Magnesium & Concussive Brain Injury

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Intracellular magnesium levels are immediately reduced after Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and remain low for up to 4 days. This reduction in magnesium has been correlated with post injury neurologic deficits, and pretreatment to restore magnesium levels results in improved motor performance in experimental animals. Decreased magnesium levels may lead to neuronal dysfunction via multiple mechanisms. Both glycolytic and oxidative generation of ATP is impaired when magnesium levels are low. Magnesium is necessary for maintaining the cellular membrane potential and initiating protein synthesis. Finally, low levels of magnesium may effectively unblock the NMDA receptor channel more easily, leading to greater influx of Ca2+ and its potentially deleterious intracellular consequences. Source: Giza CC, Hovda DA. The Neurometabolic Cascade of Concussion. Journal of Athletic Training. 2001;36(3):228-235.

So, to put this is layman’s terms, if you are low on magnesium and you get a concussion or multiple concussions it will potentially cause even more brain damage. The brain needs magnesium to operate and recover.  Your body normally pulls magnesium from your body’s cells to give to your brain; if your body’s magnesium reserves are deficient, your body can pull calcium instead, potentially causing “hardening” of the brain due to excess intracellular calcium It is estimated that 68% to 80% of Americans are magnesium deficient.


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We believe the water that you drink is the most important component to your health. Since 2005, we’ve perfected water quality by providing the only holistically evaluated Water Revival Systems on the market. They not only remove 100% of all undesirable contaminates, including fluoride and acids; they structure and properly remineralize the water, which helps neutralize excess acids in the body. This evolved restructuring and re-programming restores water to its original, unspoiled condition. By combining best technologies, we offer unequaled water quality that will enhance your body’s natural ability to heal itself from when fueled and properly hydrated.

Magnesium bicarbonate is a complex hydrated salt only found in liquid form, it is naturally present in water; it is not found in any food. Prior to the industrial revolution, when food was real food, there were 84+ organic plant-based minerals in the foods we ate and bicarbonate (electrolyte) salts in the water we drank.

In nature magnesium bicarbonate was absorbed with water into the bloodstream through the small intestine. Just think about this, if magnesium bicarbonate is delivered to the body in water, how can taking a metal magnesium pill be a replacement for drinking magnesium bicarbonate rich water?

There are over 10 types of magnesium being pushed on a mostly uninformed public as being nutritional supplements. The majority of these supplements are excreted in the stool or urine after having near-zero or zero beneficial impact.

High blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and many other chronic conditions have been attributed to magnesium deficiency.


1. MAGNESIUM may fight osteoporosis

Multiple research studies conducted have suggested that calcium supplemented with magnesium improves bone mineral density. Magnesium deficiency alters calcium metabolism and the hormones that regulate calcium, resulting in osteoporosis. Intake of recommended levels of magnesium is important because it can stave off osteoporosis.

2. MAGNESIUM can help prevent certain cardiovascular diseases

One of the most important benefits of magnesium is that it is associated with lowering the risk of coronary heart diseases. Dietary surveys have suggested that sufficient magnesium intake may reduce the chance of having a stroke. Magnesium deficiency increases the risk of abnormal heart rhythms, which increases the risk of complications after a heart attack. Therefore, consuming recommended amounts of magnesium may be beneficial to the cardiovascular system.

If you calculate the 2010 global mortality figures combined with a recent quantification of water-magnesium’s inverse association with heart disease and stroke mortality, magnesium bicarbonate rich water, such as that produced by PristineHydro’s Water Revival Systems could have a huge impact on potentially preventing the 4.5 million heart disease and stroke deaths that occur each year, worldwide.

Adequate magnesium bicarbonate levels are vital in preventing formation of deposits in arteries and inappropriate clotting, maintaining vascular tone, electrolyte balance and a host of other cellular, biochemical and physiological processes crucial to cardiovascular function and health.

3. MAGNESIUM helps regulates high blood pressure (Hypertension)

Magnesium plays a key role in regulating blood pressure naturally. Proper levels of magnesium in the body are consistently associated with lowered blood pressure and reduction of inflammation versus deficient magnesium levels.

4. MAGNESIUM treats diabetes

Studies show that individuals with a magnesium deficiency have a higher risk of developing type-2 diabetes and severe diabetic retinopathy. Magnesium aids in carbohydrate metabolism and influences the release and activity of insulin, thereby controlling blood glucose levels. It has been proven that for every 100 milligrams of increase in magnesium daily intake, there was a 15 percent decrease in the risk of developing type-2 diabetes.

5. MAGNESIUM has been known to help relieve chronic stress, migraines, insomnia, & depression

The numerous magnesium health benefits also include aiding in the relief of migraines, insomnia, and symptoms of depression. Magnesium is also known to be instrumental in the treatment of severe forms of psychiatric dysfunctions including panic attacks, stress, anxiety, and undue agitation.  Supplemental magnesium has been shown to considerably reduce the severity of such attacks and may also help in reducing recurrence rates.

6. Nerve pain and back pain treated with MAGNESIUM

Clinical experience, as well as research in nerve pain conditions such as pancreatic cancer and low back pain, has shown that magnesium can be an effective treatment for such pain.


Electrolyte Balance Facts

Electrolyte Balance is a natural way to neutralize acids and help balance the pH of the body. Electrolyte Balance is predominately magnesium bicarbonate and ortho-silicic acid, with traces of calcium, sodium, and potassium bicarbonate. This unique formula is achieved through a proprietary technology that re-creates the optimum circumstances that nature uses to prepare bio-available ortho-silicic acid and bicarbonate salts.

Electrolyte Balance effectively replenishes ortho-silicic acid and magnesium bicarbonate reserves; it also facilitates the voltage-gated calcium, sodium, and potassium bicarbonate ion channels. (Note: We don’t add chloride as we are bombarded with chloride in many of the foods we eat and in table salt; it is also present in PristineHydro Water in trace amounts.)

Magnesium bicarbonate helps protect cells from heavy metal poisoning, such as aluminum, mercury, lead, cadmium, fluoride, etc., and may help with insomnia, headaches, and inflammation. Sufficient magnesium reserves help increase memory, focus, and deep relaxation.

Ortho-silicic acid is responsible for cross-linking collagen strands which contributes to the strength, integrity, and flexibility of connective tissues such as those found in skin, bones, nails, and arteries. Ortho-silicic acid also helps remove aluminum from the body!


Individual needs may vary. Start with 1 oz and increase if needed. FOR BEST RESULTS, divide your daily amount into several servings. Consume straight or dilute 1-2 tsp solution with 16 oz chilled PristineHydro water (mountain milk). Drinking 1-2 oz before bedtime may aid with heartburn. 

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