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More then 300 biochemical reactions in the body involve Magnesium. It maintains normal muscle and nerve function, controls steady heart rhythm , plays an important role in the immune system, and strengthens bones. It helps regulate blood sugar levels, normal blood pressure, and is involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis . There is an increased interest in the role of magnesium in preventing and managing disorders such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.

A lack of Magnesium may be a major contributor in the case of many common health problems in industrialized countries. Conditions such as mitral valve prolapse, migraine head aches, A.D.D, fibro myalgia, asthma and various allergies have been linked to a Magnesium deficiency. Often several of these conditions will appear in persons with an magnesium deficiency.

When applied to your skin, the absorption of magnesium is the highest.

We become depleted with magnesium as we consume more sugar, alcohol,antibiotics,and other medicines or drugs.

For supplements, calcium and magnesium should be in ratio of 60:40 to be readily absorb by the body and taken in the afternoon to help you sleep. In the morning, we take iron-rich food and taking iron liquid supplements such as Floradix is good in the morning as iron cancels the absorption of calcium and magnesium. Vit C and D also helps in the absorption of these minerals.

So, spray some magnesium oil or make one at home. Louisa Ip has some home-made ones. Email or call me at 408-854-1883 ;

Take care of your heart, eat magnesium rich nuts if you do not have allergies to nuts.

My mom’s arthritis pain is lessened by Zyflamend caps that I buy at Whole Foods. I also get her to make a tea from lemon grass. And always buy many kinds of massage oil from apricot oil, coconut oil and others. She finds relief when eating cooked greens, soups with ginger and papaya greens and many veggie and fish dishes. She feels more pain when not working at age 78. She loves her red wine at night. So far, she is only taking on meds, anti-hypertensive. She has good vowel movement and loves all her yams, squash and gardening.


Connie’s comments: Add a little vinegar and lemon (Vit C) when cooking magnesium and calcium-rich foods to aid in absorption. Soak beans overnight. ┬áDo not overcook greens. Wash produce with diluted vinegar or salt water to remove chemicals/toxins. Calcium and magnesium are present in most nuts. Iron cancels magnesium+calcium absorption.

As we age, our digestive system is not efficient in absorbing magnesium. Add dietary supplements (60% calcium, 40% magnesium with Vit C and D).