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Magnesium Advocacy Group

MAGNESIUM ADVOCACY GROUP Founder Morley M. Robbins (aka. “Magnesium Man”) has a mainstream medical industry background.  That’s intriguing when you consider that he is now devoted to promoting natural and preventive health solutions.. > Click here to read the entire article.


Magnesium Oil for Hair Loss

Hair loss can be likened to a chain reaction, with the end result being inflammation. This inflammation, while substantially milder than a direct injury (ie. - the rats in the study), can theoretically result in the accumulation of small calcium deposits in the hair follicle over a long period of time. > Click here to read the entire article.


Mg Nutritional Magnesium Association

The mission of the NMA is to disseminate timely and useful information on the subject of nutritional magnesium so as to improve the lives of all people affected by the widespread deficiency of this mineral in our diets and the related health issues associated with this deficiency.

We believe that Magnesium is the one safe, inexpensive and simple nutrient that can prevent, treat, and reverse some of the most prevalent and serious health disorders that affect Americans today. High blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and many other chronic conditions can be attributed to magnesium deficiency. We will answer how magnesium deficiencies develop, why they are so widespread, and how they disrupt metabolic functions that ultimately threaten the health of virtually every bodily system. > Click here to read the entire article.


dr carolyn deanThe Magnesium Miracle
Every day I hear another magnesium success story…

My editor for the UK edition of The Miracle of Magnesium told me that as soon as she read my manuscript she gave magnesium to a friend who had severe muscle cramps. Her friend had visited several doctors and nobody could diagnosis her condition or offer her relief. Magnesium helped her immediately. My book agent’s brother can’t believe how much his energy has improved on magnesium and his wife’s menopausal symptoms are lifting since she began taking supplements.

And every day I also hear distressing stories about magnesium deficiency. Just today... > Click here to read the entire article.


Magnesium and Glutathione
The involvement of free radicals in tissue injury induced by Mg deficiency[i] causes an accumulation of oxidative products in heart, liver, kidney, skeletal muscle tissues and in red blood cells.[ii] Magnesium is a crucial factor in the natural self-cleansing and detoxification responses of the body. > Click here to read the entire article.


Top 5 Health Benefits of Magnesium
Magnesium is an essential mineral for staying healthy and is required for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. Multiple health benefits of magnesium include transmission of nerve impulses, body temperature regulation, detoxification, energy production, and the formation of healthy bones and teeth. > Click here to read the entire article.


Endocrine Function and Magnesium Menopause and Premenstrual Syndrome
Every day the same type of conversation takes place between women going through menopause and their doctors. Afterwards doctors usually write out prescriptions for estrogen pills or patches, saying they will replace the hormones that a woman’s body ought to be making. The doctor promises these medicines will cure her hot flashes, slow her bone loss, and reduce her risk of a heart attack. > Click here to read entire article.


Questions Regarding Magnesium
This is one in a series of fact sheets containing information to help you select foods that provide adequate daily amounts of vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber as you follow the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. > Click here to read more.


Ranked Magnesium Food Sources
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Low Magnesium Associated with Loss of Muscle Mass
In the August 2006 American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers report on their study to determine whether loss of magnesium may contribute to loss of muscle mass in older people. Muscle strength testing and function were evaluated in over 1,100 men and women with an average age of 67.

Researchers found there was a very strong relationship between magnesium levels and muscle function after adjusting for other factors. They reported that individuals with higher magnesium levels generally had a stronger hand grip, more power in their legs and were able to extend their knees and ankles with more force. > Click here to read the entire article.


How Magnesium Allows Muscle Relaxation
by Tessa Jupp RN from "Human Physiology" by L Sherwood, West Publ Co, Minneapolis USA 1993
A recent addition to our Polio Library is the above book with actual diagrams and text showing the action of magnesium in allowing muscle to relax.
 
But before we look at that, let's look at the diagram to the right, from "The Nervous System" by W Ganong, Lange Med Publ, California, 1977, which illustrates very well, the electrolyte (ie mineral) composition of body fluids.  As you can see, blood and fluid around the cells, have high levels of sodium (Na) and chloride (Cl) (ie normal saline or salt) and low levels of magnesium (Mg), calcium (Ca) and potassium (K).  However, inside the cell itself, this ratio is reversed, with high potassium, magnesium, phosphate and cell protein. > Click here to read the entire article.


Magnesium In Health
Magnesium Online Resource Center

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body and is essential to good health. In our bones we have around 50% of total body magnesium but in our blood we have only 1% of magnesium. It's a small part but very important for people's health. Magnesium is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. Magnesium helps people in many ways - regulate blood sugar level, keeps the heart rhythm and immune system and keeps bones strong. There is one really interesting role of magnesium - to manage disorders such as hypertension, disease, and diabetes. > Click here to read the entire article.


Magnesium for Pain Relief
By Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

Clinical experience, as well as research in nerve pain conditions such as pancreatic cancer, has shown that magnesium can be an effective treatment for pain. Although it is clear why magnesium can decrease muscle pain (it makes muscles relax), why it would help nerve pain was less clear. A new study on rats to be printed in The Journal of Physiology confirms our clinical experience that magnesium decreases nerve pain while also pointing to how it works. > Click here to read the entire article, as presented on the Dr. Oz website.

