Hair Mineral Testing

Testing for Minerals and Toxic Metals


Magnesium: The Miracle Nutrient

Rarely does it happen that a single mineral can produce milestone changes in the way we function, as well as in common health conditions such a sleep problems, stress, heart disease, high blood pressure, PMS, even diabetes, tense muscles, backache, constipation, headaches, osteoporosis and many more. 

Magnesium is an essential nutrient. It is necessary for every major biochemical process, such as digestion, energy production and the metabolism of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. Magnesium is also needed for bone strength, muscle strength and heartbeat, as well as for the functioning of the nervous system. Magnesium helps maintain a free passage of nutrients into and out of cells, thus playing a very key role in the life process. It activates up to 76 % of the enzymes in the body, and over 300 biochemical and bioelectric reactions depend on magnesium to occur. Eighty to ninety percent of the US population is magnesium deficient. How is this so? The reason is twofold: 1/ the stress of modern life depletes magnesium reserves 2/ most people consume the wrong form of magnesium or take it in the wrong proportions relative to calcium.

Calcium a major mineral, needs magnesium in order to assimilate into the body. Calcium should never be taken on its own, because it will pull magnesium out of the body parts in order to assimilate. This creates a greater magnesium deficiency . Without magnesium, calcium remains in the body unused. This will result in calcium deposits in the joints called arthritis, gallstones, kidney stones, and in extreme cases calcification of the brain and other body parts and organs.. Magnesium and calcium must be kept in correct proportions, otherwise the calcium becomes a pollutant in the body causing heart disease, arthritis, hardening of arteries, osteoporois, senility, and calcification of organs and tissues. The rule is never take calcium without magnesium.

Synptoms  of a Magnesium deficency:

Insomnia or restless sleep

Wake up tired

Pain in lower back or neck

Stiff and aching muscles

Bones continue to go out of alignment

Cluster headaches

Migraine headaches

Tiredness, weakness or exhaustion

Hypoglycemia

Diabetes

Nervousness

High blood pressure

Osteoporosis

PMS

Constipation

Heart Condition

Kidney stones

Accelerated aging

Depression

Heart attack history

Irregular heartbeat

Aggressive behaviour

ADD

Chronic fatigue

Stroke

Jump at sudden things

Highly strung, jittery

Anxiety

Confusion

Muscle weakness

Muscle tics or twitches, particularly in face

Muscle cramps

Muscle spasms or quivers

Hiccups

Muscular atrophy, muscular dystrophy

Seizures, epileptic seizures

Angina pectoris

Exhausted from physical work or exercise

Fading memory, senility

Trouble keeping hands and feet warm

An elevated level of calcium and magnesium on a hair analysis can mean there is actually a nutrient deficieny or lack of absorption or it can be the presence of toxic elements causing metabolic acidosis