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I have been asked many times about the differences between magnesium chloride and magnesium sulphate, commonly known as Epsom Salts. There is a great article about it written by Dr Mark Sircus, a well-know and recognised researcher of magnesium and its benefits. I quote it here:
“According to Daniel Reid, author of The Tao of Detox, magnesium sulfate, commonly known as Epsom salts, is rapidly excreted through the kidneys and therefore difficult to assimilate. This would explain in part why the effects from Epsom salt baths do not last long and why you need more magnesium sulfate in a bath than magnesium chloride to get similar results. Magnesium chloride is easily assimilated and metabolized in the human body. However, Epsom salts are used specifically by parents of children with autism because of the sulfate, which they are usually deficient in , sulfate is also crucial to the body and is wasted in the urine of autistic children.
For purposes of cellular detoxification and tissue purification, the most effective form of magnesium is magnesium chloride, which has a strong excretory effect on toxins and stagnant energies stuck in the tissues of the body, drawing them out through the pores of the skin. This is a powerful hydrotherapy that draws toxins from the tissues, replenishes the “vital fluid” of the cells and restores cellular magnesium to optimum levels. Magnesium Chloride is environmentally safe, and is used around vegetation and in agriculture. It is not irritating to the skin at lower concentrations, and is less toxic than common table salt.
Magnesium Chloride solution was not only harmless for tissues,
but it had also a great effect over leucocytic activity and
phagocytosis; so it was perfect for external wounds treatment.
Dr. Jean Durlach et al, at the Université P. et M. Curie, Paris, wrote a paper about the relative toxicities between magnesium sulfate and magnesium chloride. They write, “The reason of the toxicity of magnesium pharmacological doses of magnesium using the sulfate anion rather than the chloride anion may perhaps arise from the respective chemical structures of both the two magnesium salts. Chemically, both MgSO4 and MgCl2 are hexa-aqueous complexes. However MgCl2 crystals consist of dianions with magnesium coordinated to the six water molecules as a complex, [Mg(H2O)6]2+ and two independent chloride anions, Cl-. In MgSO4, a seventh water molecule is associated with the sulphate anion, [Mg(H2O)6]2 +[SO4. H2O]. Consequently, the more hydrated MgSO4 molecule may have chemical interactions with paracellular components, rather than with cellular components, presumably potentiating toxic manifestations while reducing therapeutic effect.”
MgSO4 is not always the appropriate salt in clinical therapeutics.
MgCl2 seems the better anion-cation association to be
used in many clinical and pharmacological indications.
Dr. Jean Durlach et al
Magnesium sulfate is a chemical compound containing magnesium and sulfate, with the formula MgSO4. In its hydrated form the pH is 6.0 (5.5 to 7.0). It is often encountered as the heptahydrate, MgSO4·7H2O, commonly called Epsom salts. Anhydrous magnesium sulfate is used as a drying agent. Since the anhydrous form is hygroscopic (readily absorbs water from the air) and therefore harder to weigh accurately, the hydrate is often preferred when preparing solutions, for example in medical preparations. Epsom salts have traditionally been used as a component of bath salts.
 Magnesium Research. Volume 18, Number 3, 187-92, September 2005, original article”
WAYS TO REPLENISH MAGNESIUM QUICKLY & KEEP IT HIGH:
Oral supplementation is probably the first one most of us will think of. However, not all of us can absorb oral magnesium efficiently, especially if the digestive system is clogged up with impurities, or is not very efficient – which is true of the majority of the world population over the age of 30. Even when it is healthy, much of magnesium we take orally passes through the body unabsorbed, and if we take too much then even less of it will be absorbed, since it is a laxative.
This makes transdermal magnesium supplementation a much more suitable option for most people. Transderamlly, magnesium gets into the cells – where it is most needed – very quickly.
The most popular ways to supplement magnesium transdermally is a bath, a spray, or a massage. Body spray and massage are most economical ways to do it. Just spray or massage the body with magnesium oil once a day after a bath or a shower. Leave it on for 1 hour, or even overnight if you can, and you should feel the relaxing and tension relieving effects of magnesium very soon.
