Magnesium Information

What is Magnesium's Function? 

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.

 Dr. Bob Marshall's take on the Benefits Of Magnesium

1. Magnesium helps maintain the heart muscle and blood vessels.
2. Magnesium is integral to bone structure.
3. Magnesium helps maintain normal nerve, brain and muscle function.
4. Magnesium is a co-factor to activate and regulate over 300 enzyme systems in the body.
5. Magnesium is critical in glucose metabolism, in addition with vitamin B1.
6. Magnesium acts as a buffering agent to regulate the acid/alkaline status of the body.
7. Magnesium acts as a chelating and detoxifying agent.

Other 'MUST SEE' articles and sites referencing Magnesium

  • This site, Magnesium for Life, contains great info on the medicinal uses of magnesium for promoting health
  • Although this article is used to sell a product, it has great info on the combined effect of DHEA and Magnesium in restoring youthfulness and health. Life

 What Foods Contain Significant Amounts of Magnesium? 

Green vegetables such as spinach are good sources of magnesium because the center of the chlorophyll molecule (which gives green vegetables their color) contains magnesium. Chocolate, or more specifically raw cacao from which chocolate is made, also seems to be a fairly high source of magnesium. Some legumes (beans and peas), nuts and seeds, and whole, unrefined grains are also good sources of magnesium.



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Magnesium Deficiency

Even though dietary surveys suggest that many Americans do not consume recommended amounts of magnesium, symptoms of magnesium deficiency are rarely seen in the US. However, there is concern about the prevalence of sub-optimal magnesium stores in the body. For many people, dietary intake may not be high enough to promote an optimal magnesium status, which may be protective against disorders such as cardiovascular disease and immune dysfunction.
David Wolfe, raw food health guru, says; "Dr. Bernard Jensen's research on the heart indicates that this organ
requires two minerals more than any other, magnesium and potassium. Magnesium is concentrated eighteen times greater in the heart muscle than in the bloodstream. Magnesium is the primarily mineral missing when heart problems occur. Magnesium increases the overall vigor of the heart muscle. This mineral also decreases blood coagulation thus lowering blood pressure and helping the heart pump more effectively. Cacao, of course, is a fantastic food source of heart-supporting magnesium." (source: David Wolfe, 'Raw Chocolate',

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