Magnesium tests with AGiR!
Following the presentation by Bérnard Dugas on the work of Pierre Delbet (18apr18), controlled tests of topical application of MgCl2 are proposed.
Formulations need final ok, and participants are needed...
Certainly, Mg++ is essential in active sites of both enzymes (with inspiration via AGiR!) and *ribozymes*...
Another reason magnesium should be of clear interest to everyone also has to do with the fact that ATP (our cells' energy) is not used simply, just as itself - it is used as Mg-ATP. Stability of nucleic acids & activity more than 300 enzymes are absolutely dependent on magnesium. This wikipedia page has more fun facts...
Here are a few interesting and relatively recent articles related to the effects of magnesium on health:
Association between magnesium intake and risk of colorectal cancer among postmenopausal women.
Gorczyca AM et al. Cancer Causes Control. (2015)
Magnesium intake and incidence of pancreatic cancer: the VITamins and Lifestyle study.
Dibaba D et al. Br J Cancer. (2015)
Dietary magnesium intake and risk of cancer: a meta-analysis of epidemiologic studies.
Ko HJ et al. Nutr Cancer. (2014)
However, Delbet's work (pdf available from the OH198 page, linked above) indicates also that topical applications can help everything from healing wounds to restoring hair pigmentation!
Could this be true??
There is a more recent attempt (2017) to pull current data together in this regard (transdermal applications).
Furthermore, there is a great quote from the article: Scepticism based on ignorance impairs scientific evaluation as much as claims based on excessive faith.
However, their synthesis in the end (while including citations totally supporting the oral route for using magnesium to benefit health) does not support the idea that transdermal application would be effective.
Still, a good bath reduces stress... :)
So, if we do try for a participative research study in this regard, it seems most likely the simple MgCl taken orally will be most interesting.
Are you interested!?
Want to help co-design another study in this regard??
Contact rachel (at) hackuarium (dot) ch if you are keen to join in!