, if chloride load is not included in the bromine detoxification program. Dr. Brownstein says, “As with using any nutritional supplement, a comprehensive holistic treatment plan provides the best results. Magnesium is an important part of the iodine treatment plan. Magnesium deficiency is very common. Magnesium is nature’s relaxing agent. Magnesium levels (via red blood cell magnesium levels) should be assessed and supplementation instituted. Magnesium supplementation will likely ensure optimal results with iodine.”[4]


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Calcification and Its Treatment with Magnesium and Sodium Thiosulfate

Posted by Dr Sircus on December 8, 2009 | Filed under Magnesium, Medicine


Cardiac CT showing calcified plaques.
Calcium plays a central role in the electrical stimulation of cardiac cells and in the mechanical contraction of smooth muscle cells in the wails of arteries.
Calcium is essential to health yet it holds a hidden danger that brings us to our graves much quicker then we would like. Calcium is the most promoted nutrient by proponents of conventional, nutritional, and alternative medicine. This is a great and tragic mistake. They should have been promoting magnesium. Magnesium deficiency leads to an increase in myocardial levels of both sodium and calcium. This is a problem because Coronary Artery calcium is a predictor of near-term coronary heart disease events. In the face of growing magnesium deficiencies calcium becomes increasingly more toxic to human physiology.
Dr. Dean makes this clear when she says in her book The Magnesium Miracle, “To understand how you can create a calcium/magnesium imbalance in your own body, try this experiment in your kitchen. Crush a calcium pill and see how much dissolves in 1 oz of water. Then crush a magnesium pill and slowly stir it into the calcium water. When you introduce the magnesium, the remaining calcium dissolves; it becomes more water-soluble. The same thing happens in your bloodstream, heart, brain, kidneys, and all the tissues in your body. If you don’t have enough magnesium to help keep calcium dissolved, you may end up with calcium-excess muscle spasms, fibromyalgia, hardening of the arteries, and even dental cavities. Another scenario plays out in the kidneys. If there is too much calcium in the kidneys and not enough magnesium to dissolve it, you can get kidney stones.”
Magnesium and calcium work together to control muscle action though calcium becomes a problem when there is not enough magnesium to control calcium’s actions. Calcium becomes a slow acting poison (often decades of build up) to tissues all over the body when in excess relative to magnesium in deficiency. Trace mineral symptoms of excess or deficiency depend on their ratios to other elements. In the event of calcification, it is not particularly a high calcium level that results in the formation of a stone or spur, but calcium being high in ratio to magnesium.
Magnesium increases the solubility of calcium in the urine. Supplementing magnesium to the diet has demonstrated significant effect in preventing recurrences of kidney stones.
If calcium is not taken with magnesium or it if it is not highly absorbable, it will cause much more harm than good. Unabsorbed calcium can lodge anywhere in our body. For instances, if it lodges in your bones and joints, it mimics arthritis; if it lodges in you heart, it mimics arterial lesions. Calcification or calcium poisoning can manifest as heart disease, cancer, wrinkled skin, kidney stones, osteoporosis, dental problems, bone spurs, cataracts and many other health problems. Calcium deposits in the joints are called arthritis; in the blood vessels it is hardening of the arteries; in the heart it is heart disease, and in the brain it is senility.
It is magnesium that actually controls bone density not calcium. Magnesium drives the calcium into the bones where low levels encourage its loss.
Exceedingly few healthcare practitioners in the world have learned much about magnesium medicine so they do not know to lay off the calcium and start intensive magnesium treatments. After decades of dairy industry marketing pushing calcium we have a situation that is literally killing millions of people. Anyone who wants to live longer should pay attention to the magnesium story and should immediately begin a strong and prolonged treatment with magnesium in its chloride form. Magnesium chloride is the most versatile, absorbable and effective form of magnesium and can be used orally, transdermally and via IV drip. It can even be nebulized directly into the lungs and in much diluted form dropped into the eyes when its purest forms are used.
While calcium affects muscle contractions, magnesium balances that effect and relaxes muscles. Calcium tightens the muscles; magnesium relaxes the muscles. With insufficient magnesium the muscles stay tense and through the years may cause a cramp in the muscle. This could happen when you have too much calcium or too little magnesium. Too much calcium causes the heart to go into a spasm and it can’t relax. This is a heart attack. Get some magnesium into the body and the heart will slowly start returning to normal unless major damage has already been done. Add iodine and selenium and we have the makings of an ideal formula to support recovery and possibly even minor tissue regeneration.
As we will see in another chapter medical scientists are already creating heart patches made from sea weed and are seeing both blood and heart tissues growing and regenerating into the patches. Seaweed just happens to be high in magnesium, iodine and selenium. A great part of this book will be devoted to mercury poisoning and the tendency of it to be concentrated in cardiac tissues. Selenium is the antidote to mercury and iodine reveals one more of her secrets when it comes to cardiac care.

Characterization of liver calcification. Von Kossa (top panels), alizarin red S
(middle panels) and Goldner–Masson trichrome (bottom panels) staining of
calcified, precalcified and noncalcified liver tissue sections. Top panels, black
staining indicates the presence of phosphate precipitate. Middle panels, dark grey
staining indicates the presence of Ca2+ precipitate. Bottom panels, light grey
staining indicates the presence of collagen. Magnification 20.
There are no pharmaceutical drugs on the market to reduce calcium deposits but magnesium chloride and sodium thiosulfate are useful in preventing and treating unwanted calcification. Together they offer the best way of combating the calcium time bomb going silently and slowly off in uncounted millions of people. The best way to track calcium toxicity is actually through looking at the level of deficiency in magnesium for magnesium controls and counteracts calcium. The average American consumes only 40 percent of the recommended daily allowance of magnesium. This has serious consequences, including death, in many people, according to magnesium expert Dr. Mildred Seelig. Eighty to 90 percent of the U.S. population is magnesium deficient.
Calcification consists of calcium and phosphorous and is a normal process for building healthy bones and teeth. But it also plays a central role in disease conditions such as strokes and heart attacks.
Dr. H. Ray Evers writes, “The power plant of human cell is called the “mitochondrion.” The mitochondrion is what generates energy for the cell to use. What everyone refers to as “energy” is derived from the oxidative reduction of the cellular respiration. This is done through the mitochondria. But the problem arises when the cell is low in magnesium, relative to calcium. Adenosine triphosphate, the “energy currency” of the cell, is magnesium dependent. This means it is obvious that the calcium pump at the cell membrane is also magnesium dependent. Without enough “biologically available” magnesium, the cellular calcium pump slows down. Thus a vicious cycle is established. The low levels of available magnesium inhibit the generation of energy, and the low levels of energy inhibit the calcium pump. The end result? The mitochondrion, the powerhouse of the cell and the entire body, becomes calcified. This is the beginning of aging. It all starts in the cell. First the cells age. This leads to organ aging. And after the organs age, individual aging occurs. Since calcium is readily accumulated by mitochondria, this ion is potentially capable of antagonizing the activating influence of magnesium on many intra-mitochondrial enzyme reactions. This means that every function of your body can be inhibited when the mitochondria calcify. It’s like going through life with the emergency brakes on. Calcium is the brake. Magnesium is the accelerator. To be in optimal health, there must be a balance between the two.”
The higher the protein you consumer the more magnesium is needed. When large amounts of calcium are consumed, you need more magnesium. A diet which is high in calcium increases the body’s need for magnesium.- Dr. H. Ray Evers
The higher the calcium level and the lower the magnesium level in the extra-cellular fluid, the harder it is for cells to pump the calcium out. Mitochondria produce the energy our cells and organs need. This is vitally important for the heart because heart muscle cells have a never ending need for energy. Mitochondria are also important for proper neurotransmission and are highly concentrated in cells of the brain and central nervous system. A healthy cell has high magnesium and low calcium levels.

Calcifying Nanoparticles (CNPs) form slow-growing calcified colonies
in arteries and organs, much in the same way as coral reefs form.
We may say that our biochemical age is determined by the ratio of magnesium to calcium within our cells. As we age, calcium deposits tend to accumulate in our soft tissues. Doctors call it “Extra-skeletal calcification.” This means that the calcium that is supposed to be deposited in your bones is being lodged in our soft tissues.
Up to 30% of the energy of cells is used to pump calcium out of the cells.
Deficiency in magnesium, aside from having a negative impact on the energy production pathway required by mitochondria to generate ATP, also reduces the threshold antioxidant capacity of the cardiovascular system and its resistance to free-radical damage. Magnesium acts as an antioxidant against free radical damage of the mitochondria.
Magnesium has been called nature’s “calcium channel blocker” because of its ability to prevent coronary artery spasm, arrhythmias, and to reduce blood pressure.
“Calcium enters the cells of the heart by way of calcium channels that are jealously guarded by magnesium. Magnesium, at a concentration 10,000 times greater than that of calcium in the cells, allows only a certain amount of calcium to enter to create necessary electrical transmissions, and then immediately helps to eject the calcium once the work is done. Why? If calcium accumulates in the cell, it causes hyperexcitibility and calci?cation and disrupts cell function leading to angina, high blood pressure, arrhythmia, asthma, headaches and even heart attacks. Magnesium is nature’s calcium channel blocker,” says Dr. Carolyn Dean, author of The Magnesium Miracle.
Dr. Garry Gordon wrote, “If you have compromised cell membranes or low ATP production for any reason, then the cell has trouble maintaining the normal gradient. This is because the usual gradient is 10,000 times more calcium outside of cells than inside; when this is compromised you will have increased intracellular calcium, which seems to always happen at the time of death. Whenever intracellular calcium is elevated, you have a relative deficiency of magnesium, so whenever anyone is seriously ill, acute or chronic, part of your plan must be to restore magnesium, which is poorly absorbed through oral means.”

