Friday, October 15, 2010

Testimonials


May I take this opportunity of thanking you for introducing me to your product (Lamp of Life) Transdermal Magnesium. I have been suggesting its use  now for the past few months  for various purposes from muscular strain, abrasions, cuts and general pain to type 2 diabetes and sinusitis inflammation with wonderful results and I would recommend it to anyone.

In fact I can’t stop speaking to friends, family and work colleagues about the amazing properties of this product, as I believe it to be very beneficial generally and its inexpensiveness is certainly an added bonus. I am very involved with provision of natural, effective and inexpensive medical care for the poor and less fortunate members of our Province of KZN and our distributors are reporting very encouraging feedback from the field.

Thank You so much and Warm Regards
Emil Long (Co-ordinator Fund for Natural medicinal products -Emmanual Cathedral Durban)

I have been selling Lamp of Life Transdermal Magnesium to my patients for over 3 months now. The product is an extremely successful one in that patients often find great relief and comfort from it. Not only have they found that it works well for pain relief but also in the reduction of swelling. Lastly, it's an affordable "take home" for patients. 

The benefit for me is that it removes some of the stress of pain reduction off my shoulders.

Kind Regards
Dr Adam Cullinan
Johannesburg

Being a Health & Wellness Coach I often get asked to try a product and assess it.  I do this but every now and then a product comes across my path that is revolutionary!!  Lamp of Life is quite amazing.

My husband has rheumatoid arthritis and really suffers with his hands with the pain and very poor circulation.  In fact his circulation is so bad that when he has to try and get blood to test for his blood glucose levels (he is an insulin dependent diabetic) there is often so little circulation that he cannot get even a drop of blood.  Well that is all changing.

Since starting to rub Lamp of Life onto his hands the pain is being relieved and he now rubs the liquid onto his finger tips prior to pricking them and is able to get blood!!  Like a small miracle.

He also has cancer spots on his chest and these are looking so much healthier.  Did you know that it also removes moles!!

I have not had a migraine for many months but had one last week – (my husband) suggested I use Lamp of Life - grudgingly I did.  Well it only took about five minutes and I could feel the pain subsiding. 
Well done - a product that really works

Sincerely
Sue Frye
Health & Wellness Coach
www.live-rite.org.za
0842280993

I am 77 and have bad arthritis in my hands and knees. I rubbed the magnesium in and I’m mobile now and have no pain in my knee at all.
Hazel, KZN

I am over 50 and diabetic. I also run comrades. I have so much more energy and feel better than I have in many years. Thank you!
Selby, KZN

I am diabetic and had very sore legs and a damaged toe with a blood clot under the nail. The pain is gone, the nail came off and the area is healing really well.
Dorothy, KZN

I have gout and it has helped me so much. Nothing else helped me. My wife had a stroke and had no movement in her right side. Her fingers are moving and she feels good.
Christopher, KZN

I had an abscess on my tooth and the side of my face was sore. I put magnesium on my cheek and the abscess shrunk so when I went to the dentist he could remove the tooth. I healed faster than ever before. Thank you!
Nadzia, KZN

PMS and Magnesium

A gynaecologist reported that one of the first organs to calcify are the ovaries, leading to pre-menstrual tension. When he put his patients on a high magnesium intake their PMT vanished and they felt and looked much younger. Most of these women said that they lost weight, increased their energy, felt less depressed and enjoyed sex again much more than before.

Premenstrual tension caused by calcified ovaries can also be removed by magnesium
http://nepspeed82.blogspot.com/2008/04/magnesium-to-modulate-your-sex-drive.html

Researchers believe that women crave chocolate prior to menstruation because it contains magnesium.

Magnesium is a natural tranquilizer and muscle relaxant and can ease the symptoms of PMS.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Parkinson's disease and Magnesium

The Symptoms of Parkinson's such as shaking, muscle spasm, personality changes, nerve disorders is a classic 'symptom-picture' for magnesium deficiency.

Magnesium has been reported to relieve or stop severe trembling and twitching. In addition, magnesium relieves muscle rigidity and cramps. Magnesium is the classical relaxation mineral.

