This is adapted from an original short draft of a chapter in my book and an article published in the international “Health Freedom News” magazine.
The extensive research I have carried out on magnesium and the repeated low magnesium levels showing on the hair mineral tests I analyse, led me to discover that magnesium deficiency has fast become somewhat of an epidemic. This has ultimately led to the addition of Holistic Valley Magnesium Chloride Flakes to my recommended products, and is one of the very few supplements I recommend without additional testing. I see people every day who’s lives would be turned around if they knew about magnesium.
Unfortunately, allopathic doctors and allopathic medicine fail to recognise the many symptoms of magnesium deficiency and their insistence of covering up symptoms with prescribed drugs can do a lot more harm in the long term. This is because the deficiency (often the root cause) will fail to be addressed, and will be worsened as the medications invariably deplete magnesium.
One reason magnesium is so important to our body is that it is needed for the efficient utilisation of calcium. When we are deficient in magnesium, calcium wanders around aimlessly and can end up leaving calcium deposits in our joints and a chalky deposit in our blood vessels (often referred to as plaque by the medical profession). Without magnesium to bind to, calcium levels can increase and cause tension and stress in the tissues, as it lacks the antagonising relaxing effects of magnesium.
Lack of the absorption of calcium can then have a negative impact on our teeth and bones. When we realise we are lacking in calcium, we take (or are prescribed) calcium supplements which then further worsens the problem. Calcium deficiency symptoms can be present with high calcium levels, because the calcium is not being used as it should without the magnesium, and so calcium deficiency can be a direct symptom of magnesium deficiency. Calcification of the blood vessels is far more widespread than cholesterol, and the main cause of ‘blood vessel furring’.
We almost always get enough calcium in our diets, but rarely get enough magnesium, and if we do this is quickly and easily depleted by stress, prescribed medicines and the toxins we are exposed to in our everyday lives. When you consider that magnesium is needed by over 300 processes in the body, it is very easy to see how magnesium deficiency can be so rife, and can cause so many problems!
So it is extremely important that we supplement with magnesium for optimum health. It is believed to be most effective to supplement transdermally (through the skin) as it is estimated that we only absorb about 40% of magnesium taken orally, and then our bodies have to process it and deal with any excess. But transdermally, magnesium is delivered directly into the muscles and tissues where it is needed, and our body will only absorb as much as it needs. There is very little risk with this method, but if you have a kidney condition I advise you seek medical advice in the first instance.
There are 2 easy ways to get magnesium into your body:
1. You can put magnesium chloride flakes in your bath or foot spa (500g-1Kg into a bath, or approx. 250g in a foot spa). Soak for 20 minutes, and bathe 2-3 times per week.
2. Make up some magnesium oil to spray onto the body, rub in, leave for 20 minutes then wash off. This is the most cost effective method, however not as quickly replenishing as bathing!
To make your own oil is so easy too! You will need a mister or spray bottle, magnesium flakes and pure water. I recommend distilled water or spring water, but filtered tap water will be fine if your area is not fluoridated. You simply dissolve the salts into the water until no more will dissolve (you will know this as there will be a small amount of salts that stay in the bottom of the solution).
See the Magnesium video in the Holistic Show and below for more information and a demo!
That is it! No need for expensive preparations that other’s will so willingly sell you! Be warned! I have been extremely shocked to find others selling ready made magnesium oil for £20+! I really cannot understand how people can cash-in on things like this.
For great value Magnesium Chloride Hexahydrate flakes visit shopholistic.com or I recommend the brand “Holistic Valley” on Amazon!