This Mineral Could Literally Save Your Life: Magnesium!

The paper, which analyzes decades of peer-reviewed science, reports that low magnesium levels—not cholesterol or saturated fat—is the leading predictor of heart disease. The paper argues that medical research took “an early wrong turn” by ignoring studies dating back to 1957 showing that lack of this essential mineral may actually cause plaque buildup in arteries.

Magnesium, The Forgotten Mineral

Up to 80 percent of Americans are jeopardizing their health by failing to get the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of a mineral that protects against heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, stroke, and other dangerous disorders. In fact, this essential nutrient—required by every cell in your body—is so often overlooked that it’s been dubbed “the forgotten mineral.”

Skimping on this crucial mineral—magnesium—could actually be fatal, a new study suggests. The researchers checked the magnesium levels of 7,664 initially healthy people (using urine tests), then tracked the participants for an average of 10.5 years. Those with the lowest urinary levels of magnesium were 70 percent more likely to die from heart disease, compared to people with higher levels, even after other cardiovascular threats were taken into consideration.


Freshly-made fruit and vegetable juices are the best and most-easily assimilated forms of the wonder mineral magnesium!

The researchers report that low magnesium levels are an independent risk factor for heart disease, while a diet that’s rich in this vital mineral may be protective.

Yet most of us eat a dangerously unbalanced diet that’s too high in calcium and too low in magnesium, a combination that may actually boost risk for heart attacks and strokes, according to another new paper.

Low Magnesium & Heart Disease Risk

The paper, which analyzes decades of peer-reviewed science, reports that low magnesium levels—not cholesterol or saturated fat—is the leading predictor of heart disease.  The paper argues that medical research took “an early wrong turn” by ignoring studies dating back to 1957 showing that lack of this essential mineral may actually cause plaque buildup in arteries.

“This means we have been chasing our tails all of these years going after cholesterol and the high saturated-fat diet, when the true culprit was and still is low magnesium,” study author Andrea Rosanoff, Ph.D., Director of Research & Science Information Outreach Center for Magnesium Education & Research, in Pahoa, Hawaii, contends in a statement.

“It should be obvious that cholesterol isn’t the cause, since heart disease remains the leading killer of Americans, despite two decades of statin use,” adds Carolyn Dean, MD, ND, author of The Magnesium Miracle (Ballantine Books). Indeed, a 2009 study of more than 136,000 people hospitalized for heart attacks found that nearly 75 percent of had LDL (bad) cholesterol levels considered normal under national guidelines, and close to half had “optimal” levels.

A Potentially Lifesaving Heart Attack Treatment

“Magnesium deficiency is the missing puzzle piece that explains why people with normal or optimal cholesterol—as well as those being treated with drugs to lower cholesterol—suffer heart attacks and strokes,” reports Dr. Dean.

“Not only is there very solid scientific evidence that magnesium helps prevent heart attacks, but there is also research showing that if one occurs, immediate treatment with magnesium can actually stop cell death and save lives,” Dr. Dean adds.

In a randomized study of 194 heart-attack patients, those treated with IV magnesium had one-fourth the in-hospital death rate compared to those who received a placebo, and also had lower rates of irregular heartbeats and congestive heart failure.  A follow-up study by the same researchers also found that five years later, nearly twice as many in the placebo group had died from heart disease or other causes and those who survive had higher rates of impaired heart function.

Magnesium Helps Protect Against Chronic Disease

Magnesium plays a key role in more than 300 biological functions of the human body. It helps maintain healthy muscle and nerve function, supports the immune system, keeps bones strong, and aids regulation of blood sugar levels and blood pressure, reports the NIH’s Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS).

