1

votes

How does magnesium clear sinuses?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 27, 2012 at 3:04 AM

What is the mechanism through which magnesium clears someones sinuses?

Mag citrate clears my sinuses better than anything else I have tried.

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on August 27, 2012
at 06:58 AM

Many a true word is spoken in jest; nasal/sinus irrigation/rinsing/flushing (ie. using a neti pot) can include magnesium chloride in the solution

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on August 27, 2012
at 06:41 AM

Many a true word is spoken in jest; nasal/sinus irrigation/rinsing/flushing (using neti pot) can include magnesium chloride in the solution

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

(4875)

on August 27, 2012
at 06:26 AM

Clearly - but there are people that read stuff here and take it as dogma. I won't get into the flaws in that viewpoint, but I will say that there is a certain ethical and moral imperative in giving advice in a context such as this. Giving absurdly bad suggestions that could lead to an ER trip or whatnot (I'm not sure how bad putting mag citrate in your nose would *actually be*, but as an example) is the foundational thought of bills like CO HB-1060 and other state's iterations of such, that desire to ban nutritional advising by unlicensed professionals.

963322f175cdd4c5f7d52cc372b3a167

(646)

on August 27, 2012
at 06:19 AM

Sorry. Didn't mean it literally.

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

(4875)

on August 27, 2012
at 05:48 AM

This seems logical to me, as magnesium is a vasodilator, but I feel the need to ask: does that actually make sense? Most OTC decongestants are vasoconstrictors, which act by reducing the swelling in the nasal blood vessels - and congestion is actually one of the listed side affects of vasodilating alpha-blockers.

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

(4875)

on August 27, 2012
at 05:36 AM

You won't find many folks more in favor of social suicide (à la Žižek) than me, but this is just rude, counter productive, and potentially dangerous.

Frontpage book

Get FREE instant access to our Paleo For Beginners Guide & 15 FREE Recipes!

2 Answers

5
3eca93d2e56dfcd768197dc5a50944f2

(11697)

on August 27, 2012
at 04:57 AM

Mg Citrate is also used to clean up the colon before surgeries. It's simply a muscle relaxant, that's why your sinuses open up too.

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

(4875)

on August 27, 2012
at 05:48 AM

This seems logical to me, as magnesium is a vasodilator, but I feel the need to ask: does that actually make sense? Most OTC decongestants are vasoconstrictors, which act by reducing the swelling in the nasal blood vessels - and congestion is actually one of the listed side affects of vasodilating alpha-blockers.

0
963322f175cdd4c5f7d52cc372b3a167

on August 27, 2012
at 05:06 AM

I have it on fairly good authority that if you pour it into your nose it works wonders.

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

(4875)

on August 27, 2012
at 06:26 AM

Clearly - but there are people that read stuff here and take it as dogma. I won't get into the flaws in that viewpoint, but I will say that there is a certain ethical and moral imperative in giving advice in a context such as this. Giving absurdly bad suggestions that could lead to an ER trip or whatnot (I'm not sure how bad putting mag citrate in your nose would *actually be*, but as an example) is the foundational thought of bills like CO HB-1060 and other state's iterations of such, that desire to ban nutritional advising by unlicensed professionals.

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on August 27, 2012
at 06:41 AM

Many a true word is spoken in jest; nasal/sinus irrigation/rinsing/flushing (using neti pot) can include magnesium chloride in the solution

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

(4875)

on August 27, 2012
at 05:36 AM

You won't find many folks more in favor of social suicide (à la Žižek) than me, but this is just rude, counter productive, and potentially dangerous.

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on August 27, 2012
at 06:58 AM

Many a true word is spoken in jest; nasal/sinus irrigation/rinsing/flushing (ie. using a neti pot) can include magnesium chloride in the solution

963322f175cdd4c5f7d52cc372b3a167

(646)

on August 27, 2012
at 06:19 AM

Sorry. Didn't mean it literally.

Answer Question


Get FREE instant access to our
Paleo For Beginners Guide & 15 FREE Recipes!