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About Magnesium

Published on September 18, 2018

Is magnesium helpful for depression?

Magnesium has been found to play a huge role in depression and mood disorders. We recommend Magnesium Oil as it goes directly into the blood stream avoiding the digestion which may be compromised. For further information on magnesium what it does and how to use it, we recommend Dr Sircus’s book “Transdermal Magnesium Therapy” which is available through the IMVA publication site:
Just click on each book cover to flip through the descriptions of each e-book. Transdermal Magnesium Therapy is also available in print

Can I use magnesium oil while pregnant?

Magnesium oil is absolutely safe to use while pregnant and in fact will be very beneficial to both you and the baby. It is helpful to prevent pre-eclampsia as well as it has anti-seizure and anti-hypertensive properties.

Dr. Sircus states that pregnancy cannot be normal unless magnesium levels are adequate. The concentration of magnesium in the placental and fetal tissues increases during pregnancy and the requirements for this element in a pregnant woman’s organism generally exceed its supply. Hence, pregnancy should be considered a condition of ‘physiological hypo magnesia’ and magnesium should be supplemented. Only caution is if you have kidney dysfunction, then only use it under your doctor’s supervision.

Please see Dr. Sircus’s article for further information:
Also consider getting a copy of the book Humane Pediatrics which gives a whole world of information on magnesium, iodine, and bicarbonate and other things that Dr. Sircus recommends in caring for our children. It is a good resource to keep at home.

Where can I buy magnesium oil or flakes?

The magnesium we use and recommend is Ancient Minerals, which is super pure and appropriated for both transdermal and oral use. They sell it through their site and have distributors in several cities in USA and other countries.
LL’s Magnetic Clay, Inc.
PO Box 619, San Ramon CA 94583
Toll Free (800) 257-3315
Fax (925) 968-1960

Can I use magnesium chloride for tetanus ?

Yes, magnesium chloride has been found to be most helpful in cases of tetanus. Dr. Delbert discovered its effectiveness in infections a long time ago, and more recently Dr. Vergini has confirmed this fact.

While intravenous administration of magnesium chloride is the best and fastest way to get the mag chloride into the body, the next best is transdermal magnesium chloride. This will increase your magnesium levels faster than any other type of mag chloride (pills, liquid etc.) and won’t cause the diarrhea that oral products will.

IMVA recommends using Ancient Minerals Magnesium Oil, available through LL’s Magnetic Clay. You can purchase it here:
Use it lavishly on your skin 1-2 x day and use it in baths (get the magnesium bath flakes for this, it’s cheaper)

Is the use of magnesium causing me itchy arm pits ?

It is doubtful that the magnesium is causing itchy armpits. Many people use magnesium oil as a deodorant under their arms with no problem. It could be possible that since you have increased your use of magnesium oil, more toxins are being released from your body and are coming out in the armpit area. Either cut back on the amount used and see if it stops or bear with it for a week or so as some skin irritations do go away after you become accustomed to the oil. If irritation is too intense stop use of magnesium oil and apply baking soda to the area instead.

Would magnesium chloride be useful to treat ataxia disease ?

Transdermal Magnesium Chloride therapy can absolutely help ataxia… it may even stop it altogether. Do a Google search using the words Ataxia and Magnesium and you will find a great deal of information that shows how magnesium deficiency in people often results in ataxia and often is present in people with illnesses of which ataxia is one of the effects.

You can get Ancient Minerals Magnesium oil from LL’s Magnetic Clay Co
And read the book on Transdermal Magnesium Therapy available here:
Magnesium is helpful with many types of neurological symptoms.

How you can dissolve Calcified Fibroids with Magnesium?

Magnesium helps to dissolve calcified fibroids, but not alone… a full protocol of Dr. Sircus’ must be utilized, and this would include iodine (which is well known to reduce various types of hardened tumors as well as non-hardened), sodium bicarbonate, and various vitamins and minerals.

In addition, by drinking magnesium bicarbonate water daily you can eliminate calcifications in your body. See: for Dr. Sircus current recommendations for decalcification.

Please read this article on how magnesium assists in dissolving calcifications:
That explains it quite well though our recommendation for drinking magnesium bicarbonate water has taken priority over sodium thiosulfate.

What is the role of magnesium in epilepsy?

Evidence is mounting that low levels of magnesium contribute to the heavy metal deposition in the brain that precedes Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s. Many of the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease can be overcome with high magnesium supplementation. In a trial with 30 epileptics 450 mg of magnesium supplied daily successfully controlled seizures. Another study found that the lower the magnesium blood levels the more severe was the epilepsy. In most cases magnesium works best in combination with vitamin B6 and zinc.
Magnesium is essential in regulating central nervous system excitability thus magnesium-deficiency may cause aggressive behavior, depression, or suicide. Magnesium calms the brain and people do not need to become severely deficient in magnesium for the brain to become hyperactive. One study confirmed earlier reports that a marginal magnesium intake overexcites the brain’s neurons and results in less coherence–creating cacophony rather than symphony—according to electroencephalogram (EEG) measurements.

If magnesium is severely deficient, the brain is particularly affected. Clouded thinking, confusion, disorientation, marked depression and even the terrifying hallucinations of delirium are largely brought on by a lack of this nutrient and remedied when magnesium is given.

Symptoms that multiple sclerosis (MS) has in common with magnesium deficiency include muscle spasms, weakness, twitching, muscle atrophy, incontinence, nystagmus (rapid eye movements), hearing loss, and osteoporosis. People with MS also have higher rates of epilepsy than controls, which have been linked to magnesium deficiencies.

How much magnesium chloride should I take a day to help me with tremor?

Neurological disorders or conditions that can produce tremor include Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, essential tremors, stroke, traumatic brain injury, and neurodegenerative diseases Tremors can be life altering and the cause must be found if possible. Tremors can affect the hands, arms, head, face, voice, trunk, and legs. Tremors can also occur because of severe stress, .Other causes include the use of some drugs (such as amphetamines, corticosteroids, and drugs used for certain psychiatric disorders), alcohol abuse or withdrawal, mercury poisoning, overactive thyroid, or liver failure.

You should apply magnesium oil on your entire hand, arm or affected areas at least 4 x day until the tremor stops… leave the oil on for at least 30 minutes each time, and massage it in good, then rinse. You can also spray 5-10 drops of the oil into a glass of water 3-4 x/day. Utilize baths too, for relaxation. Magnesium oil has a remarkable effect on stopping or diminishing tremors.

Hi, I'm Dr. Mark Sircus, AC., OMD, DM (P), a doctor and writer of more than 23 books that have sold over 80,000 copies all over the world. My first major book was "Transdermal Magnesium Therapy" which afforded me the title of "Magnesium Man." It has been translated into five languages and has reduced the suffering of many people.

On my website there are hundreds if not a thousand free articles, so you can dive deep into my work. However if you need personalized help, you are more than welcome to schedule a consultation.

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