Before getting into the meat of the subject, I would like to thank the veteran “G.M.” for the incredible knowledge that was passed on about magnesium, this is but a small sample of what we have learned from him. We are forever grateful.
Magnesium deficiency can have mild or severe implications, studies suggest it is common. Reports published by the World Health Organization estimate that three quarters of Americans do not receive the Recommended Daily Intake of magnesium. Due to the depleted soils it is next to impossible to receive enough magnesium through our daily food intake.
Magnesium serves hundreds of functions in the body and is an important part of bone health, heart health, a healthy nervous system, cellular energy, hormone regulation and the relaxation and activation of muscle tissue. Deficiency can have a major impact on health and well-being. Evidence has linked low magnesium intake to many conditions and symptoms, from irritability to chronic pain and even life-threatening diseases.
Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms? Tics, laziness, muscle spasms and cramps, seizures, anxiety, and irregular heart rhythms, then you may be suffering of low magnesium.Other symptoms can include migraines, insomnia, and depression, chronic fatigue, and Type II diabetes just to name a few. It is further noted that low magnesium has been linked to many chronic diseases, including hypertension, asthma and osteoporosis.
Of all the nutritional and non-drug methods that people can adopt to prevent and treat migraine headaches, magnesium supplementation ranks first.1
Magnesium is required for muscle relaxation, without it our muscles would be in constant contraction. Calcium, signals muscles to contract. Basically the two minerals oppose each another, and are therefore needed to have a healthy system.
It is suggested to take Magnesium and calcium supplements together at a ratio of 1 to 1. This ensures both are working together keeping the balance.
Ask your doctor to check your Magnesium levels, ask for the ExaTest, a normal blood test will not necessarily show correct levels. Once you get the results, plan on taking supplements. You can take them orally but ensure you are not taking magnesium oxide due to its very low absorption rate.
Some experience diarrhea with oral magnesium supplements, therefore a transdermal application is better (I personally spray magnesium oil on my body after my showers in the morning)
In the end it is our health and it seems that most Doctors only look into the “book” which is basically the drug companies bible. Since magnesium cannot be patented, drug companies cannot make major money from it so you will rarely hear this as a major problem…but it is.
Read more about magnesium deficiency and order Transdermal products here. You can pick up oral supplements from most stores, remember to take your calcium with it is well. We highly suggest Ancient Minerals as your magnesium one stop shop, pure quality. Ancient Minerals offer all reader a 20% discount! Just enter “veteran2011” at checkout!
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As always, check with your Doctor before starting with any new supplements, search out a PHD who has knowledge of natural medicine.
1. Cohen JS. The Magnesium Solution for Migraine Headaches. New York: Square One Publishers; 2004
We wish you continued strength and vision in your battle for sustained health!
The Whole Patriot