CP: How are you doing this beautiful Monday morning?
HCFC: Awesome, it actually feels good to have less joint pain. Don’t tell me that only three days of fish oil does that
That would be a lie. It is actually the fact that you cut out grains and soy from your diet, those foods are pro-inflammatory. If you cut inflammation down, and introduce an anti-inflammatory nutrient as fish oil, pain will subside. What else have you noticed.
HCFC: Loads more energy and according to my peers…better mood.
CP: Yes, to be expected.
CP: It only takes a 40% drop in EFA levels to induce depression. That is Ireland, and the U.K.. have the greatest depression rates in the Western World. You cannot have optimal levels of the feel good neurotransmitter serotonin unless you have enough Omega 3s. Take this home, fat people are depressed people, like your soon to be ex-friend Debbie. I am utterly convinced that fish oil is the most important supplement to get depressed people off their duff and into the gym. That is why the U.S. Army is is now supplementing its troops with 3 grams a day of Omega 3. They estimate it will make depression and suicide rates plummet.
The brain cannot work optimally without enough Omega 3. If you take Omega 3s while watching Jerry Springer or reruns of Gilligan’s Island, you can resist the IQ lowering effects of those shows.
HCFC: So you are telling me that being depressed is not a sign of Prozac deficiency?
CP: You are a fast learner Grasshopper.
HCFC: Thank you Sifu. Ok, what about the magnesium deficiency?
CP: Your red blood cell magnesium is 3.5 mg/dL. The range is 4.2 to 6.8 mg/dL. From experience, people score far healthier on other key health elements such as fasting morning insulin and fasting morning glucose when the magnesium are closer to 6.8 mg/dL. I actually think that the goal should be a minimum of 6.4 mg/dL.
HCFC: But my serum magnesium is within range!
CP: That means zilch. It will be only low if you are going to die very shortly or if you hang out more than 6 hours with Debbie. Stress hormones such as catecholamines lower magnesium…
HCFC: What is the next step?
CP: You are going to take Über Mag at 4 capsules at each of the last two meals of every day. You are also going to two squirts of Topical Mag behind the knees every night, right before bed time.
Restoring magnesium levels has helped many ailments from autism to insulin
resistance. The limiting factor has always been absorption and utilization.
Over the years, I have accumulated extensive research and experience in
restoring magnesium levels, which has led to the development of Übermag,
which is a combination of four different magnesium complexes:
Magnesium taurate (50 mg)
magnesium glycinate (50 mg), magnesium fumarate (25 mg)
magnesium orotate (25 mg)
HCFC: Why those four chelates?
Magnesium Taurate is not simply a blend of the two materials but rather a fully-reacted amino acid-mineral complex. Unlike other magnesium preparations, it is very unlikely to cause gastro-intestinal distress. Research shows that magnesium and the amino acid, taurine, have some
interchangeable and synergistic roles.
Magnesium helps to regulate taurine
absorption while taurine can replace some of magnesium¹s functions when
magnesium is deficient. Both taurine and magnesium are known to optimize cellmembrane function particularly with regards to regulating the heart’s
rhythm. Both nutrients exert sedative effects and lower the excitability of
nerve cells . This combination works
well to calm individuals.
Magnesium Glycinate is also an amino acid-mineral complex. Again
it is a fully-reacted complex and not simply a blend of the two materials.
It has been shown to support ATP production, thus impacting energy
levels. Magnesium glycinate is particularly recommended for improving muscle contractility and relaxation, promoting healthy nerve conduction, intestinal motility, bone mineralization, and preventing muscle cramps. This chelate has a high affinity for the liver and muscles.
Magnesium fumarate could be considered the energy production
magnesium, as it is the salt of a naturally occurring organic acid, fumaric
acid, which is also one of the key intermediates in the tricarboxylic acid
cycle for organic acid biosynthesis. It is recognized as an important
stress-fighter. Because it is involved in the Krebs cycle, it contributes to
efficient ATP production. Macronutrients (protein, fats, and carbs) cannot
produce energy efficiently without this type of magnesium.
Magnesium orotate is magnesium bound to orotic acid.
Magnesium orotate has been shown to support the heart¹s ability to endure and recover from
chronic and acute stressors. This form of magnesium produces an effect through a variety of mechanisms such as: maintenance of normal glycogen stores, inducing protein synthesis,
optimizing both ATP levels and improving contractile function. Magnesium orotate is also invaluable at mitigating cortisol response from the
sympathetic nervous system.
Übermag restores magnesium levels rapidly as it targets multiple
tissues, and by its very design improves absorption and intestinal tolerance
HCFC: Nice chemistry lecture professor, but how is it going to help me lean out?
CP: Three main reasons:
1. You will sleep better. The less you sleep the more insulin resistant you become. Better sleep means return to insulin sensitivity.
2. Magnesium helps restore insulin sensitivity directly by influencing the number and sensitivity of insulin site receptors.
3. You will be less anxious. Less anxiety, less cortisol, less cortisol, less insulin being made, more growth being made, less cortisol, more thyroid hormone being made. So being less anxious sets up a beneficial hormonal cascade that makes you the end leaner.
HCFC: Great to hear, the last time I had great night sleep, Clinton was in office.
CP: You mean the one who came out with the expression “Close, but no cigar’?
HCFC: Before we go, why not use just more of the orals, why use a topical?
CP: The topical magnesium bypasses the GI tract system. Most people who need to lose weight have compromised guts. Making it go through the skin, in my experience, restores the magnesium levels much faster.
HCFC: What is my homework for tonight?