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Study: Higher magnesium intake associated with protection against cardiovascular risk factors

Thursday 6 December 2018, 2:30PM
By John Smith

A recent review of magnesium and cardiovascular health has shed light on the importance of magnesium consumption to maintain cardiovascular health and reduce the incidence of any form of cardiovascular disease.

They stated current evidence from epidemiological studies shows that higher Mg intake, either dietary or via supplementation, is associated with a protection against major CV risk factors, including metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, hypertension or high blood pressure, as well as against stroke and total cardiovascular diseases. 

Available evidence on circulating magnesium and cardiovascular diseases shows that greater circulating magnesium is also associated with lower risk of CVDs, mainly ischemic heart disease and coronary heart disease. As magnesium plays a crucial role in a wide range of biological pathways and outcomes, it is not surprising that alterations in magnesium homeostasis may influence different disease status.

Overall, the current evidence supports the importance of adequate dietary magnesium for lowering cardiovascular risk. In addition, these findings support the importance to increase the consumption of magnesium-rich foods, including fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts and whole grains for the prevention of chronic diseases.

With an estimated 70% of the population being magnesium deficient, it is no wonder doctors are now prescribing magnesium before cardiovascular drugs. Aim to increase magnesium intake through diet and supplement with a bioavailable magnesium supplement if needed.

Biosphere Nutrition has a highly absorbable magnesium powder with a blend of three different types of magnesium. If you’re looking for a supplement aim for a powder containing the absorbable forms such as magnesium malate, magnesium citrate, magnesium glycinate and chelated forms of magnesium. 

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