Magnesium for Stress, Diabetes, Gastroparesis and Leg Cramps

November 1, 2014

People are lining up with their in depth testimonials to inspire and validate the miracle of magnesium. Here is an amazing testimonial from a woman who listens to my radio show. She tells her story below and my comments are in brackets and below.

Hello Dr. Dean,

I talked to you on your talk radio show about three weeks ago. I was the 52 y/o female with Insulin Dependent Diabetes since age two. Both my husband and I started your ReMag about four weeks ago and what an improvement in both of us. It’s interesting though because it has affected us in very different ways. My husband is much more relaxed and calm. He also had severe leg cramps, especially at night and he’s had more energy in the past 10 days than the past 10 years. The ReMag has helped him considerably.

My teeth grinding stopped after 2 weeks on ReMag; my dentist wanted to give me a bite guard! Because of the diabetes, I was diagnosed with gastroparesis about seven years ago and my slow digestion is a complete nightmare. (Gastroparesis is a condition where the muscles in the wall of your stomach work poorly or not at all. This prevents the stomach from emptying properly.)

If I ate a medium sized dinner at 6pm, it would not finish digesting until 7-8am the next morning. This very slow digestion means my blood sugars cannot be controlled over a 12-14 hour time span accurately. Now for some reason, and I don’t understand the physiology behind this, but the digestion seems to have picked up significantly after about two weeks of taking the ReMag. I am still baffled by this but it’s the only thing in my life that has changed.

(Magnesium wakes up so many things in the body that it would be hard to say exactly what’s happening. It could be because magnesium increases the level of HCL in the stomach. Also, ReMag will dump more calcium from cells than other magnesium products and the stomach could have been a bit calcified and interfering with the muscular action of the stomach. We find a similar situation in the elderly with bladder leaking – as the bladder gets “less calcified” the leaking stops!)

I also had almost complete contraction of my back muscles from the waist up to my head due to stress. It happened so slowly that I didn’t notice. The tetany happened over a year and a half time frame so it was very slow and unnoticed. When I read your Invisible Mineral Part I eBook about magnesium it occurred to me that I may be very depleted and should doing something about it.

To make matters worse, I had taken a lot of calcium, about 1000-1500mg every day for probably 10 years but had stopped about four years ago upon doing a hair analysis that came back that I was at 400% calcium and all my other minerals were just about nonexistent. It was then I started taking a capsule form of magnesium that had magnesium stearate in it, probably not so good for the body. I took it on and off for a couple of years to detox my body of the calcium. The last hair analysis that I had done two years ago showed that I was down to 150% of the calcium. An improvement but not perfect. The muscles for the most part are good or much better now with the ReMag, still a slight problem in the neck area-TMJ area but completely gone in the back.

I love the ReMag, it has helped on many fronts with both myself and my husband and very differently in both of us. Both my husband and I are on 1 tsp twice a day for now and may remain on this dosage. Me because of the IDDM and him because he’s a constant worrier and it definitely calms him and slows the worrying process down and has 80-90% taken care of the muscle spasms in his legs.

We also stopped taking Vitamin D3 and I took my husband off Red Yeast Rice. I can’t wait to see what his cholesterol values will be once he’s been on ReMag for a while.

Thank you so much for making the “perfect” Magnesium!!!!!

Since this person is not a client of mine I replied to her with the following FAQ. Also I told her that 2 tsp of magnesium may not be enough if someone has a chronic disease (like diabetes); has taken calcium for years and likely has calcified tissues; and is on medications. All of these situations call for more magnesium. The beauty of ReMag is that you can get therapeutic doses of magnesium without the laxative effect. To check magnesium saturation get a Magnesium RBC blood test. You can read about the Magnesium RBC test in the Invisible Minerals Part I free eBook.


You can begin hydrating your body by increasing water intake and adding high quality sea salt. Water Intake Guidelines: ½ your body weight (in pounds) in ounces of water. If you weigh 150 lbs you will drink 75 ounces. Sea salt – 1/4-1/2 tsp of sea salt in every quart of drinking water – to one of those bottles add you ReMag and ReMyte.

2. Dosing ReMag: Start with a low dose of ReMag if you feel you are toxic. Begin with ¼ tsp per day. If you are a veteran magnesium-taker, you can begin with ½ tsp a day and every two days add another ½ tsp. Put ReMag and ReMyte together in a bottle of water and sip through the day. Work your way up to between 2- 3 tsp a day depending on how you feel and your Magnesium RBC results.

3. Dosing ReMyte: You can begin with ¼ tsp a day and increase by ¼ tsp every 2 days. Final dosage is 2 tsp a day. ReMyte contains several minerals that support the thyroid: Iodine, Selenium, Zinc, Molybdenum, Copper and Magnesium. When you take ReMyte it can “wake up” your thyroid and improve your metabolism. But be aware that if you are on thyroid medication, you may find yourself a bit hyperactive because you no longer need as much thyroid medication as you are taking. Be sure and check with your doctor about reducing your medication.

4. You can follow your magnesium saturation with a blood test that you can order online. Go to Request A Test, type in Magnesium RBC, pay $49.00 and they will send you to a nearby lab to have your blood drawn. The optimum level of your Magnesium RBC test should be 6.0-6.5mg/dL.

5. If you require Magnesium for topical use or as a replacement for magnesium oil – use it as follows:

ReMag Spray Facts

1 ml = 8 sprays

5 mls in a tsp

1.25 ml in a ¼ tsp = 11 sprays

11 sprays 4 times a day would be a good dosage to start with.

ReMag can be sprayed anywhere face –arms, legs, belly, back.

ReMag Spray Protocol

Dosing ReMag for local injury, arthritis, muscle pain or joint pain.

You can put ReMag full strength in a spray bottle.

Spray ReMag lightly and don’t rub in, just let it sit and dry.

After a few minutes, spray again and do that 4-5 times and let the layers build.

Do this 2-3 times a day for painful injuries to help heal deep tissues.

Carolyn Dean MD ND

The Doctor of the Future

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