Magnesium Information – Most Important Mineral in the Body

The magnesium information shown below has come from many different sources and Marilyn Vine trusts it will give you a greater understanding of this particular mineral.   

On 11 September 2019 Dr Marc Sircus wrote a magnesium information  articleWhy Don’t Doctors Prescribe Magnesium”   This was a very good question and he shows the ignorance in the medical profession on even how you test for magnesium deficiencies.   The article goes on to say:

Harvard Medical School writes, “If you’re concerned about low magnesium, ask your doctor for a blood test. To maintain a healthy magnesium level, it’s best to get this mineral from food, especially high-fiber foods such as dark green leafy vegetables, unrefined grains, and beans. The recommended dietary allowance (RDA) of magnesium for adults is 420 milligrams (mg) per day.”

If Harvard is a bit stupid about magnesium imagine the rest of the wonderful world of medicine. Sorry to have to use the word stupid, could have said ignorant, uninformed, foolish or just plain boneheaded. First thing to know about magnesium is that blood tests tell us almost nothing about a persons magnesium status because the blood will rob the cells blind of magnesium in a desperate attempt to keep blood levels stable so a person does not have a heart attack.

Harvard Medicals second line of advice suggests its best to get magnesium from food. Actually its best to get magnesium from water.

I [Marilyn] have learned over the years that drinking fluoridated water inhibits the body’s ability to absorb magnesium and thus making people deficient.   Lack of magnesium leads to all sorts of inflammatory diseases including cardiovascular, cancer and even auto immune diseases.   I am making a daily drink containing hydrogen and I am told that the water looks discolored, a light grey color, and that this is due to the magnesium content of the water.   If you would like to know more about my hydrogen/magnesium information drink then email me.

Are you magnesium deficient?

I use magnesium threonate.   Email me for more  information

Magnesium information on how it can assist with:

  • Stress and Anxiety by promoting a calmness and feeling of wellbeing
  • Muscle recovery and healing by assisting with pain and stiffness, swelling, cramps, spasms, twitches, restless legs, frozen shoulder, arthritis, migraine and rheumatism.
  • Skin disorders such as Acne, eczema, psoriasis, itchy rashes and allergy, dermatitis, foliculitis, urticaria, dry or inflamed skin conditions, bruising, boils, injury sites and scar tissue, rosacea, spider veins
  • Anti-aging effects with hydration, emollient skin barrier protection and detoxification.  
  • Magnesium is a rich source of phosphosterols, phospholipids and antioxidants.  It can assist in reducing/controlling/moderating cellular oxidative damage/stress.
  • The beauty of using Elektra Magnesium cream is that it is natural, with chemical-free ingredients.


Orthomolecular Medicine dated 31 May 2019 published this magnesium information article “Curing Polio with Magnesium - The tip of the iceberg?”   While magnesium remains greatly underutilized in the treatment of a wide range of medical conditions, it is gradually becoming a more common nonspecific positive "health tonic" added to an increasing number of intravenous infusions given around the world. Literally, greater than 99% of magnesium is contained inside the cells of the body, and getting as much magnesium to accumulate inside the cells over time is a highly desirable goal, as the vast majority of adults are depleted in their cells and particularly the mitochondria even when serum magnesium levels are in the normal range. Magnesium administration is only really potentially toxic in the context of renal failure, excessive and/or rapid intravenous infusion, and when magnesium cathartics stay in the bowels for days without being eliminated, such as is seen in many nursing home residents. It has also been found to be problematic in persons with myasthenia gravis and severe bradycardia.

Magnesium Deficiency

GreenMedia dated 12 February 2018 has published an article written by Dr Marc Sircus on magnesium deficiency “Why 80% of Us Are Deficient In Magnesium.”  


Marilyn Vine believes this article is a very important read in understanding our body’s requirements for this important mineral.   Apart from using the Elektra Magnesium cream I also use three products which contain magnesium.   Contact me at this link to learn about them

What role does it play in the body?

