Interviewer: Can you talk about magnesium and why that is so important to overall health?
Max Motyka: Magnesium, and I was telling some people this earlier, this here through the end of October is accounted for 40.6 of Albion sales. Which is a startling number because we've got calcium. We've got Zinc and Magnesium and all these.
Magnesium is involved in over 300 enzyme reactivities or activites within your body. It's involved in things, forming energy ATP which you need for the cell, energy. It allows you to muscle contract and things like that. It has effects on the cardio vascular system. It has effects on the inflammatory process in the body. It is needed for proper insulin function. If you don't have a good intake of magnesium you could start developing insulin resistance which leads to type two diabetes and metabolic syndrome and type two diabetes is a major problem today.
Max: It's involved in mental function. Nervous function, muscle contraction, glucose metabolism. Basically everything in your body pretty much has magnesium involved in one form or another.
Interviewer: Can you talk about the relationship between magnesium and calcium?
Max: There's always been a lot of misinformation out there because people say there's this specific number that you need this amount of calcium to this amount of magnesium. Truthfully everybody's a little different because some people drink, some people are under stress. All these things cause different requirements.
The one thing that really is important relative to the inner action, physiologically between magnesium and calcium is that you really need magnesium to help regulate the thing so that you get proper calcium absorption. Also because of the inner play of the magnesium with the parathyroid which is a really important aspect of calcium and magnesium metabolism. The parathyroid has to have enough magnesium so that it does things, it allows the bones to take in and build new bone cells and healthy bone cells. Magnesium calcium interplay in several areas but mostly in the area of regulating calcium intake, absorption and utilization.
You have hypomagnasiumia you're probably going to end up having major problems with your bones. You'll probably end up getting osteoporosis, secondary to that.
Interviewer: It seems so many people are advised to take calcium supplements especially women. If they're not getting magnesium are (inaudible 02:58) what's the calcium doing?
Max: It's not going to be good because calcium will get absorbed but you're intent to utilize it properly you will have a greater tendency to develop kidney stones and things like that if you don't have magnesium. The regulation takes place with the parathyroid is really important. When you don't have magnesium you're not going to use the calcium properly.