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RCRS Email update 26 March 2002
Because of an increased interest in the topic of minerals, again, I am resending my essay on some important minerals and the paper by Dr. Raul Vergini, M.D., of Italy. I will only note in preface, that my views on calcium supplementation have drastically changed. I now do not believe there is so great a need for supplemental calcium, as the body does not absorb it very well, and when it does, there seems to be evidence that the body seeks to rid itself of it, and this manifests as plaques, micro-calcium crystals in the breast fatty tissues or the prostate, and other pre-cancerous lesions or dysplasias, later to play roles in carcinogenesis. The body maintains calcium levels in the blood to a very strict level that rarely varies by more than hundredths or thousandths of a percent. Instead, there is evidence that the body prefers to make it's calcium from absorbable atoms or molecular elements like magnesium or silica and potassium, as per the researches of C.L. Kervran as found in Biological Transmutations, pp 63, 68, 78, and many other places.
To see a diagramatic representation of how different common elements can be added together to make calcium in the body, go to:
Empirical research proves that magnesium is essential for normal calcium management. This indicates that magnesium deficiency may lead to inability both to absorb nutritional calcium; but also a disability in intrinsic calcium management. We believe that the body possesses a new class of enzymes we have termed 'nucleonases' for their ability to transfer protons or groups of protons and neutrons to create new elements from simplar ones. A paper on this is being prepared for the internet.
Systemic calcium is essential, but if the body prefers to create it by means of biological transmutation of magnesium into calcium (probably by means of what we may term a nucleonic enzyme), then buying 50:50 supplements (with equal parts magnesium and calcium) is spending too much by half. Even the much lauded "coral calcium" has a lot of magnesium and other salts, which for all we know is what really does the trick. It bears more research, to be sure. rsc
RCRS Email Update 18 July 1997
In view of the importance of magnesium to normal functioning of the
systems and related physiological operations in cancer as well as normal
health, I am re-forwarding an interesting article sent to me by an internet
associate, found below after the references. Thus goes the exponential
relay-cascade of information on the internet.
Let me just briefly lay out the rationale for a three mineral accentuation
in cancer therapy: the enzyme degradation of the pericellular coating of
cancer depends upon the activity of amylase to attack the sialic-acid side
chain bearing carbohydrates which give the cancer cell it's strong electro-
negative charge which repulses the white blood cells as well as various
chemotherapeutic radicals. Calcium ions are specific to the activation of
amylase; magnesium ions, besides being involved in hundreds of enzyme
processes, activates trypsinogen to trypsin, which along with
carboxypeptidase and chymotrypsin, sequentially break down the protein
backbone of the cancer membrane ; chromium-3+ is essential for the
fullest activity the protease trypsin, and also for the proper function
of the pancreatic endocrine secretion or insulin, which regulates blood
sugar but also insures the delivery and concentration of the amino-acids
into cellular systems . These amino-acids of course are the basis of
protein-enzyme synthesis, both in the pancreas as well as in the cell. And
finally, as both a co-factor or co-enzyme and specific anti-neoplastic
cytotoxin, the hydrogen cyanide of nitrilosides acts both as a preserver
of the enzyme pathways involving cysteine and glutathione, but as an
accelerator of proteolytic action. The cytotoxic function of nitrilosides
in cancer is reviewed in several papers on our web site . Calcium,
magnesium and chromium are key in successful nitriloside (Laetrile) and
immuno-enzyme cancer therapy.
It is also interesting to note the anti-allergic, anti-anaphylactic
properties of magnesium noted by Dr. Vergini of Dr.s Delbet's and Neveu's
work. Similarly, Dr. Alice Bernheim found calcium effective to the same end.
Indeed, her clinical use was most impressive, relieving symptoms in 80% of
patients using calcium, vitamin D and hydrochloric acid to aid it's
There are many other protocols of course involved in the succesful enzyme
treatment of cancer, and the regimen is individualistic and requires expert
monitoring and guidance.
 Dixon, M., Webb, E.C., Thorne, C.J.R., and Tipton, K.F., Enzymes, Academic
Press, New York, 1979.
 Northrop, J.H., Crystalline Enzymes, New York: Columbia University Press,
New York, 1939.
