newsletter clip image0016 A magnesium deficient diet leads to significant decreases in the concentration of red blood cells (RBC), hemoglobin and eventually a decrease in whole blood iron (Fe). In fact we find many ways in which magnesium deficiency leads to problems with oxygen transport and utilization.

Data shows that magnesium deficient people used more oxygen during physical activity -their heart rates increased by about 10 beats per minute. "When the volunteers were low in magnesium, they needed more energy and more oxygen to do low-level activities than when they were in adequate-magnesium status," says physiologist Henry C. Lukaski.

The interaction of calcium, magnesium and ATP with membrane structural proteins exerts a significant role in the control of shape of human red blood cells. Magnesium enhances the binding of oxygen to haem proteins. Red blood cells have a unique shape known as a biconcave disk. A biconcave disk is like a donut where the hole doesn't go all the way through. The biconcave disk shape increases thesurface area of the cell which allows for a greater area for gas exchange.

Magnesium and zinc prevent the binding of carbon monoxide/CO to haem which otherwise binds 25,000 times more strongly than does oxygen. The dissociation of oxygen is also helped by magnesium, because it provides an oxygen adsorption isotherm which is hyperbolic. It also ensures that the oxygen dissociation curves are sigmoidal which maximizes oxygen saturation with the gaseous pressure of oxygen.

Oxygen dissociation with increased delivery to the tissues is increased by magnesium through elevation of 2,3-bisphosphoglycerate/DPG.

Because magnesium deficiency causes all kinds of havoc with our cell physiology and worsens as we age, appropriate magnesium supplementation will help ensure you do not age so fast. When magnesium is deficient, things begin to die, but when our body's magnesium levels are high; our body physiology tends to hum along like a race car yielding higher performance along many physiological parameters. Most doctors do not want to acknowledge that magnesium deficiency can lead directly to cancer, thus to a great shortening of life. Same goes for diabetes and heart disease—magnesium deficiency brings on these diseases

The biggest breakthrough ever in anti-aging medicine is Anti-Inflammatory Oxygen Therapy, which can dramatically reduce the effects of the aging process in anyone's body.

By improving delivery of the most important substance for tissue life and repair, the body will have a much better opportunity to correct any problem as we age.

The body's ability to transfer oxygen to the cells becomes damaged as we age. When oxygen pressure falls, there is not enough pressure to push the volume to a usable state inside the cells. This transfer of oxygen from the blood to the cells is perhaps the most significant underlying factor in whether we live a healthy life or not. The more damaged the transfer mechanism becomes; the more likely we will become ill. This is why we are more susceptible to illness as we age.

The blood takes the oxygen by way of the arteries to the extremities where it is fed to the capillaries. If the capillaries are inflamed then their oxygen delivery capacity becomes compromised. The capillaries normally release oxygen to support each individual cell along their pathway but cannot do that efficiently when they are inflamed.