The optimal blood serum value for vitamin D
is 45-52 ng/ml (115-128 nmol/l).
The adverse effects of excessive calcium intake may include high blood calcium levels, kidney stone formation and kidney complications.[1] Elevated calcium levels are also associated with arthritic/joint and vascular degeneration, calcification of soft tissue, hypertension and stroke, and increase in VLDL triglycerides, gastrointestinal disturbances, mood and depressive disorders, chronic fatigue, and general mineral imbalances including magnesium, zinc, iron and phosphorus. High calcium levels interfere with Vitamin D and subsequently inhibit the vitamin’s cancer protective effect unless extra amounts of Vitamin D are supplemented.[2]
Vitamin D works by lowering insulin resistance, which is one of the major factors in heart disease. It is also used by the thyroid gland, which secretes a hormone that regulates the body’s levels of calcium, which in turns helps regulate blood pressure.
Cardiovascular calcification lesions can lead to the development of myocardial ischaemia, myocardial infarction, impaired myocardial function, congestive heart failure, cardiac valve insufficiency, and cardiac arrhythmias. There is a strong association between increased cardiac calcification and risk of death. Administration of vitamin D to treat secondary hyper-parathyroidism increases intestinal absorption of calcium and phosphorus. It raises serum calcium and phosphorus levels. Soft-tissue and vascular calcification are associated with a history of vitamin D therapy.[3]
Changes in serum calcium do provide important information about various hormonal or organic disturbances, including excessive Vitamin D status.
Magnesium and calcium share a common route of absorption in the intestinal tract and appear to have a mutually suppressive effect on each other. If calcium intake (or dairy intake) is unusually high, calcium will be absorbed in preference to magnesium. Also, excessive doses of vitamin D and calcium supplements can cause renal magnesium loss. Sunlight is the only safe way to get vitamin D since the body regulates how much is made. Take it by pill form and calcium homeostasis is overridden. The entire idea of toxic sunscreens and avoiding the sun’s life giving effects (natural vitamin D formation) is just one more mistake modern medicine is making.
Researchers from Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, New York, found that giving supplements of vitamin D to a group of volunteers reduced episodes of infection with colds and flu by 70 per cent over three years.
The dangers of sun exposure have been greatly exaggerated by the same types of people who over exaggerate and lie about many things in medicine. Sun exposure is not the major reason people develop skin cancer. Researchers point out that increasing level of vitamin D3 could prevent many diseases that claim hundreds of thousands if not millions of people world each year. Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, is different from other vitamins in that it influences your entire body — receptors that respond to the vitamin have been found in almost every type of human cell, from the brain to our bones.
Magnesium is essential for the normal function of the parathyroid gland and for vitamin D metabolism.

Coronary artery calcification is common, is severe and is significantly associated with ischemic cardiovascular disease in adult end-stage renal disease patients.[4] The amount of calcium in the coronary arteries reliably predicts heart attack risk and is measured by what is called ones calcium score. UCLA cardiologist, Dr. Matt Budoff, a long-time champion of the Coronary Calcium Scan, and author of the AHA paper says, “The total amount of coronary calcium (Agatston score) predicts coronary disease events beyond standard risk factors.” The Coronary Calcium Score is a precise quantitative tool for measuring and tracking heart disease risk. It is more valuable and accurate than other traditional markers (such as total cholesterol which is practically worthless as a heart disease risk marker).

This image demonstrates coronary artery calcification.
According to the University of Florida Shands Cancer Center a high level of calcium in the blood, called hypercalcemia,[5] may become a medical emergency. This disorder is most commonly caused by cancer or parathyroid disease but underneath the primary etiology is a magnesium deficiency. Hypercalcemia is commonly attributed to cancer treatment. Severe hypercalcemia is a medical emergency that can be avoided if magnesium levels are brought up to normal.
Magnesium is the mineral of rejuvenation and prevents the calcification of our organs and tissues that is characteristic of the old-age related degeneration of our body.
Magnesium inadequacy interferes with cellular metabolism and accelerates the aging of most human tissues. Most human cells can only replicate a limited number of times in cultures before they lose the ability to divide, a phenomenon known as replicative senescence. Recent studies have shown that culture in low magnesium accelerates the senescence of human endothelial cells and fibroblasts.[6] Dr. James Howenstein says “Calcification in cellular tissues is a sign of tissue damage, cellular aging and impending cell death. When cells are unable to regulate calcium and keep the calcium content of cells down cellular function degenerates. Calcified arteries, calcium in soft tissues and high levels of calcium within cells are all signs of aging. At age 80 the average calcium content in the aorta is 140 times greater than the levels of aortic calcification noted at age 40.”

Age 20-30 yearsAge 50-70 years
In youth, at left, there is minimal plaque formation. However, at right with passage of time the plaque grows larger. About 20% of this plaque volume contains calcium which is measurable on CAT scan, providing a marker for the total plaque burden. Calcification of atherosclerotic lesions is due to a process of active deposition of calcium in the atherosclerotic plaque that utilizes metabolic pathways similar to those found in normal human bone. Calcium accumulates steadily in plaque and its presence is verifiable via microscopic examination from the very early stages of disease formation. Having a build-up of calcium plaque in the arteries means increased risk of heart attacks and death from heart disease according to findings from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Researchers at the University of Virginia Health System suggest that composition of plaque deposits in the carotid arteries indicate a patient’s risk of having a stroke.
The ratio of calcium to magnesium in milk is 9 or 10 to 1. Calcium is the physiological partner of magnesium and should be present in a 2:1 or even 1:1 ratio.
American women have been consuming an average of two pounds of milk per day for their entire lives, yet thirty million American women have osteoporosis. Drinking milk does not prevent bone loss. Bone loss is accelerated by ingesting too much protein, and milk has been called “liquid meat.” In order to absorb calcium, the body needs comparable amounts of magnesium. Countries with the highest rates of osteoporosis, such as the United States, England, and Sweden, consume the most milk. China and Japan, where people eat much less protein and dairy food, have low rates of osteoporosis.[7] Dietary protein increases production of acid in the blood which can be neutralized by calcium mobilized from the skeleton.[8] About 50,000 Americans die each year of problems related in some way to osteoporosis.[9]

Aortic valve replacements are done when too much calcification of the heart valve leaflets takes place. According to The Cleveland Clinic, fibro-calcific degeneration most commonly affects the aortic valve. According to reports, calcified heart valves typically occurs in adults over the age of 65. When valve leaflets are calcified, the valve leaflets become fibrotic (thickened) and calcified (hardened), producing a narrowed valve opening. Risk factors for this type of valve disease include increased age, low body weight and high blood pressure.

This photograph shows the aortic valve with a short segment of the aorta around it. The valve clearly has only two cusps (bicuspid aortic valve), and is narrowed and densely calcified. If you placed your fingertip through the opening, the valve would feel hard and gritty.
William R. Quesnell, author of ‘Minerals: The Essential Link to Health, said, “Most people have come to believe nutrition is divisible, and that a single substance will maintain vibrant health. The touting of calcium for the degenerative disease osteoporosis provides an excellent example. Every day the media, acting as proxy for the milk lobby, sells calcium as a magic bullet. Has it worked? Definitely for sales of milk; but for American health it has been a disaster. When you load up your system with excess calcium, you shut down magnesium’s ability to activate thyrocalcitonin, a hormone that under normal circumstances would send calcium to your bones.”
The most common cause of death in dialysis patients is cardiovascular disease. This is due in part to the presence of excess vascular calcification, particularly in the form of extensive coronary artery calcification, which can be observed even in very young dialysis patients.[10] The presence of coronary artery calcification in the dialysis population appears to correlate in part with the ingested quantity of calcium-containing oral phosphate binders.[11]
The associations among valvular calcification,inflammation, carotid atherosclerosis, and arterial calcification suggest that valvular calcification is a marker of atherosclerosis and arterial calcification in patients with end stage renal disease.[12]
Dietary surveys clearly show that magnesium, not calcium, intakes have been falling over the last fifty years. This is a problem because it is magnesium that controls the fate of calcium in the body. If magnesium is insufficient calcium will be deposited in the soft tissues (kidneys, arteries, joints, brain, etc.).
Countries with the highest calcium to magnesium ratios (high calcium and low magnesium levels) in soil and water have the highest incidence of cardiovascular disease. At the top of the list is Australia. Adequate levels of magnesium are essential for the heart muscle. Some researchers predict that the American ratio of calcium to magnesium is actually approaching 6-to-1, yet, the recommended dietary ratio of calcium to magnesium in the United States is 2-to-1. The process of absorption for magnesium is similar to that of calcium but some people absorb or retain much more magnesium than calcium (or more calcium than magnesium). The commonly suggested supplemental intake ratio of 2:1 for calcium and magnesium is arbitrary for the value can change significantly under various individual circumstances.
Current research on the Paleolithic or caveman diet shows that the ratio of calcium to magnesium in the diet that our bodies evolved to eat is 1-to-1.[13] Balancing this information is the fact that mothers breast milk is ten parts calcium to only one part magnesium so it seems that at least early in life we need less magnesium and more calcium to build strong bones Though high doses of calcium carbonate taken alone over a long period of time will lead to low magnesium levels,[14] magnesium is what is needed to encourage the correct utilization of calcium by the body to increase bone strength.[15] Researchers estimate currently that the ratio should be two parts calcium to one part magnesium.[16]
Without magnesium, calcium is not fully utilized, and under absorption problems may occur leading to arthritis, osteoporosis, menstrual cramps, and some premenstrual symptoms.
In contrast to skeletal muscle, cardiac muscle cannot contract in the absence of extracellular calcium ions as well as extracellular potassium ions. In this sense, it is intermediate between smooth muscle, which has a poorly developed sarcoplasmic reticulum and derives its calcium across the sarcolemma; and skeletal muscle which is activated by calcium stored in the sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR). The reason for the calcium dependence is due to the mechanism of calcium-induced calcium release (CICR) from the SR that must occur under normal excitation-contraction (EC) coupling to cause contraction.
According to Dr. Sarah Mayhill, “Calcium and magnesium compete for absorption and so too much calcium in the diet will block magnesium absorption. Our physiological requirement for calcium to magnesium is about 2:1. In dairy products the ratio is 10:1. So, consuming a lot of dairy products will induce a magnesium deficiency.”
A diet high in dairy and low in whole grains can lead to excess calcium in the tissues and a magnesium deficiency.[17]- Dr. Nan Kathryn Fuchs