Potential health benefits of magnesium include:

  • Reduced risk for type 2 diabetes, according to data from very large studies. That’s because magnesium plays a key role in carbohydrate metabolism and may influence the release and activity of insulin, according to ODS. Low levels of magnesium are common in diabetes and may also contribute to insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is the root cause of type 2 diabetes and implicated in 70 percent of heart attacks.
  • Protection against osteoporosis, the brittle bone disease that leads to fractures, deformity and disability in older people, particularly women. Several studies suggest that taking magnesium supplements may boost bone density.
  • Maintaining healthy blood pressure levels. A diet that’s high in fruits and vegetables, both of which are good sources of magnesium, has consistently been linked to lower blood pressure in large studies, including the well-known DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) study.  
  • Reduced risk for coronary artery disease (CAD). Several studies have tied higher levels of magnesium to lower risk for CAD—clogged arteries that can lead to a heart attack. There is also evidence that getting enough magnesium may help prevent stroke and heart arrhythmias. 

How much magnesium do you need?

The RDA is 400 to 420 mg. daily for men, and 310 to 320 mg. daily for women. For pregnant women, the RDA rises to 350 to 400 mg. daily, according to MedlinePlus.  In the UK, the RDA is 700 mg. daily, the amount that Dr. Dean recommends to her patients.

Foods that are rich in magnesium include leafy green vegetables like spinach and beans, fruits like bananas and apricots, peas, nuts, seeds, whole grains, soy products, and some types of mineral water.

It is extremely common for Americans to have low levels of magnesium because most don’t eat the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables. These foods are also lower in the mineral than was the typical in the past, since today’s produce is often grown in magnesium-depleted soil.

What are the warning signs of deficiency?

Symptoms of magnesium deficiency include chronic fatigue, weakness, insomnia, poor memory, mental fog, nausea, muscle cramps, tingling, and numbness. In more severe cases, people can experience seizures, abnormal heartbeats, and heart spasms.

Because these symptoms can overlap with those of other conditions, if you think you might be deficient, consult a healthcare provider, who can order tests to check your levels. Also talk to your provider before taking magnesium supplements, which can interact with certain medications.

If a supplement is advised, one type Dr. Dean recommends is magnesium citrate powder, such as Natural Calm (sold at most health food stores). However, the powder can have a laxative effect if you take too much at once, so she advises spreading the dosage through the day. If you prefer to take a pill, magnesium dimalate is available as a sustained release pill. source – Yahoo Health


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  • If you take a good multivitamin, one that contains minerals necessary for good health, you’ll be covered with one tablet a day. My blood pressure is always excellent, my cholesterol always a surprise to my doctor (I’m a little overweight, but losing it). I eat the fruit and veggies I should, but I take a good vitamin product. This hasn’t kept me away from ALL illness, but it kept me healthier than the rest of my family and all my friends! When I did get sick, it had nothing to do with anything I didn’t do! There was no way to avoid it, but I’m better! Praise the Lord for making me strong, and for giving me the brains to stay that way!

    • That’s awesome..but if you haven’t, look into juicing. It’s the best thing in the world. Your body doesn’t always absorb everything you eat or take as a supplement. Oftentimes, we urinate most of it out. I saw an excellent video on Sid Roth with the Juice Lady. It was informative!

      • Amen! Lyn, Vitality Galore! Can wait for blueberry and cherry season, Mix a little melon and kick off the high of it. What a way to live. Thanks to the good Lord above.

        • That’s right, Honey. Our Jack Lalane juicer is great for makin’ that good , natural juice that we love. I recommend that everyone get one.

    • Jody you might want to do some research online about taking vitamins.

  • Thanks for this awesome article! I have been juicing a lot lately..and eating nothing but organic raw fruits and veggies… spinach, kale, various lettuces, apples, strawberries, avocados, mandarin oranges, asparagus, lemon juice, etc. and have been feeling fantastic! I’ve had so much more energy. I walk and run every day, and since I’ve been juicing and eating more raw fruits/veggies, I can go further and longer! Great article…and Magnesium balanced with Calcium is great! You don’t want to have more of one than the other, or it can affect your heart (electrolytes). God bless you, Geoffrey!

    • it’s great you’re taking different foods, not to mention raw veggies. I admire people with determination eating such kind of foods.

