When I wrote Your Brain on Magnesium, Oct 24, 2015, I didn’t know there was a Will Smith movie called Concussion in the works. Concussion focuses on the attempts of a doctor to get chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) recognized by the NFL. Apparently there are a few discrepancies in the movie but the biggest one, in my opinion, is the lack of a solution to the problem. The most that doctors hope to achieve is recognition of the condition and appropriate compensation for the players.
I’m not suggesting that it’s OK for football players to keep knocking their brains around for the entertainment of sports fans and the billions of dollars in revenue. But they should know that a therapeutic form of magnesium – called ReMag – can help heal the damage. I also think that athletes in general are lacking in magnesium. They sweat it out in buckets and don’t replace magnesium in their electrolyte water, which is mostly sugar and table salt. Magnesium deficiency sets them up for the brain damage that occurs during gladiator-like sports.
Here’s an example of magnesium’s effect on brain damage. A customer wrote about his wife who had a stroke 4 years ago. He said “She has made big strides in speech recovery and organizational activities at home in just three months of ReMag. I don’t think this is placebo not at 77 years of age and not after 4 years since the stroke.”
Many of us have the mistaken impression that the brain cannot be “healed” but that’s just not true. Read my blog, Your Brain on Magnesium for evidence of how magnesium affects the brain. In it I talk about pediatric concussion, quote from my Magnesium Miracle book about Traumatic Brain Injury, and give the URL for a free eBook Magnesium in the Central Nervous System.
The type of magnesium used to treat brain conditions is important. ReMag is a stabilized ionic form of magnesium that readily enters cells from your brain to your toes. Most other magnesiums will cause the laxative effect before they can build up enough magnesium inside cells. When you get the laxative effect from magnesium you can cause even more magnesium depletion.
You may not think this form of magnesium deficiency applies to you – but it applies to anyone who falls and hits their head. If that happens, magnesium should be given immediately. Doctors should set up IV magnesium drips and everyone should be taking ReMag!
Carolyn Dean MD ND
The Doctor of the Future™
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