Magnesium – Vital for Crohn’s Colitis IBS Mood Disorders

Posted on Mar 24, 2015 in Celiac - IBS, Crohns - Colitis, Depression, Eating Disorders, Health Conditions, Natural Health, Nutrition, Nutritional Supplements

Magnesium – Vital for Crohn’s Colitis IBS Mood Disorders

Magnesium can play a crucial role in determining whether or not a full healing process takes place in conditions such as Crohn’s, Colitis, Pancolitis and IBS. It is the most important mineral in the body, vital for all primary bodily functions. Learn about all the conditions and applications that are greatly benefited by magnesium. Also provided is a food list for the best sources containing optimum levels of magnesium. In addition, magnesium requires certain dietary components in order to be utilized by the body.


Magnesium is unquestionably one of the body’s most influential, multi-tasking element, not only assisting in the production of cellular energy, but also the heart cannot make use of the constant energy supply to function properly without adequate magnesium. A few other requirements of magnesium include energy production, bones and teeth, neuromuscular sensory and the synthesis of vitamin D to assist calcium in finding its way into the bloodstream.

Magnesium is involved in many biological roles and performs more functions than any other mineral by a significant margin. It is the relaxer in the body routinely called upon by the down side of the heart beat, preventing muscles from cramping and works hand in hand with calcium for healthy bones and teeth. Magnesium can also be useful as a natural antispasmodic.

How to Take Magnesium

All minerals such as magnesium require a protein to be ingested at the time of consumption. All supplements are to be taken with food unless specified on the label.

• Minerals require amino acids to carry and direct them onto their designated path throughout the body. Since magnesium is the main element in the body performing many more functions than any other; it becomes crucial to ensure the availability of this mineral through supplementation and its absorption.

Why is Magnesium Important for Crohn’s Disease and Similar Complications?

The carrier protein for magnesium is often impaired with conditions of Crohn’s Disease and commonly with Colitis and other gut abnormalities. Magnesium is used liberally throughout the body and when it becomes unavailable, metabolic functions requiring this mineral could cease. There is no doubt as to its fundamental role in the maintenance of the body and its further healing and balancing requirements. It is not uncommon for the unavailability of magnesium brought on by malabsorption, to be the culprit in blocking a total disease reversal – particularly noted in chronic intestinal disorders.

Glucose Utilization

Magnesium has also been shown to be needed in the metabolic task of glucose metabolism. It even helps to protect the eyes against retinopathy in type 2 diabetes. In addition, antioxidants, especially anthocyanins offer enormous protection in the area of the unwanted protein that develops subsequently causing the blindness.

Mood Disorders

Magnesium is a natural companion to treat anxiety and depression. It works in tandem with 5-HTP, herbal remedies that calm the nerves including the hormone melatonin and all vitamins, mineral and antioxidant supplements. Added to the mix for increased benefit would be S-adenosyl methionine (SAM e), an amino acid coupled with adenosine triphosphate (ATP).

Children and parents: Infants who cry abnormally may need more magnesium. The parents of children who are up crying throughout the night will need magnesium as well to help remain tolerant and not feel overwhelmed. Other nutrients for the parent and child may be in short supply however this crucial mineral will always help.

The condition of ADHD may be benefited by supplemental magnesium along with the all important omega 3 fatty acids and a B complex for stress.

Foods High in Magnesium

All green vegetables contain a significant amount of magnesium since this mineral is an essential component in chlorophyll – the green juice in plants. Nuts and grains possess the highest levels of magnesium. Yellow cornmeal is a very good source of magnesium, while unpolished rice has eleven times the amount compared to polished rice. Wheat germ is another particularly rich source of magnesium. Fish is a quality source along with beef and veal joints, especially when made into a broth. Higher milk sources are goat’s milk and soymilk.


Apricots, dried
Figs, dried


Black Walnuts
Brazil nuts
Hickory nuts
Nuts in general
Pistachio nuts
Sunflower seeds
English Walnuts


Beans, dried white
Beans, Lima fresh
Beans, Garbanzo
Beet tops and greens
Corn, sweet
Green pepper
Peas, dried
Rice, wild and brown
Rye, whole
Soybeans, dried
Swiss chard
Turnip greens

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While close attention was given to the accuracy of information in this article, the author accepts neither responsibility nor liability to any person with respect to injury, damage, loss or any circumstances involving alleged causes directly or indirectly related to the information in this article. The sole purpose is to educate and broaden ones awareness. This information is not meant to replace medical advice or services provided by a health care professional.




  1. Thank you for sharing your info. I truly appreciate your efforts and I am waiting for your next write ups thank you once again.|

  2. I can’t thank you enough for taking time to post all this nutrition information. It has made me more aware. This blog keeps me coming back to learn more and more!

    • Hi Berenda, To help bring awareness, is my sole purpose for posting and sharing.

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