NaturalNews dated 15 April 2016 answers this question.   The article goes on to say:


In a nutshell: a little of everything. It is required for the production of energy by the body, along with DNA, RNA, protein and fat. It helps maintain blood vessels dilated at appropriate levels for heart health, and helps maintain oral and immune health. Magnesium also plays a key role in maintaining the electrolyte balance of cells, which means it critically affects nerve signals, muscle contractions and heartbeat.


In its early phases, magnesium deficiency leads to digestive symptoms such as loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting. It also causes weakness and fatigue. Early magnesium deficiency has also been linked with sleep disturbances, including insomnia, and mood disturbances such as anxiety and depression. If the problem is not addressed in its early phases, deficiency will likely worsen.


Ongoing, low-grade deficiency may lead to chronic health problems including osteoporosis, heart disease and diabetes. Low levels of magnesium in the brain have been linked to the tremors associated with Parkinson's disease.

Blood Pressure Control and Magnesium

NaturalHealth 365 dated 13 July 2016 provides magnesium information on a new study which was led by Dr. Yiqing Song, associate professor of epidemiology at Indiana University's School of Public Health.


The article goes on to say:


According to the researchers, past studies that focused on the role of magnesium in regulating blood pressure have been relatively small, and produced mixed and controversial results.”

Natural Rhythms of Night and Day

Prevent Disease on 18 April 2016 published an article Ignore this mineral and your natural rhythms of night and day will be affected.   The article goes on to say:


The amount of magnesium in the diet plays a central role in helping to adapt to the rhythms of night and day, researchers have discovered.


More than 70 percent of the population have an unhealthy balance of 10 calcium to 1 magnesium in our many trillions of cells. A previous study in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition indicated that for every 50 mg per day increase in intake of the mineral, the risk of cancer was modestly reduced by 7%.”

Heart health and healing chronic disease

Listen to Dr Carolyn Dean speak about this important mineral information.   To read the NaturalNews Article dated 20 May 2016 click here.

Once again warnings on being magnesium deficient

NaturalNews on 19 August 2015 provides more information on people in America being magnesium deficient and also provides some of the signs.    As advised below I use several products containing magnesium to ensure that my levels are maintained.  Click here to read the NaturalNews article.

The Heart and the Brain

The book, “The Magnesium Miracle” written by Dr Carolyn Dean begins with this statement:


“Magnesium is by far the most important nutrient in the body.”


In her book she lists 56 different health conditions that research now indicates are associated with magnesium deficiency.   Here are a few of them:


  • Heart disease and high blood pressure
  • Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases
  • Arthritis
  • Bowel disease
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Diabetes
  • Fatigue
  • Migraines and tension headaches
  • Osteoporosis
  • Muscle cramps or spasms, and back pain

Magnesium Testimonial

In 2012 I had xrays done on both my shoulder joints to find out why I was stiff and in pain each night and was restricted with movement in both my arms. The xrays showed bursitis and calcification and I was advised to have a cortisol injection to relieve the pain. This was not an option for me and neither was an operation to scrape away the calcification if it came to that. I went online and researched and eventually came across Magnesium products made by various companies. I researched the all and wanted to see if there were any differences in them. I decided on the Elektra brand and gave Sandy a call. She was more than willing to spend an hour on the phone with me explaining Magnesium to me. I was thrilled to get valuable information from Sandy. I went out and purchased the salts, the cream, the spritz and used all of it every day. I pumped in to my body whenever I could. Not long after that and still to this day, I have none whatsoever pain in my shoulders. I have full range of motion in both of them. I also noticed that I felt a whole lot healthier both in the body and in the mind. Now the mistake that I made was to feel a little too complacent about my good health and I began getting lazy with using the Magnesium products. My body is starting to complain again but now it is in my legs. They are extremely stiff and sore and I have been losing sleep at night because of the pain in both of my legs. I had just started back at the gym so I put it down to that at first but then I thought that I must be deficient in something. But the confusing part for me was that this pain was not consistent. It would come and go and it would not be the same. It would vary in the type of pain and the area of my legs. Initially started in just one leg. To rule out any nasty dis-eases I went and had blood tests and and ultrasound done just the other day. Nothing showed up. They were all clear. I was just wanting to rule out Deep Vein Thrombosis really as that can be deadly. This morning I realised that I had stopped using my Magnesium products and so I smothered my legs in cream I had. I then went to the health food store and purchased more salts. I am now pumping water in to me with the salts dissolved in it and I am about to have a foot bath with salts also. So all I can say is this - Get your Elektra now and use it. You will feel like a new person. And I was not paid to say this :) I just love a good product that is natural.”

