What Could Be Blocking Magnesium Absorption

by Denise
(Baytown, TX US)

So, Neat testing is the "most" accurate ? The reasons its not accurate is only because Magnesium flucuates so frequently? Are there any other reasons why it is not as effective as it needs to be ?

What problems exist that would make oral or topical Magnesium ineffective, but IV Magnesium Sulfate effective ? What other problem exist that effect magnesium usage ? I know for a fact I have severe Magnesium Dificiency/Depletion, even in ER for Low Mag and Pot. Testing through 1 percent plasma Magesium was low. With Late Stage Lyme Disease Ive been in bed since Feb 2002. After IV Magnesium and oral liquid potassium I had energy and was out of bed for the first time since 2002, but even takig supplements in those five days and for 6 months after Ive been back in bed after those 5 days. Im just trying to figure it out. Doctors wont treat since Im borderline low with 1 percent plasma. Just looking for a accurate answer.

Thank you...

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Your question is completely confusing. Please clarify..
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Denise,

I'd be happy to help you, but your questions are entirely confusing to me. First of all, I don't know what Neat testing is.

When it comes to magnesium testing, there is:

1) Serum Magnesium Levels (just simply called a magnesium blood test and is what is done in hospitals)
2) RBC Magnesium Levels
3) Intracellular magnesium levels (Exatest)
4) Magnesium Retention Test

I even Googled 'Neat Testing Magnesium' and it gave me nothing, so I don't know what you are talking about. And when you say that you have "Testing through 1 percent plasma Magnesium was low", that also makes no sense to me. Do you mean simply the magnesium blood test? Are you calling it '1% plasma' because it tests the 1% of magnesium in your body that is in your plasma? If so, it's just called 'magnesium blood testing'. No one will understand what you mean if you talk about "1% plasma testing", it's just called a plain old blood test.

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Next, oral and topical magnesium DO work, you probably just weren't taking enough. Please read my page on Magnesium Dosage. Some people need HUGE amounts of magnesium, and unless you were taking magnesium many times a day in small amounts throughout the day and taking the right kind, then it's unlikely that you were taking nearly enough to even come close to resolving a severe magnesium deficiency.

The only thing that could potentially be 'blocking' magnesium absorption is a lack of fat in your diet. Healthy fats like Omega 3 fatty acids, butter, olive oil, etc actually 'activate' many nutrients. Most people THINK that they get plenty of fat or even far too much fat when they really get VERY little in comparison to what our ancestors (or other cultures) ate. In Italy, a typical healthy person would include almost 8 OUNCES of olive oil in their diet every day!

Our ancestors ate loads of butter, cream and grass fed animal fat. In fact, despite our desire for 'lean' cuts of meat, when given a choice, our hunter ancestors would usually hunt the largest fattest animals in order to get the fattiest cuts of meat. If you don't think that you are 'absorbing' magnesium well, then think about your fat intake- or lack of it as being a factor...

Kerri Knox RN

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
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Magnesium Deficiency & Poor Absorption
by: Ashish

Hi Denise, I hope you have recovered the Magnesium deficiency by now. After reading your post, I could relate that my father is going through exactly same symptoms.

We have been giving him Magnesium supplements however it leads to some nausea & bloating in the stomach. In spite of giving magnesium supplements, the magnesium count is falling down in the blood tests. We also got him a shot of Vitamin D for better absorption (that was low too). We have also got almost all tests done and resulted clean.

Can you please help and guide me with the diagnosis you got and the treatment you took?

I would really appreciate your response.


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