The essential mineral Magnesium is normally abundant in the body, but due mostly to modern agriculture, has become deficient in the diet from depletion in soils, even organic. Without magnesium, protein cannot be metabolized, nerves cannot function, and muscles cannot grow. Magnesium is required to produce energy from carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. It’s essential for proper DNA cellular function. Magnesium is also crucial in production of the antioxidant glutathione.
Magnesium is calming to the nervous system as it relaxes blood vessels and promotes better sleep. Intravenous magnesium has uses in both mild and severe medical problems like Migraines, medication side effects, asthma attacks, high blood pressure, pre-eclampsia of pregnancy, and bad heart rhythms. It is estimated that 50% of people are magnesium deficient.
Concentrated oral magnesium (magnesium citrate and other forms) is mostly used in relief of constipation. Oral magnesium, if taken long-term, can produce detrimental long-term digestive effects, often resulting in mal-absorption of other vital nutrients. However via intravenous administration, magnesium immediately benefits the body, without limiting digestive ability.
Bathing with magnesium is also highly beneficial. Skin, the largest organ, naturally absorbs the exact amount needed by the body, when bathing or by direct application of magnesium solutions to the skin. BSI Compound V / VitaBath, combined with Compound SO / Bath and Skin Oil can restore skin tone and nerve balance, with near immediate effect. BSI Skin Healing Lotion and BSI Skin and Scalp Scrub also contain magnesium and other trace minerals.
Asthma is frequently treated with IV magnesium in hospitals. Nerves of the lungs can become over-stimulated during asthma attacks, causing narrowing of the airways, which can result in wheezing and shortness of breath. By giving magnesium intravenously, nerves and muscles of the lungs can quickly relax, restoring air flow naturally.
Magnesium is a powerful vasodilator – when blood vessels are dilated, blood pressure comes down dramatically. Because migraines are often due to excitation of nerves in the brain, magnesium works to calm them, quickly stopping the migraine, and other types of headaches too.
Blood pressure is regulated in part by nerves that squeeze blood vessels. Magnesium turns down the squeeze, thus lowering the blood pressure naturally.
Magnesium deficiency may lead to irregular heartbeats and can cause or worsen multiple medical conditions such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia, as well as lead to anxiety and tense muscles or spasms. A severe deficiency of magnesium can cause the muscles in the body to constantly spasm.
The body needs magnesium to perform over 300 biochemical reactions necessary to sustain life. Magnesium is also a natural calcium channel blocker, that helps reduce the workload of the heart. Magnesium deficiency is often the cause of irregular heartbeats or arrhythmia. IV magnesium results in dilation of blood vessels, allowing the heart to work more efficiently.
Magnesium sulfate given by intravenous infusion, and / or applied to the skin, has proven effective in the treatment of anxiety, heart problems, headaches, nervousness, muscle spasms, high blood pressure, chronic fatigue, malnutrition, and so much more.