Last year, I told you about the ONE key mineral that every cell in your body needs.
It also plays a key role in hundreds of biological functions, including helping to regulate blood pressure.
In fact, earlier this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) even issued a “qualified health claim” stating that getting enough of this key mineral can protect you against high blood pressure. (Sometimes in just 90 days!)
And that’s very big news…for three reasons.
First, the FDA almost never issues this type of health claim for a supplement.
Second, controlling high blood pressure is the No. 1 thing you can do to lower your heart attack and stroke risk.
Third, almost 75 percent of Americans don’t get nearly enough of this powerful mineral!
Here’s everything you need to know…
Magnificent magnesium works in just 90 days!
The mineral I’m talking about is magnesium.
We’ve known for decades that magnesium helps reduce blood pressure by naturally relaxing the blood vessels around your body. It may also help balance the sympathetic nervous system, further helping to regulate blood pressure.
Of course, some blood pressure drugs work in a similar way. But they also come with a slew of nasty side effects. Meanwhile, magnesium works quickly and naturally…without these harmful reactions.
In fact, one of the studies the FDA reviewed to make its decision showed that taking magnesium as a dietary supplement decreased systolic blood pressure (top number) from an average of 145 mmHg to 129 mmHg in just 90 days. But after ending supplementation, those readings went back up again within 30 days.
In another recent study, men and women who took 368 mg per day of magnesium significantly reduced both their systolic and diastolic blood pressure readings in just 90 days.
Plus, dozens of other studies show getting adequate magnesium helps ward of stroke, Type II diabetes, dementia, and osteoporosis!
Low awareness about the importance of magnesium
Of course, despite the FDA’s recent announcement (and all of this important research), magnesium just doesn’t get the attention it should from many health professionals.
Not to mention, screening for magnesium is still subpar and problematic.
That’s because the body stores most of its magnesium in the bones. So, you can have a relatively “normal” blood level of magnesium, but still be deficient overall. Plus, stress can send magnesium out of your bones and into your blood, making it seem like you have higher overall levels.
In the end, I suggest boosting your daily intake of magnesium-rich foods by eating lots of:
- Fish and meats
- Green leafy vegetables
- Nuts such as almonds, cashews, pecans, and walnuts
- Pumpkin seeds
You should also supplement year-round with 200 to 400 mg of magnesium daily. Just make sure you take the right form.
You can also increase your magnesium levels by enjoying a soothing Epsom salt bath.
Or better yet, as the weather continues to warm up, go for a swim in the ocean, which contains magnesium and other mineral salts. Together with the sun shining down on you, that’s a double prescription for health and happiness.
Lastly, you can learn more about the importance of magnesium and the FDA’s big announcement in the April 2022 issue of my monthly newsletter, Insiders’ Cures (“Mineral of the Month: Magnesium”). If you’re not yet a subscriber, now is the perfect time to get started.