The general theory behind increased calcium intake is that calcium will combat excess acidity, thus helping to promote good health. This is only half true: While the body uses calcium as a buffer, excess calcium can also promote soft-tissue calcification. Too much calcium running amuck through your body is the real danger of excess acidity. It is far better to increase your intake of other buffers such as magnesium, which will safely buffer excess acidity without causing calcifications. Of course, eating a so-called alkaline diet and limiting your intake of acidic minerals such as phosphorus may also help. Acidic minerals can contribute to calcifications. In essence, the real danger of excess acidity is the leeching of calcium that it causes. Simply put, excess acidity equals soft-tissue calcifications.
The chemical reaction of magnesium is alkaline (acid binding). It regulates the acid-alkaline balance of the body.- Dr. H. Ray Evers
According to Dr P Kaye, Emergency Department, Bristol Royal Infirmary, UK, “Magnesium acts as a smooth muscle relaxant by altering extracellular calcium influx and intracellular phosphorylation reactions. It may also attenuate the neutrophilic burst associated with inflammatory bronchoconstriction by attenuating mast cell degranulation. The principal trigger for this degranulation is a rise in intracellular calcium, which is antagonised by magnesium. It has been shown experimentally to augment the bronchodilatory effect of salbutamol and to inhibit histamine induced bronchospasm. Magnesium should be used as a safe, easy to administer and effective second line agent in acute severe asthma.[18]
Medical authorities claim that the widespread incidence of osteoporosis and tooth decay in western countries can be prevented with a high calcium intake. However the opposite is true. Asian and African populations with a very low intake of about 300 mg of calcium daily have very little osteoporosis. Bantu women with an intake of 200 to 300 mg of calcium daily have the lowest incidence of osteoporosis in the world. In western countries with a high intake of dairy products the average calcium intake is about 1000 mg. With a low magnesium intake, calcium goes out of the bones to increase tissue levels, while a high magnesium intake causes calcium to go out of the tissues into the bones. Thus high magnesium levels leads to bone mineralization.
Some gynecologists believe that one of the first organs to calcify is the ovaries, leading to pre-menstrual tension.
Dr. Karen Kubena, associate professor of nutrition at Texas A & M University indicates that even if you monitor your magnesium level like a maniac, you’re still at risk for migraines if your calcium level is out of whack. It seems that higher than normal blood levels of calcium cause the body to excrete the excess calcium, which in turn triggers a loss of magnesium. “Let’s say you have just enough magnesium and too much calcium in your blood. If calcium is excreted, the magnesium goes with it. All of a sudden, you could be low in magnesium,” says Dr. Kubena.
As a general rule, acid substances tighten; and alkaline substances relax. Magnesium is alkaline and relaxes the body from tightness, tension, stiffness, spasms, twitches, tics or jerkiness as in nervousness, anxiety, anger, fear, agitation, headaches, muscle cramps, menstrual cramps, arthritis, insomnia, constipation, heart palpitations, irregular heartbeats, high blood pressure, eye twitches, acne, plaque on teeth, plaque on heart and arteries due to cholesterol build-up, plaque on the brain [Alzheimer's]. Magnesium acts as a natural gate or valve in the brain synapses that regulates influx of calcium into postsynaptic calcium channels from presynaptic neurons in parts of the brain that are involved in mood and behavior such as the hippocampus. With inadequate magnesium (calcium toxicity), this function becomes altered and irritability, anxiety, depression, ADHD, mania, hypo-mania, bi-polar disorder, hyper-excitability and hyper-emotionality, and perhaps some psychoses, result.
A pH less than 5.3 indicates an inability to assimilate vitamins or minerals. Due to the alkalinity of minerals, they loosen tumors, including fibroid tumors, endometriosis, cysts, moles, warts, skin tags, and other growths, and cause them to release their toxins. Magnesium should be used to buffer acid pH, not the calcium that is being leached from the bones.
Magnesium taken in proper dosages can solve the problem of calcium deficiency.- Dr. Nan Kathryn Fuchs
Experts say excessive calcium intake may be unwise in light of recent studies showing that high amounts of the mineral may increase risk of prostate cancer. “There is reasonable evidence to suggest that calcium may play an important role in the development of prostate cancer,” says Dr. Carmen Rodriguez, senior epidemiologist in the epidemiology and surveillance research department of the American Cancer Society (ACS). Rodriguez says that a 1998 Harvard School of Public Health study of 47,781 men found those consuming between 1,500 and 1,999 mg of calcium per day had about double the risk of being diagnosed with metastatic (cancer that has spread to other parts of the body) prostate cancer as those getting 500 mg per day or less. And those taking in 2,000 mg or more had over four times the risk of developing metastatic prostate cancer as those taking in less than 500 mg.
The recommended daily allowance (RDA) of calcium is 1,000 mg per day for men and 1,500 mg for women.
Later in 1998, Harvard researchers published a study of dairy product intake among 526 men diagnosed with prostate cancer and 536 similar men not diagnosed with the disease. That study found a 50% increase in prostate cancer risk and a near doubling of risk of metastatic prostate cancer among men consuming high amounts of dairy products, likely due, say the researchers, to the high total amount of calcium in such a diet. The most recent Harvard study on the topic, published in October 2001, looked at dairy product intake among 20,885 men and found men consuming the most dairy products had about 32% higher risk of developing prostate cancer than those consuming the least. Dr. Panagiota N. Mitrou, of the National Cancer Institute, Rockville, Maryland, and colleagues found the same thing, that increased consumption of calcium and dairy products raises the risk of prostate cancer.

Treatment with Sodium Thiosulfate

Sodium thiosulfate (STS) is a calcium chelating agent with antioxidant properties.- Dr. Carlos E. Araya

Figure 1. (A) Initial three-phase bone scan demonstrating soft tissue accumulation
in thighs, distal femur, proximal tibia, and forearms. There is intense uptake in the
myocardium and early accumulation in the lungs. (B) Three months later, the
calcium deposition in the thighs and forearms is less significant. However,
there still is calcification in the heart, lungs, and para-articular surfaces.
Sodium thiosulphate results in the formation of calcium thiosulphate in the urine, a compound with much higher solubility than the other calcium salts (phosphate, oxalate). Thus, sodium thiosulphate could not only inhibit further nephrocalcinosis, but in some degree it could contribute to decalcification of renal parenchyma[19].
The beneficial effects of sodium thiosulfate (STS) are thought to be due in part to its ability to enhance the solubility of calcium deposits. STS has a small molecular weight of 248 (Na2S2O3) and in patients with normal renal function has a serum half-life of 15 min. STS facilitates the mobilization of calcium from vessels affected by calcium deposits.
Intravenous STS seems beneficial, has mild adverse effects, and is well tolerated in children and young adults. STS dosage was 25 g/1.73 m2 per dose intravenously.- Dr. Carlos E. Araya
Dr. Carlos E. Araya et al[20] successfully used this relatively nontoxic substance, which been reported as adjuvant treatment of several conditions involving disorders of calcium homeostasis. Yatzidis described its benefits by decreasing the rate of new kidney stone development in 34 patients with recurrent calcium urolithiasis. Prompted by these excellent results, intravenous STS was administered after hemodialysis to three patients with ESRD and tumoral calcinosis for a period of 6 to 12 mo. Two of the patients had regression of the calcified mass as well as improved motility of the affected joints. STS was given for a period of 9 yr to a patient with nephrocalcinosis as a result of renal tubular acidosis type 1. There was no further deterioration of his condition, and the discontinuation of the medication was accompanied by recurrence of renal colic. See later chapter for the full story on sodium thiosulfate.

Body pH and Calcium

Many health care professionals believe there is only one disease. And that one disease is acidosis. The wastes produced from food are highly acidic and acidosis is one of the main contributors that lead to the aging process and various illnesses. Acid waste is excreted from the human body in the form of urine or sweat. But the wastes not excreted will be circulating around in the blood, in the body. This acidic waste will gradually accumulate somewhere in our capillaries blood vessels, and eventually clog them up. Also as a consequence of this, the cells of the human body will be deprived of their supply of oxygen and essential nutrients, rendering these cells inactive in reproduction. That’s the main reason why people age. Moreover, with the capillary blood vessels clogged up, the function of every organ in the human body accumulating acidic waste will begin to deteriorate, causing serious illnesses in the long run.
One of the first warning signs of an acidic biological terrain is calcium deposits. Our dietary intake of calcium is not keeping up with the calcium buffering needed and we are actively pulling calcium from our bones and teeth. It all works like a little train, from the bones to the fluids and cells, to the blood. As our biological terrain becomes acidic, our pH level drops. When this happens we start losing calcium out of the blood, the bones, and the tissues. This is a safety mechanism. Now your biological terrain’s oxygen level drops leaving you tired and fatigued, allowing fungus, mold, parasites, bad bacteria, and viral infections to flourish and gain a hold throughout the body. It is interesting to note that you often won’t have just some of these invaders. If you have Candida you will likely have bad bacteria, fungus, and parasites because they all flourish in the same terrain.

