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Magnesium deficiency syndrome

Magnesium deficiency syndrome (MDS) is one of the most undiagnosed conditions these days, according to some medical experts. There are several reasons for this fact, including the improper interpretation of magnesium levels and failure to see the symptoms as caused by the lack of magnesium in the body cells.

Even when the doctors realize the fact their patient is suffering from MDS, the best they offer is usually to prescribe some magnesium supplements. The supplement dose itself often does not cure the problem, since there is not sufficient amount of this element to compensate. Most supplements contain about 300mg of magnesium, but to improve the deficiency a person should take at least twice as much.

Potential Problems Caused by Magnesium Deficiency

Many different symptoms can be associated with the MDS. The conditions that might appear as the consequence of magnesium deficiency are: depression, Parkinsonism, many headaches, migraine, epilepsy, confusion, weakness, ataxia etc. Some experts believe that lack of magnesium in the cells may lead to chronic fatigue syndrome, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), diabetes, asthma, preeclampsia, osteoporosis or even a stroke.

Magnesium Supplements

Magnesium is very important for the well being and normal functioning of the human body. It affects the body on micro and macro level and human metabolism won’t be functional without this mineral.

Magnesium is quite often used as the supplement, usually in the form of magnesium citrate powder, tablets or capsules. Because of the poor absorption from the digestive tract it is hard to predict the amount of magnesium in the blood. Even if there is sufficient amount of this mineral in the blood, it might still be some magnesium missing for your cells and causing health problems.

Additionally, the therapy should last for several months, in order to solve the magnesium deficit.

Transdermal application of magnesium chloride might solve all these problems. It can be applied to the skin and your body will get the magnesium that is needed, without any difficulties. Magnesium chloride can be used as the sea salt bath in balneotherapy (since it comes from the oceans and seas). You will need plenty of sea salt for this purpose, and many naturalists suggest using 5 to 10 cups of sea salt to bath in it.

Magnesium chloride might also be rehydrated and used to massage the affected areas of the body, similar to some oils. Let the principles of Meridian and energy systems guide you: by massaging your legs and feet, you will work on your lymph system. If you massage you neck and shoulders, you should be able to alleviate the stress, and the massage of the abdomen will improve your digestive system.

Intravenous use of magnesium chloride is also a possibility, but it must be performed by qualified medical personnel after the consultation with your doctor.

It is recommended to use daily on the skin or three times per week, if you bath in it. To ensure proper solution of your magnesium deficiency you should use magnesium chloride for about two months. It can also be used whenever you want to relieve some stress or tension.


Potential problem might be the rash in people sensitive to magnesium chloride. Stop using this supplement until rash resolves and then start the treatment again, and your skin will eventually get used to it.

People suffering from kidney problems should not use these supplements. Overdose of magnesium is very rare with the use of magnesium chloride, but potentially, it might cause arrhythmias, muscle problems or decrease of reflexes.

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