Magnesium plays an essential role in over 300 enzyme reactions in the human body. All refined foods are lacking magnesium, as well as most other essential minerals. Most Americans eat a highly refined diet and are, as a result, deficient in magnesium.
Magnesium regulates calcium transport and deposition into bone. It is necessary for tissue growth and development, immune system health and function, and the maintenance of normal intracellular calcium, potassium, and sodium levels.
One of magnesium's critical roles is in the conduction of nerve impulses and the relaxation of muscle tissue. Calcium and potassium stimulate muscle contraction - magnesium makes muscles relax. This is very critical for heart function as you need ample stores of magnesium to allow for proper heart muscle relaxation. A lack of tissue magnesium has been implicated in cardiac failure
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 actual body stores of magnesium. Blood levels are kept within the normal range at the expense of other tissues. When deficiency does occur, it is usually due to excessive loss of magnesium in urine or sweat, gastrointestinal system disorders that cause a loss of magnesium or limit magnesium absorption, or a chronically low intake of magnesium. Magnesium elimination is increased in people who use alcohol, caffeine or excessive sugar, or who take diuretics or birth control pills. Excessive stress, either physical, emotional, or environmental are significant depleters of magnesium.
Symptoms of Deficiency:
Signs of magnesium deficiency include confusion, disorientation, loss of appetite, depression, anxiety, muscle contractions and cramps, tingling, numbness, abnormal heart rhythms, and coronary spasm. Magnesium deficiency can also precipitate headaches, including migraines, muscle cramping and nervous twitches and tics.
Food High in Magnesium:
Almonds, spinach, cashews, peanuts, black beans, soybeans, avocado, potatoes, brown rice, yogurt, kidney beans and bananas are good sources of magnesium.
NOTE: Some of the links for the articles listed below will take you away from the Eidon website.
The Importance of Magnesium to Human Nutrition
Source: Dr. Michael B. Schachter M.D., F.A.C.A.M.
Source: The Weston A. Price Foundation
Scientific Studies & Research: Magnesium
Source: Institute of Mineral Research
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Obtaining the needed minerals via the food we eat is a chronic problem today. This is primarily due to our deficient soils and over processing and over cooking of our foods. Drinking ultra-purified water can also strip our body of these essential minerals. It is important to be aware of the fact that reverse osmosis and distilled water will actually act in reverse of what nature intended our water to do. Instead of being a mineral delivery system, the minerals are taken out of the water and this puts additional stress on the body tissue to compensate for the lack of minerals in the water. The minerals must then be taken from our healthy reserves in bone and muscle, thus leaving our system deficient and vulnerable. Replacement is essential!
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Posted by Lori on 21st Oct 2014
I really like this product and would recommend it to anyone that needs magnesium.
Posted by gonatural on 18th Feb 2013
Started giving magnesium to my 6yr old with Tourette's Syndrome- 2 months after 3 tics are gone and the other 2 are much less noticable. There's no way to accurately determine if magnesium caused them to go away but were happy and no harm is done by taking it. I mix with orange juice/ no taste to worry about. Very happy!:)
(Originally posted on 02/06/2013)
Hooray for Magnesium!
Posted by Jules Fox on 18th Feb 2013
Eidon Magnesium stopped my toe cramps!
(Originally posted on 7/12 - 7/16/2010)
More than meets the eye
Posted by Mar Titus on 18th Feb 2013
I know that I have difficulty absorbing many nutrients especially magnesium.I began taking it after discovering the importance of magnesium in glucose and insulin control. I was worried that the low dose would not be enough to do the job but was I ever so wrong.Along with a diet of healthy low carb food, I can easily keep my blood glucose levels within a normal range. I am sure that magnesium deficiency is the chief cause of my pre-diabetes. Now, I feel that I am keeping my cells well-bathed in magnesium AND I am as regular as Old Faithful. I take about 320 mgs daily which is quite lower than what I took of the pill form of magnesium.It is remarkable and I am saying this because that has been my experience.
(Originally posted on 07/29/2011)
I love your Magnesium
Posted by Mary Titus on 18th Feb 2013
At first I was skeptical because the amount is so low, 1 dose is only 80 mgs. I have used ionic magnesium before and I have used the tablets. I tried many various forms. Except for an chelated form of mag oxide, that I don't recall the brand,that did quite well, surprisingly. So far your ionic magnesium does what I expect it to do, stabilize my blood sugar which was 85 this morning by the way. The lowest my morning FBG has been since March... I am pre-diabetic and my fbg has been between 110 and 115, even with my wonderful low carb diet. Nevertheless I want my glucose well within the normal range.The most absorbable kind of magnesium does indeed serve me in this capacity. I have come to the conclusion as a matter of fact, that it is magnesium deficiency that has my family wrapped around diabetes' little finger.What is interesting, I also began taking vitamin D a few months before the magnesium, which I later discovered needs magnesium to do its job properly.I take zinc capsules also, but plan to "test-drive" Eidon zinc next.
(Originally posted on 06/12/2011)