Types of Magnesium and Their Benefits | Podcast #236

Types of Magnesium and Their Benefits | Podcast #236

Dr. Justin Marchegiani: Hey guys it’s Dr.
Justin Marchegiani. Today, we are gonna be chatting about magnesium,
types of magnesium benefits, deficiency symptoms and what you can do about it. So, really excited to have today’s talk going
on here. Evan, how are we doing today? Evan Brand: Hey man, I’m doing well. I got inspired to talk about magnesium because
last night I put on some magnesium oil that I purchased, you know cause I have a lot of
clients today ‘oh I put magnesium oil on my legs and it really helps me sleep’ and
I’m like ‘oh really?’ you know how, how was like six sprays of topical magnesium really
gonna do that much but I did it and I really slept much better. So is it placebo? Did it truly do that much? I mean, I think, we know the literature shows
transdermal magnesium as possible so maybe it was that magnesium. Dr. Justin Marchegiani: Yeah. We do know that there’s some data showing
that magnesium can help with cortisol levels at night then it can improve deeper sleep
at night, and we also know as a large percent of the population is deficient and we can
go into a lot of these things why. So why don’t we just dive in? So off the bat– there’s data showing that
50% of the population is deficient in magnesium. Now, why is that? Couple things we know that the soils are becoming
more and more depleted based on just lots of pesticides in the soil and roundup. That’s kind of their base roundups like a
mineral key later so it hugs the minerals, pulls them away from the plant, and that’s
kind of their mechanism of killing. Now, when you dump a whole bunch in the soil
over time, it’s gonna really deplete a lot of those minerals in the soil and if those
minerals are hugged or chelated away from the plant, that plant cannot take it up it’s
Michael Reiser root system. So then you start to have deficiencies in
these minerals in the plants because you know, you know if you can’t access, it could it’s
being chelated away by glyphosate or roundup. It can’t go on the plant and we know the minerals
get, um, uptake by the root system. And minerals also help with the expression
of nutrition in the plant. So for instance with manganese, deficient
manganese soil tends to cause a significant deficiencies in vitamin C in the plants as
well. So it’s not just the mineral deficiency. That mineral deficiency spirals out when the
other nutrient deficiencies in the plants main mechanism is microbiome of the soil is
being affected, and the number two is just processed refined carbohydrates tend to not
have magnesium, and when they go into your body, the Krebs cycle tends to need magnesium
to metabolize a lot of this sugar. So it’s like using a credit card with a really
high transaction fee that you already can’t pay to begin with. So you have a really high transaction fee,
meaning you’re using magnesium to burn up that sugar and that sugar doesn’t even have
magnesium in it to begin with, so you’re creating more deficiencies– One, by the soil. Two by the food, and then three in general
just with stress excess cortisol excess stress. We will use more magnesium to buffer and to
relax and to make GABA and to chill your body out so more stress will be the other key mechanism
that will be causing you to burn out magnesium. Thoughts, Evan? Evan Brand: Great analogy! Yeah, I mean it really goes to show how many
people are deficient in magnesium. The soil piece that just goes to show more
benefits of why you should be eating as much as you possibly can organic, you know, that’s
a question we always ask our clients. What percent of your diet is organic make
that number is close to a hundred percent as you can at your house, and also you know
this time of the year we’re talking in the summertime. You know, a lot of farmers markets are out
now. And just because it’s a farmers market food,
doesn’t mean it’s organic. Though a lot of farmers still spray, so if
you do go the farmers market make sure it’s certified organic or speak with them about
did you spray. But if you can go local and organic you’re
going to get even more minerals because we know if you could go and buy organic broccoli