Many of the symptoms of Parkinson's disease can be overcome with high magnesium supplementation, shaking can be prevented and rigidity eased. http://www.health-science-spirit.com/parkinsons.html

Also see: Neurological diseases and Magnesium

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Surgery and Magnesium

Surgery and Magnesium

When magnesium levels are corrected by the administration of magnesium before, during and after surgery medical complications are significantly reduced to the point where it becomes simply imprudent to perform surgery without it.

Everyone scheduled for surgery needs to increase their stores of magnesium. In the pre and postoperative phases magnesium can help alleviate pain, decrease blood pressure, alleviate certain heart arrhythmias; it works to prevent blood clotting, relieves depression so common after bypass surgery, and improves energy and cognitive abilities.

Safer Surgery with Magnesium: Before, During and After
All patients were found to have low serum magnesium
levels postoperatively, but to a greater degree and
for a longer period following open-heart surgery.
Thorax. 1972 March; 27(2): 212–218. Magnesium in patients undergoing open-heart surgery M. P. Holden, M. I. Ionescu, and G. H. Wooler

Complications such as arrhythmias, kidney failure, stroke and infections may occur after major surgery.

The level of serum magnesium during open-
heart surgery showed a significant fall below
normal values during the first postoperative day.
Departments of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Cardiology, Gentofte Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
DOI: 10.3109/14017437809100355

The high rate of hypomagnesemia after cardiac surgery is well established. After heart surgery, mean magnesemia is reduced,[3] and the frequency of hypomagnesemia increases from 19.2% preoperatively to 71% immediately after surgery before dropping slightly to 65.6% 24 hours later.
Speziale G, Ruvolo G, Fattouch K, et al. Arrhythmia prophylaxis after coronary artery bypass grafting: regimens of magnesium sulfate administration. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2000; 48: 22–6.[Medline]

The use of magnesium in the preoperative and early post-
operative periods is highly effective in reducing the incidence of Atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass grafting. - Dr. Fevzi Toraman
Ann Thorac Surg 2001;72:1256-1262

The incidence of atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass surgery remains relatively high (26.83%). Lower serum magnesium levels have been found to be associated with an increased incidence of atrial fibrillation, which was decreased in several studies by the prophylactic administration of magnesium after coronary artery bypass grafting.  In cardiac surgery, magnesium has proved to be as efficient as more toxic pharmaceutical drugs in controlling arterial pressure during cardiopulmonary bypass procedures.
Delhumeau A, Granry JC, Cottineau C, Bukowski JG, Corbeau JJ, Moreau X. Comparative vascular effects of magnesium sulphate and nicardipine during cardiopulmonary bypass (French). Ann Fr Anesth Réanim 1995; 14: 149–53.[Medline]

Magnesium administration is safe and improves short-term
postoperative neurologic function after cardiac surgery,
particularly in preserving short-term memory and
cortical control over brainstem functions. - Dr. Sunil K. Bhudia.
Magnesium as a neuroprotectant in cardiac surgery: A randomized clinical trial. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery August 2007 (Vol. 134, Issue 2, Page A25)

While magnesium deficiency is fairly common, it is frequently overlooked as a source of problems by surgeons. Various changes in magnesium can occur before, during and after surgery of any kind. Plasma concentrations are decreased after abdominal or orthopedic surgery.
Koinig H, Wallner T, Marhofer P, Andel H, Hörauf K, Mayer N. Magnesium sulfate reduces intra- and postoperative analgesic requirements. Anesth Analg 1998; 87: 206–10.

And researchers at Duke University reported that patients with low magnesium levels experienced a two-fold increase in heart attacks and all-cause mortality rate as long as one year after surgery compared to those with normal magnesium levels.

The incidence of atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass surgery remains relatively high (26.83%) and this is principally due to strong deficiencies in magnesium. While magnesium deficiency is fairly common, it is frequently overlooked as a source of problems. The reason is that serum magnesium levels (the test most doctors use) do not reflect body stores of magnesium. Blood levels are kept within the normal range at the expense of other tissues.

When magnesium levels are corrected by the administration of magnesium before, during and after surgery medical complications are significantly reduced to the point where it becomes simply imprudent to perform surgery without it.

