Gauging your Magnesium Burn Rate is a useful concept because that’s what we are doing – burning off magnesium with all types of stress. So being aware of your burn rate gives you an idea of how much magnesium you are using. This is much more important than just following the RDA. Here is a list of stressors as outlined by my friend, Dr. Elson Hass.
1. Physical: intense exertion, manual labor, lack of sleep, travel
2. Chemical: drugs, alcohol, caffeine, nicotine and environmental pollutants such as cleaning chemicals or pesticides
3. Mental: perfectionism, worry, anxiety, long work hours
4. Emotional: anger, guilt, loneliness, sadness, fear
5. Nutritional: food allergies, vitamin and mineral deficiency
6. Traumatic: injuries or burns, surgery, illness, infections, extreme temperatures
7. Psycho-spiritual: troubled relationships, financial or career pressures, challenges with life goals, spiritual alignment, happiness
I would add, the misdiagnosis by the medical profession of hundreds of magnesium deficiency symptoms. For example, telling an elderly woman that she is suffering a potentially fatal heart condition when it’s really a magnesium deficiency it pretty darn stressful.
Your Magnesium Burn Rate escalates with every additional stressor. In order to take the right amount of magnesium you have to get to know your body. And you have to take the right type of magnesium for your body and for your symptoms. Go to my blog Gauging Magnesium Deficiency Symptoms for a list of the 100 factors that contribute to your Magnesium Burn.
Also you must wrap your head around the fact that 80% the thousands of interactions in the body require magnesium, making it the number one supplement to saturate yourself with! The failsafe for magnesium is that if it’s too much you will get the laxative effect. However, some people, like me, get the laxative effect very easily, so I had to find a solution, which I’m passing on to you.
Here are the forms of magnesium that I recommend. I don’t worry about the dozens of different chelated magnesium’s anymore because the following three meet most needs.
1. ReMag: A Pico-ionic Magnesium that’s 100% absorbed at the cellular level. With ReMag I don’t get the laxative effect so I can take enough magnesium to eliminate my magnesium deficiency symptoms (heart palpitations and leg cramps).
Working with people who have heart arrhythmias, I find ReMag to be as effective as IV magnesium. See my Making Miserable People Happy Award for Outstanding Medical Contribution to Cardiac Rhythm Management.
I used to recommend angstrom magnesium however, ReMag Pico-Ionic is a much higher potency at 60,000 ppm compared to 3,000 ppm in the angstrom form. ReMag comes in 8oz. bottles at an average daily dosage of 300 mg per tsp.
300 mg a day may seem like a low dose, but, since it’s 100 per cent absorbed at the cellular level, 300 mg may be all you require. Personally, I used to take 4 tsp a day to manage my heart palpitations and leg cramps. Now I’m only taking 1 tsp along with a tsp or two of ReMag Lotion. I know right away if I’m not taking enough!
Warning: You can swish ReMag in an ounce of water around in your mouth for healthy gums and teeth, but only if you have no mercury fillings in your teeth.
2. ReMag Lotion. When rubbed on the skin, it bypasses the intestines and is absorbed into the tissues of the body. Applied transdermally, magnesium stimulates DHEA production that occurs in the skin. ReMag Lotion has 200 mg of magnesium per tsp.
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Carolyn Dean MD ND
The Doctor of the Future®
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