WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY - MAGNESIUM
Many factors affect magnesium availability from foods. One is the amount of magnesium in the soil in which the food is grown. Much magnesium can be lost in the processing and refining of foods and in the making of oils from the magnesium rich nuts and seeds. Nearly 85% of magnesium is lost during the milling of flours. Soaking and boiling foods can leach magnesium into the water, so the "pot liquor" from cooking vegetables may be high in magnesium and other minerals. Oxalic acid in such vegetables as spinach and chard and phytic acid in some grains may form insoluble salts with magnesium, causing it to be eliminated rather than absorbed. For these reasons many people get insufficient magnesium from their diets. In fact, according to the USDA, almost one third of the U.S. population gets under 65% of the RDA for this mineral.
- Elison M. Haas, MD - Staying Healthy with Nutrition
Magnesium is listed(1) as an essential element in the nutritional treatment of ADD/ADHD, Bruxism, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Epilepsy, Fibromyalgia, High Blood Pressure, Muscle Cramps, Narcolepsy, Osteoporosis, Paget's Disease, Parkinson's, Polyps, and TMJ. Very Important for Aging, Alcoholism, Allergies, Anorexia, Anxiety Disorder, Arteriosclerosis/Atherosclerosis, Arthritis, Asthma, Autism, Backache, Bursitis, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Fracture, Heart Attack, Bone Spur, Hemorrhoids, Hysterectomy Issues, Lupus, Migraine, Pancreatitis, Periodontal Disease, PMS, Radiation Exposure, Raynaud's Disease, and Stress. Important in Alzheimer's Disease, Bladder Infection, Bulimia, Candidiasis, Circulatory Problems, Cirrhosis of the Liver, Cold Sores, Drug Addiction, Edema, Growth Problems, Hearing Loss, Hepatitis, Herpes, Hypoglycemia, Incontinence, Insomnia, Malabsorption, Menopausal Problems, Motion Sickness, Multiple Sclerosis, Shingles, Thrombophlebitis, Tooth Decay, Wilson's Disease & Helpful for Adrenal Disorders, Age Spots, Bedsores, Bronchitis, Bruising, Burns, Constipation, Crohn's Disease, Depression, Diarrhea, Emphysema, Endometriosis, Gangrene, Rubella, Glaucoma, Gout, Hay Fever, Headache, Heartburn/GERD, Hemophilia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Kidney Disease, Lactose Intolerance, Bipolar Disorder, Measles, Mononucleosis, Nail Problems, Prostatitis, Psoriasis, Rheumatic Fever, Schizophrenia, Sunburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Vaginitis, Varicose Veins, Vertigo, and Wrinkles.