Thursday, August 19, 2010


Magnesium is needed by the enzymes that counteract inflammation in the body. These enzymes decrease as we age, which is why healing takes longer and may cause inflammatory conditions to become chronic. Cancer, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and heart disease are all associated with chronic inflammation.

Researchers have found that as magnesium levels decrease, there is an increase in inflammatory cytokines and histamine.
(Mag Res. 1992:5:281-93)

Increasing magnesium levels in the body decreases inflammation
(Magnesium and the inflammatory response: Potential physiopathological implications. Andrzej Mazura, Jeanette A.M. Maierb, Edmond Rocka, Elyett Gueuxa, Wojciech Nowackic and Yves Rayssiguiera. University of Milan, Department of Preclinical Sciences, Milan, Italy, Magnesium and inflammation: lessons from animal models Clin Calcium. 2005 Feb;15(2):245-8. Review. Japanese.PMID: 15692164 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE)

Magnesium chloride can safely be used to assist in treating inflammatory skin conditions such as dermatitis
(Hautarzt. 1990;41:602-5)

Did you know that depression causes an inflammatory response in the body? Magnesium therefore can have a positive effect on depression too!

Transdermal magnesium can be applied directly to the inflamed areas, providing faster relief. Once in the bloodstream, it becomes available to other inflamed tissues throughout the body.

Pain management with Transdermal Magnesium

Many people needlessly suffer pain because they don’t get enough magnesium.
Dr. Mildred Seelig

Pain Reliever

Transdermal magnesium is a safe and natural way to ease the pain of:

·        Diabetic neuropathy
·        Vein problems
·        Muscle stiffness
·        Cramps/spasms
·        Headaches/Migraines
·        Back pain/Sciatica
·        Joint pain
·        Menstrual pain
·        Surgery
·        Gout

The potent anti-inflammatory and muscle-relaxing properties of magnesium make it an effective pain reliever. Rubbing it directly onto affected areas means that it acts quickly and effectively at the site of pain.

A deficiency in magnesium causes an increase in a body chemical called substance P, which is responsible for pain perception. Substance P serves as a pain messenger and is associated with inflammatory processes in the joints

Magnesium is needed in the production of serotonin, a brain neurotransmitter involved in the perception of pain.

When you take a look at the Signs of a magnesium deficiency, it is easy to understand why treating pain with magnesium addresses not only the symptom, but also the cause of pain.

Pain management with magnesium employs magnesium oil applied transdermally to the skin. Dr. Linda Rapson, who specializes in treating chronic pain, believes that about 70 per cent of her patients who complain of muscle pain, cramps and fatigue are showing signs of magnesium deficiency.

“Virtually all of them improve when I put them on magnesium,” says Rapson, who runs a busy Toronto pain clinic. “It may sound too good to be true, but it’s a fact.” She’s seen the mineral work in those with fibromyalgia, migraines and constipation. “The scientific community should take a good hard look at this.”[1]

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