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
Tiredness, weakness or exhaustion
High blood pressure
Heart attack history
Jump at sudden things
Highly strung, jittery
Muscle tics or twitches, particularly in face
Muscle spasms or quivers
Muscular atrophy, muscular dystrophy
Seizures, epileptic seizures
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