(Plus, some big news about blood pressure)
Magnesium is the fourth-most abundant mineral in our bodies. It is essential for hundreds of metabolic processes.
It’s so essential, in fact, that magnesium deficiency has been linked to a number of chronic health conditions.
Adequate stores of magnesium play a crucial role in insulin and glucose metabolism. It can even reduce your risk of Type II diabetes.
Not to mention, magnesium is important for muscle and nerve health. It can also help reduce stress and promote restful sleep.
But perhaps some of the most intriguing benefits of magnesium relates to heart health…
In fact, magnesium’s role in reducing blood pressure—one of the major risk factors for heart disease—has been validated by mainstream scientific standards.
The evidence is SO convincing that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a qualified health claim in January of this year about the ability of magnesium supplements to lower blood pressure.
Since the FDA is highly reluctant (to put it mildly) to issue these types of health claims for supplements, that’s very big news.
Magnesium is thought to lower blood pressure by competing with calcium to reduce the contractions of blood vessels. (These contractions are what raise blood pressure.)
Some blood pressure drugs work in a similar way. But, of course, magnesium has the benefit of lowering blood pressure safely and naturally—without the nasty side effects of pharmaceutical drugs.
Magnesium may also help balance the sympathetic nervous system, ultimately helping to regulate blood pressure.
But sadly, research shows that the majority of Americans don’t get enough of this key mineral.
The good news is that there are a variety of ways you can BOOST your magnesium levels and IMPROVE your health…
Magnesium is present in seawater and can be absorbed through the skin. So, when you can—swim in natural bodies of water to increase magnesium absorption. It’s an enjoyable form of exercise. Plus, you’ll get healthy sun exposure.
Magnesium is the main ingredient in Epsom salts. Meaning it can also be absorbed in bathwater or in a footbath. (What a great form of relaxation!)
Magnesium is abundant in leafy greens, legumes, nuts, seeds, whole grains, seafood, and even cacao (see page 8). All of which make up the healthy, Mediterranean-type diet that I always recommend.
Magnesium is widely available in supplement form. I recommend 400 mg of magnesium per day. I find magnesium citrate to be the best; however, the key is to avoid magnesium glutamate, aspartate, and oxide.
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