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Magnesium Acts as a Natural Statin – Carolyn Dean MD ND

Hour One July 22, 2019
Hour One July 22, 2019

Statins are a group of powerful drugs that block a specific enzyme in the liver that helps make cholesterol. When that enzyme is blocked, cholesterol levels are lowered. That enzyme, however, does much more in the body than just make cholesterol, so when it is suppressed by statins there are far- ranging consequences.One major side effect that medicine acknowledges is elevated liver enzymes and disrupted liver function. If you take statins, you must have regular blood tests to look for liver damage. Stopping statins if your liver is damaged usually reverses the problem
Another acknowledged side effect, statin myopathy, is an iatrogenic (doctor-induced) condition that damages muscles and is entirely related to statin intake. Up to 20 percent of statin users can suffer muscle pain, tenderness, and weakness. But drug companies only report a 0.1 percent incidence of a type of muscle damage, called rhabdomyolysis, that is caused by statins, and therefore they can say muscle symptoms are rare. They ignore the one in five people who suffer their way through statin therapy, usually receiving other medications so that they can tolerate the statins’ side effects.
A well-known magnesium expert, Mildred Seelig, M.D., wrote a fascinating paper with Andrea Rosanoff, Ph.D., showing that magnesium acts by the same mechanisms as statin drugs to lower cholesterol.
Every metabolic activity in the body depends on enzymes. Making cholesterol, for example, requires a specific enzyme called HMG-CoA reductase. As it turns out, magnesium slows down this enzymatic reaction when cholesterol is present in sufficient quantities and speeds it up when we need more. HMG-CoA reductase is the same enzyme that statin drugs target and inhibit. The mechanisms are nearly the same; however, magnesium is the natural way that the body has evolved to control and balance cholesterol, whereas statin drugs are used to destroy the whole process.
If sufficient magnesium is present in the body, cholesterol will be limited to its necessary functions—the production of hormones and the maintenance of membranes—and will not be produced in excess. Remember, most of the cholesterol in the body is produced in the liver, so if it’s not needed, the body won’t produce it—but this mechanism depends on having sufficient magnesium.
It’s only in our present-day circumstances of magnesium- deficient soil, little magnesium in processed foods, and excessive intake of calcium and calcium-rich foods without supplementation of magnesium that cholesterol has become elevated in the population. If there is not enough magnesium to limit the activity of the cholesterol-converting enzyme, we are bound to make more cholesterol than is needed.
In their book The Magnesium Factor, Seelig and Rosanoff reported that eighteen human studies verified that magnesium supplements can have an extremely beneficial effect on lipids ultimately improving the overall function of the cardiovascular system.
Tonight on our internet based radio show, we’ll talk with Dr. Carolyn Dean about How Magnesium Acts as a Natural Statin along with a wide range of health topics and safe solutions. You will love hearing the beneficial interactions with our callers and hosts alike including the body/mind connection, identifying the ‘conflict’ in the ‘conflict basis’ of disease and much more!!
Set a reminder for today, 7pm Eastern, 4pm Pacific and join us for another wonderful, information-packed broadcast. If you yourself are unable to make the show, you have the option to email Dr. Dean and have your question or comment included in our MailBag Segment that is featured in Hour Two. Remember, the valuable information, suggestions, and insights about your health choices can always be discussed with your doctor, should you choose to do so.

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  1. How much magnesium should I take if I am not taking a statin? Recently I stopped taking Crestor. I have been on it since my first very small heart attack in 2007. I had another small heart attack in 2012. Since then I have lost 45 and changed to a gluten and dairy free diet with low amount of carbs and red meat. My cholesterol is 170 and both good and bad cholesterols are pretty good according to the internet recommendations for normal. My doc keeps wanting to add more mg of crestor and add zetia, am guessing for prevention? I have serious muscle issues and have for a few years. I am 2 mos. off of statin and my brain is more clear and I am seeing some improvements in my muscles. HELP!!?!

    • Hello, Tom!

      GINNEY emailing you – common question you have – and one that we can only point to in terms of what magnesium will do for you – the decision is yours and your doctors!

      What we recommend is ReMag -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBvF-ct_j2s
      Hopefully our radio presentation and youtube will answer your most common questions

    • Hello, Liz –
      To answer your question, ReMag is a 60,000ppm concentration of 99.99% pure elemental magnesium at the pico-meter size – meaning that it is small enough to go directly into the ion channels of the cells without having to be digested by the body!

      This makes it highly effective and wonderful for people who have chronic magnesium deficiencies – if you aren’t sure if you have one of the 65 most well recognized conditions you can review that information in Dr. Dean’s book n- 65 Conditions.