at Whole Foods that traveled from California, and you’re on the east coast, I mean, that’s
potentially 1 to 2 weeks a travel time now. Is it still better than no broccoli? Dr. Justin Marchegiani: Absolutely. Evan Brand: But, if we’re talking, we want
our people to be the top 100% of health. If you go down the street to the farmers market,
you get broccoli, it was cut yesterday. I mean, you’re gonna have more bang for your
buck. Dr. Justin Marchegiani: 100%, yeah 100%. So let’s talk about magnesium benefits, okay,
so we know magnesium is a relaxer. It helps vasodilate. It relaxes a lot of our blood, so it’s an
help with blood vessel and vasculature health. Number 2, it has some really good anti-inflammatory
benefits. So we do a lot of organic acid testing and
there’s just inflammatory metabolites that we look at call Quinolinate. Quinolinate acid tends to go up in regards
to brain inflammation. Now, why is the brain inflamed? It could be from lipopolysaccharides, from
bacterial overgrowth, it could be from gluten issues, it could be from pesticide or mold
exposure, mycotoxins and we see more Quinolinate acid and that comes out in the urine, but
that’s a sign of brain inflammation. Now, we know that magnesium can actually help
decrease Quinolinate acid. It decreases brain inflammation. I just know even surgically Dr. Russell Blaylock,
they missed neurosurgeons lectured on this topic many times. When he would give patients who he operated
on that a craniotomy or whatever brain procedure was, he would give them magnesium, he would
confer with his colleagues and these patients the head the Supplemental magnesium post-surgery
actually healed much better. So we know magnesium really, really good for
any neurological stress. So really good things there magnesium plugs
into the Krebs cycle which we talked about for energy. That’s why when you’re eating a whole bunch
of sugar without magnesium, you get more depletion. So magnesium is really important for the Krebs
cycle and for the energy. I’ll let you hit a couple more, Evan. Go ahead. Evan Brand: No, that’s huge. That’s exactly what I was gonna hit on is
that you, you wouldn’t think of magnesium increasing energy but it can there was one
study that I had pulled up here, that was looking at magnesium deficient women and when
they exercised, they needed more oxygen to complete low-level activities and they had
a higher heart rate compared to when their magnesium levels were higher. So when you look at an athlete, if an athlete
has adequate magnesium, hopefully that resting heart rate and then the heart rate under activity
doesn’t have to go as high because you’ve got more minerals pumping. And you’re mentioning the nerves, you’re mentioning
the muscles, everything worked– working much better. That’s crazy about the surgery there was also
vitamin C. I want to say I read something about vitamin C and magnesium being used in
an IV either pre or post surgery and that also being a game-changer. Dr. Justin Marchegiani: Well, 100%. And, and we also know magnesium is really
really important for muscle relaxation. So if you’re exercising a lot and your muscles
are tighter or more more more more tonic or tight it’s gonna really help relax the muscles. We also know magnesium is a natural laxative. Now, I always draw a line because we have
to figure out is the reason why your bowels aren’t moving. Is it because of SIBO or low stomach acid,
or could part of that be just from not having enough magnesium in your system. The magnesium is really, really, really important
for that migrating motor complex. It could be that as well, so light, you know
having good luck noting magnesium is important Evan Brand: Yeah, we’ll give people different
forms of magnesium to help move the needle with the bowels, but you still got to work
backwards, right. You can’t just live on magnesium citrate for
example every day, because there’s probably a root cause that’s it’s causing that constipation
is really really common. You know, of course we know adrenals are tied
into the gut and thyroid tied into the gut and hypothyroidism may slow the bowels down. So there may be 3, 4, 5, 6 factors that we’re
looking at to make sure the bowels are moving, but magnesium is definitely a part of the