Transdermally, magnesium can also be administered in baths, foot baths and compresses. For a bath I suggest using magnesium flakes as the more economical way to achieve the best concentration. Use about 500g of magnesium chloride flake in a bath, and 250g in a foot bath. Such procedures are most beneficial before bed time, since deep relaxation resulting from and increase of magnesium in the body will certainly promote sleep.
FAR-INFRARED MAGNESIUM WRAP
This is an amazingly relaxing and therapeutic treatment which I have developed recently. It is aimed at those who are desperately deficient in magnesium and need quick supplementation. The treatment uses far-infrared heat to open up pores and boost circulation not only in the skin, but in deeper body structures. With the pores open and blood flow increased, magnesium stands a better chance to be absorbed quickly and in large quantities.
The treatment is preceded by a massage to stimulate circulation and soften up the tissues. The infrared heat helps open up the cell membranes, which contributes towards magnesium absorption.
Apart from being very therapeutic, the treatment is thoroughly relaxing, thanks to the effects of magnesium and the infrared heat. It promotes detoxification on the cellular level, helps to relieve aches, pains, muscle spasms, arthritis, sleep problems, fatigue, boost immunity, promote relaxation, help relieve water retention and is a really great start to a weight loss programme. People generally lose a lot of water during the treatment which has an added physical effect of feeling lighter afterwards.
One of my customers described the way she felt during the treatment as “wrapped in a soft cocoon”, and another said that it felt “like being in a mother’s womb waiting to be born”.
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I have just been asked a question regarding lupus:
“My friend has Lupus. what do you suggest as far as helping her immune system work better or any other suggestions.”
This is my answer to the customer:
“Magnesium deficiency has been researched to be linked to lupus. So magnesium supplementation is absolutely vital. Magnesium takes part in over 300 enzymatic reactions, cell protection and energy production, and is one of the most important elements in regulating the immune system.
Oral magnesium may not always get absorbed by a person suffering from lupus, since their digestive system is often affected. So I can recommend transdermal magnesium therapy, using magnesium chloride baths, or simply spraying magnesium oil on the body regularly. Magnesium will also raise body pH and help with arthritic aches and pains often associated with lupus.
There is also a number of foods and supplements which can help a person suffering from lupus:
1. Vitamin C (natural, not synthesised) and vit. C-rich foods
2. Vitamin B-rich foods, and a good supplement which contains Vit. B (all of them)
3. Zinc, selenium, silica, calcium.
4. Garlic – will help strengthen the immune system
5. omega-3 & omega-6 rish foods and supplements – fish oil, starflower oil
6. A good enzyme complex
7. Pineapples – help relieve arthritis, join aches and pains
8. Vitamin E, Vitamin D
7. Foods naturally rich in calcium, magnesium, vitamin B (limiting dairy products and especially red meat).
I would also look into detoxifying the body from heavy metals. Heavy metal exposure (lead & mercury) has been linked to lupus in genetically predisposed individuals – http://www.marietta.edu/~biol/capstone/2004_files/chorey.pdf .
I can suggest magnesium chloride /clay baths (sodium bentonite Wyoming would be my choice, since it is very high in pH – 9-10), taken every other day, for 4 weeks, with a break on 5th week, and then resuming it for another 4 weeks, break on 5th, and one more course to follow.
I would use 500g magnesium and 500g of clay per bath. The clay is very difficult to mix with water, so needs to be mixed by slowly adding water to it, and then added to the bath water.”
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Bishofit is a name for magnesium chloride salt which was formed millions of years ago as a result of evaporation of ancient seas. It lies deep underground – and is obtained by dissolving the crystals in water and pumping up the saturated solution. In this respect Bishofit has the same origin as Zechstein magnesium. It owes its name to a German chemist Gustav Bischof who first discovered underground deposits of magnesium chloride in 19th century.
