Magnesium reduces seizures?

August 28th, 2020 at 7:00 am EST
Hello Friend,

I hope you and your family, dogs, cats and others are all doing well.

Natural Remedies.

I am constantly surprised by NEW ones.. and how many have been studied, but yet to make it in the 'mainstream'

Such as today's article on magnesium.

There are other well researched nutrients that have been shown to be very beneficial to dogs and cats..

Such as antioxidants, essential fatty acids, probiotics, colostrum

One such option is my supplement- you can use others, but just make sure they have most of those ingredients. Mine just also happens to have higher than typical levels of ingredients, and is proving helpful for thousands of pets.

My supplements are here:

Can magnesium supplementation reduce seizures in people with epilepsy?

This comes from a published paper, and seems very applicable to our dogs and cats. 

Yuen AW1, Sander JW.

Dept of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy, UCL Institute of Neurology, London, UK.


Magnesium is required for over 300 enzyme systems and is critical for many cellular functions including oxidative phosphorylation, glycolysis, DNA transcription and protein synthesis. Studies suggest that the modern Western diet and lifestyle may lead to magnesium deficiency, and this appears to be associated with a wide range of medical conditions. 

Magnesium deficiency decreases seizure thresholds in animal models of epilepsy and indeed low magnesium concentration in the perfusate is a common method of generating spontaneous epileptiform discharges from rat hippocampal slices. 

Magnesium is a potential modulator of seizure activity because of its ability to antagonize excitation through the N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor.

 Some studies have shown that people with epilepsy have lower magnesium levels than people without epilepsy. 

There are case reports of seizures being controlled with magnesium supplementation in people with specific conditions, and recently in an open randomized trial, children with infantile spasms responded better to adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) plus magnesium than to ACTH alone. 

We hypothesise that magnesium supplementation can reduce seizures in people with epilepsy. 

This hypothesis can be tested in a controlled randomised supplementation trial. If proven, magnesium supplementation needs to be considered in the overall management of people with refractory epilepsy.

Magnesium is inexpensive, safe to give at appropriate doses.

It is used for people as a sleep can calm your hyperactive dog.

It is also used as a laxative at higher start slowly.

Here are some suggested doses

Magnesium citrate (400 mg) 

Dosage:0 to 10 kg 1 capsule per 2 days

10 to 20 kg 1 capsules per day

> 20 kg 2 capsules per day

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Best Wishes,

Dr Andrew Jones, DVM
P.S. If you have an epileptic dog/cat, consider Magnesium supplementation. 

Talk to your vet, and show them the paper.

P.P.S. If you have yet to TRY my supplements, I encourage you to do so, for now they are 37% OFF

DISCLAIMER: This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your own veterinarian. Dr Andrew Jones resigned from the College of Veterinarians of B.C. effective December 1 2010, meaning he cannot answer specific questions about your pet's medical issues or make specific medical recommendations for your pet.

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