Magnesium & Menopause - Dr. Carolyn Dean MD ND

Magnesium & Menopause

October 28, 2012

Here’s what a blog reader recently about her personal experience with magnesium and menopause:

“On reading that most of the 34 symptoms of menopause are actually identical to the more obvious and unpleasant symptoms of cellular magnesium deficiency, I put myself on a magnesium supplementation regime. Within 3 days I began to feel like normal. My daytime hot flushes were reduced from 20 or so a day to less than 10 and nocturnal hot sweats from 10 plus per night to 3 or fewer. My insomnia disappeared and my terrible anxiety, rapid heart beat and depression all started to fade away as did the skin crawling sensations and aches and pains. Having suffered progressively with worsening symptoms since entering menopause for the last three years I am now, only 10 days after taking magnesium, basically symptom free, Magnesium is a miracle, and everyone, particularly menopausal women should be made aware of this. Many thanks!”

I do my best to make people aware of the miracles of magnesium. And I’m getting some support. I received The Arrhythmia Alliance Outstanding Medical Contribution to Cardiac Rhythm Management Services Award September 2012 from The Heart Rhythm Society in the UK.

I’m also engaged in university research to help define the absorption rates of various types of magnesium. The first study was reported by Zhan, Wallace, in the journal Nutrients.

Also in Nutrients, Workinger et. al., in 2018 said that “Magnesium is a critical mineral in the human body and is involved in 80% of known metabolic functions.” So, instead of only 325 enzyme functions, the number is closer to 1,000.

The highest concentration of magnesium is in the ventricle chambers of the heart. That’s why magnesium deficiency in menopause can cause a racing heart and heart palpitations.

Fifty-four molecules of magnesium are required to metabolize one molecule of sucrose, which is why a high sugar diet causes magnesium deficiency and compounds menopausal symptoms due to sugar cravings.

In my book, The Magnesium Miracle I report on Dr. Mildred Seelig’s original research with the pharmaceutical industry. She found that when you take drugs, they cause magnesium to flood the blood stream. Presumably to help detoxify the drug. HOWEVER, the surge of magnesium can make you feel better and you think it’s the drug working. Then after “the honeymoon is over” and all your magnesium stores are depleted, you really begin to notice the drug side effects. The drug companies have not bothered to convey this information to the public. This reaction to drugs means that women who are offered medications for their menopausal symptoms may respond initially (to the magnesium dumping effect( but eventually experience side effects and even more magnesium deficiency symptoms.

What’s my message? Take action for your health and take magnesium. The best magnesium is a stabilized ion in liquid form. The following is a Link to a FAQ on Magnesium for more information. 

Carolyn Dean MD ND

The Doctor of the Future®


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