The main constituent of Bishofit in its liquid form is Magnesium Chloride hexahydrate, some calcium sulphate, calcium chloride, calcium hydrocarbonate, sodium chloride, and of course water, with the overall mineral content of 400-450g per 1 litre of water. Additionally, Bishofit contains sodium, iodine, iron, bromide, silica, molybdenum, titanium, lithium, as well as traces of almost all the chemical elements of the Periodic Table.
Healing Properties of Bishofit
People have known about the healing properties of Bishofit for a long time and have been using it to treat muscle cramps, aches and pains, to calm nerves, relax, etc. It is widely used in balneology due to its analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect to treat osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, lumbago, and other conditions of the Musculo-skeletal and Nervous systems. It is also used to treat nervous tension, stress, a variety of skin conditions and a number of other problems.
Bishofit (Magnesium Chloride solution) is widely used in medicine for a number of pharmacological properties.
It has been found to:
* Stimulate protein/fat metabolism
* Reduce inflammation by lowering the levels of histamine and serotonin (mediators of inflammation)
* Speed up rehabilitation processes in the body
* Increase testosterone levels and sperm production
* Increase metabolic rate
* Strengthen immunity
* Slow down ageing
* Reduce cholesterol levels in the blood
* Improve the functioning of the Musculo-Skeletal system
* Reduce blood pressure
* Reduce symptoms of hay fever and allergies
* Significantly reduce heart disease and mortality
* Lower the incidence of cancers
* Improve the functioning of the Nervous System
* Reduce the effects of stress
* Increase phagocytosis
* Speed up tissue regeneration
* Improve skin condition
* Help with respiratory conditions, such as bronchitis, asthma, whooping-cough,
chronic respiratory complaints.
It has been proved to be a:
* Bactericidal / fungicidal
* Improve micro-circulation
* Immune regulator
The scientists of the Volgograd Medical Academy have been working on the research of Bishofit for over 20 years. The mineral has been approved in Russia as a balneological remedy. Considering the wide use of Bishofit in the treatment of various ailments in Russia, as well as its close similarity to a variety of medical products, a number of balneological products based on Bishofit have been developed. Russian scientists are working on pharmacological preparations based on Bishofit.
Physical Properties & Chemical Composition of the Bishofit solution (Volgograd, Russia)
Density, g/l – 1.320-1.330
ρН – 7.8
Mineral content, g/l – 400-450
Salt content ( %) in dry matter:
Mg Cl2× 6H2O – 90-96
Mg SO4× H2O – 0.1-2.5
MgBr2 – 0.4-0.95
NaCl – 0.1-0.4
CaSO4 – 0.1-0.7
KCl× MgCl2× 6H2O – 0.1-5.5
Fe – 0.003-0.03
Bi – 0.0005-0.001
Mo – 0.0005-0.001
B – 0.002-0.08
Al – 0.001-0.02
Ti – 0.0005-0.001
Cu – 0.0001-0.0006
Si – 0.02-0.2
Ba – 0.0001-0.0006
Sr – 0.001-0.02
Co – 0.003-0.005
Rb – 0.0001-0.002
Cs – 0.0001-0.001
Li – 0.0001-0.0003
Harari M, Barzillai R, Shani J.
The recognition of asthma as an inflammatory disease has led over the past 20 years to a major shift in its pharmacotherapy. The previous emphasis on using relatively short-acting agents for relieving bronchospasms and for removing bronchial mucus has shifted toward long-term strategies with the use of inhaled corticosteroids, which successfully prevent and abolish airway inflammation. Because some of the biological, chemical, and immunological processes that characterize asthma also underlie arthritis and other inflammatory diseases, and because many of these conditions have been successfully treated for the past 40 years at the Dead Sea, we were not surprised to realize and record the significant improvement of asthmatic condition after a 4-week stay at the Dead Sea: lung function was improved, the number and severity of attacks was reduced, and the efficacy of beta2-agonist treatments was improved. After reviewing the acute and chronic treatments of asthma in the clinic (including emergency rooms) with magnesium compounds, and the use of such salts as supplementary agents in respiratory diseases, we suggest that the improvement in the asthmatic condition at the Dead Sea may be due to absorption of this element through the skin and via the lungs, and due to its involvement in anti-inflammatory and vasodilatatory processes”.
