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Magnesium deficiencies and why we need more of it

When it comes to health it is becoming increasingly apparent to me that you need to do your own research, not just simply listen to your doctor…

When I mentioned magnesium to a friend of mine that owns a few race horses he said, “They use magnesium on horses.” So why has my doctor never suggested it?

Do a search on Youtube for “health benefits of magnesium” and you’ll find many videos to watch… I enjoyed this one from Australia… so obviously the way your water goes down the plug hole doesn’t impact the effects of magnesium!

Clive de Carle has put the following together… have a read and get in touch…

A U.S government study on dietary habits estimated that 68% of the population is magnesium deficient, or will become deficient. We believe the real figure may be much higher.

The UK recommended intake for magnesium (the daily amount deemed adequate to prevent deficiencies in 97.5% of the UK population) is set at 300mgs for men and 270mgs for women. This is clearly inadequate as is demonstrated below.

Here is a list of some of the symptoms of magnesium deficiency that might seriously surprise you: Magnesium helps the adrenal glands cope with stress and magnesium therefore reduces anxiety and panic attacks, it allows muscles to relax, it reduces asthma attacks, reduces blood clots and helps keep the blood thin, it allows the bowel to function correctly, at least when you are drinking enough water, magnesium eliminates spasms. You may not know that cystitis is a spasm of the bladder and treatable with magnesium. Hiccups are spasms and a sign of magnesium deficiency.

Insulin is enhanced by magnesium and in fact you can’t transfer glucose into cells without magnesium. Magnesium deficiency can lead to fatigue. The biggest problem of all that is brought about by magnesium deficiency is muscle cramps and if you have connected the dots then you will know muscle cramp in the heart is a heart attack. Did you know that blood vessels can go into spasm and this can cause cholesterol to rise and blood pressure to rise. Melatonin which regulates sleep can’t work properly without magnesium. Deficiency can lead to kidney problems.

Magnesium regulates over 300 enzymes in our bodies and makes ATP, the very stuff that powers the energy system of cells, the mitochondria. Even DNA synthesis depends on magnesium. It is highly probable that at least 50% of heart attacks are due to a magnesium deficiency and angina is similarly due to a magnesium deficiency.

Doctors would tell us that bone loss and tooth decay require more calcium but the reality is that a magnesium deficiency and therefore supplementation with magnesium is the answer. In Raynaud’s the blood vessels can cause pain and numbness. Pain and numbness can be overcome using magnesium. Women with premenstrual cramping pain can easily find a remedy with magnesium, also gynecological problems like pre-eclampsia are regularly treated with magnesium in hospitals avoiding infant death.

Without magnesium there is a risk in childbirth of cerebral palsy, certainly not be taken lightly. Magnesium can solve problems such as tinnitis, vertigo and problems of the nervous system. Fibromyalgia means multiple muscle pains. Muscle pains can be alleviated with magnesium as can twitches around the eyes, as can chronic neck and back pain and many other ailments.

SAFETY NOTE: Those who already have kidney problems must not take magnesium without consulting a doctor. If you’re taking extra iron, be aware that it can slow down magnesium absorption so if you are taking both magnesium and iron make sure that there is a few hours between taking them.


Magnesium clearly is an extraordinary mineral and I for one will not want to go a day without it. While many foods contain decent amount of magnesium, chocolate being my favourite, the foods with the most magnesium are the bean family, the black beans, French beans, kidney beans, in fact pretty much all the beans are super rich in magnesium. Oats are high magnesium as is spinach, lettuce, kelp, and one of my real favourites stinging nettles, delicious when wilted in the bit of butter, and then put in the blender with a little real salt, and perhaps some cream.


  • Muscle cramps, spasms, twitches or tremors
  • Regular or excessive fatigue
  • Feelings of irritability and/or lethargy
  • Frequent mood swings, including depression, anxiety and panic attacks
  • Pre-menstrual bloating and cramping
  • Restless legs
  • Seizures
  • Hiccups
  • 50% of heart attacks happen after anger. Magnesium reduces stress.


  • Pins and needles in extremities
  • Abnormal heart rhythm
  • Feeling of a lump in the throat
  • Dizziness, also dizziness when standing.
  • Insomnia
  • Nervous system disorders


The magnesium we used to get in food tends now to be missing as a result of modern agriculture and more and more people are suffering from the symptoms of this crime against humanity. A soil deficiency of magnesium will lead to magnesium deficient plants, animals and humans. It has been known since the 1930s that a diet low in magnesium leads to cancer. In fact French research done in the 1930s proved beyond doubt that the level of cancer in Europe at that time was 10 times the level experienced by people living in Egypt which had a high magnesium content in its soil and therefore its food. If an Egyptian moved to Europe or the US, within a few years of eating the European or US diet they would experience the rate of cancer 10 times that found in Egypt.


Incredibly, in Japan only 10% of women experience hot flushes during menopause. In Europe that figure is far higher coming up towards 80%. The Japanese consume a very large amount of seaweed which is very high in both magnesium and iodine. It’s a good idea to take B vitamins particularly B6 when using magnesium. These can be found in brewers yeast and in really high quality multi mineral/multivitamins. We believe the deficiency rate is really much higher than this. Many autistic children are found to be low on magnesium and many find instant benefit. Studies have shown that magnesium supplementation can reduce blood sugar levels in diabetics by over 35%. In Taiwan study showed that the risk of dying from diabetes was inversely proportional to the level of magnesium in the drinking water.


Anyone scheduled for surgery needs to increase their stores of magnesium. In the pre and postoperative phases magnesium can help alleviate pain, decrease blood pressure, alleviate certain heart arrhythmias; it works to prevent blood clotting, relieves depression so common after bypass surgery, and improves energy and cognitive abilities.


If you go to a major high street health shop and buy that bottle with magnesium written all over it in big letters, you will find that you have probably bought magnesium oxide. Magnesium oxide is fantastic for moving the bowels but is next to useless the body cannot assimilate the magnesium oxide easily. Magnesium chloride however, sprayed on the skin or added to a bath is an ideal form of easily assimilable magnesium. One can also spray 1 to 3 sprays in a large glass of water along with a pinch of bicarb and a drop in fulvic minerals to obtain a superbly balanced glass of water.


  • Researchers from the National Institutes of Health in Maryland calculated that magnesium reduces the rate of cerebral palsy by about 90%.
  • Fluoride, alcohol, nicotine, cocaine, birth control pills, and many pharmaceutical drugs cause magnesium deficiency.
  • Tea, bread and other grain products along with seeds that have not been soaked for 8 hours are high in phytic acid which depletes magnesium, so thats all shop bought biscuits, breads, pastas, pizzas, cereals.
  • Soy products such as soy milk and other unfermented soy items are even more dangerous.
  • Magnesium has been described as the anti-aging mineral.

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Jonathan L DaveyJonathan L Davey
The Berkshire Blog
“Saying hello to strangers so you don’t have to!”
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