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6 Benefits of Magnesium Supplements

By    |   Thursday, 28 May 2015 12:24 PM


Magnesium is an essential mineral that is a vital component of our body's cells. It not only maintains good health, but it also protects from illness. Although magnesium is available through healthy foods, supplements can raise low levels.

Magnesium works with cells throughout the body to boost energy, regulate enzyme function, and keep the muscles and organs of the body working properly. Whole grains, leafy green vegetables, fruit, dairy products, fish and meat contain generous amounts of magnesium.

Magnesium supplements are recommended by doctors to treat several disorders. Here are six benefits of magnesium supplements:

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1. Magnesium can relax muscles throughout the body, including those in the heart. It has been used in hospitals to treat irregular heartbeat. Magnesium also regulates cholesterol levels to help prevent heart disease. It lowers LDL (bad) cholesterol levels, which clog the arteries, and raises HDL, or the “good” cholesterol, which cleans away excess cholesterol to be eliminated through the liver.

2. Research shows that magnesium may help lower the risk of stroke. A 2012 review published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported that an analysis of seven studies revealed people who took an extra 100 milligrams of magnesium a day reduced the risk of stroke by 8 percent.

3. Increased magnesium intake has been used to lower blood pressure for some pregnant women who suffer from high blood pressure. The mineral is administered intravenously. Research has also shown that increasing the dose of magnesium lowers blood pressure, but that also includes eating more fruits and vegetables.

4. Magnesium may reduce or prevent migraine headaches. Magnesium is “probably effective” in preventing migraines, according to the American Headache Society and the American Academy of Neurology.

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5. Because magnesium balances metabolism and boosts energy, it has been used by athletes as an energy inducer. Athletes have found it improves their endurance.

6. Magnesium helps the digestive system. It has been used in laxatives to treat constipation, and supplements may help prevent or treat symptoms of heartburn.

Taking excessive amounts of magnesium may cause side effects, so people should consult with a healthcare provide before taking magnesium supplements.

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