Magnesium: Notes from Peter

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For decades, various Magnesium products have been something that we believe it. The owner of Peter’s Choice personally discovered the many benefits in taking magnesium. He has written about the importance of Magnesium several times.

A few quotes from his article called “Magnesium: Miracles in Minutes” gives examples and miracle results and discoveries that he has noticed over the years with friends and family taking the supplement.

Here is part of this article from the man who started it all here at Peter’s Choice:

Magnesium is the most important mineral in the body.

Magnesium activates over 300 different biochemical reactions in your body all necessary for your body to function properly.

All other major minerals are dependent upon magnesium being present in order to function. This includes calcium, potassium and sodium. Of these, magnesium is by far the most important.

Contrary to common belief, magnesium deficiency is very common even among those who supplement it regularly.”

The reason for this, is that the stress of modern lifestyle depletes magnesium reserves far more rapidly than was previously realized.

Calcium, a major mineral, needs magnesium in order to assimilate into the body. Calcium, however, should never be taken on its own. Otherwise it will pull magnesium out of body in order to assimilate. This creates a magnesium deficiency and the person will feel worse. This occurs with people who drink milk. Milk is about 8 calcium to 1 magnesium and it will create a magnesium deficiency. Excess calcium in the body will result in calcium deposits such as gallstones, kidney stones, calcium deposits on joints (often called arthritis). All of these have been known to disappear after taking extra magnesium, especially the drink form.”


Calcium and Magnesium work together. However, modern stresses whether chemical, environmental or mental, quickly deplete magnesium reserves, (which is often depleted faster than calcium reserves). This often causes a magnesium deficiency and the resultant symptoms of internal stress even when the person takes magnesium supplements. Extra magnesium can often mean the whole difference between a stressed body and a completely relaxed one. Magnesium is totally safe. If you take too much of it the body will flush it out. The worst that can happen is that you will get diarrhea. It has no other side effects. The body needs it. 

Magnesium is an essential nutrient. Without sufficient magnesium, the body will not work properly and you will end up with the symptoms described earlier. By drinking a magnesium drink (and I developed supplements especially for that), these symptoms will gradually and mysteriously disappear. This will occur even if you only take a small amount of it. Magnesium will work in spite of drugs and medication. Just try it. It is safe. It will work for you.

Magnesium activates an enzyme located in all cell membranes. This enzyme controls the balance of sodium and potassium, keeping sodium in the fluid outside the cells and potassium inside the cells. Such a balance is essential for normal water balance, nerve cell activity and cellular energy production. Without sufficient cellular magnesium, potassium will be rapidly excreted from the body creating a potassium deficiency and resulting in fatigue, heat exhaustion and weakness.

PMS is basically a magnesium deficiency. You can handle this deficiency with the water-soluble magnesium and the symptoms disappear. Too much calcium and not enough magnesium cause PMS. This results in premature aging caused by the calcification of the female body parts. Taking the magnesium drink will totally reverse this condition. The magnesium in water will gradually dissolve the solidified calcium and help to assimilate it or to expel it from the body if the calcium is not needed.

Magnesium and calcium work together to control muscle action. Calcium tenses (tightens) the muscles, magnesium relaxes the muscles. With insufficient magnesium, the muscles stay tense, causing a cramp in the muscle. This could happen when you have too much calcium and too little magnesium. 

To handle magnesium deficiency, it is best to take magnesium on its own without calcium. Then only when the deficiency is handled, go back onto calcium and magnesium together. Stay alert for any need for extra magnesium or better yet take some on a regular basis.”

Magnesium is essential for the proper functioning of the nervous system. Without sufficient magnesium, the nerve cells cannot give or receive messages, and become excitable and highly reactive. This causes the person to become highly sensitive and highly nervous. Noises will seem excessively loud and person will jump at sudden sounds like a door slamming and will generally be nervous and on edge. Lights can appear to be too bright.

Magnesium deficiency can cause insomnia (inability to sleep), waking up with muscle Spasms, cramps, tension and feeling uncomfortable. Most of these will disappear on drinking magnesium.

This all sounds too good to be true, but we find it fascinating that such a simple nutrient could have such a profound effect that benefits the body so well.

Come into the shop and brows our vast selection of magnesium products. Our newest being our very own Peter’s Choice Magnesium Carbonate that comes in 8oz – which is priced under $10!!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Peter Gillham

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