Meta-Analysis Digs Deeper into Magnesium’s Potential to Lower Blood Pressure

High Blood PressureA causal effect of magnesium supplementation for lowering blood pressure in adults was seen in a recent meta-analysis.

Data from 34 randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trials was reviewed.  Over 2,000 individuals, including normo-tensive and hypertensive people, between the ages of 18 and 84 were included in these trials. Study participants received either a 368 mg/day magnesium supplement or a placebo.  The study lasted 3 months.

Overall reductions in both systolic and diastolic blood pressures were seen in the magnesium supplementation group.  Serum magnesium was used to reflect the participant’s magnesium status.  Researchers found oral magnesium supplementation at a dose of 200 mg/day for 1 month was sufficient to significantly raise serum magnesium levels.

Magnesium, often called the “forgotten mineral” is involved in over 300 enzymatic processes in the body.  It is believed that approximately 70% to 80% of all Americans are not meeting the RDI of magnesium.

Further studies are planned.



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