Is Magnesium Deficiency a GERD and Acid Reflux issue?

by Morley Robbins on March 21, 2013

Rhonda asked me this question on the Magnesium Advocacy Facebook Group:

Is mag deficiency a GERD and acid reflux issue? I’m assuming it is, but would love to hear thoughts. Thanks!

Here was my response:

First of all, it’s not an “acid” reflux issue — it’s an alkaline wash. A body under “Stress!” can not produce HCl acid. Why? Because under stress we lose Zinc, B-Vitamins & Mg — all needed to make stomach acid. And this acid is also critical to activating all the digestive enzymes in the small intestine which are dependent on Mg for creation.

Also, the Pyloric Valve tightens under “Stress!” due to a lack of Mg. Modern Rx meds for this are very destructive & have Black Box warnings about how they DEPLETE THE BODY OF Mg.

Finally, our grandparents & great-grandparents used a product called Milk of Magnesia which SOLVED this occasional issue by providing added Mg to a stressed out tummy… Hope that helps.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you have about magnesium.  I’ve never met a question I didn’t like!

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