      • It’s actually very good. For example, a few days ago I got out one of my really big serving plates. I put cucumber, endive, tomato, baby carrots, celery (high in if you have high BP, be careful!), spinach, strawberries, and fresh peeled mandarin oranges and my children and I sat around the table and ate it. We loved it! I also had fresh sun tea with lime to go with it. Then later, we snacked on raw sunflower seeds and then took a walk. Good stuff.

        • Celery is high in sodium????? I never knew that.

    • Lyn: Just give me a juicy medium rare t-bone steak, bake potato with butter and sour cream and corn on the cob, and a tall glass of southern lemonaide!

  • jkittyc

    Foods now have such depleted sources of vitamins & minerals because of hybrids & GMOs. 95% of vitamins & minerals are made if synthetics & chemicals, even the ones that say “natural” and “organic”. The FDA allows so much leeway in what companies can put on their labels! I had a trucker in my taxi a few months ago that hauls nutritional supplies, he told me that most minerals are made from ground up rocks. After doing lots of research on the internet, I was shocked to find not only that, but that most vitamins are petroleum byproducts, like the “sludge” left in the bottom of the barrel. So I continued hunting & found a company that extracts vitamins & minerals from actual foods that we eat. I threw away my store bought stuff after I discovered how much better I feel with these.

    • Yes! You are right! And, GMO’s are even seeping into the health food stores! Scary stuff!

  • To jkittyc: oh really, thanks for the info about the contents of the vitamins you have had. Btw, may i know the brand name of the vitamin you’re using now that you recently discovered?

  • NTEB: Are you running out of articles to write about? Get real, Magnesium Could Save your Life? Tell me what would save the IDF as they prepare for war with Syria and Iran?

    • Leigh

      I see no wrong in spreading a little information on something that will promote good health. Our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit and far too many of us, myself included, don’t treat our bodies very well.

      I for one appreciate the article!

      God bless you Geoffrey for the wonderful work you do for the Lord, there will always be one who has something irrelevant and negative to say!

  • Magnesium at bedtime will help backache and relax you for sleep….better than a sleeping pill because you don’t wake up sluggish.

    • One of His Own: I have another remedy: 3 glasses of Jim Beam Whiskey, I’ll sleep like a baby!

      • NTEB News Desk

        REMOVE this immediately….you KNOW this is a horrible testimony. Looks like you’ve forgotten that “Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.” Proverbs 20:1

        • It is very typical of the “pastor” to give a testimony like this.

          • Ruby: NTEB created this web site, they should join the group also, supporting their beliefs. And it was done very badly stating that crap about booze and I haven’t drank Jim Beam for over 20 years now! But I got a response pretty fast?

        • that explains the bad grammer

        • NTEB, I finally got you to voice your opinions? I’m sorry I needed to do it that way, but NTEB needs to express there feeling why they designed this web site and where they stand for God?

        • NTEB: How do you remove it?

  • Spoken like a true pastor. Ugh

    • You know, Roland, it’s like I said, somewhere in another blog on here, things aren’t always what they seem, ESPECIALLY now-a-days.
      And another thing, if Larue, Tracy, and Levi, and the rest of the pre-tribbers are so grounded in what they believe, what is the threat of letting the post-tribbers give their opinion? I know they talk about scaring the new converts away, or something like that, but if they really cared about them, they would let them make up their own minds, and let God guide them to the right way, and not worry so much about it all.

      • NTEB News Desk

        We allow post-tribbers to give their opinion on this site.

        • Thank you NTEB. It is not our desire to run anybody off from this site. We appreciate the work you do here. We love all of God’s people and only want what is best for them. Thank you for your understanding. May we work together for the betterment of the Kingdom of God.

      • Brenda,
        It’s not that we care that you are posting about post-tribulation because your views are just as important to you all as ours; it’s the way a post-trib person presents it. You try to make pre-tribbers look as if we cannot interpret the Bible, or that we are living in a dream world, or that we think we are better that the Christians who died for Christ 2,000 years ago. None of that is true. If a person is a TRUE BELIEVER in our Lord Jesus Christ, he/she will forever be with Him. He will never leave us or forsake us. He will never place more on us that we can take; so, don’t think we are scared, we know WHO is on our side. We claim HIs promises, and live in peace with joy in our hearts knowing that He is with us now and always. We are prepared for whatever God calls us to do.
        I hope you understand.

