Magnesium - we have heard that Magnesium is essential in helping with cellular energy.
There is a key pathway into the cells and out of the cells, the Mitochondria specifically, and that pathway is called the BICARBONATE pathway.
(brief reference, but technical: https://reactome.org/content/detail/R-HSA-425381 )
Athletes have used SODIUM BICARBONATE prior to extreme exercise...Respiratory oxidation in the mitochondria produces carbon dioxide (CO2) as a waste product. CO2 is in equilibrium with bicarbonate (HCO3-) and is the body's central pH buffering system. HCO3- is charged so cannot move across membranes unaided. The bicarbonate transport proteins move bicarbonate across the membrane. There are 14 genes which encode these transport proteins in mammals.
One works out and one experiences LACTIC acid build up and potentially muscle CRAMPS and PAIN - the muscles just wont contract and relax properly when the ionic chemistry is out of balance - IONIC chemistry refers to the electric charges that are present across the cells. Charges allow for TRANSPORT or movement of chemicals and nutrients..
Plagued by muscle ticks, then the headaches, leg cramps, and foot pain?
Then the problems with appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and weakness?
How about numbness, tingling, seizures, personality changes (anxiety), abnormal heart rhythms, and coronary (heart muscle) spasms?
Is one experiencing chest tightness or a peculiar sensation that one can’t take a deep breath? Possibly sighing a lot?
Feeling zips, zaps and vibratory sensations?
Difficulty swallowing or a lump in the throat-especially provoked by eating sugar; Photophobia (can't be in bright light comfortably, blurred vision, and having difficulty adjusting to oncoming bright headlights in the absence of eye disease; and loud noise sensitivity?
Having insomnia, anxiety, hyperactivity and restlessness with constant movement, and panic attacks?
Getting salt cravings, experiencing both carbohydrate cravings and carbohydrate intolerance, especially of chocolate, and ladies how about breast tenderness without being pregnant?
Are these signs appearing:
- sensitive to noise,
- apprehensive and
or these signs?
- Clouded thinking,
- marked depression and
- terrifying hallucinations
Although the symptoms and issues above can be associated with numerous diseases, such simply could be associated with improper magnesium absorption and the consumption of a magnesium which is not properly compatible with one's body in one's own unique situation.
The broad termed observation is a MAGNESIUM shortage.
I personally don't like to use either calcium supplements or excessive sodium supplements - so both calcium bicarbonate and sodium bicarbonate are out of the question for me.
I tend to be allergic to SULFUR compounds, so EPSOM salts are out of the question for me (magnesium sulfate).
I am interested in getting magnesium not from CITRATE, not from the OXIDE form, but I am interested in the bicarbonate form.
To make this is very easy. I have now used it for years with excellent results and do not have ANY of the symptoms of magnesium bicarb shortage listed above..
One uses a bottle of PURE seltzer water, or carbonated water, in essence CO2 plus water..
The CO2 is the essential molecule needed to convert something called MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE into Magnesium BiCarbonate.
I will get in to the technique in the subsequent posts..