Dr. Minato at the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, in Japan, strongly recommends the correction of hypomagnesemia during and after off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) for the prevention of perioperative coronary artery spasm and his team has actually said that they won’t perform this surgery without its use any longer.
Perioperative coronary artery spasm in off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting and its possible relation with perioperative hypomagnesemia. Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2006 Feb;12(1):32-6.
PMID: 16572072 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] 
Pubmed

Magnesium is depleted from the blood during CABG[9], and if extracorporeal circulation is used as part of the procedure, the depletion is even greater than if not used.
The CABG with extracorporeal circulation resulted in a significant decrease in blood Mg concentration. Changes of blood magnesium concentration in patients undergoing surgical myocardial revascularization. Pasternak, et al;  Magnes Res. 2006 Jun;19(2):107-12j;http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?itool=abstractplus&db
=pubmed&cmd=Retrieve&dopt=abstractplus&list_uids=16955722

Off pump bypass surgery has now been shown to have a high incidence of post surgical arterial spasm triggered by hypomagnesemia.  Postoperative incidence of hypomagnesemia was as high as 89% of patients (40 out of 45 patients) in a recent study on the causes of post surgical arterial spasm in Japan in 2005. When magnesium levels were corrected by the administration of magnesium both during and after surgery, no further coronary artery spasm occurred.

Potentially fatal blood clots after surgery are a much greater risk than has previously been thought, a British study finds. “What is most striking is that not only is the risk higher, but that it lasts much longer than people have thought,” said Dr. Jane Green, a clinical epidemiologist at the University of Oxford and a leader of the team reporting the findings in the Dec. 4 online edition of BMJ.

Blood clots in the deep veins and the lungs, formally called venous thromboembolism, have long been known as a possible complication after any form of surgery. The risk of such a blood clot remained high for at least 12 weeks after surgery, the study found.

Magnesium has an effective antithrombotic activity
in vivo, and treatment with magnesium may lower
the risk of thromboembolic-related disorders.
Journal International Journal of Hematology. ISSN                0925-5710 Issue  Volume 77, Number 4 / May, 2003

“It is the surgeon’s primary responsibility to make sure not only that the surgery is effective, but also to make sure that the complication rate of surgery is minimized as much as possible,”  instructs Dr. Alexander Cohen, an honorary consultant vascular physician at King’s College Hospital in London.

Magnesium has an important role to play in preventing blood clots and keeping the blood thin-much like aspirin but without the side effects.
Dr. Carolyn Dean
Author of The Miracle of Magnesium

Dr. Sarah Mayhill says, “Magnesium deficiency also predisposes to an increased clotting tendency in the blood and to an increased vulnerability of the arterial wall to damage from other factors such as have been discussed elsewhere in this paper. These tendencies improve with magnesium supplementation. Clotting is of course the central event in the formation of coronary thrombosis. The build up of homocysteine levels discussed earlier is due mostly to the vitamin B6, B 12 and folic acid deficiencies, but also partly to magnesium deficiency.”

Magnesium prevents blood clots and thins the blood without side effects. Dr. Mayhill continues saying, “Magnesium has both a thrombolytic (able to dissolve thrombosis) effect, but also protects against adverse effects of stunning. From the mid 1980’s there has been increasing evidence that the use of intravenous magnesium, given as early as possible (and before reperfusion) has a major beneficial effect on the outcome of this life threatening situation.

Positive studies have shown between a 50% and 82.5% improved survival rate after doses of intravenous magnesium given by drips in the dosage range of 32 – 66 mmol in the first 24 hours.”

We recommend routine measurement of magnesium levels after CPB in pediatric patients undergoing heart surgery, with timely magnesium supplementation in the postoperative period. - Dr. B. Hugh Dorman, et al.
American Heart Journal. 2000;139(3)

Magnesium depletion found to occur commonly after cardiac surgery in children and adults was shown to cause significant neurological and cardiac symptoms. Studies demonstrated an almost universal occurrence of magnesium depletion during and after cardiac surgery, but also demonstrated that supplementation may be preventive.
Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 1997 September; 79(5): 349–354.

