Dr Cousens' Description:
The body requires magnesium intake everyday in amounts that are not being provided by most of our diets, leaving many of us vastly deficient in this critical mineral. About 80% of the US population is magnesium deficient. Magnesium deficiency can contribute to symptoms of stress, low energy, muscle tension, spasms, cramps, headaches, insomnia, abnormal heart rhythms, PMS and hormonal imbalances, weak bones, constipation, nervousness, anxiety, and irritability. It activates over 300 neurotransmitter enzymes. Magnesium is one of the best alkalizing minerals so it is great to help reverse tissue acidity. Our favorite way to supplement magnesium at the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center is with the Angstrom Magnesium by Mother Earth Minerals. Just a tablespoon of this tasteless liquid held under the tongue for 30 seconds can begin to relieve symptoms of magnesium deficiency. If very deficient, one can take up to 4 tbsp. daily. Hold in your mouth for 30 seconds, as it is absorbed through the mouth. We carry several magnesium products, which offer a variety of ways to get this crucial nutrient into the body. Magnesium and minerals in general, can have a beneficial effect on jing, but eventually ground and fortify shen. The CALM form is very good for constipation if 1 Tbsp. is taken in hot water 2-4 times daily, when coming off a fast.
Dr Cousens - Video Transcription:
Water softeners, water distillers, da da da da, all of those things are taking out all the minerals and that could be part of the problem. But I think it's something else. The reason I say I think it's something else is no matter how much magnesium people take if they stop taking it, they get deficient again. So I have to do more research yet but I haven't seen a good explanation. So magnesium in water or what we'll call hard water, calcium magnesium. The problem with hard water is it's also perhaps going to bring too much calcium into the system and create hardening of the arteries. I don't know if that's been exactly proven but there's different things. But nevertheless it's a problem that people aren't holding on to magnesium. That's what I have to say. So I'm finding that like 96% are low in iodine. I'm kind of thinking that we should look at magnesium in that way. That most everybody, if you have to take a guess, is going to be magnesium deficient. People get spasms, circulations if you get too alkaline, you'll drop magnesium. It's a long story, I was just explaining that. But muscle twitChi (Qi)ngs just very lightly not tremors but your muscles flick a little bit. Do you know what I'm saying here? Spasms. Not spasms, it's just flicking. It's less than a spasm. TwitChi (Qi)ng. TwitChi (Qi)ng, yeah. And then there's spasms, muscle cramps. They're all related to low magnesium. And I think and heart rate imbalances. A weakened heart rate and also high blood pressure is associated with low magnesium. When you get enough magnesium, it relaxes the arteries and the blood pressure drops. But it also strengthens the heart which means you can drop the blood pressure a little bit too. So I kind of throw out all those little pieces to help you kind of understand the importance of magnesium. I find that it varies from one teaspoon to three tablespoons a day, or even four. And how do you know? Well, you want a steady heart rate. You want no twitches, no spasms, no muscle cramps, and you know you're on the right track.