 Krebs, E.T.,Jr., and Bartlett, C.L., The Pregnancy Toxemias, Medical Record,
162(10):1-12, 1949 also:http://www.europa.com/~rsc/krebs49b.htm;
and for relevant comments on the protein structure of
the cancer pericellular coating, see the commentary and footnotes in
Regelson's article, Have we Found the "Definitive Cancer Biomarker"?,
Cancer 76(8):1299-1301; as well as Acevedo, et al., Human Chorionic
Gonadotropin-Beta Subunit Gene Expression in Cultured Human Fetal and Cancer
Cells of Different Types and Origins, Cancer 76(8):1467-75
 Saner,G., Chromium in Nutrition and Disease, Alan Liss, Inc. New York,
1980, p. 16 re: chromium facilitated insulin-amino-acid delivery;
p.17, re: optimal action of trypsin with chromium.
 Harrison, D.C., The Catalytic Action of Traces of Iron on the Oxidation of
Cysteine and Glutathione, Biochemical Journal, 18:1009-1022, 1924.
 Mendel, L.B. and Blood, A.F., Some Peculiarities of the Proteolytic
Activity of Papain: The Acceleration of Proteolysis by HCN, J.Biol.Chem,
Vol. 8:177-213, 1910.
 Bernheim, A., A Calcium Regimen in Allergy, Annals of Allergy 22:449-459,
September, 1964.; See also Nutrition and Vitamin Therapy, by
Michael Lesser, M.D., Bantam Books, 1981, p.110.
Raul Vergini wrote:
Hi to all,
following a request by Johnatan Light, ND, L.Ac.,I am sending a copy
(slightly edited) of my article about Magnesium Chloride Therapy published
on Townsend Letter for Doctor in November 1992. This is the only work I
have in english. I published also a book about this matter in 1994, but it
is in italian.
I hope this can interest and help someone:
MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE IN ACUTE AND CHRONIC DISEASES
by Raul Vergini,MD
Back in 1915, a French surgeon, Prof.Pierre Delbet,MD, was looking for
solution to cleanse wounds, because he had found out that the traditional
antiseptic solutions actually mortified tissues and facilitated the
infection instead of preventing it.
He tested several mineral solutions and discovered that a Magnesium
Chloride solution was not only harmless for tissues, but it had also a
great effect over leucocytic activity and phagocytosis; so it was perfect
for external wounds treatment.
Dr.Delbet performed a lot of "in vitro" and "in vivo" experiments with
solution and he became aware that it was good not only for external
applications, but it was also a powerful immuno-stimulant if taken by
injections or even by mouth. He called this effect "cytophilaxis". In some
"in vivo" experiments it was able to increase phagocytosis rate up to 300%.
Dr.Delbet serendipitously discovered that this oral solution had also a
tonic effect on many people and so became aware that the Magnesium Chloride
had an effect on the whole organism.
In a brief time, he received communications of very good therapeutics
effects of this "therapy" from people that were taking Magnesium Chloride
for its tonic properties and who were suffering from various ailments.
Prof.Delbet began to closely study the subject and verified that the
Magnesium Chloride solution was a very good therapy for a long list of
He obtained very good results in: colitis, angiocholitis and cholecystitis
in the digestive apparatus; Parkinson's Disease, senile tremors and
muscular cramps in the nervous system; acne, eczema, psoriasis, warts, itch
of various origins and chilblains in the skin. There was a strengthening of
hair and nails, a good effect on diseases typical of the aged (impotency,
prostatic hypertrophy, cerebral and circulatory troubles) and on diseases
of allergic origin (hay-fever, asthma, urticaria and anaphylactic reactions).
Then Prof.Delbet began to investigate the relationship between Magnesium
and Cancer. After a lot of clinical and experimental studies, he found that
Magnesium Chloride had a very good effect on prevention of cancer and that
it was able to cure several precancerous conditions: leucoplasia,
hyperkeratosis, chronic mastitis, etc.
Epidemiological studies confirmed Delbet's views and demonstrated that
regions with soil more rich in magnesium had less cancer incidence, and
In experimental studies, the Magnesium Chloride solution was also able
slow down the course of cancer in laboratory animals.
Prof.Delbet wrote two books, "Politique Preventive du Cancer" (1944) and
"L'Agriculture et la Santé" (1945), in which he stated his ideas about
cancer prevention and a better living. The first is a well documented
report of all his studies on Magnesium Chloride.
In 1943 another French doctor, A.Neveu,MD, used the Magnesium Chloride
solution in a case of diphteria to reduce the risks of anaphylactic
reaction due to the anti-diphteric serum that he was ready to administer.
