Magnesium & Detoxing

The idea of detoxing has become a popular concept over the last few years and Magnesium can help you achieve optimal results.

Magnesium can be utilised in our bodies to facilitate the release of heavy metals as well as chemical toxins. One of the main antioxidants which combats heavy metal poisoning (lead, arsenic and mercury) is called glutathione and it cannot function at all without magnesium.

Keeping up your magnesium levels provides protection against the retention of these dangerous substances, especially in cases such as the more debilitating ageing diseases. We each have around 50 trillion cells and each cell communicates with every other cell! It’s pretty amazing, bigger than Telstra’s network, that’s for sure! Each of those cells is surrounded by what is called a cellular membrane. Up to very recently, it was believed that the ‘brain’ of the cell was the nucleus, and to a lesser extent, the DNA.

However, recent discoveries both in neuroscience as well as in cellular biology (in particular, the work of Dr Bruce Lipton) demonstrate that the cellular membrane is in fact the (mem)brain!

The membrane is something of a filter, through which certain substances can pass through easily, others with difficulty and some not at all. The cellular membrane permeability (penetration potential) is dependent upon, drum roll please…. magnesium!

If there is adequate magnesium, then toxins can leave the inside of the cell by passing through the cell membrane where they can then be transported out of the body (detox). Equally, the cell can receive nutrition from outside such as glucose and hormones.

Interestingly, when you have too much calcium there is a ‘calcification’ of the cell membrane which reduces the permeability.

In summary, your cells can retain toxins for a very long time. When you raise your magnesium levels you increase the permeability of the cellular membrane so that the toxins can pass through. In some people this can manifest as a pimple breakout (detox). The good news is that the magnesium will also dry up the pimple and within a short time, the skin will be clean, clear and rosy.