Mild acidosis can cause such problems as:
  • Cardiovascular damage, including the constriction of blood vessels and the reduction of oxygen.
  • Weight gain, obesity and diabetes.
  • Bladder and kidney conditions, including kidney stones.
  • Immune deficiency.
  • Acceleration of free radical damage, possibly contributing to cancerous mutations.
  • Premature aging.
  • Osteoporosis; weak, brittle bones, hip fractures and bone spurs.
  • Joint pain, aching muscles and lactic acid buildup.
  • Low energy and chronic fatigue.
A recent seven year study conducted at the University of California, San Francisco, on 9,000 women showed that those who have chronic acidosis are at greater risk for bone loss than those who have normal pH levels. The scientists who carried out this experiment believe that many of the hip fractures prevalent among middle aged women are connected to high acidity caused by a diet rich in animal foods and low in vegetables. This is because the body borrows calcium from the bones in order to balance pH.
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
The biggest problem scientists have found is that over time the human body becomes depleted of calcium. A compound called mono-ortho-calcium phosphate is the chemical buffer for the blood. This buffer maintains the alkaline level (or the lack of acidity) in your blood. Without it you would die. If the acidity level of your blood changes even slightly, you die immediately! But in order to supply enough calcium for buffering we must have enough calcium being absorbed from our diet. If not, our body will simply rob the needed calcium from our bones and teeth.
The more acidic we become, the harder it is for oxygen to be present, so our biological terrain also becomes more anaerobic. Without adequate oxygenation, unfriendly bacteria, viruses, molds, and fungus can live and prosper. Then our cells cannot carry on their life-giving functions in a very efficient manner because our biological chemical reactions need oxygen.


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Uses of Magnesium Oil

Posted by Dr Sircus on May 14, 2010 | Filed under Magnesium, Medicine


Magnesium supplementation is actually crucial for everyone today but we have to pay special attention to the method of supplementation because this is critical in terms of effective body utilization. “Magnesium is poorly absorbed orally. That is why I start off with injections. By injecting magnesium I can guarantee 100% to bring the levels up. I cannot guarantee to do this with oral magnesium,” says Dr. Sarah Myhill. Dr. Garry Gordon could not agree with her more. What Dr. Myhill did not know when she said this was the discovery of a natural form of magnesium chloride that comes from sea water.
Called Magnesium Oil, it is a natural substance that can be applied to the skin or poured into ones’ bath like Epsom salts. Magnesium chloride, applied transdermally is the ideal magnesium delivery system with medical benefits unequalled in the entire world of medicine. Yet one does not need a doctor to prescribe or administer it. One can relax in a medicinal bath, without a doctor’s prescription or simply put it on the skin and have someone massage you for sublime effect.
Transdermal delivery of medicines is generally considered safer, more efficient, convenient and less painful than injections or IV’s.
Most doctors and patients think of magnesium chloride as a medicine that can be injected while you are having a heart attack and it does save the day for both heart and stroke patients if used quickly enough. I first introduced “Magnesium Oil” in my book Transdermal Magnesium Therapy and have been astonished from the beginning of what a wonderful thing this substance is and how it has benefited so many people.
What I have found is that magnesium chloride, applied transdermally, is the ideal magnesium delivery system – with health benefits unequalled in the entire world of medicine. Nothing short of a miracle is to be expected with increases in the cellular levels of magnesium if those levels have been depleted. There is no wonder drug that can claim, in the clear, what magnesium chloride can do. Most people will show dramatic improvements in the state of their health when they replete their magnesium levels in an effective manner.
When we first started talking about the magnesium I was dying. I knew it inside. I am no longer dying. I feel life in me. I am so happy.
With magnesium oil, the concentrate can simply be applied to the skin or poured into bath water, and in an instant we have a powerful medical treatment. Intensive transdermal and oral magnesium therapy can be safely applied day in and day out for consistent health benefits. Magnesium oil is nothing short of a miracle to a person deficient in magnesium. So clear and observable are the effects that there is no mistake, no mysticism, no false claim made.
There are not too many medicinal substances or medicines that can make this claim. It should be noted that pain management with magnesium employs magnesium oil applied transdermally to the skin. Dr. Linda Rapson, who specializes in treating chronic pain, believes that about 70 per cent of her patients who complain of muscle pain, cramps and fatigue are showing signs of magnesium deficiency. “Virtually all of them improve when I put them on magnesium,” says Rapson, who runs a busy Toronto pain clinic. “It may sound too good to be true, but it’s a fact.” She’s seen the mineral work in those with fibromyalgia, migraines and constipation. “The scientific community should take a good hard look at this.”[1]
Daniel Reid, author of Tao of Detox says, “Using magnesium oil is the quickest and most convenient way to transmit magnesium chloride into the cells and tissues through the skin. 2-3 sprays under each armpit function as a highly effective deodorant, while at the same time transporting magnesium swiftly through the thin skin into the glands, lymph channels, and bloodstream, for distribution throughout the body. Spray it onto the back of the hand or the top of the feet any time of day or night for continuous magnesium absorption. Regardless of where you apply the spray on the body, once it penetrates the surface of the skin, the body transports it to whichever tissues need magnesium most.”
Magnesium Oil and Sports Medicine

Magnesium Oil can be applied directly to inflamed areas.
Transdermal magnesium therapy offers an exciting breakthrough in sports medicine. Coaches can now treat injuries, prevent them, and increase athletic performance all at the same time. Magnesium Oil enhances recovery from athletic activity or injuries. It reduces pain and inflammation while propagating quicker regeneration of tissues. Topical application of magnesium chloride increases flexibility, which helps avoid injury. It also increases strength and endurance. Transdermal Magnesium Therapy is a boon for athletes, coaches and doctors who practice sports medicine.
Dr. Jeff Schutt says that hamstring injuries can be avoided through nutritional support because contraction and relaxation is dependent on adequate cellular levels of magnesium. “A shortened hamstring is a result of lack of available magnesium,” he says. Liquid magnesium chloride can be simply sprayed and rubbed into a sore Achilles tendon to decrease swelling. And soaking the feet in a magnesium chloride footbath is the single best thing – apart from stretching – that you can do for yourself to protect from, or recover from hamstring and other injuries.
Magnesium Massage

One of the most luxurious medical treatments on earth is to receive magnesium massages with magnesium oil on a consistent basis. Having an ounce of magnesium oil rubbed over one’s body by either a trained or massage therapist or by a loved one is heavenly.
There are many ways to calm a person, many healing and medical treatments that can reduce stress, reduce sensory overload, slow the heart and help a person center and nothing does this better than touch. The most beautiful forms of touch are healing techniques and this is what professional massage therapists’ true aim is, to heal through touch. The skin provides the best avenue into the body for many medicinals. When it comes to magnesium we have a method in our hands that is similar in effect to intravenous magnesium treatments that are used to save peoples’ lives in emergency rooms. We simply use the magnesium oil like we would massage oils, or create a special blend mixing essential oil or other massage oils together with the magnesium chloride, which is quite slippery even though there is no oil in the ‘magnesium oil.’
Massage therapists should be introducing their clients to the tremendous benefits of a magnesium massage and it is they who should suggest to their clients to start using it at home. Transdermal application of magnesium is superior to the commonly recommended oral magnesium supplements where absorption is typically poor. In magnesium chloride oil we have a potent natural substance that penetrates the cells with stunning result on cell biochemistry and when loving touch is added to the mix the results are heartwarming to say the least.
In general, for a large adult, spraying an ounce or more of magnesium oil a day all over the body is recommended for six months to recover cellular levels, with that dosage adjusted downward for children depending on their age and size. This coupled with oral intake, especially for adults, is necessary to get the maximum effect out of magnesium. When magnesium levels are at extremely low levels intravenous application is an option and is necessary in emergency situations. Very strong therapeutic magnesium baths yield another level of effect. Such baths compete with intravenous applications but they are no substitute for in emergency situations.
Magnesium Oil and Relief of Pain

Pain relief and muscle relaxation for people with arthritis and muscle cramping is an important and significant benefit of magnesium oil. Magnesium applied directly to the skin alleviates chronic pain, muscle cramps, and in general makes our job of opening up and softening muscles and connective tissue much easier. Magnesium is a potent vasodilator, and smooth muscle relaxant.
The Purest Magnesium Oil

For the very purest magnesium oil we now have to turn to Europe. Deep underground is a 250 million old inactive sea of magnesium chloride oil that has never been touched by modern day pollution and there is enough of it down there to last humanity hundreds of years. It is so pure that I use it diluted as a mouthwash and then swallow what is in my mouth for oral supplementation. It is ideal not only for oral intake but also seems to be better tolerated by the skin, even when used at full strength. This magnesium oil is called Ancient Minerals.

Personally I have just had two cataract operations and I used magnesium chloride eye drops that I made up myself using this pure magnesium oil diluted 15 parts distilled water to one part magnesium. The surgery was a success and my recovery was quick. This same magnesium can be put in a nebulizer and can be used at home by patients both before and after surgery both orally and transdermally to great effect. Surgeons need to become familiar with the transdermal approach for then they can start their patients off with heavy application weeks before surgery and for weeks after since this method of application can easily be done at home by patients. For use with a nebulizer again I recommend only the purest magnesium available. Even the pharmaceutical grades have heavy metal contamination so are not suitable.

