The importance of magnesium in health -- Magnesium is the fourth
most abundant mineral in the body and the second most abundant
in muscles and other organs. Only potassium levels are higher than
magnesium in soft tissues (non-bone tissues). Potassium cannot be
retained in soft tissues and leaks out if magnesium is deficient.
Adequate amount of magnesium is also required for the absorption
an utilization of calcium, favoring the deposition of calcium in bone
where it belongs and preventing deposition of calcium in the soft
tissues and kidneys where it does not belong. Magnesium is
required in adequate amount for the normal activity of 300 enzymes,
including those involved in the transfer of energy from foods to
physical and mental activities. It is a very important stabilizer of
polynucleic acids, substances where genetic informations are
stored. Unstable nucleic acids predispose to cancer.
The MAG-200 daily nutritional program is a magnesium-emphasized
dietary program which consists of foods that block the absorption,
that interfere with the utiliation and that increase the loss of
magnesium; and magnesium supplementation.
GENERAL GUIDELINES -- Limit consumption of refined sugar, salt,
red meat, dairy products, alcohol, coffee, tea, and chocolate. Limit
intake of fats. especially saturated with cold pressed unprocessed
Decrease or eliminate use of tobacco.
Increase intake of fish, poultry, whole grains, legumes, green leafy
vegetables and fresh fruits.