Magnesium deficiency is common in most people, yet you hear the commercials on tv for taking calcium..yet,how often do you ever hear to also take magnesium? It's that teeter totter balance. Magnesium is needed for 300 processes in the body, and magnesium deficiency causes major problems that people are not aware of.
However, I learned something recently that I hadn't known before from the Alternative Dr..many people have a magnesium sensitivity too, and even though they may be taking the magnesium, if they are sensitive to it, it's not going to be utilized as needed either.
"Magnesium protects the cells from aluminum, mercury, lead, cadmium, beryllium and nickel"
"Magnesium ions constitute the physiologically active magnesium in the body; they are not attached to other substances and are free to join in biochemical body processes.5 This is one basic reason magnesium helps to detoxify toxic chemicals and helps eliminate heavy metals from the body. Another reason would be the part it plays in glutathione production but undoubtedly, as Dr. Haley indicates, the Mg-ATP provides the crucial energy to remove each toxicant. A magnesium ion is an atom that is missing two electrons, which makes it search to attach to something that will replace its missing electrons so it is actively and directly involved in diminishing heavy metal toxicity. Magnesium appears to be a competitive inhibitor of lead and cadmium. An increased level of magnesium has been shown to eliminate lead and cadmium through the urine and has also been reported to reduce the toxic effects of aluminum."