Calcium and Magnesium Must Be Balanced
Since calcium and magnesium depend on each other to be assimilated into your body, they should be taken together. Take them alone only to correct an imbalance.
Too much calcium will block magnesium absorption, resulting in many severe health conditions.
- Calcium excites nerves - magnesium calms them down.
- Calcium makes muscles contract - magnesium enables them to relax.
You experience this with every heart beat and breath.
America has the highest rate of milk consumption and calcium supplementation, yet the highest occurrence of osteoporosis (calcium loss) in the Western world. Quite evident from the statistics, here's a few facts about high-calcium intake:
- Taking more calcium will not fix a calcium deficiency
- Taking more calcium can cause a magnesium deficiency
- Taking more magnesium will fix a calcium deficiency, and fix a magnesium deficiency too.
Magnesium is a critical nutrient for over 325 enzyme reactions in your body, from energy production to cholesterol control.
Magnesium helps the body absorb and transport calcium into your bones, making them stronger and more flexible.
Magnesium is useful in preventing unwanted calcification in the kidney, bladder and in the joints.
About 50% of total body magnesium is in your bones, the rest is in your muscles, red blood cells and the other tissues.
Sea-Relief is a unique, high magnesium bicarbonate supplement, providing much greater potency (about 50% bioavailable) than most other forms of magnesium (less than 10%).
Magnesium bicarbonate exists naturally in a few pristine, mountain water sources at about 500 ppm. Sea Relief has a concentration of about 50,000 ppm - more than 100 times the amount of Magnesium Bicarbonate as any other natural source or magnesium bicarbonate water.
What Depletes Your Magnesium?
Our modern lifestyle stresses (emotional and environmental) deplete magnesium reserves far more rapidly than was previously realized.
The following is a list of magnesium depletors - the more dominant they are in your life, the more magnesium you need to supplement.
|Alcohol ||High sodium diet|
|Pain killers ||Low thyroid|
|Coffee ||Medical drugs (wide range)|
|Cola-type sodas ||Mental stress|
|Diuretics ||Physical stress|
|High calcium diet ||Sugar|
|High carbohydrate diet ||Tobacco|
|High perspiration ||Environment (air, soil, water) |
Aluminum (in food & drink containers, baking powder, antiperspirants) blocks many normal magnesium functions.
Unfortunately, a staple of our society's diet is white flour, and 85% of its magnesium has been removed.