Magnesium is needed in the body:
- To maintain normal muscle and nerve tissue
- To support the immune system
- To keep bones strong
- For energy metabolism and protein synthesis
- To regulate blood sugar levels (used in the management of diabetes)
- To maintain blood pressure (used in the management of hypertension)
- For a healthy functioning heart (used as an adjunct in the treatment of cardiovascular disease Many angina patients are deficient is this essential mineral)
- Also reduces PMT and period pain
And also reduces anxiety and insomnia, and used in the management of restless leg syndrome, magnesium really is the great relaxer of the mineral kingdom.
Many orthodox medications render people magnesium deficient, including HRT and the Oral Contraceptive Pill. Magnesium is a component of chlorophyll and therefore found in all green leafy vegetables. Beans, legumes and peas, nuts (especially almonds and cashews) and seeds, whole unrefined grains (especially oatmeal) all contain good sources of magnesium.
Magnesium is absorbed from these foods via the small intestine. If the small intestine is coated in toxic sludge or is insufficiently working, due to mal-absorption or Crohn’s disease, then absorption will be impaired.
Colloidal Magnesium starts being absorbed even before it hits the stomach, let alone the small intestine. As soon as the tiny ions touch the mucosal lining of the mouth, they are being absorbed. The bad news about Colloidal Magnesium is the taste it is simply revolting.
The wonderful thing about Colloidal Magnesium is that it can be taken internally in juice (such as dark grape) or rubbed on the skin externally, as the colloid will be absorbed straight through the epidermal layers into the blood stream. It can sting a little, but only for a few seconds.
Try it on yourself first before applying to a child. Bearing in mind that Colloidal Magnesium is the most revolting tasting substance on earth, yes even worse than herbs, using magnesium externally can be extremely useful for the following conditions and can be applied directly to the affected area in the case of:
-Any form of muscle tension or spasm (such as neck and shoulders)
-Athletes before and after exercise
-Muscle fatigue, weakness and/or injury Cramping (such as feet and calf muscles)
-Restless legs Rubbed on the feet at night to ease insomnia and restlessness
Where it just cannot be taken internally, such as in the case of children I often tell the story where I was talking to a client on the phone one day and experienced a massive cramp in one of my legs. I simply opened the fridge, mid sentence and rubbed some on.
The relief and cessation of the visible spasming was immediate. And the client never knew what great pain I had been in! So if Colloidal Magnesium tastes so revolting, why not take it in tablet form?
The answer to this is simply microscopic Colloidal Magnesium is already in solution, rapidly absorbed and the most effective way to be taken. Within seconds the mineral has already penetrated your blood stream and is in your cells.
Many magnesium tablet supplements have been produced synthetically and you would be lucky to absorb 40% of what you are ingesting. That is if your liver is working optiminaly, if it is not then the percentage would be less and your already over-loaded liver would have to work even harder to break it down.
Colloidal supplements simply penetrate straight into your cells and give immediate results. Magnesium is also contained in Colloidal Minerals, however if you suffer from one of the aforementioned conditions in this article, then it may well be worth taking Colloidal Magnesium in combination with Colloidal Minerals.
For example with type 2, adult onset diabetic clients, they may take a combination of Magnesium, Chromium and Colloidal Minerals. For many Cardiovascular patients, they may take a combination of Magnesium, Selenium and Colloidal Minerals.