Zoé Keleti wrote:Last week we were at the pregnancy care and we were very dissappointed. Beside many other misleading informations, the nurse told us, that you have to take pills for getting the magnesium you need, you cannot find it in food.
But it is not only about to eat food that contains a high amount of magnesium, but to take care, that your body also can absorb and use it. Not good are alcohol and refined sugar. They increase the magnesium excretion through the urine. You should avoid greasy food and preservatives, too. They inhibit the absorption of magnesium.
Also not a good source to get magnesium from are milk and milk products. Even though they contain magnesium, they are also rich in calcium. And calcium and magnesium have a difficult relation. Calcium is a magnesium antagonist. That means they have overlapping transport systems in the body. So when you take them together, they compete for absorption.
But on the other hand, magnesium increases the bioavailability of calcium. It helps our body to put calcium into the bones. When you take too much calcium without enough magnesium, the calcium can be collected in the soft tissues and cause arthritis. So in some cases of a calcium lack it is even better to consume more magnesium instead of calcium.
Anne Miller wrote:Man-made supplements of folate are called folic acid and can be an important option when you are pregnant.
Tobias Ber wrote:for me the "proof" that magnesium can be absorbed through the skin is the experience, i get after washing with magnesium chloride. just check it out.
it looks that certain people/companies/organizations do not want people to know about that. when i checked for epsom salt and magnesium chloride on amazon, there was one person posting a link that magnesium can t be absorbed through the skin under every comment that stated it. corporate troll?
these salts are 1-2€ per kg. compare that to the price of magnesium supplements in drugstores. and these even do not work very well, because the body can only use a small percentage of orally taken magnesium supplements. and higher doses are likely to cause diarrhae.
you list ailments that can be prevented by magnesium. how much money is made with treatments for these ailments? sorry for the rant.
j tunney wrote:I am extremely interested in reintroducing Magnesium into our soils, and wondering if there is a way other than buying Epsom Salts to throw onto the land, so that it is available to what we are growing. Seaweed? What else?