Why Magnesium Matters
Dr Mark Sircus wrote the pioneering book Transdermal Magnesium Therapy which has completely changed the way we look at health prevention, maintenance and repair.
Magnesium Chloride Oil
“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.”
Magnesium chloride is one of the best kept secrets, not only in naturopathic medicine but in the world of allopathic medicine where it is used in emergency rooms to save lives. Magnesium chloride has a dramatic effect on cell life and is vastly safer to use than aspirin. Why is magnesium chloride so effective in so many medical situations? “Magnesium is necessary for the normal function of over 300 enzyme systems, for muscle relaxation, immune function, cardiac function, clotting, nerve conduction etc. Indeed I cannot think of a bodily department in which magnesium is not essential. It prevents heart disease, cancer, blood pressure, kidney stones and improves energy, sleep etc.” reports Dr. Sara Mayhill.
“Those who consumed the most magnesium had about a 31-percent reduced risk of developing metabolic syndromes. Metabolic syndrome is a collection of conditions, including high blood pressure, high triglycerides, lower levels of HDL, or good cholesterol, higher waist circumference, and higher than normal blood sugar. People with metabolic syndrome
are at significant risk for heart disease and diabetes.”
Magnesium chloride is a versatile medicine we can all put in our medicine cabinets. It boosts almost all aspects of cell physiology and can be used orally, intravenously, and transdermally. Magnesium chloride treatments address systemic nutritional deficiencies, act to improve the function of our cells s a systemic medicine as well as a local one bringing new life and energy to the cells wherever it is applied topically. Minerals like magnesium help with everyday body processes, reduce risk of certain cancers, strengthen muscles
and tissues, and help develop organs and tissues as well as keeping them from deteriorating.
“The biggest benefit of topical/transdermal magnesium chloride administration is that the intestines are not adversely impacted by large doses of oral magnesium.”
According to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, studies show that as many as two thirds of Magnesium chloride is a potent substance that
For the very purest magnesium oil we now have to turn to Europe. Deep underground is a 250 million old sea of magnesium chloride brine 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 as a mouthwash and then swallow what is in my mouth for oral supplementation. It is ideal not only for oral intake but practically insures that skin reactions will be absent even at full strength. This is the magnesium chloride the IMVA recommends, along with an atomic state iodine, for all skin cancers as well as breast cancer.
This magnesium oil is called Ancient Minerals
“Magnesium stabilizes ATP , allowing DNA and RNA transcriptions and repairs.”
There is a power and a force in magnesium that cannot be equaled anywhere else in the world of medicine. There is no substitute for magnesium in human physiology; nothing comes even close to it in terms of its effect on overall cell physiology. Without sufficient magnesium, the body accumulates toxins and acid residues, degenerates rapidly, and ages prematurely. It goes against a gale wind of medical science to ignore magnesium chloride used transdermally in the treatment of any chronic or acute disorder. Further information on magnesium deficiency symptoms: Magnesium Deficiency Magnesium (Mg) is an essential mineral for optimal health. Recent reports indicate that many of us are actually magnesium deficient.
This deficiency can trigger the following conditions:
- Anxiety and Panic attacks- Magnesium 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 depression.
- 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.
With oral magnesium there is good evidence that magnesium absorption depends upon the mineral remaining in the intestine at least 12 hours. If intestinal transit time is less than 12 hours, magnesium absorption is impaired, and this is the case when high does of oral magnesium are administered. In addition a magnesium deficiency inhibits the body’s ability to absorb magnesium.
This is an idiosyncracy of magnesium. Once the intracellular level gets low enough to cause symptoms, in some people, the intestinal lining loses its ability to absorb magnesium efficiently.
Another major disadvantage of oral magnesium compositions that are currently available is that they do not control the release of magnesium, but instead immediately release magnesium in the stomach after they are ingested. These products are inefficient because they release magnesium in the upper gastrointestinal tract where it reacts with other substances such as calcium, phosphates, etc which all reduce the absorption of magnesium.
A far more attractive option is the use of “magnesium oil” which is a transdermal form of magnesium chloride. According to Dr. Norman Shealy MD PhD “Transdermal application of magnesium is far superior to oral supplements and is in reality the best practical way magnesium can be used as a medicine besides by direct injection”.
He has investigated and found Magnesium oil can effectively raise intracellular magnesium levels far more effectively when compared to oral administration. Magnesium Oil delivers high levels of magnesium directly through the skin to the cellular level, bypassing common absorption, intestinal and kidney symptoms associated with oral use.
Magnesium chloride used in the oil is hygroscopic and will attract water to it, thus keeping it wet on the skin and vastly more likely to be absorbed. Magnesium Oil feels “oily” on the skin however there is in fact no oil in the preparation at all. The oilyness is attributed to the magnesium chloride itself. The biggest benefit of transdermal magnesium chloride administration is that the intestines are not adversely impacted by large doses of oral magnesium thus allowing therapeutic doses to be easily administered.
Interested in reading more on Magnesium?
Please read our other links below:
1. Trans-dermal Magnesium Therapy by Dr Mark Sircus, Ac., O.M.D.
In this book, Dr. Mark Sircus, a nationally certified acupuncturist, honorary doctor of Oriental Medicine and founding director of the International Medical Veritas Association (IMVA) introduces you to the most important overlooked mineral on the planet.
2. The Magnesium Miracle by Dr. Carolyn Dean, M.D., N.D
3. The Magnesium Factor by Dr. Mildred S Seelig, M.D., MPH
Dr. Mildred S Seelig is a Master, American College of Nutrition and chair of the Magnesium Advisory Board. Dr Seelig is a world-renowned researcher who has been studying the roles of magnesium in health and disease for more than thirty-five years. She is the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles and has lectured before scientific audiences around the world. Read her book plus refer to an article on magnesium by Dr Seelig on the Magnesium Web Site On-Line Library at www.mgwater.com