Jacqui Crisp – 20 November 2015

High blood pressure, high blood glucose and excess belly fat

Prevent Disease on 19 August 2015 also provides magnesium information with regards to calcium and magnesium may be helpful in reducing the risk of metabolic syndrome which includes a cluster of conditions.  The article goes on to say:


The researchers from the Case Western Reserve University in the US used 9,148 adults to test the theory that higher dietary intakes of calcium and magnesium decreased the risk of metabolic syndrome.

Multiple health benefits from the super mineral magnesium include transmission of nerve impulses, body temperature regulation, detoxification, energy production, and the formation of healthy bones and teeth.

This had been shown previously for the minerals individually but this latest study, published in the British Journal of Nutrition, was the first to look at them in combination.”


Click this link to read this article.

Signs of Magnesium Deficiency

NaturalNews on 1 February 2015 brings an article on the five major signs of magnesium deficiency.  The article goes on to say:   “Despite its biological importance, however, the average person is seriously lacking in magnesium. In fact, according to the American Chiropractic Society, an estimated 68 to 80 percent of the American population suffers from a magnesium deficiency -- a state of affairs which, if left untreated, can contribute to serious medical conditions such as osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.(1) Consequently, it's important that we all familiarize ourselves with the warning signs of a deficiency.”  

I use several products containing magnesium to ensure that I keep my own personal levels right.  Please contact me at this link to find out what I use

Crucial to preventing congestive heart failure

NaturalNews on 3 October 2014 bringing information on how crucial this vital mineral is to assist in preventing congestive heart failure or heart attack.  Click here to read the article.

300 Enzymatic processes

On 14 September 2014 a NaturalNews article advised that:

“Magnesium is present in all cells of the body and is involved in over 300 enzymatic processes, including energy production. Magnesium is essential for maintaining normal bone density, normal cardiac rhythmicity, normal pulmonary function, and normal blood glucose regulation. Magnesium is one of the most common world-wide deficiencies and it plays a role in most of the common health struggles people face every day.”

At least two of the products that I (Marilyn) personally use contain magnesium.  I would not be without both of these products.    Click this link to ask about all the amazing supplements that I use.

Read the NaturalNews article by clicking here

Magnesium information and its correlation to diabetes

Further down the page magnesium information is provided on the impact of drinking fluoridated water and one of them is inhibiting your body’s uptake of magnesium.    Dr Mercola has released information with regards to magnesium deficiency leading to diabetes.  One of the points he makes:

“Of the many forms of magnesium supplements available today, a newer form called magnesium threonate shows particular promise due to its ability to penetrate cell membranes, even those in your brain

Please listen to Dr Mackay speak about magnesium deficiency in the YouTube below, click this link to read what Dr Mercola has to say.  

Magnesium Physiology – the Science

 Magnesium is the second most abundant cation in intracellular fluid and is an essential body electrolyte, which is a cofactor in numerous enzyme systems…  The reference nutrient intake (RNI) is 270mg (or 10.9 mmol) daily for adult females and 300mg (or 12.3mmol) daily for adult males… Some magnesium salts are given as a source of magnesium ions in the treatment of magnesium deficiency and hypomagnesaemia… About one third of magnesium is absorbed from the small intestine after oral doses and even soluble magnesium salts are generally very slowly absorbed.” Excerpted from ‘Magnesium’,  Sweetman S (Ed). Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference, London: Pharmaceutical Press. Electronic version (2007)  

My good friend Sandy Sanderson has provided the following magnesium information.  

It has been found in various studies that magnesium deficiency increases with age. Stresses of various kinds,  (i.e. psychological, physical) cause magnesium loss.  Impaired digestion and/or processed food diet can inhibit magnesium uptake.  Excess calcium or chemicals such as fluoride also antagonize magnesium. Magnesium supports cellular enzyme activity and mitochondrial ATP production – the energy powerhouse of the cell. Magnesium is essential in the regulation of electrolyte balance, and is a muscular and vascular relaxant. Chronic magnesium deficiency (hypomagnesaemia) results in oxidative stress and consequential degenerative disease.

