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5 Critical Magnesium Deficiency Health Issues

Updated: Jan 17

The Missing Mineral is also known as Magnesium, linked to numerous maladies in our health care system some researches are noting this is becoming a serious growing epidemic.

The below graph shows various market segments directly affected by Magnesium deficiency and costs associated with these diseases. The scale tips with cardiovascular disease and blood sugar/insulin sensitivities; aka Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes.

Healthcare costs are skyrocketing into the $Billions.

Can Magnesium be THAT simple of a solution? Possibly.

Our society is approximately 70% deficient or has low magnesium levels.

As a reminder to our audience, approximately 95% + of our Magnesium is stored in muscles, skeleton and only 3-5% circulates in the blood serum. What this tells us is that the body is in constant need of this mineral and pulls it out of the muscles and skeleton 24/7, transfers it into the blood stream for the body to circulate it to all organs in the body.

Top 5 Magnesium Deficiency Health Issues are:

  1. Muscle Fatigue

  2. Cognitive Misalignments

  3. Enzyme Deficiencies

  4. Cardiovascular Issues

  5. Metabolic Malfunctions

The relationship of Cardiac Function and Magnesium has been known for years. We have also seen the significance of insulin receptor sensitivity and magnesium status bridge built for those with Diabetes.

According to RN's, the blood serum Magnesium levels are significantly lower in diabetics patients. Knowing what we know about how the body 'tightly regulates' certain minerals: in particular Magnesium, those blood serums levels are at rock bottom of the intercellular RBC spectrum.

When we discuss 'tight regulations' we refer to the body's continual need for certain nutrients and minerals and how the body redistributes these nutrients within the body. The body stores Magnesium in bones and muscles and is in constant need of Magnesium for energy. When Magnesium is not replenished from the diet, the body pulls Magnesium from storage areas, bones and muscles, then redistributes back into the blood stream.

The question remains, if we know these stats, then why isn’t Magnesium utilized more frequently in practice?

Additionally, if Magnesium has been used in practice, why hasn't Magnesium improved these health conditions?

Fact: Cardiac and insulin improvements have been validated with Magnesium supplementation however, with conflicting results and outcomes, and not all have been statistically differentiating.

We believe the reason behind the clinical outcome variations in clinical setting outcomes, is twofold:

  • The form or type of Magnesium used in study is not absorbed effectively

  • The amount of Magnesium dispensed at one time may be an overload to the system

In-vitro and in-vivo clinical tests show the absorption variations between inorganic (ionic) and organic Magnesium are vast. The below chart indicates the organic Magnesium to the far left of the chart is approximately 5x higher in absorption.

Organic minerals; also known as 'chelates or complexes, have

  1. higher intestinal absorption

  2. better tolerance and as a result

  3. better compliance

vs inorganic minerals which cause

  1. gastric upset,

  2. reduced tolerance and

  3. reduced compliance.

The following outcome has been consistent in our research for a consumer taking an inorganic daily Magnesium supplement.

Diarrhea/loose stool/laxation

This occurs frequently with inorganic forms of Magnesium, as Magnesium Carbonate, Magnesium citrate, Magnesium Sulfate, Magnesium Carbonate.

The mechanism of action, or reason why diarrhea occurs is because when Magnesium is not absorbed through the gastrointestinal walls it just sits in your intestinal tract.

Since Magnesium "❤️❤️❤️’s" water, and attracts it at every chance it gets, it draws water from your body into the GI, flushing the waste management system clean. This is why inorganic forms are used in colon cleanse supplements and with clinical colonoscopy procedures.

Inorganic Magnesium is effective for constipation however, it doesn't support necessary metabolic, enzymatic, neuro, and muscle functions that rely heavily on Magnesium utilization.

When an adverse event occurs just once, the continued compliance is jeopordized and most likely supplementation stops.

The medical community needs to better understand the gastrointestinal mineral absorption pathways to fully understand the benefits of organic mineral chelates in treatments and overall wellbeing. Until we have a clinical study using a high absorbing organic Magnesium, we won’t know the potential for a positive outcome that can reduce our healthcare costs dramatically.

The Cardiologists and researchers are seeing Magnesium Deficiency as a potential epidemic, noted by James DiNicolantionio in Open Heart Journal.


The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health provider regarding any questions you may have about a medical condition or health objectives.

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