Magnesium in a Nutshell
Should you consider taking magnesium as a supplement? First, let’s take it a step back and talk about minerals.
Minerals are essential nutrients in the body that are divided in macrominerals and microminerals.
The seven macrominerals include calcium and phosphorus, which together make up 75% of the minerals in the body. The remaining macrominerals are magnesium, sodium, potassium, chloride, and sulfur.
The eleven microminerals or trace minerals are iron, zinc, iodide, selenium, manganese, fluoride, molybdenum, copper, chromium, cobalt, and boron.
Now, let’s go into magnesium. Magnesium is a nutrient that the body needs to stay healthy. It is important for:
- Regulating muscle and nerve function
- Regulating blood sugar levels and blood pressure
- Making protein and supporting the metabolism
Who should be taking magnesium and how can it help?
Anyone who knows that their magnesium intake is low should consider taking magnesium as a supplement. In addition, the following people are more likely to get a lower level of magnesium:
- People with gastrointestinal diseases (such as Crohn’s disease and celiac disease)
- People with type 2 diabetes
- Older people
Managing high blood pressure and heart disease
- Magnesium supplements might decrease blood pressure. Some studies show that people who have more magnesium in their diets have a lower risk of some types of heart disease and stroke.
Help prevent Type 2 Diabetes
- People with higher amounts of magnesium in their diets tend to have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Magnesium helps the body break down sugars and might help reduce the risk of insulin resistance (a condition that leads to diabetes).
- Magnesium is important for healthy bones. People with higher intakes of magnesium have a higher bone mineral density, which is important in reducing the risk of bone fractures and osteoporosis. Getting more magnesium from foods or dietary supplements might help older women improve their bone mineral density
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