Magnesium Fact Sheet

Posted on March 19, 2021 by RCP Admin


The foundation of understanding the Root Cause Protocol (RCP) is that stress becomes oxidative stress.  That oxidative stress prevents the creation of energy and oxidative stress is an indication of inefficient clearing of exhaust.

If magnesium is low, the energy of red blood cells (RBCs) is low and is not able to convert magnesium dependent enzymes properly. This results in a shorter lifespan of RBCs.

On the copper side (ceruloplasmin), oxidative stress increases the need for enzymes, catalase and superoxide dismutase which are what gives the RBCs longer lifespan.

MBR (Magnesium burn rate) is a term that we use to describe the amount of magnesium being lost due to stress. Stress comes in many forms, and may not always be the first things that you think of. One of the main causes of magnesium loss is oxidative stress.


Stages 1 and 2: Mild Magnesium Loss

The 1st Tier of  Oxidative Stress is there is an imbalance between the oxidants (accidents with oxygen) which is producing accidents and oxidative stress. This is also called the initiation stage.


Stage 3: Sustained Magnesium Loss

The 2nd Tier of  Oxidative Stress is an even bigger imbalance between the oxidants and producing oxidative stress which is leading to inflammation (reactive oxygen species – ROS). This is also called the promotion stage.


Stage 4: Chronic Magnesium Loss: Body is Exhausted

The 3rd Tier of  Oxidative Stress is called cytotoxicity which means that cell death is happening on a bigger scale and starting to cause more and more ROS which is then changing our gene expression (DNA). This is also called progression stage.

Hierarchical Oxidative Stress Model

Magnesium Table


1st Tier of Oxidative Stress

Mild Magnesium Loss

2nd Tier of Oxidative Stress

Sustained Magnesium Loss

3rd Tier of Oxidative Stress

Chronic Magnesium Loss

Stage 1

Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4


Anxiety & panic attacks Arteriosclerosis Alcoholism


Arthritis Blood clots

ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease)

Dizziness (vertigo)

Asthma Bowel disease


(excessive menstrual pain)

Attention Deficit Disorder Calcified mitral valve
(mitral valve prolapse)

Cancer (breast, colon, prostate)

Facial twitches

Backache, upper back: excess cortisol CFS/ME
(Chronic Fatigue Syndrome /
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis)

Cardiac afibrillation

Food cravings
(especially sugar, caffeine, simple carbs)

Backache, lower back: emotional Celiac disease

Congestive heart failure


Cystitis Cerebral palsy


Heart palpitations

Ear infections Chronic kidney disease

Emphysema (COPD)


Gluten sensitivity Concussion

Myocardial infarction


(high cholesterol, triglycerides)



Hypertension Diabetes

Parkinson’s disease


Insomnia Epilepsy/seizures

Renal failure

Loss of appetite

Insulin resistance
Endothelial dysfunction
(dysfunction of the lining of blood vessels)


Mood swings

Migraines Failure to thrive


Muscle cramps, spasms

Multiple pregnancies
(exacerbates Magnesium deficiency)

Heart arrhythmias Stroke
Nausea Nerve problems Hormonal imbalance

Sudden cardiac death


Obesity Hyperparathyroid

Ventricular fibrillation

Poor memory / concentration

Osteopenia (precursor to osteoporosis) Hypothyroid

(exacerbates Magnesium deficiency)

PMS Kidney disease

Raynaud’s syndrome

Poor concentration Liver disease


Pre-diabetes; insulin resistance Metabolic Syndrome

Sinusitis Miscarriage

TMJ disorder Mitral valve prolapse
(Calcified mitral valve)

Weight gain
(especially on waist)
Multiple sclerosis

Obesity, severe




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