When you have replenished your magnesium stores, it is common to feel calm and more relaxed; energy levels, metabolism and immune function are improved; bones (and skin, hair, nails, vascular system) are improved; blood pressure normalizes; and other health improvements occur.”

Critical health benefits offere

Prevent Disease on 5 August 2014 advises magnesium information:

“Magnesium is an essential mineral for staying healthy and is required for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. Multiple health benefits of magnesium include transmission of nerve impulses, body temperature regulation, detoxification, energy production, and the formation of healthy bones and teeth.”  Click this link to read the full article.

Detriment of lacking magnesium

NaturalNews on 20 December 2013 provides an article on the “detrimental effects of magnesium deficiency”.

The article enumerates the reasons why an individual may be deficient:

  1. Insufficient dietary sources of magnesium
  2. Pharmaceutical drugs that interfere with magnesium absorption in the body
  3. Poor blood sugar balance that leads to poor uptake into the cells.
  4. Gut dysbiosis and intestinal permeability that leads to poor nutrient absorption in the gut
  5. Chronic mental, emotional and physical stressors

Please read the article to learn more magnesium information.

Is this the missing link to better health?

On 8 December 2013 Dr Mercola interviews Dr Carol Dean on the importance of magnesium and advises deficiency of this mineral can have a significant impact on your health.

Did you know that if you are drinking fluoridated water that it impacts on your thyroid and inhibits your body absorbing magnesium?  

Magnesium Information Page alerts you to the fact that if you are magnesium deficient that it sets you up for

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Immune system disorders
  • Mental illness
  • Osteoporosis and more

Here is the transcript of the YouTube.

Magnesium Information pages asks you to please take the time to watch the YouTube and click on Dr Mercola’s article to read what he has to say.

Why Magnesium Is So Important

12 October 2013 - Magnesium information:   Magnesium is just one of the many minerals your body needs. In this video, Max Motyka describes the many functions that rely on adequate magnesium in the body. He also discusses the relationship between magnesium and calcium and why this magnesium information page is so important.

Importance of Magnesium

NaturalNews on 11 October 2013 provides magnesium information on new research showing the importance of magnesium for the proper utilization of vitamin D in your body.    Magnesium potently boosts this valuable vitamin’s protection from heart disease, cancer and death.   The article goes on to say that people who are deficient in magnesium get less benefit from their D vitamin intake.

Click on this link to learn more.

Benefits of Magnesium more Important than previously Realized

Magnesium Information Page brings an article from Dr Mercola dated 17 December 2012 with regards to the fact that the benefits of this mineral are far greater than previously imaged.   He goes on to say that up to 80% of Americans are deficient in this mineral and that deficiency is very hard to measure with a blood test.

He goes on to advise that if you take a magnesium supplement, you also need to pay attention to your ratios of calcium, Vitamin K2 and Vitamin D as these nutrients work together synergistically.    To learn about a supplement containing all these attributes please click the link.    To access Dr Mercola’s article click this magnesium information  link.

Do you have magnesium deficiency? 

Magnesium Information:

As our food supply is now magnesium deficient, it’s nearly impossible to get enough with diet alone to compensate for what we lose under stress. Oral tablets and powders are hard to digest and absorb through the gut wall.  You need to have sufficient magnesium in order to metabolise vitamin D.  Taking d vitamin supplements whilst low in magnesium means you can't get full use of this vitamin, and many other nutrients for that matter.  Magnesium also co-factors with iron, zinc, calcium and is essential to support enzyme activity and ATP energy production.  Magnesium can be safely and more efficiently absorbed transdermally (via the skin) using Elektra Magnesium Chloride Salt Flakes (food grade), Oil or Cream Moisturizer.  Check out this  magnesium information link  

Magnesium Study Reviews

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Marilyn Vine trusts you have found the magnesium information of benefit to you and hopes that you will share it with your friends and family to enable them to have better health.

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