Let’s talk about magnesium and Candida for a moment. Magnesium is a macro-mineral. It is one of the four major minerals found in the human body. Our body uses magnesium for over 300 types of enzyme systems.
Chances are you’re not getting enough magnesium if you’re eating a typical Western diet. It’s estimated that the average American takes in about 300 to 350 mg of magnesium per day. That’s not enough. You need at least 400 to 450 mg of magnesium per day for optimal bodily function.
Why is magnesium essential when it comes to Candida? It’s important because it helps detoxify the body of Candida. Candida produces several waste products, including ethanol, ammonia, uric acid, and a very toxic chemical called acetaldehyde.
Acetaldehyde has been linked to “brain fog.” It also impairs the ability of red blood cells to carry oxygen, which, in turn, reduces your thinking and cognitive function. This explains why some people with Candida feel like they have a hangover – it’s a symptom of acetaldehyde toxicity.
Acetaldehyde dehydrogenase is an enzyme that detoxifies acetaldehyde by breaking it down into a harmless substance called acetate. Acetaldehyde dehydrogenase requires magnesium to work effectively.
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I once read a book called “The Paleolithic Prescription.” It explained that back in the 1700 and 1800s, people were consuming 2,000 to 3,000 milligrams per day of magnesium. I can remember reading a book. Diets back then provided nutrition to keep people energized and able to do physical work for long hours each day. The diets back then had lots of calcium, lots of magnesium, and lots of selenium. Soils back then contained a lot of essential minerals. Now, with modern farming methods, soils have become depleted. That’s why people are lucky to get 300 to 400 milligrams per day of magnesium in their diet.
Magnesium doesn’t cause die-off – it accelerates detoxification.
If you have plenty of magnesium in your body, you’re going to feel far more vital than the average person.
If you’ve been deficient for a while and suddenly you pump heaps of magnesium into the body, you may end up feeling terrible for a time. Suddenly, your body can carry out a lot more toxins from the system.
I put magnesium in CanXida Rebuild because most people are magnesium deficient. CanXida Rebuild is the only multi I know of with a back end that’s anti-microbial. You can take one every day for years and slowly keep the level of Candida, parasites, and harmful bacteria in your gut at bay.