        • Tracy, with all due respect, the only way we can post it, is the way God gives it to us. We obey the Holy Spirit.
          Well, if the Word of God brings it out that you are living in strong delusion, then is that not a dream state?
          I believe that you love the Lord, just as much as any other Christian, we do not judge that, but we are not better than the Christians who gave their lives, in the early rain. The latter rain is coming, we are waiting for it. It will be here soon, that’s why, we, like Noah, are warning people to prepare.

          • Tracy, that was me, Brenda, I forgot to change the names, sorry.

      • It is not because you present your opinion that we are threatened. It is the way you put it forth by mocking. That’s ok from now. I take a stand not even to counter you on that part.
        As you feel that we pre-tribbers are living in strong delusion much do we feel about you. Remember such statements are also said by atheists and the Islamists. I wonder your ways of argument are so much close to theirs.
        Yes, we expect you to do the same. Let the readers take their own decisions not you who tell them that we pre-tribbers are living in a delusion. When we do the same to you, why do you cry hoarse?

  • And about food, God says all things are good, that He made, if you receive it with Thanksgivings, praying over it. It will not harm you.

  • NTEB: This web site you created, was designed for Pre-tribbers, and you should also voice your opinions in this group?

  • Ron: You said your warning people like Noah did, In Noah day, how many people listened?

  • Yes, Pastor, I wrote that, not Ron, I was replying to Tracy.
    Not to many, as they were all into pleasing themselves, and not worrying about God, and His message of warning. That is why we are trying to wake people up. They are busy with the cares of this world, so that that day will come upon them unawares, kinda’ like a thief would do, don’t you think?
    Take care, Pastor.

  • 1Th 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
    1Th 5:4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
    1Th 5:5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
    1Th 5:6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
    1Th 5:7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.
    1Th 5:8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
    1Th 5:9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
    1Th 5:10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.
    1Th 5:11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.
    1Th 5:12 And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;
    1Th 5:13 And to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. And be at peace among yourselves.
    1Th 5:14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.
    1Th 5:15 See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.

  • Ron:
    I got this email this morning!

    From: Jerusalem Prayer Team

    ” Let me pray for you.”


    Giving me $ 100.00 dollars.

    There is so much greed out there!

    Its cheaper, if I prayer for myself!

  • Praying for yourself, avails very little, pray for others and God will bless you. 🙂

  • Yes. Surprisingly, it is. If you’re like me, and you don’t eat a lot of salt, (even though I am supposed to) you can actually taste it. I am supposed to eat more salt because I have low blood pressure.

  • Salt is in so many food, an abudance of it. I know I need to watch that more carefully.

  • Yeah..pop..and lots of stuff. We do need a certain amount of salt..iodized is best..but you’d be amazed when you get off excess salt how much weight you immediately lose.

  • Jas 5:7 Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.
    Jas 5:8 Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.
    Jas 5:9 Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door.
    Jas 5:10 Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience.
    Jas 5:11 Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.

  • Got some magnesium today!

  • Matthew 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

    1 Timothy 4:8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.

  • The grace, mercy of God which is much more needed during the great tribulation than anytime is missing in this time. Why? I mean, why is there not a single word suggesting that the grace of God kept those who were during the great tribulation period, in the book of Revelation?

    The peace of God is again not found. Not only that, the peace is taken away from the earth.

    Revelation 6:4 And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.

    Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

    Galatians 5:23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

    Why is that none of the fruit of the Spirit is found in the book of revelation, during the great tribulation. You have faith and that too for only the saints, because they were sealed.
    Why do you find them liberally in other epistles? They are there because the period talks about common salvation, which I think is missing during the most terrible time.

    However, you will find the works of the flesh in abundance in this period.

  • LEVI: Praise God! Your took that much needed rest, now your back stating the truth of the scriptures.