Maintenance of magnesium levels within the normal reference range in the immediate postoperative period of heart surgery decreased junctional ectopic tachycardia. Plasma depletion and total body magnesium depletion also occur in pediatric patients after heart surgery and may be more pronounced than in adults because the volume of prime for CPB is large compared with blood volume, and preoperative magnesium levels may be below normal, especially in critically ill neonates.
American Heart Journal. 2000;139(3)

Ways of decreasing post-operative analgesic drug requirements are of special interest after major surgery. Magnesium alters pain processing and reduces the induction and maintenance of central sensitization by blocking the N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor in the spinal cord. In patients undergoing orthopedic surgery, supplementation of spinal anesthesia with combined intrathecal and epidural magnesium significantly reduces patients’ post-operative analgesic requirements.
Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, Volume 51, Number 4, April 2007 , pp. 482-489(8)

Magnesium infusion  during general anaesthesia reduces
anaesthetic consumption and analgesic requirements.
European Journal of Anaesthesiology: October 2004 – Volume 21 – Issue 10 – pp 766-769

Magnesium administration at the time of the induction of anesthesia improves hemodynamics in patients with CAD undergoing CABG and is associated with lesser hemodynamic and ST segment changes compared with lidocaine at the time of endotracheal intubation in these patients.
The Effect of Magnesium Sulphate on Hemodynamics and Its Efficacy in Attenuating the Response to Endotracheal Intubation in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease G. D. Puri, MD, PhD*, K. S. Marudhachalam, MD, DA, DNB*, Pramila Chari, MD, FAMS, MAMS, DA?, and R. K. Suri, MS, FAMst Departments of *Anaesthesia and Intensive Care and tcardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, Indiahttp://www.anesthesia-analgesia.org/cgi/reprint/87/4/808.pdf

Magnesium sulfate is used intravenously to prevent hypertensive crises or seizures associated with toxemia of pregnancy.
Management of Obstetric Hypertensive Crises;  OBG management; July 2005 · Vol. 17, No. 7http://www.obgmanagement.com/article_pages.asp?AID=3573&UID=

A high rate of postoperative hypomagnesemia has also been observed in pediatric heart surgery. Junctional ectopic tachycardia occurred in 27% of children who were not given Mg postoperatively, whereas those who received magnesium had no rhythm disorders.
Dorman BH, Sade RM, Burnette JS, et al. Magnesium supplementation in the prevention of arrhythmias in pediatric patients undergoing surgery for congenital heart defects. Am Heart J 2000; 139: 522–8.[Medline]

Stress from surgery has contributed toward increasing the clinical importance of detecting and correcting blood levels of magnesium. Orders for serum magnesium testing at our hospital have had astounding increases over the last 20 to 25 years, with more than 125,000 total magnesium measurements ordered in 2005. The frequency of hypomagnesemia in critical care settings is well noted.
The Journal of Near-Patient Testing & Technology: June 2007 – Volume 6 – Issue 2 – pp 129-133

In another study a group of 40 men were divided into two groups and half were given preoperative oral magnesium supplementation, the other half were not. Measurements of magnesium, epinephrine, and norepheniphrine were taken before, during and after surgery.

The findings were that magnesium levels dropped and epinephrine and norepinephrine levels elevated as a result of surgery in both groups, but to a significantly greater extent in the group that did not receive the supplements. They concluded that magnesium supplementation prior to surgery substantially reduces intra- and postoperative disorders.
The effect of preoperative magnesium supplementation on blood catecholamine concentrations in patients undergoing CABG.  Pasternak, et al; Magnes Res. 2006 Jun;19(2):113-22;http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=pubmed&cmd=Retrieve&dopt=
AbstractPlus&list_uids=16955723&itool=iconabstr&itool=pubmed

Surgeons need to become familiar with the transdermal approach for then they can start their patients off with heavy application weeks before surgery and for weeks after since this method of application can easily be done at home by patients.

It behooves everyone scheduled for surgery to increase their stores of magnesium through supplementation including using magnesium oil in baths, foot baths or as a body spray. Doctors who know what they are doing will not perform surgery without using magnesium for to do so involves increasing risks and unnecessary complications.




Blood clots and Magnesium

Magnesium has an effective antithrombotic activity in vivo, and treatment with magnesium may lower the risk of thromboembolic-related disorders.
International Journal of Hematology. ISSN  0925-5710 Issue  Volume 77, Number 4 / May, 2003

Magnesium has an important role to play in preventing blood clots and
keeping the blood thin-much like aspirin but without the side effects.
Dr. Carolyn Dean
Author of The Miracle of Magnesium

Dr. Sarah Mayhill says, “Magnesium deficiency also predisposes to an increased clotting tendency in the blood and to an increased vulnerability of the arterial wall to damage from other factors. These tendencies improve with magnesium supplementation. Clotting is of course the central event in the formation of coronary thrombosis.