picture. Dr. Justin Marchegiani: 100%. Yeah, 100%. Alright, so in general, let’s just kind of
dive in any other things magnesium can be helpful for. So we also know I highlighted the big three,
right? We talked about what causes these deficiencies,
we talked about pesticide, and slash around up and efficiency of the soil, we talked about
stress, talked about sugar and guess one more we should highlight, Evan. I think that would be in general and maybe
two more, so just having poor digestion. So if we have got permeability issues aka
leaky gut and we have low hydrochloric acid and enzyme levels, that could be partly caused
by SIBO or H pylori or some type of gut infection. That could easily be driving a lot of deficiency
because we know we need good hydrochloric acid levels to be able to ionize our magnesium
so we can absorb it. Ionized minerals that basically are making
the minerals more absorbable so we can break them down. Evan Brand: Well, how about just age, I mean
by the time you’re age 50, age 60, you look at Dr. Wright’s book on stomach acid. I mean, you’re making hardly any stomach acid
by that age so we could just say, ‘hey if you’re above age 50, you’re probably magnesium
deficient unless you’re supplementing a couple other benefits,I would say headaches’ You
know, headaches, even migraine headaches, you can really really improve your symptoms
with, with magnesium and then we did mention the sleep I would just say the — what do
you call those charley horses in your gaffes? Yeah like cramp or B niculae shoes. Yep, I remember being a kid having those charley
horses in my calves. I wish I would have had magnesium oil back
then I’m sure it would have helped. Dr. Justin Marchegiani: Oh, yeah absolutely! So we kind of hit the big major causes and
the last cause I had– Oh last one and don’t yet is medications. Medications are a big big driving factor of
magnesium deficiency. So one of the big ones, I call it the vicious
cycle and you see this happen when you are prescribed a medication, and that medication
creates a certain nutrient deficiency and that nutrient actually helps with the symptoms–
that the medication was prescribed with to begin with. So creates a vicious cycle so for instance
a lot of diuretics and beta blockers they cause you to excrete out magnesium but magnesium
is also really important for relaxing the blood vessels and relaxing the heart. So then you excrete more of that nutrient
that actually helps with the heart helps with the blood pressure and the vasculature so
it’s actually perpetuating the more need for that medication longer and longer and longer,
so it really creates a vicious cycle not the best business model if you’re trying to actually
get to the root cause. Evan Brand: Yeah, blood pressure drugs – you
mentioned diuretics. You could basically consider blood pressure
drugs diuretic, right? That’s kind of the mechanism of them. Dr. Justin Marchegiani: We’ll you get a
couple right there’s like ace inhibitors which are the.. it’s blocking the angiotensin converting
enzyme that helps raise blood pressure. There’s gonna be just like water pills like
lisinopril hydrochlorothiazide diuretics, that flush things out. Those are the two big ones they’re arms I
think, ARBs– those are the other ones and then there’s beta blockers which basically
there’s just calcium ion thing that has to happen in the heart at the sinoatrial and
atrial ventricular node where the heart beats and it basically blocks that calcium there
which decreases the heart from pumping as hard. But the thing is magnesium actually does that
naturally. So you have natural beta blockers in the form
of magnesium, but you can see these medications can decrease your internal levels of magnesium
and then you need more of the medication to have that physiological effect. Evan Brand: God, yeah. If you’re in the business of making money,
create a drug that depletes the nutrient that the heart actually needs to do. A job do its job so then they’re dependent
on the heart drug. I mean, it’s just insanity. All right. Let’s get into symptoms a bit so it’s basically
the opposite of all the benefits. Right, so we’ve mentioned benefits like relaxation..
