The magnesium deficit is widespread issue and even affects 90^ of people. I have written on this for years, but this gets serious.
Why is magnesium vital
This mineral is for more than 300 biochemical works and affects pressure, immunity, metabolism and health. issues with Mg are common an d large problem.
Why is this deficit widespread
Depleted soils, so plants and meats have less magnesium. Chemicals like fluoride and chlorine in water makes less Mg for water. Caffeine, sugar also steal mg inside but stress does this too. Those near an ocean have rich soils, rich water and have no damage of sugars and caffeine.
Calcium is fiery fuel
Excess calcium is part of this deficit epidemic. When we lack magnesium, we have excess calcium. This is from processed foods, dairy and OJ even.
When this level gets high, calcification happens. Every cell has potassium: sodium pump for regulated minerals balance.
The magnesium deficit keeps this pump from good work. Excess calcium means pump opens for more than needed calcium in cells. With excess magnesium, more calcium enters the cells.
Lots of nutrients enter this calcification process, D, K and other vitamins too.
So the Framingham health study said that enough Mg also lowers heart issues.
Due to this importance of calcium and Mg ratio and potassium sodium ratio, Mg deficit leads to:
Not the first sign but important one. It can be dangerous. This makes risk of heart attack and diseases too. All heart attack patients have Mg chloride injections to avoid blood clots and calcification.
Cramps and muscle spasms
The most obvious sign. Previous one makes stiff arteries and this makes stiff muscle tissues and spasms. I had terrible leg cramps in pregnancy. Potassium was no help, but Mg helped and removed this pain.
Depression and anxiety
There are many research on whether Mg deficit has impact on mental health. Psychology Today said Mg is between 2 neurons together with calcium and glutamate. Both these are toxic in excess and activate NMDA receptor. Mg sits on this receptor and does not activate it, so in Mg deficit glutamate and calcium activate this receptor and for long term, this means damaged neurons and cell death. For the brain, here is no reversal.
The well studied area for Mg deficit. A Harvard study with more than 70.000 people said those with enough Mg have healthy pressure. Another analysis said pressure can be lowered with Mg. a Minnesota study said hypertension risk was lower by 70% with enough Mg
More estrogen and progesterone means less Mg for a woman. Pregnant women have more leg cramps and PMS issues in their cycles when Mg is less and the other hormones are in excess. Chocolate has Mg enough and craving chocolates means you lack Mg. also PMS cramps mean less Mg too. Dr. Carolyn dean author of the book magnesium miracle said women with PMS issues have to take Mg.
Related to hormones again, Mg levels also affect pregnancy and mood. I saw this with my morning sickness that was reduced with more Mg. also Mg helps in pressure and cramps, preterm labor and headaches. I prefer transdermal Mg in pregnancy since it makes no side effects for digestion.
Mg also impacts sleep and this is seen when you take Mg. dr. Mark Hyman said this is relaxing mineral for the body and mind and sleep too. Also Mg is vital for GABA receptors in brain and this is neurotransmitter for restful mind
Mg is needed for reactions with ATP cell energy. ATP is adenosine triphosphate main cell energy source that binds to Mg for activity. With no Mg, you will not have cell energy and this shows with fatigue, low energy, no drive.
Calcium was always the primate for bones. But Mg is even more vital. Bones with no Mg suffer like this: Mg is needed to make Vitamin D for calcium absorbing. Also Mg stimulates calcitonin that gets calcium off muscles and tissues for the bones. So low Mg means more risk of attack, arthritis, osteoporosis and kidney stones.
Other mineral deficits
Lots of vitamins and minerals work together and these are potassium, calcium, K, D, and more. But external use of Mg or across the skin means the body gets just the needed amount. It is like soaking in Epsom.
Mg deficit solution:
Signs seem strange but this deficit is resolved. Many supplements are good and can be effective, but also know they make digestion issues and stressed kidneys.
Experts also say that Mg in digestive system is from 20-55% depends on source and rest of the body throws the excess out.
The best is topical solution of Mg. you can spray the solution on the skin and get what you need fast. This mineral glides in blood and tissues and replenishes your needs fast.
This is the homemade Mg oil recipe but people feel tingling sensation on dry skin.
There is another better form of sea water named Mg chloride hexahydrate MCH and makes no dryness when used.
What I do usually
I use the transdermal Mg every day and on my kids too. Hymen Mark of Cleveland Clinic said 1000 mg daily for adults and 4-500 mg for kids. We spray this before sleep, the whole family.
We also eat Mg rich soil foods.