Magnesium Linked To Aging Mystery & Calcifications
By Dr. H. Ray Evers
The average American consumes only 40 percent of the recommended daily allowance of magnesium. This has serious consequences, including death, in many people, according to magnesium expert Dr. Mildred Seelig. Eighty to 90 percent of the U.S. population is magnesium deficient.
Dr. John Prutting said in an issue of “Family Circle” that 70 percent of Americans had mismanaged their diets enough to have some degree of magnesium deficiency.
Magnesium activates 76 percent of the enzymes in the body according to Dr. Sonni Alvarez. Potassium is primarily concerned with the way we use calcium and sodium.
Every doctor knows about the dangers of potassium deficiency, but few recognize that almost half of the patients with a potassium deficiency will also be depleted of magnesium In fact, the low potassium state often cannot be easily corrected unless magnesium is also given.
Most mineral deficiencies stimulate an appetite for the deficient mineral, but there is no “specific appetite” for magnesium Although intravenous magnesium is the drug of choice at the onset of a heart attack, it is not mentioned in the section on arrhythmias in the 1989 “Compendium of Drug Therapy.”
Magnesium is useful in preventing unwanted calcification in the kidney, bladder and in the joints.
If a diet is high in phosphorus (common in many meat dishes as lunchmeats, hot dogs, etc. and also in soda drinks), the phosphate binds up the magnesium into magnesium phosphate, which isn’t absorbed. Thus, you need more magnesium for complete balance.
In disease and stress states, more magnesium is needed. If a person is using diuretics (water pills), he should make sure his magnesium intake is adequate. Potassium supplementation is usually needed also. The higher the protein you consumer the more magnesium is needed. When large amounts of calcium are consumed, you need more magnesium.
Rabbits just can’t take a high-cholesterol diet. Their blood fat level goes up, and they get severe arteriosclerosis/atherosclerosis. However, if you feed them five times the recommended daily allowance of magnesium, their cholesterol goes down and they don’t get arteriosclerosis.
Magnesium is a very important ingredient of the green coloring matter in plants (chlorophyll). Magnesium helps in the use of fat in the diet. In many cases of individuals suffering from irritability, the blood has shown low values for magnesium.
Normal development apparently depends on the presence of magnesium. Approximately 70 percent of the magnesium in the body is found in the skeletal system. At least half of the magnesium in the body is combined with calcium and phosphorus in the bones. The remainder is in the muscles, red blood cells and the other tissues of the body.
Magnesium ensures the strength and firmness of the bones, and it makes the teeth harder. Adequate intake of magnesium counteracts acidity, poor circulation and glandular disorders. Children with magnesium deficiency are very often mentally backward.
Influences On Absorption
The absorption of magnesium from the intestines may be influenced by (1) the parathyroid hormone, (2) the condition of the intestines, (3) the rate of water absorption, and (4) the amounts of calcium, phosphate and lactose (milk sugar) in the body.
Recent studies have shown that magnesium deficiency is found in 25 percent of eating disorders, such as obesity and anorexia nervosa. Symptoms such as weakness, leg cramps, anxiety and confusion will often clear up with magnesium therapy. A magnesium deficiency in humans can occur in patients with diabetes, chronic diarrhea or vomiting.
Heart palpitations, “flutters” or racing heart, otherwise called arrhythmias, usually clear up quite dramatically on 500 milligrams of magnesium citrate (or aspartate) once or twice daily or faster if given intravenously.
