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Overview of Magnesium Therapy

Published on February 21, 2011

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This is an overview of the main usefulness of magnesium in medicine and above you can see the cover of the second edition to the Transdermal Magnesium Therapy book, which is now finally in production and will be available in a few weeks.

Magnesium & Cancer

One would not normally think that magnesium (Mg) deficiency could increase the risk of cancer while simply maintaining ideal levels can protect against cancer. Yet we will find that just as severe dehydration or asphyxiation can cause death, magnesium deficiency can directly lead to cancer. Consider, please, that over 300 enzymes and ion transports require magnesium and that its role in fatty acid and phospholipid acid metabolism affects permeability and stability of cell walls. We can readily see that magnesium deficiency would lead to physiological decline in cells, setting the stage for cancer.

Magnesium & the Heart

Magnesium is nutritional oil to the heart; it lubricates and facilitates the heart’s function. Correct administration of magnesium can eliminate angina pain, muscle spasms, keep blood flowing smoothly, and prevent platelet stickiness. Magnesium also produces vasodilation by a direct action as well as indirectly by sympathetic blockade and inhibition of catecholamine release. Magnesium dilates both the epicardial and resistance coronary arteries. Magnesium also balances cholesterol and is essential for endocrine stability and function. Most importantly, magnesium prevents calcification of the heart tissues.

Magnesium & Diabetes

Magnesium chloride also offers a great advance in diabetic care that changes the lives of those with metabolic syndrome, hypoglycemia, and types I and II diabetes. My e-book New Paradigms in Diabetic Care invites endocrinologists, family practitioners, and diabetics to put magnesium into all aspects of their diabetic protocols. Research has proven that proper levels of magnesium lowers insulin resistance, lowers blood sugar, and aids in the prevention and treatment of complications of neuropathy and retinopathy. It enhances blood flow through damaged vessels and prevents or delays the onset of type II diabetes.

Magnesium & Emotions

The Department of Family Medicine, Pomeranian Medical Academy states that dietetic factors can play a significant role in the origin of ADHD and that magnesium deficiency can result in disruptive behaviors. Even a mild deficiency of magnesium can cause increased sensitivity to noise, nervousness, irritability, mental depression, confusion, twitching, trembling, apprehension, and insomnia. All of these signs and symptoms lead to heartache and heartbreak. Magnesium offers a powerful way to treat depression and helps us to better deal with stress.

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The Ultimate Mitochondrial Cocktail

Magnesium and bicarbonate, when used together, increase energy in several ways. First, magnesium bicarbonate protects the natural organic and inorganic phosphate buffers in the cytoplasm of cells. Second, magnesium bicarbonate neutralizes the acid produced as a result of metabolic processes and ATP hydrolysis. This allows more ATP to be hydrolyzed; that is, more energy can be utilized.

Magnesium & Inflammation

Medical ignorance has prevailed due to the interrelationship between muscular lipid accumulation, chronic inflammation, and insulin resistance. The lost key to wellness is that the central mediating factor is magnesium. It is magnesium that modulates cellular events involved in inflammation. The chronic and continuous low-level stress that silent inflammation places on the body’s defense systems often results in an immune system breakdown. Magnesium deficiency is running parallel and underneath the inflammatory process. Magnesium deficiency is an insult happening at the core of our physiology directly feeding the fires of inflammation and pain.

Calcification & Magnesium

Unabsorbed calcium can lodge anywhere in our body.  For instance, if it lodges in your bones and joints, it mimics arthritis; if it lodges in your heart, it mimics arterial lesions. Calcification or calcium poisoning can manifest as heart disease, cancer, wrinkled skin, kidney stones, osteoporosis, dental problems, bone spurs, cataracts, and many other health problems. Calcium deposits in the joints are called arthritis; in the blood vessels it is hardening of the arteries; in the heart it is heart disease; and in the brain it is senility. A healthy cell has high magnesium and low calcium levels. If magnesium is not taken with calcium, much more harm than good will result.

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Special Note:  Magnesium chloride in the form of magnesium oil continues to occupy the number one position in all my protocols. I sometimes feel guilty for not communicating more about it though my yearlong work on the second edition of the Transdermal Magnesium Therapy book, will again demonstrate my dedication to this most essential mineral. It is the oil of human physiology making all biological processes possible so it behooves us to top off cellular magnesium levels. There is no better elixir for eternal youth than magnesium and bicarbonate (which I call the Ultimate Mitochondrial Cocktail) other than a wide open and vulnerable heart. 

