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Magnesium: God's Natural Anti-Inflammatory for Heart Health

By    |   Wednesday, 29 Jun 2016 05:54 PM

The mineral magnesium has been in the spotlight for several years for its benefits to heart health, specifically as an anti-inflammatory agent.

A 2012 study reported chronic inflammation is the cause of heart disease and debunked the theory that cholesterol is to blame. According to a news release from the Nutritional Magnesium Association, inflammation in the arterial walls — in spite of normal cholesterol levels — can lead to strokes or heart attacks.

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Magnesium is a vital mineral needed to perform up to 700 enzyme functions in the body in order to decrease inflammation and act as a natural calcium channel blocker, since excess calcium can increase inflammation in the body.

According to the National Institutes of Health, another study showed high levels of serum magnesium reduced the frequency of sudden death due to cardiac arrest by 38 percent in the group taking the highest magnesium levels compared with the group taking the lowest dose of magnesium. Higher magnesium intake also correlated to lower risk of strokes — an 8 percent decrease when taking 100 mg/day of magnesium.

Yet another study testing magnesium’s impact on heart health showed significant reductions in inflammatory markers, reports Natural News. These markers — CRP, TNF, and IL6 — showed reduced numbers indicating inflammation was subsequently reduced in study participants.

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Magnesium is most often the key to decreasing chronic inflammation that contributes to poor heart health, says Dr. Carolyn Dean, magnesium expert and Medical Advisory Board member of the Nutritional Magnesium Association. More than 75 percent of Americans are magnesium deficient, mostly due to modern farming practices that deplete magnesium from the soil and from an overabundance of processed food consumption.

In addition to magnesium deficiency, lack of exercise, smoking, and gum disease also contribute to chronic inflammation.

Eating fresh organic fruits and vegetables can help you obtain beneficial levels of magnesium, and quality supplements are available.

Magnesium research continues to show the mineral is a natural anti-inflammatory with solid evidence that it decreases harmful inflammation and contributes to overall heart health.

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