The optimal daily requirement for children of 20 kilograms of body weight is 0.25 grams (a kilo is 1,000 grams, equal to 2.2046 lbs). A child of 20 kilos would weigh 44.09 lbs, and for an adult of 70 kilos the requirement is 0.35 grams. The recommended daily allowance is approximately 200 to 300 mg for men and 300 mg for women, although specific requirements depend upon body size.
A diet which is high in calcium increases the body’s need for magnesium and also may increase the excretion of phosphorus and calcium; however, dietary intake of magnesium remains relatively low. The chemical reaction of magnesium is alkaline (acid binding). It regulates the acid-alkaline balance of the body.
Magnesium is one of the nutrients needed to lose weight. Undulant fever is said to clear up if above-adequate amounts of magnesium and manganese are given.
Without sufficient magnesium, one cannot control the adrenals, and this lack of control can result in diabetes, hyperexcitability, nervousness, mental confusion and difficulty coping with simple day-to-day problems. Depressed and suicidal people often display inadequate levels of magnesium.
Magnesium helps induce passage of nutrients in and out of cells and thus affects the life process. It also controls metabolism of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates, resulting in more normal nutritional levels. Japanese investigators have discovered that magnesium will relieve asthmatic attacks. They give it intravenously for acute asthma and orally for prevention.
Human Cell’s Power Plant
The power plant of human cell is called the “mitochondrion.” The mitochondrion is what generates energy for the cell to use. What everyone refers to as “energy” is derived from the oxidative reduction of the cellular respiration. This is done through the mitochondria.
But the problem arises when the cell is low in magnesium, relative to calcium. Adenosine triphosphate, the “energy currency” of the cell, is magnesium dependent. This means it is obvious that the calcium pump at the cell membrane is also magnesium dependent.
Without enough “biologically available” magnesium, the cellular calcium pump slows down. Thus a vicious cycle is established. The low levels of available magnesium inhibit the generation of energy, and the low levels of energy inhibit the calcium pump.
The end result? The mitochondrion, the powerhouse of the cell and the entire body, becomes calcified. This is the beginning of aging. It all starts in the cell. First the cells age. This leads to organ aging. And after the organs age, individual aging occurs. Since calcium is readily accumulated by mitochondria, this ion is potentially capable of antagonizing the activating influence of magnesium on many intramitochondrial enzyme reactions.
This means that every function of your body can be inhibited when the mitochondria calcify. It’s like going through life with the emergency brakes on. Calcium is the brake. Magnesium is the accelerator. To be in optimal health, there must be a balance between the two.
Balance Is Key
Both minerals are vitally important, but there must be that critical balance.
Andre Voisin in his book “Soil, Grass and Cancer” wrote: “Calcium content cannot be considered separately without taking the other mineral elements into account. It is the equilibria, and not the individual elements, that govern the phenomena of life.” That’s the magic word – “equilibria.”
Everyone today is concerned with their chronological age. But they should be equally concerned with their “biological” age. The ratio of calcium to magnesium within your cells is your “biochemical age.”
Tragically, in many cases, children are now starting to show high cellular calcium levels. For many people, eating a diet high in calcium and low in magnesium amounts to “cellular suicide.”
Calcification can cause a thousand illnesses. As the body grows, the calcium migrates from the hard tissues (bones) to the soft tissues in your body. Few understand the full scope of this program. It is the most prevalent clinical finding in industrial cultures.
Where the calcium buildup occurs depends upon your individual biochemistry. Calcium deposits in the joints are called arthritis; in the blood vessels it is hardening of the arteries; in the heart it is heart disease, and in the brain it is senility.
The calcification process develops slowly. It occurs gradually over 10, 20, 30 years or more. It can begin in childhood. There is almost no soft tissue in your body that is immune from calcification, including your various glands.
All of this fits so well with my basic belief in medicine, which rests upon the word “balance” – mental, spiritual and physical balance. If we have perfect peace of mind and soul and eat a nutritional poison-free diet, we will have no disease, because, after all, each of us in a scientific sense, is a chemical factory.
