Sources Of Magnesium
||almonds, brazil nuts, cashews
||buckwheat, wheat bran, wheat germ, other grains
||chocolate, cocoa, molasses, brewer's yeast, kelp
Roles In The Body
Sixty percent of tissue magnesium is located in the skeleton. The rest is within the cells, where it performs very essential functions.
|Regulation of Cell Membranes -
||permeability, muscular contraction, nerve impulse conduction and antagonism to calcium.
|Enzyme Activation within the cells -
||magnesium is essential for energy production, and protein synthesis.
Functions Of Magnesium
||prevention of kidney stones
||maintains nerve conduction
||prevents tissue calcification, needed for muscle contraction
||required for bone formation
||required for energy production, for glucose and fat metabolism, and for protein synthesis
||required for liver activity
Symptoms Associated With A Magnesium Deficiency
| fast heart rate
| "fast" oxidation rate
||muscle cramps, especially after exercising
|high blood pressure
| irregular heart beat
Symptoms Associated With A Magnesium Excess
| depression, mental
||low blood pressure
||slow oxidation rate
Nutrients That Work With Magnesium
Vitamin D, lactic acid, lactose, high protein diet
Potassium is a magnesium synergist in many enzyme systems
Hair Analysis Notes
||phytates found in grains, fluoride, phosphorus, low-protein diet
||calcium. Drinking alcohol lowers magnesium levels. Junk food diets are often low in magnesium
Hair Analysis Notes
High Hair Magnesium:
Low Hair Iron:
- often associated with a SLOW oxidation rate, fatigue and depression.
- a high magnesium level often indicates that magnesium is being lost through the hair, resulting in deficiency symptoms such as anxiety and hyper-irritability.
often associated with a FAST oxidation rate, anxiety, irritability and high-strung personality.
Reasons For Magnesium Supplementation
to prevent calcium build-up in body tissues
to enhance energy production and raise low sodium levels
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