The Importance of Magnesium
Magnesium is involved in over 600 enzymatic process in the body!! It is necessary in maintaining the health of muscles, which includes the heart, and the transmission of electrical signals in the body. Magnesium also plays a role in the active transport of calcium and potassium ions across cell membranes. This movement of minerals through the body is a process that is crucial to proper nerve impulse conduction, muscle contraction, and normal heart rhythm. Dr. Rick Malter, Ph.D., tells us how “Magnesium Saved his Life!”……….
“Magnesium Saved my Life!” – Rick Malter, Ph.D.
“40 years ago, I was showing signs of severe hypoglycemia and total exhaustion. In 1980, I was fortunate that a friend and colleague of mine, Ken Candelaria, Ph.D., was very well informed about the cardiovascular health risks associated with severe magnesium deficiency. Among the major health risks associated with magnesium deficiency are sudden massive fatal heart attacks, serious glucose regulation problems leading to diabetes, and cancer.
Dr. Candelaria strongly recommended that I get a hair tissue mineral analysis (HTMA) test. The results of this simple lab test clearly showed that I had a very severe magnesium deficiency that put me at an extreme high risk for a fatal heart attack. I have no doubt that detecting my severe magnesium deficiency with a hair HTMA saved my life and put me on the road back to restoring my health, energy, and vitality. This led me to study nutrition and hair tissue mineral analysis in depth which was a natural addition to my psychology and counseling practice.” –Dr. Rick Malter, Ph.D.
Some early signs of magnesium deficiency to watch for include: loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and weakness. As magnesium deficiency worsens, numbness, tingling, muscle contractions and cramps, seizures, abnormal heart rhythms, and coronary spasms can occur. The importance of magnesium cannot be stressed enough. In the HTMA world, we are seeing magnesium deficiency in epidemic proportions because magnesium gets burned off while supporting the body through stress. In our chronically stressed society this is becoming a major issue for the masses.