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Saturday, October 10, 2009
Magnesium deficiency is epidemic in America today. Some estimates are as high as 90% of North Americans have low blood levels. Our diet and soil is depleted. Magnesium is one of the most needed minerals in the body as it is directly involved in over 300 enzymes reactions helping with carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism.
All energy production requires magnesium. Cereal fiber like wheat bran interferes with absorption while plant fiber or "cellulose" helps with magnesium absorption.
Hormone production and metabolism is also magnesium dependant
Never take Magnesium Oxide/ Calcium Carbonate formula combinations as these compete with and interfere with each other.
The "old school" calcium/magnesium 2:1 ratio can be deceiving as the individual diet and needs can vary greatly.
Muscle weakness may mean that extra calcium may be required
Sore tense muscles may mean that extra magnesium may be required
Blood vessel contraction creating high blood pressure, Asthma, excessive frequency of urination and constipation can all be signs of magnesium deficiency.
Hard cheeses can be over 20:1 calcium/magnesium ratio
Magnesium Glycinate seems to be the best absorbing and utilized taken before bedtime.
Increase the dosage gradually until a soft bowel movement is created in the morning assuming no serious disease is present.
The efficient utilization of Vitamin D requires magnesium to convert into its final hormonal form.
People with cravings for chocolate are often Magnesium deficient
Of course Green leafy vegetables contain highly absorb able magnesium
I take liquid blue green algae every morning upon arising in alkaline water. An acid ash diet can force the body to deplete calcium and magnesium.
Recent studies have shown that there are some individuals that show a genetic tendency to loose magnesium.
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