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Where to Get Magnesium

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 04:58 PM Current | Bio | Archive

A chronic deficiency in magnesium is associated with high blood pressure (hypertension), strokes, heart attacks, atherosclerosis, ischemic heart disease, cardiac arrhythmias, abnormal lipid metabolism, excessive platelet aggregation (blood clots), increased death from heart disease, asthma, chronic fatigue, depression, suicide risk, seizures, coma, sudden cardiac death, and a number of other neuropsychiatric disorders.

That is quite an impressive, and frightening, list. Many medical studies suggest that magnesium deficiency contributes to the aging process itself and increases vulnerability to aged-related diseases.

Animal studies have shown that magnesium-deficient diets increase the risk of oxidative stress and damage by lipid peroxidation, a major process in all human diseases.

Vegetables, especially green, leafy vegetables such as spinach, contain a lot of magnesium. Some nuts (almonds, cashews, and peanuts), seeds (pumpkin), beans (black, white, and navy), and fish (halibut and tuna), also contain generous amounts of magnesium.

While unrefined grains (whole wheat flour, oat bran, barley, buckwheat flour) are excellent sources, refined grains, such as white flour, are generally low in magnesium.

Supplemental magnesium comes in various forms. Each differs in terms of cost and how well it is absorbed.

Magnesium oxide is the most common form on the market and is very cheap. Most people absorb about 60 percent, but some people only absorb about 20 percent.

If you develop diarrhea, you’ll know that the supplement is being poorly absorbed.

The best-absorbed forms include magnesium citrate, magnesium citromate, and magnesium ascorbate.

Avoid chelated forms, especially magnesium aspartate, as they contain an excitotoxin.

The suggested dose is 500 mg twice a day taken with food. Oral magnesium is safe except in
people who suffer from impaired kidney function or varying degrees of heart blockages. In these cases, you should seek the recommendation of your physician.

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