The build up of homocysteine levels discussed earlier is due mostly to the vitamin B6, B 12 and folic acid deficiencies, but also partly to magnesium deficiency.” Magnesium prevents blood clots and thins the blood without side effects.

Dr. Mayhill continues saying, “Magnesium has a thrombolytic (able to dissolve thrombosis) effect.

Potentially fatal blood clots after surgery are a much greater risk than has previously been thought, a British study finds. Blood clots in the deep veins and the lungs, formally called venous thromboembolism, have long been known as a possible complication after any form of surgery. The risk of such a blood clot remained high for at least 12 weeks after surgery, the study found.

Energy production and Magnesium

"Of the 325 magnesium-dependent enzymes, the most important involves the creation of energy by activating adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the fundamental energy storage molecule of the body. Magnesium is required for the body to produce and store energy. Without magnesium there is no energy, no movement, no life” (Dr. Carolyn Dean)

http://www.curesnaturally.com/Articles/Misc/Misc116.html

 

Mg2+ is critical for all of the energetics of the cells because it is absolutely required that Mg2+ be bound (chelated) by ATP (adenosine triphosphate), the central high energy compound of the body. 

ATP without Mg2+ bound cannot create the energy normally used by specific enzymes of the body to make protein, DNA, RNA, transport sodium or potassium or calcium in and out of cells, nor to phosphorylate proteins in response to hormone signals, etc.  In fact, ATP without enough Mg2+ is non-functional and leads to cell death. 

Bound Mg2+ holds the triphosphate in the correct stereochemical position so that it can interact with ATP using enzymes and the Mg2+ also polarizes the phosphate backbone so that the ‘backside of the phosphorous’ is more positive and susceptible to attack by nucleophilic agents such as hydroxide ion or other negatively charged compounds.

Bottom line, Mg2+ at critical concentrations is essential to life,” says Dr. Boyd Haley who asserts strongly that, “All detoxification mechanisms have as the bases of the energy required to remove a toxicant the need for Mg-ATP to drive the process.  There is nothing done in the body that does not use energy and without Mg2+ this energy can neither be made nor used.”

Detoxification of carcinogenic chemical poisons is essential for people want to avoid the ravages of cancer. The importance of magnesium in cancer prevention should not be underestimated.

Endometriosis and Magnesium

Women with endometriosis were found to have low levels of magnesium during the menstrual cycle, causing symptoms of endometriosis and menstrual cramps.

How magnesium effects women with endometriosis.
1. Abnormal cell development

Deficiency of magnesium decreases the ability of DNA and RNA synthesis in the body leading to cell abnormality, such as peritoneal cells growing into endometrial cells in the abdomen.


2. Protagslandins hormones

Magnesium is essential for the liver to balance the protagslandins hormones that control the uterine muscles during the menstrual cycle. Deficiency of magnesium causes the over-production of certain hormones in the prostaglandins family resulting in pre-menstrual syndrome and menstrual cramps for women with endometriosis.


3. Nervous system
Deficiency of magnesium decreases the carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism of the liver leading to nutrient deficiency of nerve cells. Without enough nutrients for the nervous system it causes symptoms of endometriosis such as anxiety, and depression as resulting of nervous system tensions.

4. Estrogen
Since magnesium helps in synthesis of protein and fat, it helps the liver to produce good estrogen which keeps the levels of bad estrogen in check resulting in lessening the levels of period pain and menstrual cramps.

5. Circulation system
Magnesium also plays an important role in lowering the levels of bad cholesterol in the arteries which helps to increase the blood circulation of oxygen and the carrying of nutrients to the body's brain cells. This helps to reduce tension of the nervous system and decreases the risk of heart diseases and stroke.

Written by Kyle J Norton

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Weight loss and Magnesium

Insulin is the central part of the weight-loss equation. Researchers found that those who secreted high insulin levels had a far more difficult time losing weight than those who secreted low levels of insulin.