okay so lead so the symptom or side effect of magnesium deficiency, could be anxiety,
it could be trouble sleeping, it could be leg cramps or restless leg, it could be a
blood pressure like we just talked about, you know. Blood pressure issues that are uncontrolled
just hypertension in general. Dr. Justin Marchegiani: Yeah. Evan Brand: What else? What else is on the, the bad things, the symptoms. Dr. Justin Marchegiani: Yeah, I mean tremors
vertigo which is hard time swallowing nausea, tired, fatigue, anxiety, depression — I mean
these are all things that potentially can be there. Sleep issues, epilepsy, asthma, depression,
cardiac issues, cardiac pain, PMS, I mean, I see it a lot women that have magnesium deficiency
a lot of women that are going into premenstrual symptoms. Guess what they start to crave. They start to crave dark chocolate. Why? Because dark chocolates very high in magnesium,
so a lot of women intuitively crave dark chocolate ‘cuz their body knows that there’s certain
nutrients in there that will actually help a lot of that cramping. So magnesium is really important for cramping
and we can actually increase it during right before a woman starts to menstruate and or
during and after to help relax the muscles. Evan Brand: Yeah, just because it’s common
to have PMS and cramping doesn’t mean it’s normal. So you like to say, you know, a woman’s menstrual
cycle it really just kind of sneak up on you. It should just come and all the sudden. Oh, you’re bleeding there we go as opposed
to a week of misery irritability anger, I mean–
Dr. Justin Marchegiani: Absolutely. I want to just highlight one thing before
we move on. Let’s just go over the family of medications,
the tend to deplete magnesium. So we have the acid blocking medications,
right? Your prilosec, your nexium, your santa, we
already talked about the mechanism, why? Because we need enough acid to essentially
ionize those minerals so we can absorb it. We have the blood pressure medications, we
talked about that whether it’s the water pills or whether it’s the beta blockers or the ACE
inhibitors or the ARB medication, we talked about those. So lasix, a lot of people get put on lasix,
not good yet. Lasix, that’s a diuretic of digoxin. It’s another one that’s a heart medication
that will deplete magnesium certain hormones can, as well birth control pills are known
to and this is another vicious cycle. So a lot of women, they’re on birth control
pills, maybe an antidepressant, maybe they’re on an acid blocker, you can see how if you’re
on a combination of those medications. You are in trouble so various hormones did
whether it’s estradiol or estrogen creams. The various oral contraceptives like the ethanol
estradiol, those are like a lot of the birth control pills, like the Yasmin or etc, various
ethanol estradiol compounds, ADHD medications methylphenidate medication, this is like ritalin
concerta medidate adderall and then also various antibiotics. Antibiotics, whether it’s amoxicillin or z-pak
levaquin minocycline, these antibiotics can deplete magnesium and then also corticosteroids
and corticosteroids have a major effect they increased blood sugar as well. So when you increase blood sugar, that’s gonna
also affect the metabolism of magnesium. So with various corticosteroids, whether it’s
hydrocortisone cream or prednisone or methaprednisone, these are all gonna be big ones there, and
I think it’s a pre.. pretty pretty good way to start. So antacids acid blocking blood pressure medications,
hormones, oral contraceptives, ADHD medications, antibiotics and corticosteroids. Evan Brand: Yeah, let’s take Johnny who can’t
pay attention in school. Let’s put him on a t-888 medication, so now
he focuses and then used to put it in magnesium. So now, he’s anxious and now the doctor says,
‘well now we need to calm him down, so let’s get him on a benzodiazepine to calm him down
in the evening and then we’ll stimulate him in the morning with the ADHD medication’. Dr. Justin Marchegiani: Yeah crazy. I mean you can. Evan Brand: Yeah. It doesn’t have to happen this way. I mean, in our case you know we could come
in we see something like ADHD, we could throw more magnesium in, we could throw in chlorella
and detox nutrients, help deliver help the gut, I mean, we work with so many kids that
the teacher is like blown away at the progress. They see and this is all relatively simple
stuff, I mean, once you get the root causes, you get the clinical data, you get the proper
lab testing, you can see what the heck’s going on. Then you can fix it you don’t have to get
