Magnesium is possibly the most important mineral that our body uses. It is involved in most process and most importantly right down within the cells. It is involved in energy production within the cells. It is needed outside the cells and within the blood; it is an important factor in bone and teeth formation and protection. Yet it is so under-rated.
I get greatly concerned when I see all those TV adds pushing Dairy products as the answer to bone growth and protection and especially the high Calcium intake need. Studies done in Australia and in other places through out the world have shown that increasing dairy products actually weaken the bones. A study done over a 10 year period of women, showed that those who increased their consumption of dairy products, actually had, after 10 years weaker bones than those who didn't use them. Makes you think doesn't it. Anyway, while increasing Calcium, may be of benefit, it can only be so when Magnesium is also included. (Along with Vitamin D and Boron). Yet people hardly hear of their need for Magnesium.
Magnesium is one of the most common deficiencies. Just about every symptom, illness and disease can in someway be connected to a Magnesium deficiency. Why are we all so deficient? Well, to start with our soils are pretty low in Magnesium. As a result, our diets are deficient. When we add thinks like soft drinks, high meat and fat, refined foods, exposure to chemicals (often through the food itself from agriculture practices) and of course stress of all types, physical, emotional, mental, electromagnetic and chemical, we are really using it overtime. The question is however, why is Magnesium deficiency rarely picked up? When we are young the body stores up the Magnesium it has within the bones. As we age and all of these factors come into play, the body decides what is most important. The bone loses out. The serum levels of Magnesium are more important. Magnesium is stripped from the bones to support the rest of the body. With a lower level of Magnesium sickness can begin.
Some of the most common symptoms associated with Magnesium deficient are anxiety, irritability, anger, depression and mood swings, but these are just the tip of the iceberg. Other symptoms include:
- Attention deficit Confusion
- Depression Diarrhoea or Constipation
- Faintness Fatigue
- Hyperventilation In coordination
- Insomnia Intestinal Problems
- Muscle Cramps Muscle Twitches
- Pain Poor Memory
These are just some of the symptoms. Major diseases associated with Magnesium deficiency are:
- Angina Pectoris
- Attention Deficit Disorder
- Auricular Fibrillation
- Chronic Fatigue
- Chronic Bronchitis
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Gall Bladder Infections and Stones
- Hearing Loss
- Heart Attack
- Infections (Viral and Bacterial)
- Intermittent Claudication
- Kidney Stones
- Mitral Valve
- Panic Attacks
I could probably go on. The important point is that just about everyone could benefit, by some sort of Magnesium supplementation.
Of course the first place to start is the diet. Eating a diet full of fruit and vegetables, and whole grains (organic is preferable). Cut down or even remove from you diet empty foods, such as refined and over process food and soft drinks. Keep alcohol consumption down and if you smoke, well, you know what you need to do.
Foods that are higher in Magnesium can also help. The greatest concentration of Magnesium is found in nuts, especially almonds, cashews and peanuts, dried beans like soybeans, lentils, seeds such as sunflower and pumpkin, whole grains (rye, millet and barley especially) Seafood (tuna, salmon, mackerel, prawns and crayfish - now there's an excuse!) Also in raw leafy vegetables.
As far as supplementation goes one of the simplest and safest methods of increasing intracellular Magnesium is using Cell Wellness Restorer. It is used by the wonderful method of bathing in it! So it is suitable for anyone and has no side effects. It really is an amazing product. To quote a Neurologist, Dr Norman shealy, who has done extensive studies on CWR. "After years of watching people become visibly and structurally younger, after hearing them tell us that their pains had gone way and their vitality had returned, after running numerous test that sow alterations in the blood chemistry, that could not be attributed to any other reason or cause, we are sure that CWR, Cell Wellness Restorer will improve the quality of life for almost anyone!" Take a look it truly is a great product. For more information on CWR, please email me.
The important thing is, as always that you look after yourself. A good healthy diet, plenty of fresh air and exercise and time with those you love.