Once your body releases insulin it immediately starts to inhibit your fat-burning hormone called hormone-sensitive lipase. This hormone is responsible for releasing fat into your bloodstream to be utilized as fuel. Once this enzyme is inhibited, your body is unable to burn fat and will then begin utilizing amino acids from your muscle and carbohydrates as fuel.This will cause you to become abnormally hungry, which further feeds this vicious cycle.

The key is to have LOW levels of insulin so your body can produce large amounts of hormone-sensitive lipase and burn fat all day so you can look thin and slim.
- Dr Joseph Mercola

A recent study found that magnesium intake was one of only two dietary factors that can significantly increase our production of adiponectin, a hormone that improves insulin receptor function and helps control weight. (The other factor that increased adiponectin was high intake of non-starchy vegetables) Cassidy A, et al. J of Nutr. Feb 2009. 139(2):353-358

When your magnesium levels drop, your ability to process fluids drops as well. This means that fluids build up in your system and cause water retention.
http://www.ehow.com/way_5435191_magnesium-weight-loss.html

Tinnitus and Magnesium

Magnesium also protects the nerves in the inner ear and is a powerful glutamate inhibitor. Glutamate is a neurotransmitter, produced by the action of sound waves on the hair cells of the inner ear. The unregulated production of glutamate at sound frequencies for which there is no external stimulation is the cause of tinnitus.

Dr. Michael Seidman, in his excellent article, "Medicines to Treat the Inner Ear" states; "Decreased blood supply causes significant stress to the nerve tissue (of the inner ear) by causing the production of free radicals. (Author's note: The major causes of tinnitus all result in decreased blood supply.) These molecules are extremely damaging and are known to be responsible for over 100 human disorders.

The accumulation of free radicals severely damages the inner ear and other tissues. Through a complex chain of events, this damage can then cause a release and accumulation of glutamate and calpains. These chemicals in high concentration are extremely destructive to the body.

“Studies have shown that excessive glutamate may play a role in the production of tinnitus. Studies also show that glutamate antagonists can have a protective effect on the inner ear and possibly be a treatment for peripheral tinnitus, that which is generated by the inner ear. Three such drugs are currently under investigation at the Henry Ford Health System for tinnitus, including magnesium.

“The protective effect of magnesium in preventing noise-induced hearing loss has been studied since it was found that magnesium in inner ear fluid decreases significantly after intense noise exposure. The results of one placebo controlled study showed that subjects who took oral magnesium supplements displayed a significantly lower incidence of noise-induced hearing loss compared to the control group.

Another clinical trial of magnesium found that "Magnesium... exhibit(s) a statistically significant oto-neuro-protective action (inner ear protection) in noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus."(2)
2 - Ehrenberger K, Felix D, Receptor pharmacological models for inner ear therapies with emphasis on glutamate receptors: a survey, Acta Otolaryngol 1995 Mar;115(2):236-40

There are several clinical trials that show magnesium has a positive effect on reducing elevated blood pressure levels. High blood pressure, high cholesterol and stress are three of the primary aggravators of tinnitus. One study concludes, "Our meta-analysis detected dose-dependent blood pressure reductions from magnesium supplementation."
3 - Jee SH, Miller ER 3rd, et al, The effect of magnesium supplementation on blood pressure; a meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials, Am J Hypertens 2002 Aug;15(8):691-6


Stress and Magnesium

Magnesium has a profound effect on neural excitability. Symptoms of Mg deficiency are produced by neural and neuromuscular hyperexcitability.
These create tetany syndrome (TS). TS symptoms include muscle spasms, cramps and hyperarousal, hyperventilation and asthenia.

Signs and symptoms of TS are frequently encountered in clinical practice, especially among patients with functional or stress-related disorders. The role of Mg deficit in TS is suggested by relatively low levels of serum or erythrocyte Mg.

Mg deficiency increases susceptibility to the physiologic damage produced by stress, and magnesium administration has a protective effect.

In addition, the adrenergic effects of psychological stress induce a shift of Mg from the intracellular to the extracellular space, increasing urinary excretion and eventually depleting body stores.
Leo Galland, Great Smokies Diagnostic Laboratory, Asheville, N.C., USA
Source: www.mdheal.org


Magnesium is a natural tranquilizer that calms and nourishes the nervous system.