In the first few days of 2012 I’ve been inundated with emails about magnesium.
1. A reader wanted me to know that she thinks magnesium is going big-time because she heard a local talk radio advertising MagOx and saw a TV ad for Phillips Caplets. Both are magnesium oxide products for constipation.
She knows I say magnesium oxide is only 4% absorbed so it’s bound to cause the laxative effect, yet, not give you enough magnesium for other important functions. But we both agreed that at least some information about magnesium is getting out there. But I did find out that MagOx is covered by Medicaid. But avoid Phillips Caplets because of the “added ingredients” Microcrystalline Cellulose, Croscarmellose Sodium, Pregelatinized Starch, Stearic Acid, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Titanium Dioxide, Polyethylene Glycol, Talc, Silicon Dioxide.
TALC…Lord Suffering Cats!
2. A young woman wrote that she has terrible migraines and in the past six months has experienced severe leg cramps, muscle spasms, constant twitches, soreness, and aching. Her doctor did some blood work and found a folic acid deficiency but didn’t look for magnesium. Adding folic acid did nothing. Then she remembered reading something about magnesium for migraines. She had tried it years ago and seen improvement in her migraines, but stopped because she found herself constantly running to the bathroom. She asked me what to do.
I get the laxative effect with any amount and any kind of magnesium tablets. I told her that my solution to the laxative effect is to use angstrom magnesium. I also use magnesium flakes in my daily bath.
Angstrom magnesium is fairly new on the supplement scene. I’ve written about it and given case histories in my $5.00 eBook, How to Change Your Life with Magnesium. I’ve validated its effectiveness for myself snd a veterinarian friend tells me about his incredible case histories. He says the angstrom mineral liquids work as well as IV minerals for his animal patients.
Standard minerals are broken down into a size between a nanometer and a picometer. Very Small. But that’s the size of the ion channels that allow minerals inside our cells. So, angstrom minerals are very low potency but are said to be 100% absorbed into the cells. Thus, no laxative effect and relief of symptoms.
3. A gentleman from Brooklyn wanted to know about the availability of magnesium intravenous therapy. I told him to use angstrom minerals and transdermal magnesium oil. According to Dr. Norm Shealy, you can increase your blood levels of magnesium using transdermal magnesium oil faster than with IV magnesium.
4. A dutiful granddaughter, convinced that her grandmother’s angina would benefit from magnesium, bemoaned the fact that I don’t see patients and that her doctor didn’t “believe” in supplements. I told her that nobody could argue with putting Epsom salts into a footbath that would allow her body to absorb enough magnesium to make a difference.
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Carolyn Dean MD ND
The Doctor of the Future®
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