Transdermal Medicine

Repletion of the deficiency with transdermal magnesium chloride mineral therapy is the ideal way of administering magnesium in medically therapeutic doses. Transdermal medicine is ideal for pain management as well as sports, pediatric, and geriatric medicine. In fact it is one of the best ways of administering medicines quickly and effectively.

Transdermal methods of delivery are widely used because they allow the absorption of medicine directly through the skin. Gels, emulsion creams, sprays, and lip balm stick applicators are easy to use and are effective in getting medicine into the bloodstream quickly. Traditional methods of administering medicine such as tablets or capsules get watered down and become less effective due to stomach acids and digestive enzymes before they eventually get into the bloodstream. Because of high concentrations of binders, coupled with high compaction pressures used by some pill manufacturers, septic tank pumping technicians report many pills are found intact in the sewage they pump. Transdermal application bypasses the stomach and liver, resulting in a much greater percentage of the active ingredient passing straight into the bloodstream for ultimate distribution at specific tissues where it’s needed.

Magnesium supplementation is actually crucial for everyone today but we have to pay special attention to the method of supplementation because this is critical in terms of effective body utilization. “Magnesium is poorly absorbed orally. That is why I start off with injections. By injecting magnesium I can 100 percent guarantee bringing the levels up. I cannot guarantee this with oral magnesium,” says Dr. Sarah Myhill.

What Dr. Myhill did not know of when she said this was the discovery of a natural form of magnesium chloride, called magnesium oil, that comes from seawater evaporation. It is a natural substance that can be applied to the skin or poured into one’s bath like Epsom salts. Magnesium chloride, applied transdermally, is the ideal magnesium delivery system with medical benefits unequalled in the entire world of medicine. Yet one does not need a doctor to prescribe or administer it. One can relax in a medicinal bath without a doctor’s prescription.

Magnesium & Surgery

When magnesium levels are corrected by the administration of magnesium before, during, and after surgery, medical complications are significantly reduced to the point where it becomes simply imprudent to perform surgery without it. Dr. Minato at the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery in Japan strongly recommends the correction of hypomagnesaemia during and after off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) for the prevention of coronary artery spasm. His team has actually said that they will no longer perform OPCAB without using magnesium.

Magnesium & Autism

Research published in the American Journal of Epidemiology in 2002 shows that when the diets of 2,566 children ages 11-19 were studied, less than 14 percent of boys and 12 percent of girls had adequate intakes of magnesium and low magnesium intake was associated with lower measures of several lung functions (including lung capacity and airway flow). When dealing with autism spectrum and other neurological disorders in children, it is important to know the signs of low magnesium: restlessness, can’t keep still, body rocking, grinding teeth, hiccups, noise sensitivity, poor attention span, poor concentration, irritability, aggressiveness, ready to explode, and easily stressed.

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Doctor of Oriental and Pastoral Medicine

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  • Linda Webb

    My mother takes 3 mag. pills/day and her magnesium levels are still almost non-existent. She has a colostomy, also. I was wondering if the magnesium was delivered by patch, it this would help her magnesium levels?

  • Helen

    I have severe migraines, I have been taking magnesium malate for two months now, I still have migraines. I am thinking of this magnesium oil, if so would I need to stop my oral supplement? and how many millegrams is safe to use? I started using 1000 a day for about two weeks now, still no signs of decrease migraine. doctors are of no help here.

    • Claudia French – IMVA Staff

      Dear Helen,

      I am sorry but we do not advise on the use or dosages of oral magnesium products except to let people know that the absorption of oral products is only about 30-40% of what you think you are getting and what they state you are getting. We firmly believe that transdermal use of magnesium chloride is much more effective, as shown by Dr. Norm Shealy’s trial and comparison of magnesium oil with oral tablets. You should at least be able to decrease the amount of your oral magnesium when using transdermal, but should do this under the care of a qualified health care professional. Unless you have kidney dysfunction any excess magnesium will be excreted in your urine. We have an essay on magnesium and migraines in the new edition of Transdermal Magnesium Therapy. Sodium bicarbonate may also help with migraines.

      If you would like a consultation with Dr. Sircus please see: http://naturalallopathicclinic.com/ Dr. Sircus may help you out more with dosages in your consultation.

  • Bernice

    To whom it may concern I was wondering if Magnesuim helps varicous vein (itchiness )and or cuiculation. Look forward to your response . Bernice from Nova Scotia

    • claudia

      Hi Bernice,

      Magnesium will help depending on the cause. Magnesium improves circulation by relaxing the blood vessels and helps to control calcium buildup.

      Sincerely,
      Claudia French
      IMVA

  • David

    Dr Mark,

    Great summary Doc! Thanks!