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Magnesium against pain

Magnesium against Pain

What causes pain?

Pain may be related to inflammation, toxicity, cell wall rigidity, lack of ATP cellular energy, mineral deficiencies / imbalances, or lack of enzymes (Mg is needed forenzyme function throughout body) –   some experts estimate ~70% of cases involving muscle pain, cramps, and/or fatigue (with labels such as fibromyalgia, migraine, CFS and constipation), are actually symptoms of magnesium deficiency.

Dr. Mildred Seelig, a pioneering magnesium researcher at the University of North Carolina, Transdermal Magnesium Therapy

Magnesium blocks pain reception

Transdermally/Intravenously absorbed Mg increases the Mg concentration gradient between cell membranes and extracellular fluid, thereby blocking the NMDA receptor, and bringing immediate pain relief – the Mg ion has the ability to block the N-Methyl-D-Aspartate (NMDA) glutamate receptor site (preventing ion flow at typical neuronal resting potentials).

Mayer ML, Westbrook GL. Permeation and block of N-methyl-D-aspartic acid receptor channels by divalent cations in mouse cultured central neurones. J Physiol 1987; 394: 501–527.

The NMDA receptor site has a critical role in mechanisms relating to central sensitization in the spinal cord (involved in the establishment of chronic neuropathic pain).

NMDA receptor activation and release of pro-pain substances including substance P, nerve growth factor, brain derived nerve factor, and nitric oxide (NO) are believed to drive the process of central sensitization in the spinal cord;

Conversely, reduced Mg levels can increase acute pain and induce chronic neuropathic pain – low Mg levels not only inhibit the body's capacity to block the NMDA receptor site, contributing to higher levels of acute or immediate pain, but in addition, low Mg levels make central sensitization of the spinal cord more likely to occur, which can lead to chronic neuropathic pain.

Magnesium acts on pain source / Powerful anti-inflammatory

Mg regenerates tissue by increasing circulation, brings down inflammation, relieves muscle spasms/twitches

Transdermally/Intravenously absorbed Mg increases the Mg concentration gradient between cell membranes and extracellular fluid to positively affect calcium-magnesium ratios in cells - Muscle, joint, and connective tissue pain can be exacerbated by higher intakes of calcium, which flushes magnesium out of cells, reducing Mg's availability for reducing pain. (Paradoxically, Mg is needed for proper uptake and assimilation of calcium).

Magnesium reduces cell wall rigidity

Consuming calcium in disproportionate amounts compared to magnesium makes cell walls rigid - since without Mg, calcium is not assimilated and is dumped into tissues. Also, due to a magnesium deficiency, cells do not have enough ATP energy energy to pump calcium out of cells

Relieve pain with Transdermal Magnesium Therapy

Only transdermal magnesium therapy works fast enough to relieve pain

Transdermal magnesium chloride can be safely, easily and cost-effectively administered at home for pain relief and healing - Dr. Marc Sircus, author of “Transdermal Magnesium Therapy”, notes that ONLY transdermal or intravenous magnesium administration (as opposed to oral Mg supplementation) can rapidly elevate Mg levels in the body in quantities large enough to relieve pain.

Transdermal Magnesium Methods

–   Used transdermally or intravenously, magnesium chloride oil can help with pain management

Transdermal Mg Chloride

–   As an alternative, soak in an Epsom salt bath ( not as effective as using Magnesium chloride) - a twice weekly soak in about a ¼cup of Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate) bath counteracts a magnesium deficiency. This is a long-standing remedy for joint problems or arthritis. This therapy also supplies sulfur, which also provides benefit for achy joints and is often depleted in the body.


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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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