  • Levi: Check out “messianic Jewish Synagogue

    • Steven: I saw the site and it was really appealing to me. I need to still navigate the site and see how different it is from the other sites. God bless you.

  • Levi: I love reading your comments, they make good sense and you never ever twist the words of the scriptures to make your self look good in front of others!
    Praise God!

  • Mat 24:29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
    Mat 24:30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
    Mat 24:31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

    Joe 3:13 Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the, press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great.
    Joe 3:14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.
    Joe 3:15 The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.

    Rev 6:11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.
    Rev 6:12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
    Rev 6:13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
    Rev 6:16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
    Rev 6:17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

    Rev 14:13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.
    Rev 14:14 And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.
    Rev 14:15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.
    Rev 14:16 And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.

    These all relate to the Signs of the Rapture, Just after Tribulation and just before the Wrath of God. The signs of rapture are Sun darkened, moon into blood, and stars falling from heaven.

    1. Notice tribulation in Matt.24:29 then the signs of rapture right after. Matt. 24: 31 shows the rapture, with Matt. 24:30 signifies wrath of God to come, from ” all the tribes mourn.”

    2.Joel 3:14 also signifies the tribulation. And Joel 3:15 with the signs of rapture, again. Then in Joel 3:13 second part shows thesign of wrath with” press is full.”
    3. Then we have Rev. 14:13 showing the tribulation, again with, Rev. 14:14-16 signifying the rapture, again. With the sign of wrathwrath in Rev. 14:19, just after rapture.
    4. Rev. 6:11 we see the tribulation. Rev. 6:12 we see the signs of rapture, once again. Rev. 6:17 we see the wrath of God, once again.

  • Magnesium along w/Selenium and vit. D (the sun is the best source- People over 40 should take CoQu10 – be careful, there’s a lot of junk out there/Melatonin (3mg’s nightly) helps (seem’s) keeping you vital along w/the B complexes!
    (Mike Adams web site)
    Also Dr Connelly, she gives out a lot of free info, excellent site!

    God bless

  • I take a daily multivitamin/mineral supplement, which only has 100 mgs of magnesium. So I bought a supplement combo; calcium (1000 mg), magnesium (500 mg), zinc (15 mg). Two tablets per serving size, so cut things to one tablet daily. Hoping will further help with chronic insomnia issue, which Trazodone helps greatly. Also I’m on blood pressure medication (Atenolol), and soon beginning Terazozin for prostate issue.

    P.S. If it’s not one health battle it’s another 🙁

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  • YorM

    If you’re going to juice fruits and vegetables don’t eat for two hours before and don’t eat for at least 20 minutes after. I drink at a juice bar that takes health and fitness very seriously and this is what they have said is the proper way to get the best results from juicing fruits and vegetables.

  • Thank you NTEB for this article as this information could literally save someone’s life. My kidney’s were damaged due to chemotherapy and I am not able to absorb and retain magnesium. Magnesium deficiency can be life threatening and I have been hospitalized many times with all the symptoms (including the severe ones) listed in this article. No matter how much magnesium supplementation I would intake, my kidneys would not absorb it. I am now on medication now that helps retain it but I still have a to be on top of the situation daily. Taking magnesium supplements is something easy you can do and most people do not realize that they are magnesium deficient. Be thankful that you can easily add this to your daily health regiment and that you have the ability to avoid having deficiency issues. As for me, I just trust my Lord, Jesus Christ, daily and thank Him for all that he has done for me! All the glory to Him!

  • I suffered from restless legs and leg cramps for years. Since I started taking Magnesium with calcium (2 per day) the restless legs are gone. I’ve been doing this for about three months now. If I miss any doses, they return. So, I make sure to take them every day. Anyone out there suffering from this should definitely try it. It has really worked for me.

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  • Alexandra

    Another overlooked vitamin is K2. D3 optimizes calcium absorption. K2 directs calcium to where it needs to go–and keeps it where it doesn’t belong, such as your arteries. I’ve heard people say they’ve healed cavities with K2.

    My son is on the autism spectrum and he likes Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) baths. Calms him down.


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