      You’ll want to take 1-2 tsp a day – start low and slow – protocol is in the product box when you order. You can also watch Dr. Dean’s youtube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBvF-ct_j2s for more info!

      1). ReMag is made using an exclusive process that stabilizes the ions of magnesium chloride that allows it to be 100% absorbed at the cellular level –
      2). ReMag comes in a liquid form and is very easy to use.
      3). ReMag can be used as a trans-dermal magnesium therapy – it doesn’t sting nor does it leave an oily residue on the skin or clothing.
      4). Because ReMag requires no digestion it is preferred by many individuals who may have digestive issues.
      5). ReMag has been shown to provide immediate relief of common magnesium deficiency symptoms [cramping, headaches, inflammation].
      6). ReMag has been shown to be highly successful in relieving symptoms associated with A-Fib.
      7). ReMag has been show to be an highly effective replacement therapy for individuals who require IV Magnesium.
      8). ReMag has a companion product, ReMyte Mineral Solution, which is also delivered to the cells with the same level of efficiency and supports the body in an equally judicious, comprehensive manner.

      Because of Dr. Dean’s high level of success with this product among consumers representing every age group, body type, health condition, geographic location, lifestyle choices, approach to physical fitness, and degree or level of wellness we know you can use the product with confidence as well.

    • Hello, Jan!

      To answer your question, ReMag is a 60,000ppm concentration of 99.99% pure elemental magnesium at the pico-meter size – meaning that it is small enough to go directly into the ion channels of the cells without having to be digested by the body!

      This makes it highly effective and wonderful for people who have chronic magnesium deficiencies – if you aren’t sure if you have one of the 65 most well recognized conditions you can review that information in Dr. Dean’s book n- 65 Conditions.

      You’ll want to take 1-2 tsp a day – start low and slow – protocol is in the product box when you order.

      Here is some more information you may like to have about ReMag

      1). ReMag is made using an exclusive process that stabilizes the ions of magnesium chloride that allows it to be 100% absorbed at the cellular level –
      2). ReMag comes in a liquid form and is very easy to use.
      3). ReMag can be used as a trans-dermal magnesium therapy – it doesn’t sting nor does it leave an oily residue on the skin or clothing.
      4). Because ReMag requires no digestion it is preferred by many individuals who may have digestive issues.
      5). ReMag has been shown to provide immediate relief of common magnesium deficiency symptoms [cramping, headaches, inflammation].
      6). ReMag has been shown to be highly successful in relieving symptoms associated with A-Fib.
      7). ReMag has been show to be an highly effective replacement therapy for individuals who require IV Magnesium.
      8). ReMag has a companion product, ReMyte Mineral Solution, which is also delivered to the cells with the same level of efficiency and supports the body in an equally judicious, comprehensive manner.

      Because of Dr. Dean’s high level of success with this product among consumers representing every age group, body type, health condition, geographic location, lifestyle choices, approach to physical fitness, and degree or level of wellness we know you can use the product with confidence as well.

    • Hello, Ron!

      To answer your question, ReMag is a 60,000ppm concentration of 99.99% pure elemental magnesium at the pico-meter size – meaning that it is small enough to go directly into the ion channels of the cells without having to be digested by the body!

      This makes it highly effective and wonderful for people who have chronic magnesium deficiencies – if you aren’t sure if you have one of the 65 most well recognized conditions you can review that information in Dr. Dean’s book n- 65 Conditions.

      You’ll want to take 1-2 tsp a day – start low and slow – protocol is in the product box when you order.

      Here is some more information you may like to have about ReMag

      1). ReMag is made using an exclusive process that stabilizes the ions of magnesium chloride that allows it to be 100% absorbed at the cellular level –
      2). ReMag comes in a liquid form and is very easy to use.
      3). ReMag can be used as a trans-dermal magnesium therapy – it doesn’t sting nor does it leave an oily residue on the skin or clothing.
      4). Because ReMag requires no digestion it is preferred by many individuals who may have digestive issues.
      5). ReMag has been shown to provide immediate relief of common magnesium deficiency symptoms [cramping, headaches, inflammation].
      6). ReMag has been shown to be highly successful in relieving symptoms associated with A-Fib.
      7). ReMag has been show to be an highly effective replacement therapy for individuals who require IV Magnesium.
      8). ReMag has a companion product, ReMyte Mineral Solution, which is also delivered to the cells with the same level of efficiency and supports the body in an equally judicious, comprehensive manner.

      Because of Dr. Dean’s high level of success with this product among consumers representing every age group, body type, health condition, geographic location, lifestyle choices, approach to physical fitness, and degree or level of wellness we know you can use the product with confidence as well.

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