Exerpt taken from www.doctoroz.com


Magnesium Oil Uses
From the Livestrong.com website

Magnesium oil is a term for a mixture of a highly saturated solution of magnesium chloride in water, which has a texture similar to oil. As a source of magnesium, magnesium oil can help reduce pain from arthritis and osteoporosis, as well as the effects of aging. The most effective way to increase overall magnesium levels in your body is to apply magnesium oil to your skin, according to Magnesoothe.com. However, as with any supplement, consult a health care professional before using magnesium oil. > Click here to read the entire article, as presented on the Livestrong website.

Exerpt taken from www.livestrong.com


Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body. Approximately 50 percent of total body magnesium is found in bone. The other half is found predominantly inside cells of body tissues and organs, with only 1 percent found in the blood. Magnesium is important for sustaining healthy blood vessels, producing energy, and maintaining healthy nerve and muscle function. > Click here to read further and visit the website.


In the USA, magnesium supplementation is dramatically under utilized by conventional physicians and is more important in patient therapy than most physicians realize. There are over 200 published clinical studies documenting the need for magnesium. In fact, at the 1992 American College of Cardiology annual meeting, a limited biography on magnesium was the most often requested item at the National Council on Magnesium and Cardiovascular booth. > Click here to read further and visit the website.


Magnesium is the most important major mineral that is needed by your body.  In order to function correctly and efficiently, your body needs many nutrients.  However, if it is deficient in magnesium, there are over 350 biochemical reactions that either will not occur at all or will occur very inefficiently.  Also, magnesium is necessary for the correct assimilation of potassium and the correct and efficient functioning of enzymes, the most important of which transport, store and utilize energy. > Click here to read further and visit the website.


Virtually, all chemical reactions in the body require an enzyme system to help the biochemical reaction take place. An enzyme system generally consists of three parts. They are a specific protein molecule, another smaller organic compound, which is often a vitamin, such as pyridoxine or vitamin B6, and finally a charged mineral, such as zinc, copper, manganese or magnesium. Magnesium is a critical co-factor in more than 300 enzymatic reactions in the human body. Each mineral when dissolved in fluids has a characteristic electrical charge, called its valance. Minerals with a charge of plus 1, or univalent cations, include sodium and potassium. Minerals with a charge of plus 2, or divalent cations, include copper, zinc, manganese and magnesium. Potassium and magnesium are the most abundant cations found within the cells of the body with magnesium being the most abundant divalent cation. > Click here to read further and visit the website.


Research: Magnesium Does a Body Good

Posted on March 28, 2006 by Gerald Pugliese

According to Ed Edelson of the HealthDay News a recent study published in the March 28 issue of Circulation links high intake of magnesium with a reduced incidence of metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome refers to the cluster of conditions that contribute to heart disease and diabetes. > Click here to read more.


Magnesium is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy immune system, and keeps bones strong. Magnesium also helps regulate blood sugar levels, promotes normal blood pressure, and is known to be involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis [2-3]. There is an increased interest in the role of magnesium in preventing and managing disorders such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Dietary magnesium is absorbed in the small intestines. > Click here to read further or visit the website.


Magnesium is the fourth most prevalent mineral in the body and a key component in more than 300 biochemical reactions. Approximately 60 percent of the magnesium in the body is found in the bone mass, with the bulk of the rest found in the organs. Only one percent is found in the blood stream at any given time, but the body is always trying to supply magnesium to the areas of the body where it is needed through the blood. Magnesium plays vital roles in the formation of bone, healthy muscle and nerve function, maintaining normal heart rhythms, and supporting the immune system. Magnesium also seems to be a key ingredient in regulating blood sugar levels and blood pressure. > Click here to read further or visit the website.


Stomach Acid Drugs Can Lower Magnesium: Low magnesium can lead to complications such as muscle spasms, irregular heartbeat and seizures. Patients may need to stop taking the drugs if magnesium supplements do not help, the Food and Drug Administration said. > Click here to read further or visit the website.

Magnesium May Boost Brain Power: Before you go popping heavy doses of magnesium, however, know that much more testing is needed. Though rodent brains work similarly to ours, animal studies do not always predict what will happen in humans. > Click here to read further or visit the website.



Click here for an informative video from CNN


Magnesium May Lower Risk for Some Strokes in Male Smokers

Increased consumption of magnesium-rich foods such as whole grains may reduce male smokers' risk of cerebral infarction, which occurs when blood flow to the brain is blocked, a new Swedish study suggests. > Click here to read further or visit website.


Diabetes risk may fall as magnesium intake climbs
People who consumed the most magnesium in foods and from vitamin supplements were about half as likely to develop diabetes over the next 20 years as people who took in the least magnesium, Dr. Ka He of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and colleagues found. > Click here to read further or visit the website.


Click here for the "Magnesium in Biology" article from Wilkepedia