To his great surprise, when the next day the laboratory results confirmed
the diagnosis of diphteria, the little girl was completely cured, before he
could use the serum.
He credited the immuno-stimulant activity to the solution for this result,
and he tested it in some other diphteric patients. All the patients were
cured in a very short time (24-48 hours), with no after-effects. As
Magnesium Chloride has no direct effect on bacteria (i.e.it is not an
antibiotic ), Neveu thought that its action was aspecific,
immuno-enhancing, so it could be useful, in the same manner, also against
viral diseases. So he began to treat some cases of poliomyelitis, and had
the same wonderful results. He was very excited and tried to divulge the
therapy, but he ran into a wall of hostility and obstructionism from
"Official Medicine". Neither Neveu or Delbet (who was a member of the
Academy of Medicine) was able to diffuse Neveu's extraordinary results. The
opposition was total: Professors of Medicine, Medical Peer-Reviews, the
Academy itself, all were against the two doctors. "Official Medicine" saw
in Magnesium Chloride Therapy a threat to its new and growing business:
Dr.Neveu wasn't discouraged by this and continued to test this therapy
wide range of diseases. He obtained very good results in: pharyngitis,
tonsillitis, hoarseness, common cold, influenza, asthma, bronchitis,
broncho-pneumonia, pulmonary emphysema, "children diseases"
(whooping-cough, measles, rubella, mumps, scarlet fever...), alimentary and
professional poisonings, gastroenteritis, boils, abscesses, erysipelas,
whitlow, septic pricks (wounds), puerperal fever and osteomyelitis.
But the indications for Magnesium Chloride therapy don't end here. In more
recent years other physicians (and I among these) have verified many of
Delbet's and Neveu's applications and have tried the therapy in other
pathologies: asthmatic acute attack, shock, tetanus (for these the solution
is administered by intravenous injection); herpes zoster, acute and chronic
conjunctivitis, optic neuritis, rheumatic diseases, many allergic diseases,
spring-asthenia and Cronic Fatigue Syndrome (even in cancer it can be an
The preceding lists of ailments are by no means exhaustive; maybe other
illnesses can be treated with this therapy but, as this is a relatively
"young" treatment, we are pioneers, and we need the help of all physicians
of good will to definitely establish all the true possibilities of this
From a practical standpoint, please remember that only Magnesium CHLORIDE
has this "cytophilactic" activity, and no other magnesium salt; probably
it's a molecular, and not a merely ionic, matter.
The solution to be used is a 2.5% Magnesium Chloride hexahydrate
(MgCl2-6H2O) solution (i.e.: 25 grams / 1 liter of water).
Dosages are as follows:
- Adults and children over 5 years old..................125 cc
- 4 year old children...........................................100 cc
- 3 year old children.............................................80 cc
- 1-2 year old children..........................................60 cc
- over 6 months old children..................................30 cc
- under 6 months old children................................15 cc
These doses must be administered BY MOUTH. The only controindication
Magnesium Chloride Therapy is a severe renal insufficiency. As the
magnesium chloride has a mild laxative effect, diarrhea sometimes appears
on the first days of therapy, expecially when high dosages (i.e. three
doses a day) are taken; but this is not a reason to stop the therapy. The
taste of the solution is not very good (it has a bitter-saltish flavor) so
a little of fruit juice (grapefruit, orange, lemon) can be added to the
solution, or it can be even used in the place of water to make the solution
For CHRONIC diseases the standard treatment is one dose morning and
for a long period (several months at least, but it can be continued for
In ACUTE diseases the dose is administered every 6 hours (every 3 hours
first two doses if the case is serious); then space every 8 hours and then
12 hours as improvement goes on. After recovery it's better going on with a
dose every 12 hours for some days.
As a PREVENTIVE measure, and as a magnesium supplement, one dose a day
be taken indefinitely. Magnesium Chloride, even if it's an inorganic salt,
is very well absorbed and it's a very good supplemental magnesium source.
For INTRAVENOUS injection, the formula is:
Magnesium Chloride hexahydrate......................25 grams
Distilled Water...............................................100 cc
Make injections of 10-20cc (very slowly, over 10-20 minutes) once or
a day. Of course the solution must be sterilized.
This therapy gives very good results also in Veterinary Medicine, at
appropriate dosages depending upon the size and kind of animals.
Raul Vergini,MD - Italy
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