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Magnesium - "The Missing Mineral"

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How to Supplement Magnesium

How to boost magnesium intake?

Many systems, muscles, bone, immune system, nerve system and brain, will begin to change by boosting magnesium intake

Magnesium from food

Consuming magnesium-rich foods is obviously the most natural way to get your magnesium - Unfortunately, most of us do not eat enough of these foods to satisfy our body's demands in today's world. Also, these traditionally high-Mg foods are likely lacking in magnesium content due to being grown in magnesium-depleted soils or as a consequence of cooking or processing methods;

Food Sources of Magnesium

Nebulizing magnesium

A nebulizer is used to place magnesium in direct contact with the lungs, which benefits several upper-respiratory problems:

Nebulizing magnesium chloride

Magnesium supplementation

The first question to ask is:  Do you even need to supplement magnesium?

There are 3 methods of supplementation:

(1) Transdermal       (2) Oral   (3) Intravenous or intramuscular (Clinical)

Transdermal vs. Oral Supplementation

-   Not as convenient as oral supplementation

-   Does not cause diarrhea from overdosing

-   More bioavailable - since it bypasses the GI tract.

-   More suitable for high dosage applications - by avoiding diarrhea

-   Oral supplementation may take up to 6 months to see positive results / Transdermal application raises magnesium levels in weeks - Transdermal supplementation is the best choice with a serious Mg deficiency or when more immediate results are required. Depending on your condition; many systems, muscles, bone, immune system, nerve system and brain, will begin to change with magnesium supplementation.

(1) Transdermal magnesium supplementation

    *** BEST CHOICE***

The most bioavailable form of Supplemental Magnesium    

Magnesium in a magnesium salt (E.g. Magnesium Chloride) solution enters the body through the skin -The magnesium solution is referred to as “Magnesium Oil”, because it feels slippery when first applied to skin, but is not actually an oil. A magnesium salt dissociates (separates) in solution (to varying degrees depending on the salt), making its magnesium ions available for transport into the body

 Transdermal magnesium provides the most bioavailable form of magnesium - but note that some magnesium salts are more bioavailable than others

•   Magnesium sulfate (better known as Epsom salts) is rapidly excreted through the kidneys - and thus difficult to assimilate, according to Daniel Reid, author of "The Tao of Detox". Magnesium sulfate is only about half as ionized in water as magnesium chloride, meaning less available magnesium ions for transport into the body.

Methods used to apply transdermal magnesium oil:

• Rubbing on skin

• A footbath

• A full-body bath

• Magnesium oil compress pack - for sprains and swellings

• Mouthwash

For information on transdermal magnesium chloride oil and how to use it:

Transdermal Magnesium Chloride -“MaGic Oil”

(2) Oral supplementation

To obtain the benefits of magnesium in medications or supplements, your body must be able to absorb the magnesium ions in the supplement form - the amount of magnesium displayed on a supplement label may or may not make it into your bloodstream, where it is available for activity in your cells and tissues.

For help choosing an effective oral magnesium supplement:

Oral Magnesium Supplements

(3) Clinical supplementation

Clinical magnesium supplementation - magnesium may be given by intramuscular injection or as an intravenous drip.

-   Magnesium chloride/sulphate at typically prescribed CLINICAL levels during pregnancy may be toxic to developing fetus - according to a study published in Cell Death and Disease: "Magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) has been used in clinical obstetrics for over 70 years to treat pre-eclampsia/eclampsia and preterm labor, conditions that complicate approximately 3% and 12.4% of pregnancies, respectively, in the U.S. each year. Mg++ administration is typically titrated to maintain maternal serum levels of approximately 4-8 mg magnesium per 100 ml (1.6-3.3 mM (mmol/L)). These concentrations are near the lowest concentrations that induced significant neuronal toxicity in our experiments." Physiological Mg concentration is 0.8 mM (mmol/L)


How much Magnesium to supplement?

Guidelines on supplemental magnesium dosage can be found at:

How much magnesium should I supplement?

Magnesium support

Certain foods, nutrients, drugs, and lifestyle choices either enhance or decrease magnesium absorption and use - E.g. magnesium needs the presence of both Vitamin D and  Calcium, stress depletes magnesium, antacids interfere with magnesium digestive and several other factors:

Getting the most out of magnesium


Although magnesium normally protects the kidneys, its supplementation could cause more harm if there is already chronic kidney damage - Mg should then only be used under medical supervision. Because people with kidney disease may not be able to excrete excess amounts of magnesium, they should not take magnesium supplements unless prescribed by a physician.

If your bowel becomes too soft or you get diarrhea - temporarily reduce your dose and build up gradually; take a smaller amount of magnesium at one time.

Interactions with medications and psycho-active herbs - as you deal with a magnesium deficiency, you will alter your need for certain medications or herbs - if you are taking any of the following, you will need to monitor and reduce / eliminate these medications

• L-tryptophan MELATONIN • St. John's Wort
• Anti-depressants • Sleep medications • Cholesterol-lowering drugs
• Thyroid medication INSULIN • Diabetic drugs
• Anti-hypertensives • Diuretics • Other medications

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