the kids on drugs it’s just ridiculous. Dr. Justin Marchegiani: Yeah, especially boys. Boys tend to have the harder time sitting
you know, still for six hours as you get into grade school. So boys tend to get prescribed a lot of these
medications. Just you know, it’s easier for them because
they tend to have a harder time sitting still and focusing. So be careful if you have a boy, you know
you really got to watch out because these medications tend to be what’s prescribed. If they don’t comply, so if you’re in that
kind of public school type of apparatus and your child’s not conforming, you got to be
careful because this is the the vicious medication cycle that may be prescribed to get your your
kid on track. Now obviously, girls are gonna be there too
but you’re gonna see just more boys being prescribed these medications. So in general, what are things that we can
do so we can obviously make sure we’re consuming nutrient-rich magnesium foods? Now of course, this is gonna be like your
leafy green. So of course leafy greens, celery juice in
the morning is great, good potassium, good magnesium, you can do seeds, pumpkin seeds
are amazing, spinach, Swiss chard, sesame seeds, cashews — so good seeds. Packing your kid a snack with Goods nuts and
seeds to go to school is amazing. If we’re gonna give some carbohydrates, you
know, we can do squash, we can do sweet potato, these are all great we can do. Various greens, turnip greens, beet grains,
these are amazing ways to get extra nutrition in your kid. Also getting a good magnesium supplement. So if we’re on a good stuff that we want to
be on, like a magnesium alloy or a magnesium glycinate, so really good way to go and there
are other sources like natural calm, which is more of a magnesium citrate. It’s a little bit more cost effective. I’ll use that more for motility purposes,
but if we’re trying to enhance mitochondrial function and get mitochondrial levels up or
magnesium levels up, we’ll do like a magnesium dimalate or magnesium glycinate or even a
magnesium 3 and a 3 and 8 tends to be really good to cross the brain barren. We have a lot of inflammation and brain thought
magnesium 3 and it can be great if we’re trying to improve mitochondrial levels and energy
and improve mitochondrial levels for magnesium, you know using magnesium to do that we’ll
do a diet malate, and then glycinate is really good as well. Just because we’re, but it’s really well absorb
glycine and malli are very well absorbed compounds or amino acid. Do the cheaper ones are gonna be citrate,
the most cheap is going to be oxide, typically only for bowel motility citrate more for bowel
motility, but some absorption and then maximal absorption will be dimalate 3 and 8 and glycinate. Evan Brand: Yeah. I love the 3 and 8. It’s huge. The oxide is garbage if you go to Walmart,
you by magnesium it’s probably gonna be oxide, it’s around 4% absorption rate. So let’s say you go to take 100 milligrams,
you may give 4 milligrams assuming you even digest it. If it’s a tablet filled with fillers, and
corn, and gluten and other garbage, you may not even absorb 4 milligrams, you know. So you’re probably doing more harm than good,
if you’re taking just a consumer grade product, you always want to go professional-grade with
this stuff because there’s a huge difference. It may say magnesium on the label, but what
you’re actually getting is you know far different in a professional grade formula. Dr. Justin Marchegiani: Yeah. 100 percent, 100 percent. Evan Brand: If you’re not working with a practitioner,
you know, seek one out. If you want to work with Justin or me, we’d
be happy to help you but if you are working with the practitioner, make sure they’re giving
you professional magnesium. I’m a huge fan of supplementing magnesium
and not just depending on the diet alone, because it’s tough. I mean, if you look at like pumpkin seeds
for example, I want to say it was around like a hundred milligrams for 1/4 of a cup, I mean,
and how many pumpkin seeds are you really gonna eat in a day, right? So if you’re doing that and then a sweet potato
I think was around like 40 milligrams for an average size sweet potato, so let’s say
you’re at 140, you’re still nowhere close to getting that four or five hundred milligrams,
right? So I think it’s important to just throw a
little extra in the hatch even if you’re just supplementing in, like 1 2 3 400 milligrams
a day, to me that’s a good insurance policy. Dr. Justin Marchegiani: 100%, and I would
just say let’s kind of go through kind of the RDA. Now, the RDA, I’ve heard it said many times
before. RDA stands for rat drugs and assumptions,
