Magnesium: The King Of Minerals

 

As we age, unbound, free iron increases in our body while magnesium decreases. For healthy living, it should be the other way around. Increased magnesium automatically keeps potassium from depleting. There lies the heart connection. Magnesium is not involved in over 300 enzymatic processes — it’s more like over 3000! If you know about methylation, you will know the power of magnesium, and P5P, and copper, and zinc, and manganese, and molybdenum! The number one thing that is depleting magnesium in health conscious people today is taking too much Vitamin D3. If you are taking D3/K2-MK7 without adding magnesium, it would be better had you not taken the former(s). Vitamin D3 depletes retinol (vitamin A), which then depletes ceruloplasmin (a protein needed to transport copper), which then depletes bioavailable copper, which then causes unbound iron buildup and rusting of the blood and organs — because copper regulates iron. Which then causes a great depletion of magnesium!

I’ve seen statistics estimating that 60 percent of the population is deficient in magnesium; and I’ve seen others raising it to 85 percent. In reality though, I believe the entire human race is deficient in magnesium! Yes, even 100 percent of all people are deficient in this important mineral. Even those eating the healthiest foods in the world are deficient. Even those supplementing in high doses are deficient. Magnesium is very easy to lose, like water vapor is very easy to dissipate. Even stress depletes magnesium. Even thinking too hard depletes magnesium. Heat depletes magnesium in our body. Cold depletes magnesium. Exercise depletes magnesium. A sedentary lifestyle depletes magnesium. Consuming the wrong type of magnesium depletes magnesium. Too much or too little of any other mineral or vitamin depletes magnesium. Inflammation anywhere in the body uses magnesium like gasoline, depleting it. Just being alive depletes magnesium.

Magnesium is so important for so many things and is needed in so many things. Our cell’s mitochondria needs magnesium to work at all . The enzymes used to create energy during ATP, from cellular respiration, need magnesium. Potassium and sodium depend on magnesium. Progesterone and all other hormones need magnesium as a co-factor. If you have low progesterone, you have low magnesium. To even sleep properly, you need magnesium. Serotonin, dopamine and melatonin depend on magnesium.

Supplementing magnesium via vegetables is surprisingly not easy. Supplementing it with chlorophyll is also impractical. What is chlorophyll — what does it look like? If you think it’s that green liquid thing you see in bottles, you are sadly mistaken. Chlorophyll does not come in liquid form! Currently, I am taking magnesium glycinate/malate combination, about 500 mg, per day — because they are among the most absorbable forms of magnesium. If you think something like magnesium oxide is absorbable, you are sadly mistaken. You would be lucky to receive even a rate of 4% absorption.

There are other absorbable forms of magnesium besides glycinate and malate, that can be taken — such as magnesium citrate, found in Natural Calm Canada. I personally would rotate between the different forms of absorbable magnesium rather than stick to just one brand. And there is mineral water. Spring water has an affinity to magnesium— it loves this mineral. Decocting or infusing herbs in hot water extracts the magnesium into the water.

You could get magnesium from such herbs as turmeric, guduchi, fenugreek, eclipta alba, saffron, olive leaf extract and many more. However, herbs are designed to be used sparingly— typically 1/4 teaspoon per day, or less.

People’s bodies are not aged by time, but by a depleting of magnesium (and others), an increase in unbound iron; and the build-up of toxins and heavy metals in our cells and tissues, and even by the oxidation of fatty acids.

Where you could find magnesium, listed below:

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The Mystical, Wild Chaga Mushroom

 

I have been drinking wild chaga tea for the last two years. I credit this as one of the best decisions of my life. Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) is a sterile, black conk mushroom. It is considered a fungus and parasite — for one, it thrives on the barks of birch trees. Its appearance is that of burnt charcoal because of its high melanin content. On the inside, it is bronze in color. This mushroom can be found naturally in the wild, mainly in Canada and Russia, with Siberia possessing exceptional quality chaga. So if you want the real, unadulterated thing, these are the places to look for as the source of origin.

Wild chaga is like a multivitamin, immune system strengthener and possible cancer/tumor fighter all wrapped into one supplement. It contains over 215 phytonutrients which alkalizes an over acidic body. It contains, among other things:

1. B vitamins, especially  riboflavin (B2) and niacin (B3.) It also contains pantothenic acid (B5), which is very good for the adrenal glands. Since the adrenal glands regulate the immune system, that system will also greatly benefit.

2. Vitamin D, which is actually a steroid hormone which helps boost and regulate the immune system, increasing your ability to fight colds and the flu.

3. Phenols/phenolic compounds, known for their protective effect on DNA and against oxidation. Chaga contains pigment-like phenols known as the chromogenic complex. This chromogenic complex is abundant and only known to exist in the chaga mushroom. Siberian chaga is particularly loaded with this.

Chaga also contains flavonoids, which are poly-phenolic compounds.

4. Enzymes, such as Superoxide Dismutase (SOD). Chaga is exceedingly high in SOD when compared to other nutritional supplements. SOD is an antioxidant enzyme which halts iron oxidation, especially from a free radical known as singlet oxygen. Superoxide dismutase turns the superoxide (free radicals) back into oxygen and water. Bottom line: SOD protects your cells’ mitochondria and DNA from damage.

5. Essential minerals, such as magnesium, potassium, and calcium.

6. Ionized trace minerals, such as copper, zinc, manganese and iron.

(Some health conscious people may be worried about the calcium and iron in chaga, which in synthetic form should always be avoided; but the calcium and iron in wild chaga is quite absorbable and healthy.)

7.  Various other nutrients, such as:

a) Betulin: Betulinic acid/lupeol. Betulin provides metabolite compounds (Betulinic acid/lupeol) which are antimutagenic, highly antiviral and anti-tumor. It has been used to shrink some types of cancerous tumors.

b)  Polysaccharides. These compounds  have the ability to stimulate the immune system. They also pinpoint and serve as a carrier of nutrients to the tissue regions of the body most needed.

c)  Beta glucans. This also strengthens the immune system.

d)  Saponins. Contains both anti-allergenic and anti cancer properties.

e)  Phyto-sterols. Sometimes, the appearance of sterol in a product may be a good or bad thing. It’s unclear the benefits of sterols in chaga, but it may include improving one’s cholesterol efficiency and providing antiviral properties.

Chaga is also good for people with stomach issues. Inflammatory Bowel Disease such as Crohn’s and Ulcerative colitis may see improvement. So would those with stomach ulcers and diseases of the duodenum, liver and spleen.

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Word of caution:

Chaga is safest used in tea form. It has the ability to lower platelets, thus thinning the blood. So people on blood thinners should be aware.

It has the ability to accumulate oxalates, and thus kidney stones. So those with kidney issues should be aware.

It lowers blood glucose. So those on blood sugar medication should be aware.

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The chaga conk is very unique and versatile in many ways, being anti-cancer, anti-tumor, anti -inflammatory, anti-aging, anti-diabetic, anti-viral, anti- bacterial, anti-fungal and even brain protecting. It is said to even contain a DNA structure that is 30 percent more human than plant. There is much more to learn and discover about this fascinating  specimen of nature.

Where you will find the unadulterated, wild chaga, listed below:

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