The Master Mineral – Are you getting enough???
Magnesium is essential for life. It acts as a general cell tonic while reducing inflammation and systemic stress. Magnesium is the single most important mineral for maintaining proper electrical balance. Extremely important for the metabolism of calcium, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, iron and sodium.
Magnesium is a crucial element for maintaining vital functions of the nervous and endocrine systems. It helps maintain normal muscle and nerve functions, keeps heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy immune system and keeps bones strong. Also important for regulating blood sugar levels and promotes normal blood pressure.
Magnesium Deficiency is the cause of many chronic health problems:
Aches and pains
Blood Sugar inbalance
Muscle twitching and/or cramps
Short term memory gaps
Painful menstruation in women
Deficency can occur because of:
Depleted soil and processed foods
Fluoride chemicals and heavy metal toxicity
Pharmaceutical Drugs/Birth Control Pills
Caffeine and sugar excess
The form of Magnesium which the human metabolic system recognises and assimilates most readily is Magnesium Chloride. The same form contained in sea water (Daniel Reid – Author of The Tao of Detox). Magnesium Chloride is one of the most potent minerals that exists and is incredibly fast acting and safe.
Transdermal magnesium absorption delivers high levels of magnesium directly through the skin to the tissue cells, bypassing the digestive system. With transdermal absorption the body will not ‘overdose’ itself. There are no contraindications with transdermal absorption because no digestion is involved. When the body has absorbed enough magnesium it reaches an equilibrium and stops absorbing any more. Daily application is important as the body cannot absorb a whole weeks worth all in one day.
Magnesium Chloride has proven to be beneficial in treating a wide range of diseases.
Diseases of the digestive tract such as colitis and gallbladder disease
Eczema, Psoriasis, Itching Skin
Hair and nails become stronger and healthier and there is an increase in energy.
Some words of caution – Magnesium supplementation should be avoided if you have severe kidney problems.
ARETE WHOLEFOODS stocks Elektra Magnesium flakes and oil spritz from pure sea water in the Tibetan Plateau.
(Extracts taken from Nexus Magazine Oct-Nov 2008)