Magnesium and Calcium
Magnesium and calcium supplementation is recommended to everyone concerned about the radiation exposure from Fukushima. Nuclear particles do have a strong propensity to bind with DNA and that is why we see cancers develop, even after low exposure, and that is also why we see drops in fertility and the onset of sterility. The though is new to the health area and a dose suggested to be for dosages of 800 mg of calcium and 450 mg of magnesium taken daily.
Why should one be taking much more magnesium! Magnesium repletion produced rapid disappearance of the periosteal tumours. Magnesium is a vital mineral who's importance and cannot stressed enough, whose lack leaves us open to not only radioactive damages but also those from heavy metals and thousands of chemicals that we are commonly exposed to.
Researchers from Japan's National Cancer Center in Tokyo have found that an increased intake of magnesium reduces a man's risk of colon cancer by over 50%. Aleksandrowicz et al in Poland conclude that inadequacy of magnesium and antioxidants are important risk factors in predisposing to leukemias.
Magnesium deficiency is carcinogenic, and in the case of solid tumors, a high level of supplemented magnesium inhibits carcinogenesis. Magnesium, which is required for the activation of more than 300 enzymes in the body and for the use/uptake of some/important vitamins and minerals, and required for normal function and structure of the arteries, heart, kidneys, bone, and for the neuromuscular system Magnesium is also needed for calcium absorption, iodine in thyroid function, iron in blood oxygen exchange, and chromium in blood sugar regulation.
The decline in the minerals content of many plants is the result of a steady deterioration in soil, air, and water quality. Environmental changes that have lead to a increase in depletion of minerals and other inorganic compounds from our food.
The importance of the minerals present in sea vegetables is increasing and now more important to humans and animals than ever before . The 1997 edition of Food Composition Handbook shows a
25-50% decline in the vitamin and mineral content of foods since the last survey done in 1975. Seaweed contain high amounts of calcium and phosphorous and are extremely high in magnesium, iron, iodine and sodium.
Magnesium ions stabilize structures of proteins, nucleic acids, and cell membranes by binding to the macromolecule's surface and promote specific structural or catalytic activities of proteins, enzymes, or ribozymes. .
Magnesium ions' synergetic effects on the active site geometry, may affect the polymerase closing/opening trends and therefor used as anti-ageing. Distinct structural features of DNA, such as the curvature of dA tracts, are important in the recognition, packaging, and regulation of DNA and Physiologically relevant concentrations of magnesium have been found to enhance these.
Magnesium, an essential metal that is important in the normal functioning of DNA alters the tumorigenic [tumor-causing] process when it interacts with heavy metals, which are damaging DNA molecules.
The anti-colon-cancer effects of calcium are linked to magnesium levels, reports a 2008 study.
Researchers from Vanderbilt University found that low ratios of the minerals were associated with reduced risk of colorectal cancer, according to findings presented at the Seventh Annual American Association for Cancer Research International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research. The most recent Harvard study on the topic, published in October 2001, looked at dairy product intake among 20,885 men and found men consuming the most dairy products had about 32% higher risk of developing prostate cancer than those consuming the least..
Demographic and other studies have shown an increased cancer rate in regions with low magnesium levels in soil and drinking water, and the same for selenium. In Egypt the cancer rate was only about 10% of that in Europe and America. In the rural fellah it was practically non-existent.The main difference was an extremely high magnesium intake of 2.5 to 3g in these cancer-free populations, ten times more than in most western countries.Links