I’ve just started using the magnesium oil on my 7yr old ASD son. He’s always tested very low in magnesium and I don’t believe oral supplementation is doing that much. I put a few tablespoons of the oil in his bath water, and I also spray it onto my hands & rub it into his skin (tops of his feet & elbows). The reason I chose his elbows was because he’s had this rash (large, bumpy, flesh colored) for quite some time. The magnesium stung at first when I rubbed it on, but after just a few nights, the rash is gone from one elbow and fading from the other!


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Magnesium and Oxygen

Hemoglobin’s Oxygen Carrying Capacity Magnesium

Posted by Dr Sircus on March 25, 2010 | Filed under Cancer, Magnesium, Medicine, Oxygen

Magnesium serves hundreds of important functions in the body and one of them has to do with the efficiency of red blood cells and their capacity to carry oxygen. Researchers have investigated the effect of dietary magnesium (Mg) deficiency on the nutritive utilization and tissue distribution of iron (Fe). Magnesium deficient diet leads to significant decreases in the concentration of red blood cells (RBC), hemoglobin and eventually a decrease in whole blood Fe. In fact we find many ways in which magnesium deficiency leads to problems with oxygen transport and utilization.
Chronic Mg deficiency has also been shown to increase copper absorption and concentrations in plasma, muscle, kidney, and liver.[ii] Magnesium is involved with the transport of ions, amino acids, nucleosides, sugars, water and gases across the red blood cell membrane. Magnesium levels drop more slowly in red blood cells than in the serum.[iii]
A study by ARS physiologist Henry C. Lukaski and nutritionist Forrest H. Nielsen reveals important findings on the effects of depleted body magnesium levels on energy metabolism. Lukaski is assistant director of ARS’s Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center. The data shows that magnesium deficient people used more oxygen during physical activity -their heart rates increased by about 10 beats per minute. “When the volunteers were low in magnesium, they needed more energy and more oxygen to do low-level activities than when they were in adequate-magnesium status,” says Lukaski.[iv]
“The transport of oxygen in blood is undertaken by hemoglobin, the largest component of red blood cells. This protein collects oxygen in respiratory organs, mainly in the lungs, and releases it in tissues in order to generate the energy necessary for cell survival. Hemoglobin is one of the most refined proteins because its evolution and small mutations in its structure can produce anemia and other severe pathologies,” publishes the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona).
They continue, “More than a hundred years of study have led to the knowledge that hemoglobin uses mechanisms of cooperatively to optimize its function; that is to say, to collect the greatest amount of oxygen possible in the lungs and release it in tissues. These mechanisms of cooperatively are related to changes in the structure of the hemoglobin protein.”
The structure of hemoglobin is easily compromised by heavy metals like mercury (as are all sulfur bearing proteins[v] like insulin etc). In my book NewParadigms in Diabetic Medicine we nail down the mercury sulfur bond death destruction scenario. You can bet your last medical dollar on the fact that high magnesium and selenium status is protective of red blood cells and thus of total oxygen carrying capacity.
The mechanismwhereby red cells maintain their biconcave shape has been a subject of numerous studies. One of the critical factors for the maintenance of biconcave shape is the level of red cell adenosine triphosphate (ATP) levels.The interaction of calcium, magnesium and ATP with membrane structural proteins exerts a significant role in the control of shape of human red blood cells.[vi] Magnesium enhances the binding of oxygen to haem proteins.[vii] The concentration of Mg2+ in red cells is relatively high but free Mg2+ is much lower in oxygenated red blood cells then in deoxygenated ones. This suggests some kind of magnesium pump where oxygen climbs aboard the red cells and magnesium jumps off only to have to jump right back on the red cells again.

Dr. L.O. Simpson asserts that Fatigue Immune Deficiency Syndrome (CFIDS), results from “insufficient oxygen availability due to impaired capillary blood flow.” This would naturally reflect to the mitochondria who would be having their O2 deprivation problems. In healthy people, most red blood cells are smooth-surfaced and concave-shaped with a donut-like appearance. These discocytes have extra membranes in the concave area that give them the flexibility needed to move through capillary beds, delivering oxygen, nutrients, and chemical messengers to tissue and removing metabolic waste, such as carbon dioxide and lactic acid.
Red blood cells are also known as erythrocytes. They have a unique shape known as a biconcave disk. A biconcave disk is like a donut where the hole doesn’t go all the way through. The biconcave disk shape increases the surface area of the cell which allows for a greater area for gas exchange.
Abnormal magnesium deprived red blood cells lack flexibility that allow them to enter tiny capillaries. These nondiscocytes are characterized by a variety of irregularities, including surface bumps or ridges, a cup or basin shape, and altered margins instead of the round shape found in discocytes. When people become ill or physically stressed (more magnesium deficient), a higher percentage of discocytes transform into the less flexible nondiscocytes.
Magnesium stimulates the movement of oxygen atoms from the bloodstream to the cells.
Magnesium and zinc prevent the binding of carbon monoxide/CO to haem which otherwise binds 25,000 times more strongly than does oxygen. The dissociation of oxygen is also helped by magnesium, because it provides an oxygen adsorption isotherm which is hyperbolic. It also ensures that the oxygen dissociation curves are sigmoidal which maximizes oxygen saturation with the gaseous pressure of oxygen (Murray et al pp. 65-67).
Oxygen dissociation with increased delivery to the tissues is increased by magnesium through elevation of 2,3-bisphosphoglycerate/DPG (Darley, 1979) Magnesium stabilizes the ability of the phorphyrin ring to fluoresce. Free-radical attack of haemoglobin yields ferryl haemoglobin [HbFe4+] (D’Agnillo and Alayash, 2001), which is inhibited by magnesium (Rock et al, 1995).
Magnesium prevents blood vessels from constricting, thus warding off rises in blood pressure, strokes and heart attacks. Magnesium inhibits the release of thromboxane, a substance that makes blood platelets stickier..[5]- Dr. Jerry L. Nadler
Low red blood cell magnesium levels, a more accurate measure of magnesium status than routine blood analysis, have been found in many patients with chronic fatigue. Red blood cell (RBC) deformability is an important factor in determining movement of red blood cells through the microcirculation. Intravenous magnesium therapy over a 24-hour period has been shown to increase RBC-deformability even in pregnancies with normal RBC-deformability. An increase of RBC-deformability with magnesium administration offers therapeutic benefit for the treatment of reduced blood flow seen in most cases of preeclampsia.[viii].
D F Treacher and R M Leach also teach, “Oxygen transport from environmental air to the mitochondria of individual cells occurs as a series of steps. The system must be energy efficient (avoiding unnecessary cardiorespiratory work), allowing efficient oxygen transport across the extravascular tissue matrix. At the tissue level, cells must extract oxygen from the extracellular environment and use it efficiently in cellular metabolic processes.” No matter what kind of medicine one practices this is good basic medicine to understand and appreciate.
Patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) have low red blood cell magnesium. The physiological concept of fatigue as a consequence of inadequate oxygen delivery is widely accepted tying oxygen carrying capacity directly to magnesium.
Magnesium-deficiency studies on the kidneys have shown intraluminal calcareous deposits in the corticomedullary area and damage to the tubular epithelium. Damage to the kidneys from magnesium deficiency creates a situation that intensifies the magnesium deficit. Micropuncture studies have shown that most active renal tubular reabsorption of magnesium occurs at sites that are potentially damaged by magnesium deficiencies meaning these conditions can cause renal tubular magnesium wasting. Both hyper-parathyroidism and hypervitaminosis D increase blood and thus urinary loads of calcium and thus cause even further magnesium loss.
Most renal reabsorption of magnesium occurs in the proximal tubule and the thick ascending limb of the loop of Henle. In hypomagnesemic patients, the kidney may excrete as little as 1 mEq/L of magnesium. Additionally, magnesium may be removed from bone stores in times of deficiency.
Primary renal disorders cause hypomagnesemia by decreased tubular reabsorption of magnesium by the damaged kidneys. This condition occurs in the diuretic phase of acute tubular necrosis, postobstructive diuresis, and renal tubular acidosis.
Drugs may cause magnesium wasting.
Diuretics (eg, thiazide, loop diuretics) decrease the renal threshold for magnesium reabsorption in addition to wasting of potassium and calcium.
Cisplatin causes dose-dependent kidney damage in 100% of patients receiving this drug.
Pentamidine and some antibiotics also cause renal magnesium wasting.
Fluoride poisoning similarly causes hypomagnesemia.


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Patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) have low red blood cell magnesium. The physiological concept of fatigue as a consequence of inadequate oxygen delivery is widely accepted tying oxygen carrying capacity directly to magnesium.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome..ME..Low Oxygen=Low Energy illnesses=Low Magnesium Levels...

Recommended Treatment..Magnesium Chloride Transdermal spray...

It is Absorbed through the skin and distributed around the your PH levels don't affect your absorbtion like oral supplements.

Amending your PH will Assist in Oxygen/Energy Gain..:wiz:


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for Health and Rejuvenation by Walter Last

Magnesium is nothing short of a miracle mineral in its healing effect on a wide range of diseases as

well as in its ability to rejuvenate the aging body. We know that it is essential for many enzyme

reactions, especially in regard to cellular energy production, for the health of the brain and nervous

system and also for healthy teeth and bones. However, it may come as a surprise that in the form of

magnesium chloride it is also an impressive infection fighter.