meaning a lot of the studies are done on rats or animals, or and they’re kind of like a
minimum assumptive value. So kind of like take the RDA with the grain
of salt and you probably want to have a couple of hundred milligrams of buffer room in there
because we want to have enough nutrition for optimal health, not just to prevent symptoms. So in general, explain what party a is people
like when do what is he saying, the RDA already has recommended dietary allowances, so this
is based off of the data that’s available. Hey, this is how much you need as a, you know,
this is how much magnesium he’s taking a day. Okay that’s the general gist now for your
typical adult anywhere between 19 to 30 years old male is gonna need 400 milligrams. A female’s underneath 310 milligrams, it goes
up slightly as you go above the age of 30, it goes to 424 men, 324 women, and it kind
of stays there. You’re actually gonna see a decreased amount
during pregnancy, I’m not sure if and when they say that Evan, if the pregnancy is in
addition to a typical amount, I’m not sure if they’re meaning an additional. I would always typically go up, so they’re
saying during pregnancy and lactation 350 to 310, that’s a drop in what the typical
woman would need, so I’m gonna guess that that’s gonna be, you know, we’re gonna do
on top of that. We’re gonna do more on top of that or maybe,
maybe they just said that to try to be conservative, but I would think to even more important during
pregnancy. Yeah I guess there’s an increase if you’re
a adult female from 310 to 350 during pregnancy but only forward at 40 milligrams. I don’t know so in general, about you’re looking
at 400 I typically recommend 500 milligrams a day of supplemental or at least getting
that amount of magnesium, typically we’ll cut that in half and we’ll set them at about
2 to 250 so I like getting about half of it supplemented. That way, it takes a lot of the stress off
your back. So if you get 4 to 5 servings of vegetables
a day, maybe, maybe a little bit of nuts or seeds you’re good. Some people have allergy issues, right? They have oxalate issues or they have allergies
to nuts and seeds, and then supplements are gonna be even more important, but typically,
if you’re getting your five or six servings of green today, maybe a handful of nuts, you’re
gonna be pretty darn good and again it cuts in half if you’re younger. You’re looking at anywhere between a baby
at 75 to a teenager at 250 and it jumps up from age 13 to 14 from 250 to 400, so is a
big increase in the amount of magnesium, when as you go from a kid to teenage years and
then teenage to adult so big big increases, and I think part of the reason you see ADHD
issues or hyperactivity or attention deficit issues is because you have this big metabolic
demand increase at age 8 to 9– it doubles and then it doubles again at 13-14, so that’s
perfect years for the elementary school and a middle school those magnesium demands go
up a lot, so if we don’t have enough supplemental magnesium your kid could be in, you know,
deficient and that could drive more of these ADHD medications, you know, obviously sugar
gluten dyes preservatives artificial sweeteners. These are all gonna be other mechanisms that
are gonna add to that stress bucket, so to speak. Evan Brand: Yeah, well said. That’s a really interesting thought that we
see the change these kids, it’s like, ‘oh when they got the middle school all the sudden
they couldn’t pay attention anymore so huh’, well the man went up if diet didn’t change
or didn’t improve or supplements weren’t added, now all of a sudden you’re even more deficient
and then the symptoms manifest more than they would have before. Super super interesting point man and–
Dr. Justin Marchegiani: I’ve noticed kids diets tend to get worse, right, when, when
the kids are at home more and they have they’re more under their parents thumb and they haven’t
been exposed to a whole bunch of marketing, they’re eating better as they start hanging
out with kids that have eat junky food. They want to be part of the in-crowd, they’re
eating worse, they’re also exposed more to commercials and being out and about and being
just being promoted and propagandized to buy the junk food, food history then you get to
more of the junk which we already know creates more functional deficiencies. Evan Brand: Yep, so if you got a teenager
and they just got their license, and they’re running around going to all the fast-food
joints with their friends, have them listen to this, you know, we work with a lot of teenagers
it’s really fun for me because I’m like ‘hey, look if you can get this diet thing figured
