Managing Inflammation and Pain With Magnesium

May 31, 2015 Updated: June 24, 2015

Is there a correlation between magnesium deficiency, inflammation, and certain diseases and ailments? Does magnesium play a crucial roll in immunity and anti-inflammatory? 

Inflammation is the activation of the immune system in response to infection, irritation, or injury. Characterized by an influx of white blood cells, redness, heat, swelling, pain, and dysfunction of the organs involved, inflammation has different names when it appears in different parts of the body.

Most allergy and asthma sufferers are familiar with rhinitis (inflammation of the nose), sinusitis (inflammation of the sinuses), and asthma (inflammation of the airways), but inflammation is also behind arthritis (inflammation of the joints), dermatitis (inflammation of the skin), and so on.

Spirulina will make a difference in a host of chronic diseases. (baibaz/iStock)

The primary objective of acute inflammation is to localize and eradicate the irritant and repair the surrounding tissue but this completely changes in chronic low-grade inflammatory states.

Chronic low-grade inflammation is one of the characteristics of the metabolic syndrome and interferes with insulin physiology. Ignorance has prevailed over the interrelationship between muscular lipid accumulation, chronic inflammation, and insulin resistance because the central mediating factor is magnesium. It is magnesium that modulates cellular events involved in inflammation.

When magnesium levels fall researchers note a profound increase of inflammatory cytokines present, along with increased levels of histamine.

Magnesium Deficiency Causes Chronic Inflammation

Magnesium deficiency causes and underpins chronic inflammatory buildups. This concept is intriguing because it suggests a fundamentally simpler way of warding off disease. 

Instead of different treatments for heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and colon cancer, we apply a single inflammation-reducing remedy that would prevent or treat these and other deadly diseases.

The key words here are “prevent” or “treat,” but please notice the word is not cure. Though magnesium is a cure for many of our ailments, full treatment protocols are recommended with magnesium chloride as the top protocol item.

It is a protocol of basic items like magnesium, iodine, alpha lipoic acid, sodium bicarbonate, sodium thiosulfate, whole food vitamin C, natural vitamin D from the sun, spirulina, and some other important items like purified water that will make a difference in a host of chronic diseases.

Inflammation and systemic stress are central attributes of many pathological conditions. In magnesium we have found a potent medicinal that is effective across a wide range of pathologies. Pharmaceutical companies need look no further than the seashore, which contains millions of tons of magnesium chloride, the perfect anti-inflammatory agent.

Magnesium deficiencies feed the fires of inflammation and pain. (-M-I-S-H-A-/iStock)


It could very well be, but we most likely will not know it until we suddenly have cardiac arrest. Researchers recognize a silent kind of inflammation. This type of internal inflammation has an insidious nature and is the culprit behind diabetes and heart disease.

The chronic and continuous low-level stress that silent inflammation places on the body’s defense systems often results in an immune-system breakdown. Magnesium deficiency is a parallel silent insult happening at the core of our physiology. Magnesium deficiencies feed the fires of inflammation and pain.