The first prominent researcher to investigate and promote the antibiotic effects of magnesium was a

French surgeon, Prof. Pierre Delbet MD. In 1915 he was looking for a solution to cleanse wounds of

soldiers, because he found that traditionally used antiseptics actually damaged tissues and

encouraged infections instead of preventing them. In all his tests magnesium chloride solution was by

far the best. Not only was it harmless for tissues, but it also greatly increased leucocyte activity and

phagocytosis, the destruction of microbes.

Later Prof. Delbet also performed experiments with the internal applications of magnesium chloride

and found it to be a powerful immune-stimulant. In his experiments phagocytosis increased by up to

333%. This means after magnesium chloride intake the same number of white blood cells destroyed

up to three times more microbes than beforehand.

Gradually Prof. Delbet found magnesium chloride to be beneficial in a wide range of diseases. These

included diseases of the digestive tract such as colitis and gall bladder problems, Parkinson's

disease, tremors and muscle cramps; acne, eczema, psoriasis, warts and itching skin; impotence,

prostatic hypertrophy, cerebral and circulatory problems; asthma, hay fever, urticaria and

anaphylactic reactions. Hair and nails became stronger and healthier and patients had more energy.

Prof. Delbet also found a very good preventative effect on cancer and cured precancerous conditions

such as leukoplasia, hyperkeratosis and chronic mastitis. Epidemiological studies confirmed that

regions with magnesium-rich soil had less cancer than those with low magnesium levels.

Another French doctor, A. Neveu, cured several diphtheria patients with magnesium chloride within

two days. He also published 15 cases of poliomyelitis that were cured within days if treatment was

started immediately, or within months if paralysis had already progressed. Neveu also found

magnesium chloride effective with asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia and emphysema; pharyngitis,

tonsillitis, hoarseness, common cold, influenza, whooping cough, measles, rubella, mumps, scarlet

fever; poisoning, gastro-enteritis, boils, abscesses, whitlow, infected wounds and osteomyelitis.

In more recent years Dr Vergini and others have confirmed these earlier results and have added

more diseases to the list of successful uses: acute asthma attacks, shock, tetanus, herpes zoster,

acute and chronic conjunctivitis, optic neuritis, rheumatic diseases, many allergic diseases, Chronic

Fatigue Syndrome and beneficial effects in cancer therapy. In all of these cases magnesium chloride

had been used and gave much better results than other magnesium compounds.

Magnesium for Nerves

Magnesium has a calming effect on the nervous system. With this, it is frequently used to promote

good sleep. But more importantly it can be used to calm irritated and over-excited nerves. This is

especially useful with epileptic seizures, convulsions in pregnant women and the `shakes' in

alcoholism. Magnesium levels are generally low in alcoholics, contributing or causing many of their

health problems. If magnesium levels are low, the nerves lose control over muscle activity, respiration

and mental processes. Nervous fatigue, tics and twitches, tremors, irritability, hypersensitivity, muscle

spasms, restlessness, anxiety, confusion, disorientation and irregular heartbeat all respond to

increased magnesium levels. A common phenomenon of magnesium deficiency is a sharp muscle

reaction to an unexpected loud noise. `Memory pills' have been marketed that consist mainly of


Many of the symptoms of Parkinson's disease can be overcome with high magnesium

supplementation, shaking can be prevented and rigidity eased. With preeclampsia pregnant women

may develop convulsions, nausea, dizziness and headaches. In hospitals this is treated with

magnesium infusions. Because of its strong relaxing effect, magnesium helps not only to have a

better sleep but is also useful in overcoming headaches and migraines. Even the number of suicides

are linked to magnesium deficiency. The lower the magnesium content in soil and water in a given

region, the higher are the rate of suicides.

Epilepsy is marked by abnormally low magnesium levels in the blood, spinal fluid and brain, causing

hyperexcitability in regions of the brain. There are many reported cases of epilepsy greatly improving

or disappearing with magnesium supplementation. In a trial with 30 epileptics 450 mg of magnesium

supplied daily successfully controlled seizures. Another study found that the lower the magnesium

blood levels the more severe was the epilepsy. In most cases magnesium works best in combination

with vitamin B6 and zinc. In sufficient concentrations, magnesium inhibits convulsions by limiting or

slowing the spread of the electric discharge from an isolated group of brain cells to the rest of the

brain. Animal studies show that even the initial burst of firing nerve cells that starts an epileptic attack

can be suppressed with magnesium.

Magnesium for the Heart

Adequate levels of magnesium are essential for the heart muscle. Those who die from heart attacks

have very low magnesium but high calcium levels in their heart muscles. Patients with coronary heart

disease who have been treated with large amounts of magnesium survived better than those with

drug treatment. Magnesium dilates the arteries of the heart and lowers cholesterol and fat levels.

High calcium levels, on the other hand, constrict the heart arteries and increase the risk of heart

attacks. Calcium deposits in the walls of the arteries contribute to the development of arteriosclerosis.

The arteries become hard and rigid, thereby restricting the blood flow and causing high blood

pressure. In addition, such inelastic blood vessels may easily rupture and cause strokes. Countries

with the highest calcium to magnesium ratios (high calcium and low magnesium levels) in soil and

water have the highest incidence of cardiovascular disease. At the top of the list is Australia.

Worldwide the intake of magnesium has been lowered and that of calcium increased because of the

heavy use of fertilisers high in calcium and low in magnesium. With this, the intake of magnesium

from our food has steadily decreased in the last fifty years, while the use of calcium-rich fertilisers

and cardiovascular disease have greatly increased at the same time.

Diabetics are prone to atherosclerosis, fatty degeneration of the liver and heart disease. Diabetics

have low magnesium tissue levels. They often develop eye problems - retinopathy. Diabetics with the

lowest magnesium levels had the most sever retinopathy. The lower the magnesium content of their

water, the higher is the death rate of diabetics from cardiovascular disease. In an American study the

death rate due to diabetes was four times higher in areas with low magnesium water levels as

compared to areas with high levels of magnesium in the water.

Magnesium for Healthy Bones & Teeth

Medical authorities claim that the widespread incidence of osteoporosis and tooth decay in western

countries can be prevented with a high calcium intake. However, published evidence reveals that the

opposite is true. Asian and African populations with a very low intake of about 300mg of calcium daily

have very little osteoporosis. Bantu women with an intake of 200 to 300 mg of calcium daily have the

lowest incidence of osteoporosis in the world. In western countries with a high intake of dairy

products the average calcium intake is about 1000 mg. The higher the calcium intake, especially in

the form of cows' milk products (except butter) the higher the incidence of osteoporosis.

Calcium, magnesium and phosphorus levels are kept in a seesaw balance by the parathyroid

hormones. If calcium goes up, magnesium goes down and vice versa. With a low magnesium intake,

calcium goes out of the bones to increase tissue levels, while a high magnesium intake causes

calcium to go out of the tissues into the bones. A high phosphorus intake without a high calcium or

magnesium intake causes calcium to leach from the bones and leave the body with the urine. A high

phosphorus intake with high calcium and magnesium leads to bone mineralisation.

Dr Barnett, an orthopaedic surgeon practised in two different U.S. Counties with very different soil

and water mineral levels. In Dallas County with a high calcium and low magnesium concentration

osteoporosis and hip fractures were very common, while in Hereford with high magnesium and low

calcium these were nearly absent. In Dallas County the magnesium content of bones was 0.5% while

in Hereford it was 1.76% In another comparison the magnesium content in bones of osteoporosis

sufferers was 0.62% while in healthy individuals it was 1.26%.

The same applies for healthy teeth. In a New Zealand study it was found that caries-resistant teeth

had on average twice the amount of magnesium as caries-prone teeth. The average concentration of

magnesium phosphate in bones is given as about 1%, in teeth about 1.5%, in elephant tusks 2% and

in the teeth of carnivorous animals made to crush bones it is 5%. In regard to the strength of bones

and teeth think of calcium as chalk and of magnesium as superglue. The magnesium superglue binds

and transforms the chalk into superior bones and teeth.

Cancer and Aging

Many studies have shown an increased cancer rate in regions with low magnesium levels in soil and

drinking water. In Egypt the cancer rate was only about 10% of that in Europe and America. In the

rural fellah it was practically non-existent. The main difference was an extremely high magnesium

intake of 2.5 to 3 g in these cancer-free populations, ten times more than in most western countries.

Dr Seeger and Dr Budwig in Germany have shown that cancer is mainly the result of a faulty energy

metabolism in the powerhouses of the cells, the mitochondria. A similar decline in energy production

takes place when we age. The great majority of enzymes involved in the production of energy require

magnesium. A healthy cell has high magnesium and low calcium levels. Up to 30% of the energy of

cells is used to pump calcium out of the cells. The higher the calcium level and the lower the

magnesium level in the extra-cellular fluid, the harder it is for cells to pump the calcium out. The result

is that with low magnesium levels the mitochondria gradually calcify and energy production

decreases. We may say that our biochemical age is determined by the ratio of magnesium to calcium

within our cells. Tests with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome showed that magnesium supplementation

resulted in better energy levels.

We use our muscles by selectively contracting them. On the biochemical level muscle contraction is

triggered by calcium ions flowing into muscle cells. To relax the muscle calcium is pumped out again.

However, as we age, more and more calcium remains trapped in the muscles and these become

more or less permanently contracted, leading to increasing muscle tension and spasms. Together

with calcification of the joints, this is the typical rigidity and inflexibility of old age. The higher our

intake of calcium relative to magnesium, the faster do we calcify and age. Most of the excess calcium

in our diet ends up in our soft tissues and around joints leading to calcification with arthritic

deformations, arteriosclerosis, cataracts, kidney stones and senility. Dr Seyle proved experimentally

that biochemical stress can lead to the pathological calcification of almost any organ. The more

stress, the more calcification, the more rapid the aging.

