Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Arthritis and Magnesium

ALL arthritis suffers have a deficiency of magnesium chloride, This is the same type of magnesium that occurs naturally in your cells. ...

The Arthritis Trust of America... well documented report of all his studies on Magnesium Chloride. ...
Magnesium: A Key to Calcium Absorption
By Nan Kathryn Fuchs, Ph.D.

Without magnesium, calcium may be not fully utilized, and underabsorption problems may occur leading to arthritis, osteoporosis amongst others.

Our bodies retain calcium and not magnesium although we tend to eat much more dairy than our ancestors. In addition, our sugar and alcohol consumption is higher than theirs, and both sugar and alcohol increase magnesium excretion through the urine.

Our grains have been refined, which means that the nutrient is lost in the process. The quality of our soil has deteriorated as well, due to the use of fertilizers that contain large amounts of potassium a magnesium antagonist. This results in foods lower in magnesium than ever before.


Magnesium is needed for calcium absorption. Without enough magnesium, calcium can collect in the soft tissues and cause arthritis. Not only does calcium collect in the soft tissues of arthritics, it is poorly, if at all, absorbed into their blood and bones.

But taking more calcium is not the answer; it only amplifies the problem. In fact, excessive calcium intake and insufficient magnesium can contribute to both of these diseases. Magnesium taken in proper dosages can solve the problem of calcium deficiency.

PTH draws calcium out of the bones and deposits it in the soft tissues, while calcitonin increases calcium in our bones and keeps it from being absorbed in our soft tissues. Because magnesium suppresses PTH and stimulates calcitonin it helps put calcium into our bones, preventing osteoporosis, and helps remove it from our soft tissues eliminating some forms of arthritis.

A magnesium deficiency will prevent this chemical action from taking place in our bodies, and no amount of calcium can correct it. While magnesium helps our body absorb and retain calcium, too much calcium prevents magnesium from being absorbed. So taking large amounts of calcium without adequate magnesium may either create malabsorption or a magnesium deficiency. Whichever occurs, only magnesium can break the cycle.

Dr. Guy Abraham, M.D., a research gynecologist and endocrinologist in premenstrual syndrome and osteoporosis has found when calcium intake is decreased, it is utilized better than when it is high. Dr. Abraham is one of many doctors and biochemists who advocate taking more magnesium to correct calcium-deficiency diseases.

Magnesium Builds Bones
One large study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found people who ate diets high in potassium and magnesium had higher bone density readings and stronger bones than those who didn’t.

“Magnesium is important for bone mineralization and many arthritis patients have demineralized bone, so it would benefit them to include lots of magnesium-rich foods in their diet,” says Carol Henderson, PhD, assistant professor at Georgia State University in Atlanta.

Magnesium Supplements Can Reverse Arthritis

Scientific studies show that magnesium supplements can reverse arthritis and osteoporosis!

However, many recent studies irrefutably demonstrate that magnesium supplements can not only reverse bone loss, but can actually rebuild your bone tissue. When magnesium supplements, in a 2:3 balanced ratio of calcium-magnesium are taken, bone density has increased by up to a startling 11% in just nine months!

As we age, certain nutrients are not as readily absorbed. Magnesium is just one of these. Magnesium deficiency effectively disables the hormone calcitonin, resulting in calcium being deposited in soft tissue and not into your bones.

Excess calcium stimulates the parathyroid hormone (PTH), which tells the body to pull calcium out of your bones and deposit the excess in soft tissues. This process is also implicated in arteriosclerosis.

Let’s look at the diets in several areas of the world and compare the rates of arthritis and osteoporosis to prove the case for magnesium supplements as a natural remedy.
v   The typical South African diet supplies a healthy 2:3 ratio of calcium to magnesium and these people have one of the lowest rates of arthritis and osteoporosis.
v   The typical American diet, rich in calcium, is typically in a 10:1 calcium-magnesium ratio and we have one of the highest rates of osteoporosis and arthritis in the world!
v   In Asian and African cultures, these conditions are relatively unknown.

The bottom line is that when calcium intake is high and
magnesium intake is low, these debilitating conditions are rampant.

What’s the answer? Decreasing your calcium intake and taking a daily magnesium supplement of at least 600mg, can produce dramatic results, in just nine months.

Magnesium Ion Helps Suppress Rheumatoid Arthritis Development, Akokasei Confirms

Tokyo (JCNN) - Japanese salt manufacturer Akokasei has announced the results of its latest research on brine water that richly contains magnesium ion (Mg2+).

In its recent experiments on rats with adjuvant arthritis (AA), the company examined how brine water affects the level of leg edema and indomethacin-induced gastrointestinal damage.

The results showed that leg edema and gastrointestinal damage have been suppressed in the group administered with brine water. Thus, the company concluded that Mg2+ has a potential to prevent the development of rheumatoid arthritis.

Details of the research results were presented at the 125th Annual Meeting of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan.


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