Without actually trying it for yourself, it is impossible to convey the degree of relief from bodily aches and pains that is afforded by either bathing the whole body in a bath to which you’ve added magnesium chloride flakes, or simple soaking the feet in a bowl of warm water (about 5 litres) to which added roughly 100 grams of the flakes.
Most people usually feel the effects of this after about 30 minutes.
Magnesium Chloride solution can also be applied transdermally using the following methods:
- Compresses (very effective and economical method. Can be used for localised aches/pains, arthritis, wounds, etc.)
- Sprays (very effective and economical way of getting required doses of magnesium and maintain healthy skin condition).
- Underarm deodorant (sprayed or applied otherwise) – removes unpleasant ordours and delivers magnesium throught the skin.
- Body/face wash (similar to sprays).
- Massage medium (dilute 2 tbsp of magnesium flake in 50 ml of water for use as a massage medium).Massage speeds up circulation, opens up pores and raises the skin temperature by attracting blood to the area. This improves the absorption by the body of Magnesium and other minerals. Dilute the product if necessary to suit each particular skin type.
- Mouth wash, gargle – diluted. Can be used to deal with infections and halitosis.
- Foot baths (effective and safe, especially suitable for children. Excellent for tired legs, muscle cramps, as well as a way to deliver magnesium to the body).
- As part of clay and mud packs (body wraps, compresses, masks, poultices). Excellent for the skin and a great way to bring Magnesium to the body.
- Low concentrations can be used for nose washes, sitz baths/ vaginal douches to deal with infections.
- 1% magnesium chloride is the recommended dilution rate for baths and other transdermal applications for children. (500g per 50 litres of water). Stronger (2%) dilutions are more suitable for adults.
Dr. Shealy has stated that once anyone commences regular use of Magnesium Oil, the aging process has stopped and true age reversal has begun. Since we have stopped aging, time is no longer working against us. This brings about an incredible peace of mind and body.
Appropriate testing for magnesium and DHEA levels before and after regular magnesium oil use, even for a couple of months, will demonstrate dramatic elevations in both. Finally, with magnesium oil, you can significantly affect the many symptoms of magnesium deficiency, including such systemic conditions as osteoporosis. Reports indicate that after prolonged use of magnesium oil, clients with serious bone density issues have rebuilt bones so dense that they would be difficult to drill into and yet they remain flexible.
We will all eventually regain the optimum level of DHEA we had at about age 23. They have made the observation that when we get our DHEA levels to where they were 10, 15 or 20 years ago, we will very likely look and feel like we did 10, 15, or 20 years ago and, incidentally, many of the symptoms that crept into our lives during the last 10, 15, or 20 years will likewise disappear.
Using magnesium oil, truly astounding things can happen. Some people have reported the regrowth of deteriorated bone, cartilage, and even a regeneration of enamel on their teeth. Teeth have developed a pearly translucence as a result of regular brushing with magnesium oil. These same teeth became so hard that a dentist would have had trouble drilling into themÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ in the event that was ever required.
More frequently, sufferers of arthritis in its many forms have turned to magnesium oil for near-instant relief from pain. Long term users of magnesium oil have experienced an improvement in the health of their bones, ligaments, and the afflicted joints. Of important note is the use of magnesium oil by sufferers of fibromyalgia, who often enjoy quick relief of this crippling pain.
For skin, magnesium oil may be used to rejuvenate wrinkled or damaged skin. Greying hair can be fed back to health by massaging magnesium oil into it each evening and left on overnight. Even bald or balding areas of the scalp have a chance of recovery when infused with this powerful mineral. This can also be applied to age spots. To induce the healing of scar tissue, massage essential oils frankincense, myrrh, and magnesium oil into the scar.
The heart, circulatory system, and nervous system all depend heavily on magnesium. Any application of magnesium will feed all of these. More specifically, spraying magnesium oil directly over the heart, into the arm pits, behind the knees, and onto the tops of the feet will increase the coverage and whole body reception of magnesium.