out now when you’re 16 as opposed to waiting till you’re 46 and miserable like you’re gonna
be in way better shape, way more successful, well your brain is gonna work better, you’ll
be smarter than your peers, you’ll get better grades’, I mean, when you when you frame
it like that usually they’re more compliant as opposed to mom says you need to eat your
vegetables. Dr. Justin Marchegiani: 100%, and it becomes
really tough because I get a lot of kids may feel ostracized or they just see their other
friends eating so much junk and it’s like they want to feel included, it’s just tough. We have a massive deficiency in education
especially in and around the area of health and nutrition, so you have a lot of people
that are just walking around clueless and they’re kind of just poisoning their self
in a very, you know, kind of slow motion type of way, so it’s easy. The more educated you feel, the more ostracize
you may feel, I get that so just do your best to get yourself feeling optimal, get the Kryptonite
out of your system, right, kryptonite’s what makes Superman weak, so get the Kryptonite
out and then do your best just to connect with people that are on a similar wavelength
so you don’t feel like you’re the the high maintenance person. When you, when you want to eat some green
vegetables or some some nuts of seeds or healthy dietary supplements, so just try to find people
that resonate kind of where you’re at therefore you feel more supported and what you’re doing. Evan Brand: Good advice! Yeah, I was always like the the black sheep,
you know, when I was working in offices eating, can you know what I consider my conventional
diet like a bison steak and peas, and buttered people would get pizza and sandwiches for
lunch, you want to say what it is like, no I don’t so if you’re getting judged for your
food choices, and you’re eating good stuff then you just need to change your circle. That’s good advice. Dr. Justin Marchegiani: 100%. Awesome, was there anything else you want
to chat about here, Evan? I’m gonna put some of the references that
we use for this article up with that RDA screenshot up there as well so everyone can see it and
look at it. We’ll put it in the transcription page so
if you guys are listening to this on our podcast or a YouTube channel, click below and look
for that transcription then you guys can get more of this information there as well. Evan Brand: I would just add, this is one,
you know, we like to zoom out a lot and look at the big picture, but this is one example
where I think it’s really important to zoom in and hyper focus on magnesium, because it
does so many things. There’s so many enzymatic processes and react
actions and things that are happening. Its magnesium is such a catalyst for brain
chemistry and neurotransmitters as you mentioned, mitochondria, I mean there’s magnesium dabbles
in every part of your body, so I think this is one example where you have to zoom in a
bit. We often like that make fun of things when
people who zoom too far in and they miss the big picture, but this is where you really
need that microscope. You got to focus on this issue because it
can change your life and you can measure this too, so you can look at the red blood cell
magnesium levels on blood work and there’s other ways you can look at magnesium as well. If you want help, you’ve got issues, if it’s
just anxiety it could be something as simple as magnesium, it could be gut infections,
I mean, there could be mold issues. I mean, there’s a ton of other things going
on, so if you do have some of the symptoms we discussed like blood pressure problems,
you’re facing being put on medication, etc, you know reach out the just under me we’d
love to help you. You can find Justin’s info in his calendar
link, check his availability, that’s at his site, justinhealth.com and you can work online
around in the world. And my site’s evanbrand.com. We love helping people we’re very honored
and blessed to be in the position we are. So thank you all for tuning in. Dr. Justin Marchegiani: Excellent! Also, we did a whole thing on flow therapy
a few weeks ago, and we talked about the magnesium sulfate. Getting magnesium sulfate sulfate to the epsom
salts that are gonna be in a flow tank or magnesium sulfate through epsom salts you
put in your standard bath, that’s gonna be an amazing way to get more magnesium especially
if you have gut issues. Because when you put it in the water like
that, you just have your whole surface area to absorb it, right? So you’re gonna have a ton of absorption,
