Drs Mildred Seelig (author of The Magnesium Factor) and Carolyn Dean (author of The Magnesium Miracle) say that nowadays pretty much everyone is magnesium deficient and this expresses itself differently in different people, although neither of them mentions body odour specifically in their books. They also both say that blood tests for magnesium deficiency aren’t reliable and that the daily requirement for magnesium varies a great deal between individuals: Dr. Dean, for example, takes 3 times the RDA herself. This leaves a question mark over how we are to work out our own daily dose. I know that Charley Horses and muscle twitches indicate deficiency in some people and I wonder if body odour is an indicator in others.
Dr Dean has a website at http://drcarolyndean.com
which she keeps updated with her latest recommendations for magnesium supplements. Angstrom Liquid Magnesium is a particularly potent supplement but in my experience it slows the gut a little which could be a problem for anyone with constipation. Most magnesium supplements, including magnesium chloride (used by Dr Delbert, who features in the above mentioned post) would speed up the gut.
I hear that sometimes body odour is caused by Leaky Gut. For these cases magnesium has the added advantage of being a particularly crucial co-factor for vitamin D, and vitamin D may heal Leaky Gut for some people. I put a post with more details about this at http://curezone.com/forums/fm.asp?i=1796605#i.
I look to Dr Carolyn Dean for this kind of information. Here is what she says (in her e-booklet How To Change Your Life With Magnesium) about magnesium oxide:
“Magnesium oxide is the cheapest form of magnesium but it’s only 4 percent absorbed, the rest goes right through the intestines making it a fairly powerful laxative. It is used in many bowel‐cleansing products for its purging effect. Be very careful when taking magnesium oxide because it can cause diarrhea... Magnesium flushing through the intestines can pull out beneficial nutrients and good bacteria.”
Here’s what she says about magnesium citrate
“Magnesium citrate powder is the most commonly used form of magnesium. Mixed with water, either warm or room temperature, it is better absorbed than in pill or capsule form. Magnesium chloride is much like magnesium citrate, but in the powder form, it has a very strong taste."
And here’s what she says about Angstrom Liquid Minerals.
“I’m convinced angstrom minerals are going to revolutionize the mineral supplement industry...
"According to Joseph B. Marion; Anti‐Aging Manual (1999) ‘Most minerals (from food) are 8‐12% absorbable, chelated minerals are 40% absorbable, and liquid Angstrom minerals are 99% absorbable, being 7000 times smaller than Red blood cells, 1 Million times smaller than a colloidal mineral, smaller than ionic, with negative‐charge for added absorption.’ I’m not convinced that chelated minerals are that well absorbed but I appreciate his insight of over a decade ago about the importance of angstrom minerals.....
"It seems that only in the past few years have physicists determined that the mineral ion channels that allows minerals to enter cells are only 4‐5 angstroms in diameter. This information changed the face of cell fluid dynamics....
"The dosage of angstrom minerals is about 5‐10 times less than dirt‐minerals. That means a 60 mg dose of magnesium [of Angstrom Liquid Magnesium] is [equivalent to] about 300‐600 mg of dirt‐based magnesium. I judge the amount I need by my symptoms.”
Wow, that angstrom really sounds like something. I checked the price on the internet, and it really is expensive as well. I'm glad its working for you, but can I ask you what type of odor did you have before the magnesium was it a type of must odor from underneath the arms?
It was from under the arms. It was a powerful toxic chemically kind of smell or perhaps stench would be a more accurate word. It smelt a bit like stale cat’s urine and would begin about 5 minutes after stepping out of the shower. Now I don’t smell even if I don’t shower for a couple of days.
The cheapest retailer of Angstrom Liquid Magnesium that I know of at the moment is Healthshop 101. A 32oz bottle will last most people about a month. I think Dr Dean will keep the best buy at any given time on the page of recommended supplements at her website.