Category Archives: Research

Vitamin D and Magnesium

Without Magnesium, Vitamin D is Ineffective – Dr. Mercola

When taking high-dose vitamin D3, it’s important to also take extra vitamin K2 and magnesium to avoid complications associated with excessive calcification Magnesium, the fourth most abundant mineral in your body, is a component necessary for the activation of vitamin D, and without sufficient amounts of it, your body cannot properly utilize the vitamin D [...]

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Magnesium and Depression 2

Can Magnesium Treat Depression? New Study Says “Yes”

  With the subject of healthcare and healthcare costs so prominent in the news these days, a new study* published in PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science, a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal) is a welcome positive development in lowering healthcare costs for those suffering from mild to moderate depression. New research says magnesium supplements [...]

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Magnesium and Energy

How to Have More Energy and Sustain It Naturally

A study by ARS (Agriculture Research Service) physiologist Henry C. Lukaski and nutritionist Forrest H. Nielsen reveals important findings on the effects of depleted body magnesium levels on energy metabolism. Lukaski is assistant director of ARS’s Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center, Grand Forks, North Dakota. He and Nielsen, with the center’s clinical nutrition support [...]

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Transdermal Magnesium Cream

How To Boost Your Magnesium Levels Without Pills or Capsules

Magnesium cream absorbed through skin significantly boosts magnesium levels in the blood, a study has found. Research from the University of Herfordshire has revealed magnesium creams could be used as an alternative or in addition to oral supplements to combat major health problems including hypertension. The first study into the effectiveness of magnesium creams on [...]

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Stress Reduction and Magnesium Intake

Magnesium Intake and Stress Reduction

MMW Fortschr Med. 2016 Dec;158(Suppl 6):12-16. Epub 2016 Dec 8. [Long-term HRV analysis shows stress reduction by magnesium intake]. Wienecke E, Nolden C. Abstract BACKGROUND: Mental pressure and stress represent an ever-increasing socio-political challenge. The heart rate variability (HRV) measurement, which has its origin in the cardiac function diagnosis, gives information on the neurovegetative activity. [...]

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Managing PMS

Calcium and Heart Health

A recent study entitled “More dietary calcium may lower risk of cardiovascular disease” Date:  April 3, 2016 Source: The Endocrine Society found that “In older people, higher dietary calcium intake may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, but not of stroke and fracture, new research suggests.” Expert Commentary – Carolyn Dean, MD, ND It [...]

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cardiovascular health and magnesium

Colon Health – Polyps and Diet

Dr. Victor Marchione, M.D. – Colon polyps are small clumps of cells that form in the lining of the colon. Usually, colon polyps are harmless, but sometimes they can be indicative of a more serious condition such as colon cancer. Colon polyps can develop at any age, but are most commonly found in those over [...]

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Diabetes Prevention and Management

Scientific evidence strongly suggests that adequate dietary magnesium reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes. A meta-analysis of 13 prospective cohort studies examined this association in more than 500,000 subjects of diverse backgrounds. Results clearly demonstrated a significant inverse relationship between dietary magnesium and diabetes risk—a risk that isn’t altered when factors such as sex, [...]

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Headaches and Magnesium

June is National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month

Int Clin Psychopharmacol. 2016 May 2. Serum concentration of magnesium as an independent risk factor in migraine attacks: a matched case-control study and review of the literature. Assarzadegan F1, Asgarzadeh S, Hatamabadi HR, Shahrami A, Tabatabaey A, Asgarzadeh M. Abstract There is controversy over the role of magnesium in the etiology of migraine headaches. We [...]

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Breast Cancer and Magnesium

Magnesium and Breast Cancer

Expert Commentary: Carolyn Dean, MD, ND – The conclusion of a recent study (see below) about the effects of magnesium on breast cancer found that death after breast cancer is twice as likely without the intake of magnesium. A group of 1,170 women with breast cancer was followed for over 7 years at the end [...]

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