Wojtek is a blood and bone corpse. During the day, an exemplary, tireless worker, then - the soul of the company, with which one could visit during one evening, more than one pub, not one club. In a word, KING OF LIFE. Each integration and delegation was an opportunity for him to solidify his position among friends. For years, nothing was fundamentally happening, he lived according to the principle - first work, then play. Unfortunately, the king of life came to the E.R one evening. Poor friends took him there. And they did very well. It turned out that Wojtek had severe tachycardia!
The situation was dealt with quite quickly. An experienced doctor after giving the patient a few questions and getting the answer he nodded and smiled slightly.
- Oh, we have a partyer's heart here. I can see from the results that you flew magnesium and hence those heart gallops. You have to take care of the electrolytes and everything should be fine
- But doctor, how did "magnesium" fly? What does he have to do with this? - Wojtek asked, surprised.
- You did not hear about electrolytes? Magnesium is one of them, basically the most important one.
- I still do not understand - Wojtek was confused.
- It's very simple - patiently explained the doctor - If you say that without water there is no life I'll tell you this: Magnesium is the king of life. Think about it - said departing doctor.
Magnesium is one of the six key macro elements that make up 99% of the minerals in our body. Magnesium helps build bones, makes nerves even able to function and is key to ... producing energy from food.
Without magnesium, the human body is not able to function on the molecular and cellular level, our muscles would be constantly and maximally shrunken, and this mineral regulates over 300 biochemical processes taking place in the body.
Understandably, therefore, it has a powerful therapeutic meaning in the treatment of various diseases, from very trivial to severe and critical accidents, just like cardiac arrhythmias that happened to Wojtek.
The role of magnesium in the body is invaluable, which is why the doctor described him as the king of life. Well, did you know that magnesium is even needed to ... create your RNA and DNA?
In which diseases can magnesium help?
List of ailments, which treatment is supported by magnesium is really long. An example of such is, for example tetany. Here we will focus briefly on other diseases where magnesium has been shown to be a key element of effective treatment or prevention.
The correlation of the king of life with osteoporosis has been studied very closely and among the four populations. It turned out that in each of them the positive effect of the magnesium "saturation" on the bone density was confirmed. Here it is easier to present the negative effects that lack of this mineral carries for the scaffolding of our body.
In other studies, it has been proven that the constant and regular supply of magnesium to the body helps very much against loss of bone mass and protects against potential osteoporosis.
Magnesium and depression
Already 30 years ago it was proven during extensive research that ALL who were depressed (nearly 500 people were examined at that time) had extreme magnesium deficiencies in the body. Currently, doctors are increasingly recommending appropriate drugs and supplements based on magnesium to combat depression - something that seemed unreal even a dozen years ago. Magnesium for depression? Exactly!
Moreover, although depression is generally treated with antidepressants, they unfortunately have side effects. Magnesium does not have such. It may be surprising that magnesium not only helped to treat depression with classical pharmacological methods, but it was just as effective as them.
The role of magnesium in the prevention of this disease has been tentatively mentioned in the textbooks of academic medicine from 100 years ago. Nowadays, research has confirmed that the great-grandparents of current doctors were on the right track.
It turned out that magnesium greatly improves glucose transport, regulates hormones and significantly supports metabolism associated with carbohydrates, a popular "sugar".
High doses of magnesium are able to significantly reduce the risk of developing hypertension, which has been examined at one time for 30,000. adults, healthy men (Harvard School of Public Health). The test results also show that the right amount of fiber in the diet is great in the prevention of hypertension.
Magnesium is key to the proper functioning of the heart. Together with potassium, calcium and sodium, it is the basis for the healthy functioning of the circulatory system. These are electrolytes. Research in this area clearly demonstrated that those who maintained high levels of magnesium in the blood were well protected from atherosclerosis. Some doctors say that myocardial infarction is practically no different in its mechanism of originating from calf contraction and they believe that magnesium supply in a suitable way is able to protect the heart against post-infarction changes.
A relatively fresh discovery tells us that magnesium is very helpful in immediate remedies or even in the treatment of asthmatic attacks. The mechanism is that this precious mineral "relaxes" the muscles responsible for breathing. It works as a calcium antagonist. Interestingly, magnesium helps even in severe cases of asthma and more and more often begins to be used in ICU and E.R. branches.
Magnesium is good for everything.
We could exchange endless illnesses and ailments in which magnesium treatment or prevention works miracles. Its widespread availability, no side effects (it is very difficult to overdose it naturally - in food) and the extraordinary effectiveness is undeniable arguments to reach for this key mineral for health. The more so that, according to estimates, most people have his shortcomings.
And how did Wojtek finish? Pretty good - he was up the next day. The additional examinations he had in the hospital confirmed that if he was healthy, he would sooner or later be able to bring real problems to his exhaustive lifestyle.
He listened to the advice of a doctor, limited stimulants, introduced a lot of magnesium-rich foods into the diet, and decided to transfer excess energy and free time to other pleasures 😉