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Magnesium Mg prevents Calcification of Soft Tissues

Mg prevents Calcification of Soft Tissues

A healthy cell has high Magnesium and low Calcium levels (Up to 30% of cellular energy is used to pump calcium out of the cells)

–    Inside the cells, normally, ATP energy produced by cell mitochondria is used to power the calcium pumps (Ca2+ATPase) that transport Ca++ ions across the plasma membrane to maintain an extracellular calcium concentration ~10,000 times greater than inside cells (Magnesium concentration inside cells ~10,000 times greater than the calcium concentration) - impaired cell membranes or low ATP production (due to lack of Mg for the enzymes required for ATP production or any other reason) means there is insufficient power to pump out the Ca++ ions and calcium accumulates inside the cell, preventing the cell from maintaining its normal calcium gradient. In this event, intracellular calcium increases (a benchmark at the time of death) and there is a relative deficiency of magnesium.If anyone is seriously ill, this deficit must be addressed with magnesium supplementation, noting that most oral forms are poorly absorbed.

High calcium / Low Magnesium intake contributes to calcification of tissues

–    Outside the cells, Mg keeps calcium dissolved - calcium intake without sufficient magnesium encourages soft tissue calcification, since the higher the calcium level and the lower the magnesium level in the extra-cellular fluid, the harder is it for cells to pump the calcium out.

Mg - Regulates Calcium

A relative deficiency of Mg compared to Ca causes abnormal calcification in soft body tissues

Extra-skeletal calcification – beneficial calcification involves calcium and phosphorus and is a normal process for building healthy bones and teeth. As the ratio of Mg to Cadecreases inside cells (which happens as we age and with lower ATP energy production), calcium that is supposed to be deposited in your bones and teeth tends to accumulate in soft tissues (where there should not be calcification), and where it can cause many health issues, such as strokes, heart attacks and muscle spasms.

Health consequences of calcium accumulation inside cells (calcification) (Primarily caused by Mg deficiency or Mg/Ca imbalance )

Unable to remove calcium from cells, abnormal calcium accumulations (calcifications) build up in soft tissues, and cell membranes become rigid - affecting cell transport systems/further decreasing Mg transport and other nutrients, with significant adverse effects in the body:

Affects detoxification systems

Affectsantioxidant systems

Lowers cellular energy production

Affects glucose metabolism

Nervous system excitation

Muscle rigidity or spasms - as we age, more and more calcium remains trapped in the muscles and these become more or less permanently contracted, leading to increasing muscle tension and spasms;

CVD / Stroke / Hypertension / Heart attack/Vascular degeneration –from contracting/constricting blood vessels, hardening/rigidity of the arteries as calcium deposits in artery walls (arteriosclerosis), Consequential restricted blood flow causes high blood pressure and inelastic vessels may easily rupture causing strokes.Calcium is a component of arterial lesions; calcification in heart valve; Countries with the highest calcium to magnesium ratios in soil and water have the highest incidence of cardiovascular disease (Australia tops the list).



Wrinkled skin

Calcification of soft tissue

Arthritis - in the joints and connective tissue

Muscle / Joint inflexibility – contributes to arthritic deformations in later years


Migraine - excess calcium can stimulate muscular layer cells of temporal arteries over the temples causing migraine;

Asthma – excess calcium constricts the smooth muscle surrounding the small airways of the lung, causing restricted breathing and asthma;

Bone spurs - from abnormal calcium crystals in bones;

Fusions in skeletal components (E.g. vertebrae);

Kidney stones

High blood calcium

GI tract disorders

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS);

Dental problems - cavities


Senility – Depression and other mood disorders

VLDL triglyceride increase

General mineral imbalances –incl. magnesium, zinc, iron and phosphorus;

Interfere with vitamin D activity – which has many health-protecting functions (especially important in cancer prevention);

Acceleration of aging process


Magnesium Links


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Mg - Missing Miracle Mineral


Why are we Mg-Deficient?

- Signs of Magnesium Deficiency

-Magnesium Deficiency Questionaire


Mg Functions in the Body

- Mg - Activates Vitamin D

-Mg - Alkalizing Agent

- Mg - Anti-Inflammatory

- Mg –Detoxifies Cells of Toxic Metals/Other toxins

- Mg –Regulates Calcium
Prevents soft tissue calcification

- Mg –Over 300 Enzymes

- Mg –Cell “Battery”/ATP Production

- Mg –Cell Membrane Integrity

- Mg –Antioxidant Glutathione synthesis

- Mg –Hormonal balance

- Mg –Cellular and food metabolism

- Mg –Muscle Relaxant

Mg effects on cardiac system

Mg in skeletal muscle contractions

- Mg –Calms Nerves


The Many Health Benefits of Mg

- Mg - For Bones

-Mg –Against Cancer

- Mg –Against CVD

–    Mg –Against Dental Problems

- Mg –For Mental Well-Being

-Mg –Against Diabetes

- Mg –Against Estrogen Dominance

–    Mg - Fights Infection /Immune System booster

- Mg –Dissolves Kidney Stones(calcium oxalate)

- Mg –Prevents /Alleviates Migraine

- Mg - Against Neurological/Neuromuscular Conditions

- Mg - Against Pain

- Mg - For Skin and Hair

- Mg - For Surgery


How to supplement MAGNESIUM

- Transdermal Magnesium Chloride

How to Make Magnesium Chloride Oil

Some Mg. Chloride Chemistry

-Oral Mg Supplementation

- Nebulizing/Vaporizing MgCl2

–    How much MAGNESIUM should I Supplement?


Mg Food Sources

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