Nature’s anti-stress, anti-aging, anti-spasm mineral

Seventy-six percent of our body’s enzymes and at least 300 major biochemical reactions rely on magnesium.

by Julia Busch — 

Amazing magnesium combats physical, mental and emotional overload while working to reverse aging. Seventy-six percent of our body’s enzymes and at least 300 major biochemical reactions rely on this vital mineral — from heartbeat to digestion, protein synthesis, bone formation, kidney, adrenal, nervous system and brain function, cellular energy production, activation of B vitamins and glucose metabolism. Yet most individuals are unknowingly magnesium deficient.

A small magnesium deficiency may trigger slight depression, feelings of weakness or “not quite wellness.” A larger deficiency can cause headaches, tremors, low back pain and stiff, tight muscles. Symptoms can progress to muscle cramps, twitches and tics, high blood pressure and calcium deposits. Noises may seem too loud, lights too bright.

“Clinically low magnesium levels affect the central nervous and cardiovascular systems, resulting in depression, seizures, psychosis, weakness, muscle tremors, arrhythmias and more,” reports Joseph R. Dipalma, M.D. (AFP Journal, July 1990). According to J. Daniel Kanofsky, M.D., MPH, “Magnesium deficiency may result in impaired neurotransmitter functions, which may be part of the pathophysiology of schizophrenia.”

Research shows that high-dose oral supplementation appears to be effective in migraine prophylaxis, and the addition of magnesium to conventional therapy helps improve clinical signs and symptoms of asthma. Magnesium may be helpful in treating osteoporosis, PMS, menopause, early contractions during pregnancy, over-acidity, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, blood sugar, balance, diabetes and a list far too long to enumerate here.

Are you considering supplementation, but concerned about taking too much? Like vitamin C, overdose will result in diarrhea. If this occurs, simply reduce your dosage.

This information is intended for information purposes only. Always consult with your health care practitioner before taking new medicine.


Julia Busch is president of Anti-Aging Press, Inc., editor of the So Young™ anti-aging holistic newsletter and author of 10 books. For information on magnesium, e-mail

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 29, Number 4, Aug/Sept 2010.

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