Magnesium is necessary for over a thousand different chemical reactions in your body.

Think of magnesium as the conductor of your body’s biological symphony – a central figure that orchestrates the proper functioning of approximately 80 percent of the body’s life-giving actions.

Here are 6 reasons why magnesium is known as the “miracle mineral.”

Cancer On Demand

The International Society for the Development of Research on Magnesium states that magnesium deficiency can lead to the initiation and proliferation of cancer, as well as hinder treatment.

This is easy to understand since magnesium is used for so many biochemical reactions, affects the stability of cell membranes, and protects cells from heavy metals, such as mercury and lead.

Cells will wither and die without adequate magnesium. Low magnesium will weaken the cell wall, making your body’s cells vulnerable to invaders and attackers, and several studies have suggested that this can initiate carcinogenesis, which is a fancy word for “cancer formation”.  

A study published in the year 2000 found that almost half of cancer patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) had low magnesium levels.

Diabetes Risk Reduced

A Harvard University study found that high daily magnesium intake reduced the risk of developing diabetes by 33 percent.

Magnesium for diabetics is critical. At least 25 percent of diabetics have hypomagnesemia, and this is likely a gross underestimate.

Dr. Carolyn Dean, a pioneer in the study of magnesium, found that magnesium deficiency may be an independent predictor of diabetes. She also states that diabetics need more magnesium AND lose more magnesium than most people.

That’s because magnesium is necessary for the production, function, and transport of insulin and a magnesium deficiency is associated with insulin resistance.

According to Dr. Jerry L. Nadler,

“The link between diabetes mellitus and magnesium deficiency is well known …. and magnesium supplementation has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity. Based on current knowledge, clinicians have good reason to believe that magnesium repletion may play a role in delaying type 2 diabetes onset and potentially in warding off its devastating complications—cardiovascular disease, retinopathy, and nephropathy.”

Halts Heart Attacks On The Spot

In a 1995 study, researchers found that the in-hospital death rate of those receiving IV magnesium was one-fourth that of those who received standard treatment alone.

A study published in The Lancet reported the effects of a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study in 2,316 patients with suspected myocardial infarction. The results were remarkable—magnesium reduced cardiovascular mortality.

The researchers concluded that magnesium reduced the odds of death by an astonishing 55 percent.

Reduces High Blood Pressure

Dr. Lawrence Resnick, professor of medicine and director of hypertension at Wayne State University, studied the blood pressure of patients who were both diabetic and non-diabetic. He found that all patients with hypertension, whether diabetic or non-diabetic, had lower magnesium levels than people with normal blood pressure.

Resnick says he has treated patients who were hypertensive in spite of taking one or two medications to treat this disease, and that by adding magnesium, their pressure returned to normal.

Dr. Jianmin Cui, the lead researcher and assistant professor in the department of biomedical engineering at Case Western Reserve University says:

“Research of this kind may help us understand why some therapies such as magnesium supplements are important in the prevention and management of hypertension or heart failure”

Controls Cholesterol

When it comes to cholesterol health, magnesium supplementation reduces “bad” cholesterol and an increased the “good” kind.

A well-known magnesium proponent, Mildred Seeling, M.D., just before she died in 2004, wrote a paper with Andrea Rosanoff, Ph.D., showing that magnesium acts by the same mechanisms as statin drugs to lower cholesterol.

Renders Osteoporosis Obsolete

Studies have shown that magnesium improves bone mineral density. Without enough magnesium, calcium cannot enter the bones.

A group of menopausal women were given magnesium hydroxide to assess the effects of magnesium on bone density. At the end of the two-year study, magnesium therapy appeared to have prevented fractures and resulted in a significant increase in bone density.