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Magnesium and High Blood Pressure: The Link You Need to Know

By    |   Tuesday, 12 Jul 2016 08:38 PM

Magnesium and high blood pressure aren’t often discussed together during a visit to the doctor. So is there a link between magnesium and high blood pressure?

Magnesium is an essential mineral required for dozens of functions in the body. It is found in food and supplements and is responsible for normalizing blood pressure, strengthening bones, and maintaining a steady heart rate, says WebMD.

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High blood pressure, says the Mayo Clinic, occurs when the heart is working too hard to pump blood to the rest of the body. This overexertion eventually damages artery walls and can lead to heart disease. Continual forceful pumping of blood through narrowed arteries significantly raises blood pressure, which can lead to stroke and heart attack.

Magnesium has been found to lower high blood pressure, according to Dr. Joseph Mercola. In a study of 155 participants, the group that was given magnesium supplements for 12 weeks showed a significant lowering of both systolic and diastolic blood pressure levels.

Magnesium relaxes blood vessels and improves heart muscle action, thereby potentially lowering high blood pressure. Magnesium also dissolves blood clots and prevents heart muscle spasms that can lead to lowered blood pressure levels and decreased risk for heart disease.

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One in three American adults has high blood pressure making magnesium a possible solution to this national health crisis.

Dr. Carolyn Dean, writing at the Natural Medicine Journal, reported on the results of a study looking at the effects of magnesium on high blood pressure. In this study, researchers found that higher amounts of magnesium — more than 370 mg per day — decreased high blood pressure more significantly than lower doses.

Dean says that diet changes, lifestyle improvements, and magnesium supplementation often decrease the need for patients to take blood pressure medication and can potentially prevent and decrease magnesium deficiency.

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