How Magnesium is Helping Kids with Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis  or CF, is an inherited disease of the secretory   glands. Secretory glands include glands that make mucus and sweat. “Inherited” means the disease is passed from parents to children through genes. People who have CF inherit two faulty genes for the disease—one from each parent. The parents likely don’t have the disease themselves.

CF mainly affects the lungs, pancreas, liver, intestines, sinuses, and sex organs.

Now for the good news, magnesium supplements can help to relieve many of the breathing problems that are associated with this disease.

A study of 44 children and adolescence with CF, published in the American J of Clinical Nutrition, found that 300mg of magnesium taken daily for 8 weeks, significantly improved breathing.

 

Doc’s Thoughts: The form of magnesium is as important as any factor here. I would recommend a chelated formula. Chelated (pronouced “KEY-lay-ted’) means that an amino acid is wrapped around the mineral, making it more absorbable.

I would recommend Magnesium Bisglycinate Chelated (0r chelated form), taken before bedtime. As a general rule, minerals aid in sleep.

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