Category Archives: Minerals for Health and Healing

Magnesium for Mitochondrial Health

Majid Ali, M.D. Mitochondria are structures in the cells that generate ATP energy. Magnesium is essential for mitochondrial health. Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is the cellular energy currency. In health, the concentration of ATP in respiring cells is considerably higher than that of its precursors, adenosine biphosphate (ADP) and adenosine monophosphate (AMP). During periods of heightened energy demands, ATP is hydrolyzed

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Magnesium – Looking Through Oxygen’s Prism

Majid Ali, M.D. Magnesium is an excellent case for looking at nutrition through the prism of oxygen homeostasis. It serves both as the primal liberator of oxygen and one of its chief lieutenants in the initial cellular energetics. Thus, the case study of magnesium offers crucially important insights into the fundamentals of the health/dis-ease/disease continuum, and sheds light on myriad

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Magnesium for Heart Health

  Majid Ali, M.D. A large body of data showing a relationship between low dietary intake of magnesium and the incidence of cardiac arrhythmias, sudden death, atherogenesis, ischemic coronary artery disease, hypertension, and stroke has been reviewed.106-108 Furthermore, low serum magnesium levels have been associated with coronary vasospasm, hypertension, and sudden death. In experimental studies, magnesium plays several regulatory roles

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