The Rejuvenation Mineral

In addition to its anti-microbial and immune-stimulating properties, both magnesium as well as

chloride have other important functions in keeping us young and healthy. Chloride, of course, is

required to produce a large quantity of gastric acid each day and is also needed to stimulate starchdigesting

enzymes. Magnesium is the mineral of rejuvenation and prevents the calcification of our

organs and tissues that is characteristic of the old-age related degeneration of our body.

Using other magnesium salts is less advantageous because these have to be converted into

chlorides in the body anyway. We may use magnesium as oxide or carbonate but then we need to

produce additional hydrochloric acid to absorb them. Many aging individuals, especially with chronic

diseases who desperately need more magnesium cannot produce sufficient hydrochloric acid and

then cannot absorb the oxide or carbonate. Epsom salt is magnesium sulphate. It is soluble but not

well absorbed and acts mainly as a laxative. Chelated magnesium is well absorbed but much more

expensive and lacks the beneficial contribution of the chloride ions. Orotates are good but very

expensive for the amount of magnesium that they provide and both orotates and chelates seem to

lack the infection-fighting potential of the magnesium chloride.

Calcium and magnesium are opposites in their effects on our body structure. As a general rule, the

softer our body structure the more we need calcium, while the more rigid and inflexible it is, the less

calcium and the more magnesium we need. Magnesium can reverse the age-related degenerative

calcification of our body structure and with this help us to rejuvenate.

Young women, children and most of all babies have soft body structures and smooth skin with low

calcium and high magnesium levels in their cells and soft tissues. This is the biochemistry of youth.

As we age and most pronounced in old men and post-menopausal women, we become more and

more inflexible. The arteries harden to cause arteriosclerosis, the skeletal system calcifies to cause

rigidity with fusion of the spine and joints, kidneys and other organs and glands increasingly calcify

and harden with stone formation, calcification in the eyes causes cataracts and even the skin

hardens, becoming tough and wrinkled. In this way calcium is in the same league as oxygen and free

radicals, while magnesium works together with hydrogen and the antioxidants to keep our body

structure soft.

A gynaecologist reported that one of the first organs to calcify are the ovaries leading to premenstrual

tension. When he put his patients on a high magnesium intake their PMT vanished and

they felt and looked much younger. Most of these women said that they lost weight, increased their

energy, felt less depressed and enjoyed sex again much more than before. For men it is equally

beneficial for problems arising from an enlarged prostate gland. Symptoms commonly disappear after

a period of supplementation with magnesium chloride.

Increased magnesium intake has also been shown to be an effective way to prevent or dissolve

kidney stones and gall bladder stones. Activation of digestive enzymes and bile production as well as

helping to restore a healthy intestinal flora may be the factors that make magnesium chloride so

beneficial in normalising our digestive processes, reducing any digestive discomfort, bloating and

offensive stool odours. This is in line with a reduction of all offensive body odours, including underarm

and foot odour.

Prof. Delbet used to give magnesium chloride solution routinely to his patients with infections and for

several days before any planned surgery and was surprised by many of these patients experiencing

euphoria and bursts of energy. Magnesium chloride supposedly has a specific action on the tetanus

virus and its effects on the body. It even seems to be protective against snakebites. Guinea pigs did

not die after normally lethal injections of snake venom and a rabbit survived a poisonous snakebite

when given magnesium chloride solution.

In addition to being the most essential mineral in our cellular energy productions, magnesium is also

needed for the ingested B-vitamins to become metabolically active. Magnesium is also essential for

the synthesis of nucleic acids, for cell division to occur, for DNA and RNA synthesis of our genetic

material, for protein as well as fatty acid synthesis. Unfortunately magnesium deficiency at a cellular

level where it counts is not easy to diagnose, as serum magnesium levels do not correlate to muscle

or cellular magnesium levels. Instead of trying difficult tissue magnesium analysis to find out if your

health problems may be due to low magnesium levels, it is much easier and more effective just to

take more magnesium and see what happens.

Rejuvenation by ingesting more magnesium is a slow process, especially as the amount of

magnesium that we can take is limited by its laxative effect and the need to keep it in a reasonable

balance with the calcium and phosphorus intake. The other problem is that spastic muscles have a

poor blood and lymph circulation, which makes it difficult for the ingested magnesium to dissolve and

flush out the tissue and joint calcifications. Therefore, we can greatly speed up the rejuvenation

process by increasing the circulation through permanently contracted muscles as with deep tissue

massage, hot and cold water applications, relaxation exercises, lymphasising as well as packs and

rubs with magnesium chloride or Epsom salts.

How much?

Hydrated magnesium chloride contains about 120 mg of magnesium per gram or 600 mg per

rounded teaspoon. It has a mild laxative effect. As a good maintenance intake to remain healthy you

may take a teaspoon daily in divided doses with meals. With raised blood pressure and symptoms of

magnesium deficiency you may temporarily increase this to 2 teaspoons daily in divided doses. This

may already cause `loose stools' in some but that is generally beneficial. However, with low blood

pressure additional calcium may be required together with about 300 mg of magnesium supplement

for a ratio of two parts of calcium to one part of magnesium.

Individuals with very sensitive taste buds may start using it in tiny amounts mixed with strongly

flavoured food and increase doses very gradually. Alternatively, drink it in one gulp dissolved in water

while pinching your nose and quickly drink something pleasant afterwards.

With acute infections dissolve 40 g or 8 slightly rounded teaspoons in 1 litre of water. With children

commonly a small glassful or 125 mL has been used every 6 hours. Adults may double this dose by

drinking this amount every 3 hours or even more until diarrhoea develops and then cut back to a

maintenance intake just below the level of diarrhoea until the infection has cleared.

For daily use it may be more convenient as well to dissolve the magnesium chloride in water. You

may dissolve 10 lightly rounded teaspoons of the crystals in a medium size glass of water or, more

accurately, 50 g in 150 mL of water. Decant and discard any undissolved residue. Mix one teaspoon

of this solution three times daily with food or drink for a daily intake of about 600 mg of magnesium.

This or a more concentrated solution may also be used as a pack over tumours and infected,

inflamed, painful, stiff or calcified joints, muscles, adhesions or scar tissue. It is also excellent as a

back rub and to relax tense muscles anywhere and even to rejuvenate aging skin. For sensitive skin

use it in a very diluted form. On wounds it was commonly used in a 4% solution, that is 4g or a level

teaspoon in 100 mL or a small glass of water.

For quickest results with insensitive skin use a friction massage: rub hard enough so that the skin

becomes hot and red. After doing this for several days a rash may develop over the area and the skin

becomes very sensitive. When this happens moisten the skin only lightly with a much diluted

magnesium chloride solution. Repeat the rubbing if necessary after the skin has healed.

While a high magnesium intake is beneficial for most individuals, those with low blood pressure

usually require more calcium in addition. Normal blood pressure is about 120/80; the lower it is the

higher should be the daily intake of calcium. While those with high blood pressure benefit from

ingesting twice as much magnesium as calcium, those with low blood pressure may take twice as

much calcium as magnesium, but both minerals in relatively high amounts. Those with low blood

pressure and a tendency towards inflammations should also greatly reduce their intake of

phosphorus. A high level of phosphorus in the blood tends to cause magnesium and calcium levels to

be low.

Magnesium supplementation should be avoided with severe kidney problems (severe renal

insufficiency), and also with myasthenia gravis. Be careful with severe adrenal weakness or

with very low blood pressure. Too much magnesium can cause muscle weakness, if this

happens temporarily use more calcium.

Magnesium Profile

Magnesium is mainly found inside the cells, it activates many enzymes and is necessary for the

metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and amino acids. It is essential for the functions of muscles and

nerves and for the formation of bones and teeth. Generally it counteracts and regulates the influence

of calcium.

Deficiency Symptoms & Increased Requirements:

CIRCULATION: angina, arteriosclerosis/atherosclerosis, blood pressure and cholesterol high, heart

infarcts, hypertension, strokes, tachycardia (fast pulse), thrombosis.

DIGESTIVE SYSTEM: colic, constipation, chronic diarrhoea, malabsorption, pancreatitis

(inflammation of the pancreas).

MUSCLES: backache, convulsions, cramps, increased excitability/jumpiness, numbness, nystagmus

(rapid eye movements), spasms, tense/tight muscles, tingling, tremors.

NERVOUS SYSTEM: apathy, confusion, depression, disorientation, epilepsy, hallucinations,

irritability, mental illness, multiple sclerosis, nervousness, neuritis paranoia, Parkinson's disease, poor

memory, senility.

GENERAL: alcoholism, arthritis, body odours, broken bones, calcification in any organ, cancer,

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, diabetes, eclampsia, headaches, infections and inflammations, liver

cirrhosis, lupus erythematosus, migraines, old age, prostate problems, rickets, rigidity - mental and

physical, skin wrinkled and tough, stiffness, stone-formation in gall bladder or kidneys, thyroid


Best Sources:

Fresh grass juice, vegetable juices, seaweed, seawater, green leaves, soaked nuts and oily seeds,

sprouted seeds. Magnesium is the central mineral in chlorophyll, which has a similar protein structure

as haemoglobin.
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Dr Hotze

Every day I hear another magnesium success story. My editor for the UK edition of The Miracle of Magnesium told me that as

soon as she read my manuscript she gave magnesium to a friend who had severe muscle cramps. Her friend had visited several

doctors and nobody could diagnosis her condition or offer her relief. Magnesium helped her immediately. My book agent’s

brother can’t believe how much his energy has improved on magnesium and his wife’s menopausal symptoms are lifting since

she began taking supplements.

