Magnesium Deficiency a Serious Problem


by Yohanan Burket

magnesium oil sprayMagnesium and potassium are essential minerals for the functioning of the heart muscles, and without them your heart would stop.

Serious athletes, including professional ones, have suffered muscle cramps because of the lack of this vital mineral. For example, it was recently reported that basketball star LeBron James is nearly a cripple, and he’s only 29 years old.

Just a few examples of the uses for magnesium are listed below:

  • Alcoholism – alcoholics are known to be magnesium deficient.

  • Arthritis

  • Body odors

  • Broken bones – magnesium solidifies calcium in the bones to make them harder.

  • Calcification in soft tissue – magnesium assimilates calcium to prevent this condition.

  • Cancer

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  • Circulation: angina, atherosclerosis, hypertension, heart infarcts, strokes, tachycardia (fast pulse), thrombosis

  • Diabetes

  • Eclampsia

  • Headaches

  • Inflammation and infections

  • Liver cirrhosis

  • Lupus erythematosus

  • Migraines

  • Muscle aches, spasms, or cramps

  • Old age

  • Osteoporosis

  • Prostate problems

  • Rickets

  • Rigidity – physical or mental

  • Skin wrinkles (smooths skin)

  • Stiffness

  • Stone formation in the gall bladder or kidneys

  • Thyroid overactive

Experts have found that 68% of people are magnesium deficient.

What Causes Magnesium Deficiency?

A notable expert on magnesium, Dr. Osborne of Web Wellness University, explains the primary causes of magnesium deficiency and how the standard protocols for addressing this problem do not work. I’ve expanded on his lecture shown on youtube at The diagram below is based on Dr. Osborne’s video.Dr. Osborne

Since the body cannot produce magnesium, it must be introduced externally. The three major causes of magnesium deficiency are shown in the above diagram, namely:

  • Stress

  • Diuretics such as caffeine, alcohol, and blood pressure medications

  • Refined carbohydrates such as cereal, white bread, white rice, and crackers.

The primary symptoms of magnesium deficiency are as follows:

  • Depression

  • Vasoconstriction, leading to high blood pressure

  • Blood thickening

  • Muscle Spasms

  • Bone loss (osteoporosis)

  • Increased bad cholesterol

The typical prescriptions are shown in the white boxes in the diagram above, along with their results. In all cases, the problem of magnesium deficiency is not addressed for the reasons shown in the diagram.

Ways to Take Magnesium

Magnesium may be taken orally or transdermally. Some have claimed that magnesium is not absorbed through the skin and the amount of magnesium indicated in blood serum levels corroborates this hypothesis. However, blood serum levels cannot determine magnesium levels in the body tissue. When someone takes magnesium orally, the magnesium is distributed to the body’s tissues via the bloodstream. Thus, a new method of determining magnesium sufficiency was developed, called Spectracell. See work by Dr. Osborne for more information.

The ultimate destination of the magnesium is in the tissues, so that magnesium applied transdermally goes directly into the tissues with no need to go into the blood stream.

Magnesium sufficiency

Unlike oral supplements, large amounts of magnesium can be applied to the skin and still not cause diarrhea.

Most foods, even those traditionally high in magnesium, are lacking sufficient amounts of magnesium – especially those grown in the United States. Therefore, supplementation is recommended, especially transdermally.

Types of Magnesium Compounds

There are numerous choices for taking magnesium, whether orally or transdermally (applied to the skin). Some examples are magnesium citrate, magnesium oxide, magnesium taurate, magnesium sulfide, and magnesium chloride.

Magnesium chloride is the most absorbable form of magnesium on the market, for the simple reason that all magnesium compounds that enter the body must first be converted by the body into magnesium chloride to be assimilated.

The magnesium oil spray offered by is the most concentrated form of magnesium chloride on the market at 50% concentration.

Dr. Carolyn Dean writes about the plight of magnesium-deficient LeBron James in this article:


About Yohanan

I am an avid health enthusiast who experiments with different herbs, amino acids, minerals, and vitamins to address health issues. Over the past 17 years, I have successfully solved a number of health problems using the natural approach and by adhering to a healthy diet and exercise. At 70, I am healthy, strong, and virile.
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3 Responses to Magnesium Deficiency a Serious Problem

  1. I think Magnesium can be taken as magphos or some other biochemic salt…..

  2. Pingback: Studies show that Magnesium plays a crucial role in optimizing your metabolism , keeping your risk for type 2 diabetes low, 3,751 magnesium-binding sites on human proteins and is required by more than 300 different enzymes in your body. | Family Survival

  3. Pingback: Have You Heard about "Transdermal Magnesium Therapy"? - Exploring the News

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