Calcium and magnesium: A matter of balance.
When we are under stress, our cells - which in their resting state contain magnesium - go through a change. Calcium, normally outside the cells, enters the cells and the calcium level becomes high. This is the action state in which a muscle cell, for example, will contract and tense the muscle. The magnesium then pushes the calcium out of the cell and the cell is again in its resting, relaxed state. Think of it as an on-off switch. The "off " is magnesium and the "on" is calcium.
You experience the tensing (calcium) and relaxing (magnesium) interaction of these two elements each time your heart beats, when you feel your pulse, and every time you breathe.
But what happens to a cell that is not in balance - where the magnesium level in the body is deficient?
In simple terms, the "off " switch doesn't fully turn off. That means calcium can continuously leak into the cells and stimulate cell activity (the "on" switch). The result is stress accompanied by one or more of the cellular magnesium deficiency symptoms. This would include such things as:
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