Is Magnesium Deficiency the Underlying Cause to Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes?
Updated: Feb 17
The below graph shows various market segments directly affected by Magnesium deficiency and costs associated with these diseases. The scale tips on Cardiovascular Disease and Blood Sugar/Insulin sensitivities; aka Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes. Healthcare costs are skyrocketing into the $Billions.
Can Magnsium be THAT simple of a solution? Possibly.
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.
Our society is approximately 70% deficient or have low magnesium levels.
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. According to RN's, the blood serum Magnesium levels are significantly lower in diabetics. Knowing what we know about how the body regulates Magnesium; in particular, those blood serums levels are at rock bottome of the intercellular RBC spectrum.
The questions remains, if we know these stats, then why hasn't Magneisum improved clinical or diabetic cardiac diagnosis and why isn't it used more mainstream?
Fact: Cardiac and insluin improvements have been validated however with conflicting results and outcomes, and not all have been statistically differentiating.
We believe the reason behind the variations in clinical setting outcomes, is twofold:
The form or type of Magnesium used in study
The amount of Magnesium dispensed at one time
In Vitro and In Vivo clinical tests show the absorption variations between inorganic (ionic) and organic Magnesium. The below chart indicates the organic Magnesium to the far left is approximately 5x higher in absorption.
Organic minerals; also known as 'chelates or complexes, have
higher intestinal absorption
better tolerence and hence,
vs inorganic minerals which cause
reduced tolerence and
We hypothesize the consumer taking an inorganic daily Magnesium supplement, will experience the #1 adverse event; diarrhea. This occurs frequently with inorganic forms of Magnesium;Magnesium Carbonate, Magnesium citrate, Magnesium Sulfate, Magnesium Carbonate. Diarrhea happens when Magnesium is not absorbed through the gastrointestinal walls, and sits in your intestines. Since Magnesium "LOVVES" water and attracts it at every chance it gets, it draws water from your body into the GI, flushing the waste management system clean.
Inorganic Magnesium is effective for constipation however, it doesn't support the metabolism and heart function that relies heavily on Magnesium.
When an adverse events occur just once, the continued compliance is jeopardized and most likey 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 well being. Until we have a cinical study using a high absorbing organic Magnesium, we wont 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.