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Brain Health

Monday, June 15th, 2015

“Within the brains of all animals and humans, continuous interactions and chemical communications occur between cells called neurons. These cells have the appearance of long fibers with fingerlike projections at both ends. At one end, the fingers serve as antennae; at the other end, as transmitters.

“Neurons do not physically touch each other. The spaces between the transmitters of one and the antennae of another are called synapses. The receipt of a messenger molecule (neurotransmitter) at the antenna triggers a sequence of cellular activity that results in another messenger molecule being transmitted from the opposite end of the cell. These molecules cross the synapse to the next antenna, and so it goes, like a wave of dominoes. Messenger molecules are degraded or reabsorbed, and the neuron is again at rest, ready for the next wave.”

I know this is very brief, but like all our human functions these synaptic connections slow down with age. But help is on the way. Magnesium is a critical factor in controlling synaptic density in the brain. Magnesium is required for energy production, oxidative phosphorylation, and glycolysis. By the time we are teenagers we need between 360 mg (female) to 420 mg (male) per day. We can get this from food like leafy green vegetables, nuts, and whole grains.

As we age our intake of magnesium as well as other nutrients slows down so the need for supplements in most cases will provide the needed balance for the cognitive function of the brain to perform well.

Many studies show that older adults are deficient in magnesium. Learn all you can on having a healthy, whole body.


Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Our government says about 50% of U.S. population doesn’t get enough magnesium.

You can get it from leafy vegetables, legumes, nuts, unrefined grains, seeds and dried fruits. And we need it on a consistent basis.

Magnesium is involved with over 300 different biochemical reactions that affect every cell in the body.

I take pure magnesium topically to ensure that my intake is sufficient.

Did you know that it is the 4th most abundant mineral in the body?

Magnesium Linked to Better Blood Pressure

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Supplements of magnesium may offer a small but clinically significant reduction in blood pressure according to a study in the UK.

I use pure magnesium oil and spray it directly onto my back or legs and rub it in. This way it bypasses the digestive system and gets directly into the body.

Magnesium: What is it?

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and is essential to good health. Approximately 50% of total body magnesium is found in bone. The other half is found predominantly inside cells of body tissues and organs. Only 1% of magnesium is found in blood, but the body works very hard to keep blood levels of magnesium constant.

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. 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. Magnesium is excreted through the kidneys.


The Miracle of Magnesium

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

One patient had muscle cramps. Another had headaches. And a third had an irregular heartbeat. These were vastly different medical conditions, and yet the solution that I recommended for each patient was the same. You may be surprised to find that the remedy was none other than magnesium. It helped each of these patients—and did so quickly.

Few nutrients possess the remarkable and diverse benefits of magnesium. It is the fourth most abundant mineral in cells after calcium, phosphorus and potassium. Magnesium is found in our bones… muscles… blood… and other tissues. It is needed by the body for energy production… fat and protein synthesis… muscle relaxation… nervous system function… and calcium metabolism.

According to US Department of Agriculture data, two out of every three Americans don’t meet average daily intake requirements for magnesium, which are 300 milligrams (mg) to 420 mg daily for adults. In addition, many people have a magnesium deficiency due to stress… genetics… or a medication, such as a diuretic (usually taken to control blood pressure). As a consequence, these people face an increased risk for health problems. Maintaining adequate levels of magnesium can help reduce muscle cramps, stabilize blood sugar, lower the risk for heart disease, ease migraine headaches, strengthen bones and slow the aging process.

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