In the normal, unstressed state, the cellular Magnesium to Calcium - ratio is high. If this cannot be maintained due to lack of adequate body magnesium or an overwhelming amount of body calcium, the ratio may not be able to maintain or return itself to its healthy, non-stressed ratio.
When a stress trigger occurs, the body puts stress hormones, magnesium and calcium, into the bloodstream. At the same time, nerve cells begin to react, telling the heart and muscles to “speed up, NOW!!!” This blood, nerve and organ changes make the instantaneous and collective rise in the body’s heart rate, blood pressure, and other necessities for the “fight or flight” reaction, possible.
- Calcium excites nerves, magnesium calms them down.
- Calcium makes muscles contract, but magnesium is necessary for muscles to relax.
- Calcium is necessary to the clotting reaction—so necessary for wound healing—but magnesium keeps the blood flowing freely and prevents abnormal thickening when clotting reactions would be dangerous.
Scientific study shows that the underlying cellular change enabling the stress response is a low Mg: CA-ratio caused by a large and sudden influx of calcium into cells. The stress response subsides when the cells’ magnesium returns to its dominant presence inside cells, moving extra calcium back outside cells to its “normal” position, thus restoring the cells’ normal Mg: CA-ratio.
- Feeling irritable
- Feeling frustrated at having to wait for something
- Thinking about negative things all the time
- Negative self-talk
- Having marked mood swings
- Eating too much or eating when you are not hungry
- Finding it difficult to concentrate
- Not having enough energy to get things done
- Feeling you can't cope and finding it hard to make decisions
- Having emotional outbursts
- Generally feeling upset and lack of sense of humor
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