Magnesium...The Miracle Molecule!
The importance of magnesium ions for all life itself, as well as for overall vibrant health, is hard to overstate. Magnesium is required to give the "spark of life" to metabolic functions involving the creation of energy and its transport (ATP, the body's fundamental energy currency), and the creation of proteins - the nucleic acid chemistry of life - RNA and DNA, in all known living organisms.
Every single cell in the human body demands adequate magnesium to function, or it will perish. Strong bones and teeth, balanced hormones, a healthy nervous and cardiovascular system, well functioning detoxification pathways and much more depend upon cellular magnesium sufficiency. Soft tissue containing the highest concentrations of magnesium in the body include the brain and the heart - two organs that produce a large amount of electrical activity, and which can be especially vulnerable to magnesium insufficiency. Many consider Magnesium the "Miracle Molecule."
A deficiency of this critical nutrient makes you twice as likely to die as other people, according to a study published in The Journal of Intensive Care Medicine. It also accounts for a long list of symptoms and diseases including...
1.Anxiety and Panic Attacks
Magnesium (Mg) normally keeps adrenal stress hormones under control.
Serotonin, which elevates moods, is dependent on Mg. A magnesium deficient brain is also more susceptible to allergens, foreign substances that can cause symptoms similar to mental illness.
Magnesium deficiency is common in people with heart disease. Magnesium is administered in hospitals for acute myocardial infarction and cardiac arrhythmia. Like any other muscle, the heart muscle requires magnesium. Magnesium is also used to treat angina, or chest pain.
Do you know that most of us today are suffering from certain dangerous diet deficiencies which cannot be remedied until depleted soils from which our food comes are brought back into proper mineral balance? The alarming fact is that foods (fruits, vegetables, grains) now being raised on millions of acres of land that no longer contain enough of certain minerals are starving us - no matter how much of them we eat.