And every day I also hear distressing stories about magnesium deficiency. Just today walking along the beach near my home I

met an 80-year old gentleman who asked me to sit and talk. Julius said he used to walk up and down the beach like me but now

his arthritis prevented him. But he said he only began having symptoms of arthritis after taking medication for slightly elevated

cholesterol. Instead of a diet and magnesium, his doctor immediately put him on a cholesterol-lowering drug. When he began

developing pain, which was obviously from the drug, instead of stopping the drug and giving magnesium to lower cholesterol,

to help detoxify the drug, and also lessen muscle cramps, his doctor gave him a strong pain medication. And then his ankles

began to swell and Julius said his doctor gave him a diuretic!

And so the story goes, one drug causing symptoms that demand another drug. That’s what doctors learn about in medical

school: drugs. They don’t learn about diet and nutrients, so it seems that all they know how to do is prescribe drugs. Julius said

he was going to tell his doctor to change his cholesterol medication, which, by the way, in several years had only dropped his

cholesterol of 205 to 185. I told him to go on a cholesterol-lowering diet and take magnesium. Even though Julius said he was

mad about having to take the drugs and he wished he had been given a diet in the first place, Julius said he would have to ask

his doctor before taking the magnesium. And my heart sank, because his doctor probably didn’t learn about magnesium

supplementation in medical school and would probably say it’s unnecessary.

Doctors know potassium deficiency is a danger for people on diuretics but they don’t acknowledge that magnesium is also

flushed out in equal measure. 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 and most

fertilizers don’t contain magnesium, so most foods are lacking. Also cooking and processing foods depletes magnesium. It’s

found in whole grains, greens, nuts and seeds, but most people don’t eat much, if any, of those foods.

And yet, for some reason doctors think that we get all our nutrients in our very SAD, Standard American Diet and they don’t

recognize the need for nutrient supplementation. It all stems back to a medical education that is funded by drug companies that

have no vested interest in promoting nutrients. Vitamins and minerals can’t be patented and are relatively inexpensive. My

research for The Miracle of Magnesium reminded me that all the metabolic processes in the body, ALL OF THEM, depend on

vitamins and minerals, which act as necessary co-factors. Magnesium itself is a co-factor and responsible for the function of

325 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.

The Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for magnesium is between 350 and 400 milligrams per day, which is just enough

to ward off outright deficiency. But for optimal health and for the twenty-two conditions that are triggered by magnesium

deficiency, perhaps twice as much magnesium is needed. One of the highest sources of magnesium is kelp, but one tsp. only has

about 30 milligrams. One tablespoon of almonds has 33 milligrams. Because we probably don’t get nearly enough magnesium

from out diet we have to investigate magnesium supplements.

I use several types of magnesium. However, I stopped using magnesium oxide in 2005 when I read a study that showed only 4

percent of the oxide form of magnesium is absorbed. That’s why magnesium oxide is a great laxative but if you want to stock

up on magnesium you need to use other forms. I use magnesium citrate and magnesium taurate and also spray on magnesium

oil after a shower. Magnesium oil is supersaturated magnesium chloride and because it’s used topically it doesn’t cause a

laxative effect. 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.

You also have read labels when you buy magnesium products. For example a label may say magnesium taurate, or magnesium

citrate, or magnesium glycinate, 500 milligrams, but when you look at the fine print on the back of the bottle you will notice the

actual amount of magnesium is much less. The actual amount of magnesium in 500 mg of magnesium glycinate is 50 mg.

Companies that make chelated minerals like magnesium glycinate and magnesium taurate claim that chelates are more readily

absorbed. That may be the case, but how you tell is if they have less of a laxative effect.

The best way to tell if you are getting enough magnesium is the “bowel test”. You know when you have too much magnesium

when your stools become loose. This, in fact, may be a blessing for people with constipation and is one of the many ways

magnesium deficiency manifests. But, if you are like me and still get a Charlie horse or a heart palpitation when you don’t have

enough magnesium, then reach for the magnesium oil.

The only contraindications to magnesium are caused in people with outright kidney failure, bowel obstruction, Myasthenia

gravis, or heart block. Also, if you have a heart condition you may find that taking magnesium can lessen the need for heart

medication and you should be under doctor’s supervision to guide this process.

The following 22 medical areas that magnesium deficiency triggers or causes have all been scientifically proven. However,

since the publication of The Miracle of Magnesium, people have sent me magnesium stories that go beyond the following list.

I’ve been told that magnesium had caused skin to become smooth, gums to heal, and improvements in sexual response. If you

are only able to take one supplement–make sure it’s magnesuim!

Magnesium deficiency triggers or causes the following conditions:

Anxiety and Panic attacks- Magnesium (Mg) normally keeps adrenal stress hormones under control.

Asthma- Both histamine production and bronchial spasms increase with Mg deficiency.

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.

Bowel disease- Mg deficiency slows down the bowel causing constipation, which could lead to toxicity and

malabsorption of nutrients, as well as colitis.

Cystitis- Bladder spasms are worsened by Mg deficiency.

Depression-Serotonin, which elevates moods, is dependent on Mg. A Mg-deficient brain is also more susceptible to

allergens, foreign substances that can cause symptoms similar to mental illness.

Detoxification- Mg is crucial for the removal of toxic substances and heavy metals such as aluminum and lead.

Diabetes- Mg enhances insulin secretion, facilitating sugar metabolism. Without Mg insulin is not able to transfer

glucose into cells. Glucose and insulin build up in the blood causing various types of tissue damage.

Fatigue- Mg-deficient patients commonly experience fatigue because dozens of enzyme systems are under-functioning.

An early symptom of Mg deficiency is frequently fatigue.

Heart disease- Mg deficiency is common in people with heart disease. Mg is administered in hospitals for acute

myocardial infarction and cardiac arrhythmia. Like any other muscle, the heart muscle requires Mg. Mg is also used to

treat angina, or chest pain.

Hypertension- With insufficient Mg, spasm of blood vessels and high cholesterol occur, both of which lead to blood

pressure problems.

Hypoglycemia- Mg keeps insulin under control; without Mg episodes of low blood sugar can result.

Insomnia- Sleep-regulating melatonin production is disturbed without sufficient Mg.

Kidney Disease- Mg deficiency contributes to atherosclerotic kidney failure. Mg deficiency creates abnormal lipid

levels and worsening blood sugar control in kidney transplant patients.

Liver Disease leading to liver failure- Mg deficiency commonly occurs during liver transplantation.

Migraine- Serotonin balance is Mg-dependent. Deficiency of serotonin can result in migraine headaches and


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.

Nerve problems- Mg alleviates peripheral nerve disturbances throughout the whole body, such as migraines, muscle

contractions, gastrointestinal spasms, and calf, foot and toe cramps. It is also used in treating central nervous symptoms

of vertigo and confusion.

Obstetrics and Gynecology- Mg prevents Premenstrual Syndrome; prevents dysmenorrhea (cramping pain during

menses); is important in the treatment of infertility; and alleviates premature contractions, preeclampsia, and eclampsia

in pregnancy. Intravenous Mg is given in obstetrical wards for pregnancy-induced hypertension and to lessen the risk of

cerebral palsy and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Mg should be a required supplement for pregnant mothers.

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.

Raynaud’s Syndrome- Mg helps relax the spastic blood vessels that cause pain and numbness of the fingers.

Tooth decay- Mg deficiency causes an unhealthy balance of phosphorus and calcium in saliva, which damages teeth.

Material excerpted from Dean, Carolyn. The Miracle of Magnesium (2003 Ballantine Books: New York, NY), 2003. pp. 5-7.
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Mag deficiency illnesses

[FONT=Arial,Helvetica]Common Conditions Linked to a Magnesium Deficiency [/FONT]

[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Part Two [/FONT]

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[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Continued from [/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Magnesium [/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]- Part One[/FONT]

[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Many of the following conditions commonly occur in conjunction with each other and all have been linked to magnesium (Mg) deficiency. [/FONT]
  • [FONT=Arial,Helvetica]Pectus Excavatum[/FONT]
  • [FONT=Arial,Helvetica]Pectus Carinatum[/FONT]
  • [FONT=Arial,Helvetica]Hypermobility[/FONT]
  • [FONT=Arial,Helvetica]Pes Planus (Flat feet)[/FONT]
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How to Make Magnesium Oil

By Nicole Floyd, eHow Contributor , last updated June 19, 2013 X
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Based in the midwest, Nicole Floyd has been writing since 2007 with articles appearing on Associated Content and eHow. With over a decade of experience in the corporate arena, Floyd has also enjoyed the role of college student at Northwest State, Baker, Macomb College and St. Clair College.

How to Make Magnesium Oil

The National Institutes of Health has confirmed that magnesium is used for muscle function, nerve function, the heart and immune system, bones, the regulation of blood sugar levels, blood pressure and energy metabolism. With NIH speculation that magnesium can help cardiovascular disease and diabetes, a deficiency in magnesium would be an important mineral to be aware of. Magnesium may be taken orally or applied transdermally to meet the body's requirements. Have a question? Get an answer from a Medical Professional now!Other People Are Reading

Things You'll Need

  • Magnesium chloride bath flakes, salts or crystals

  • Distilled water

  • Empty bottle (either container or spray bottle, depending on its intended use)
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    • 1 With a ratio of one cup of water to one cup of magnesium chloride bath salts/crystals, add the appropriate amount of water to the container you are using.

    • 2 Add the magnesium chloride.

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    • 3 Shake to mix.

    • 4 Store at room temperature and use as needed.

    • 5 This mixture can be used from its storage container as a foot soak or in a spray bottle as a body spray.

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