Skip to comments.Low Magnesium Linked To Heart Disease [magnesium overlooked as the MAIN FACTOR in heart disease]
Posted on 04/06/2013 8:39:15 AM PDT by Bulwinkle
Low magnesium levels have been found to be the best predictor of heart disease, contrary to the traditional belief that cholesterol or saturated fat play the biggest roles....
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What kind have you been using? Not necessarily the brand, but is it a chelate?
I use Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate) to fertilize my garden & flowers. It’s a lot cheaper than than Miracle gro and whatnot.
Dr. Oz is frothing at the mouth. He’ll know what we should buy.
Foods high in magnesium
I discovered that recently for the roses. Wow they bloom like crazy.
I’ve just started taking it. After reading this, I’m making sure my husband is taking it too!
I find myself using vinegar, ammonia, baking soda and bleach for house cleaning (not together, of course)- beats the cost of the big name brand cleaners.
I depend strictly on bacon for all my nutritional needs. Whether or not it works, I don’t know. But I like it. Bacon. It’s not just for breakfast anymore. (For the folks who are allergic, my deepest sympathies.)
I though epsom salts taken internally turned one into a flesh eating cannible? Isn’t that what the people in those cases of some folks attacking others and biting chunks out of their bodies?
That’s not a bug. It’s a feature.
Angstrom minerals have a particle size small enough to enter the blood stream directly, thus bypassing digestion and the digestion ills that mag can produce. This stuff is costly, but magical. Hubby and I take a TBL twice a day (you have to put it in juice or something - it tastes awful) I personally use a swig of chocolate coconut milk.
I believe ( if it hasn't been discovered already but not mentioned because cancer is a big money maker) that low magnesium is also the cause of most cancers.
An almond (major magnesium food) or two a day, and you'll never have to fear cancer. They knew this back in the 1930's. Like aspirin, almonds can't be patented though. There's no money to be made by the disclosure.
Magnesium needs potassium. They work together.
(Mix almonds and bananas, and you've got it made.)
Sounds like it’s easy to get enough if you eat nuts, lots of dark green vegetables and whole bran...
but hard to get enough if you don’t!
Maybe supplements are a good idea.
My Chiropractor, who also does homeopathic medicines, told me to take more Magnesium.
This article just makes sense to me. If Magnesium helps the heart, it would help circulation. And visa versa.
Time to double down on the Mag. I guess Doc was right.
NOW I read some common sense! The only thing better than bacon , is bacon wrapped around bacon.
Are you one of those meatatarians?
Veggie what?????? LOL! Carnivorous maximus. I believe I’ll have a side order of bacon with that please.
Is there a link to any new original research leading to this conclusion? I looked at the link and it appears to me that this is based on a review of the literature that the author, who directs a magnesium research and outreach center in Hawaii wrote. Did I miss something?
I’m not dismissing the importance of magnesium, or any other mineral, vitamin, or nutrient in health, but I wasn’t able to find anything new here.
Magnesium is a mineral that is stored in the body, so after taking it for a while the body will store excess intake on the surface of the bones for later use. You can overdose on Magnesium, it is a powerful laxative when you take over 500mg in a dose. Other than sprints to the bathroom, it is not harmful though.
However adding magnesium to your garden can be a problem. You should test your soil to check its magnesium content. Here in Alaska the soil in the valley already has high levels of magnesium, so much so that using regular quick lime will cause magnesium poisoning in the soil. Once you get too much magnesium in your soil your screwed, It will retard growth not boost it and there is no way to get it out.
They are really craving magnesium.
I reviewed a couple of articles that said funeral homes were associated with deaths from heart disease,cancer, diabetes ...well ,just about everything.
Well I got to go and take 2 micrograms of homeopathic rat turds. Completely organically grown btw.
Hi - how do you apply to your garden. Sprinkle granules or dilute?
How about Bacon woven into a mat and wrapped around Italian Sausage, pasted with BBQ Sauce and then baked in the oven ?
We have been taking a lot of D3 for a couple of years now and a few mos ago added daily magnesium. I think we are going to add daily potassium also.
Brings a tear to my eye. Ain’t America great?
I didn’t find it but: Magnesium prevents phosphate-induced calcification in human aortic vascular smooth muscle cells
Epsom salts can be taken internally for "occasional" constipation. I believe there are plenty of other means of taking care of constipation without drinking epsom salts. Epsom salts are mainly used for soaking ones feet if swollen and/for other foot injuries. Soaking ones feet is also a good means of getting magnesium into the body to help avoid heart disease. I've read that in pill form, "chelate" is one of the better forms for taking magnesium. I've been taking it for years and my mother takes it to help with high blood pressure.
Zinc should also be taken with magnesium to help the body absorb it better.
That is just too fine looking.
You guys are evil. Now I have to go try that.
And if your a prepper, don’t forget the canned bacon. Ready cooked, just remember to open one end of the can before swallowing.
I sprinkle around roses. It dissolves immediately when watered in.
Be sure and take Magnesium Citrate as the other magnesium supplements are VERY poorly absorbed.
Oral Magnesium Therapy Improves Endothelial Function in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease
??? “ The endothelium is the thin layer of cells that lines the interior surface of blood vessels and lymphatic vessels”
No need to boost potassium, it is in everything! Forget the banana, a medium tomato or potato has more potassium and also avocados, beans. It is in veggies, fruit, chicken, beef, pork ...and NUTS of course. Hmmm... if you live on plain white rice you might want to boost your potassium.
In order by price, roughly:
I guess my main question is if one’s blood levels meet the standards, is this enough? My diet is bad due to the traveling requirements of my job, so I take a standard dosed supplement. Not sure if that is sufficient.
While I do try to get it from foods, that doesn’t always happen.
I thought I'd read somewhere that Magnesium MALATE was better absorbed than the Citrate.
Thanks. One website said to dissolve it and spray on the tomato, pepper or rose bush as it absorbs immediately. Who know if that’s true. I like your way.
Perhaps slightly better but the differences in my opinion are miniscule. Considering that the Citrate tends to be a bit more readily avaiable and cheaper, it’s my supplement of choice.
The main point I was attempting to make was to stay away from the usual form of Magnesium supp being sold, Magnesium oxide. It’s pretty worthless compared to magnesium taurate, magnesium glycinate, magnesium citrate, magnesium malate and magnesium oratate.
So what food are rich in magnesium? Nuts? Are all nuts equally rich in magnesium?
It’s also a good safe soak to use for embedded splinters or minor infections.
Importantly, not too long ago a young man managed to kill himself with a magnesium overdose. It wasn’t easy.
Typically, Epsom salts, citrate of magnesia, and milk of magnesia are used as laxatives, because the magnesium is poorly absorbed, and actually draws water into the intestines before elimination.
However, this young man did not swallow Epsom salt water, he gargled with it. He suffered from halitosis, bad breath, and thought that by regularly gargling with Epsom salts, it would keep his breath fresh.
So he did so for over a month. But this was the one way he could consistently absorb a maximum dose of magnesium while minimizing elimination.
One day he developed painful, severe all-over body muscle cramps, and he was dead within 48 hours.
The bottom line is that the body’s minerals: calcium, sodium, potassium, magnesium, chloride, zinc, iron, copper, manganese, chromium, molybdenum and selenium; are all important to health, but exist in a delicate balance.
Fortunately, the body is pretty good about maintaining that balance over time, but some diseases, poisons, and imbalances can be so great that it overwhelms us.
This information on magnesium has been known for over 30 years. When I get PVCs (heart flutters), I take magnesium to stop them. Artificial D3 in milk products inhibits the absorption of magnesium.