some questions came in, how much? I’m not sure. There’s probably some studies on that but
that’s probably gonna increase your absorption the most, and I think if you’re having a
long hard stressful day at work instead of coming home and drinking that alcohol, just
go take a salt bath or head over to your local flow tank business and get some exposure to
magnesium via transdermal to the skin. Evan Brand: It would be cool to do a, you
know, but it’s… it’s hard, right, because there’s other variables like, you know, what
if that person started doing like a green juice everyday, and they got more my knees
in that way. But let’s just say if no other variables change,
they’d be cool to take a pre blood sample for the intracellular magnesium. Have someone float, you know, once or twice
a week for like six weeks and then retest and see what they did. I guarantee you’d see pretty significant improve
minutes, I mean, you’re talking 800 pounds usually of Epsom salt. That’s insane. Dr. Justin Marchegiani: Exactly, and then
last thing is testing for magnesium so you have your typical magnesium serum which will
be on like a comprehensive metabolic profile magnesium serum we went above – but magnesium
serum that looks at like imagine your suit in a pool, right, and you’re in a little inner
tube, right, right. And then you have the water, right, the water
is the serum so think of magnesium serum is testing the magnesium in the water, right,
and then magnesium red blood cell magnesium is actually looking what’s in the inner tube,
right, so the cell is the inner tube, the serum is the blood, so serum, it’s okay, but
we want to see what’s in the inner tube. So red blood cell magnesium’s ideal, we want
that greater than 5, 5 or greater and we typically can also use other tests like a nutri eval,
or a spectra cell, which is kind of a lymphocyte stimulation test where we can get another
intracellular, intracellular window into what those nutrient levels are at, but those kind
of your general gist in regards to magnesium and how to test for it. Anything else you want to say about testing,
Evan? Evan Brand: I think you covered it. Did, were there any other questions related,
I didn’t have those pulled up. Dr. Justin Marchegiani: I would just say most
we kind of hid a lot of them already. I would say if you’re under more stress, you
can’t go wrong taking more magnesium. Magnesium helps facilitate GABA, which helps
kind of turn on the parasympathetic nervous system and relaxes you. Some people, if you get too relaxed with magnesium,
taking it more at night can be better because then you’re it’s you know you’re gonna go
to sleep. So it’s great. So if it’s too sedating for you, take it more
at night after work kind of when you’re doing your wind-down routine. It’s a great way to do it, I think, we pretty
much hit all on a maj, a lot of major things. B6 is another important cofactor we like with
magnesium, because it helps with neurotransmitter synthesis so B6 is really good typically when
people are stressed, B vitamins are equally depleted with magnesium because of just how
stress works. Magnesium and B vitamins are part of the Krebs
and they’re gonna get burnt up when you’re stressed so it’s very possible that you need
to be taking a good B complex along with your magnesium just because the stress may be affecting
all of those different parts of the metabolic system. Evan Brand: Good call, good call. All right, I just wrap it up that would, I
mean, I mentioned the website, so justinhealth.com, you want to reach out to Justin. Evanbrand.com is my website. And we’ll be back next Monday. I’m sure you’re gonna do something in between
now and then, but I’ll be back Monday with you. Dr. Justin Marchegiani: Excellent. If you guys like it, thumbs up, hit the subscribe
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6 thoughts on “Types of Magnesium and Their Benefits | Podcast #236

  1. So I'm working. But my ohone isnt showing my notifications. Even though i hit the notification button. Oh well. Next time:)

  2. If my blood works show I am high end of magnesium, can I still be deficient? I’m severely anxious, high blood pressure, restless leg/hands/fingers. Hard time swallowing, tired, etc. chest pain and VERY rapid heart rate.

    I took a supplant called “Triple Calm” which was 3 different types of magnesium, no change to symptoms

  3. Much cheaper and more absorbable is to make your own magnesium water from seltzer water and unflavored milk of magnesia. Here is an easy recipe: https://www.wheatbellyblog.com/2017/07/magnesium-water-undoctored-style/

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