Magnesium and Blood Pressure

Stress is on the increase, lifestyles and diets are changing our bodies and as a result, high blood pressure is one of the fastest growing problems among people of all ages. Most doctors tend to offer a little diet and lifestyle advice then prescribe a drug which can have horrible side effects, and as long as their blood pressure is down they don’t really mind. However, a simple and well-known mineral when used as part of a healthy lifestyle supplement can reduce and control blood pressure easily and effectively.

Magnesium, fast becoming a miracle substance is making its way into healthier lifestyles and studies are beginning to show just how beneficial it is. Restless legs, anxiety and heart disease are just some of the areas where magnesium has been proven to deliver amazing results and tucked in among these is blood pressure. In many expensive prescribed blood pressure drugs magnesium is often a component, and this clearly indicates that magnesium has blood pressure reducing properties.

Magnesium is an affordable supplement that can be purchased in any pharmacy and even in your local grocery store without a prescription. Safe to use with only minor side-effects, magnesium should be a supplement anyone with high blood pressure should take. If taking medication for high blood pressure, please obtain professional medical advice before taking the supplement. Depending on your circumstances and reasons for high blood pressure magnesium may or may not be the solution.

Magnesium Blood Pressure Studies

There has been plenty of research into magnesium and blood pressure, with data does showing a general reduction of both systolic and diastolic blood pressure in test patients. Tests have been carried out on groups of people of varying ages and lower blood pressure has been noted across all age groups, especially those taking a higher dosage of magnesium. There is therefore general evidence that magnesium supplements do support lower blood pressure. Because Magnesium helps with anxiety and aids sleep this may well be a contributory factor.

Studies and tests have fully concluded that having a higher level of magnesium in a person’s daily diet and consuming magnesium through foods and supplements is very much key to reducing or at least maintaining a lower blood pressure. Magnesium, therefore should not be considered a blood pressure lowering medication on its own but part of the solution as it aids the lowering of blood pressure. Furthermore, when used as a supplement it can bring many other significant health benefits.

Side Effects of magnesium

There are very few acute side effects with Magnesium, hence it’s popularity as a supplement. There are some diarrhea side-effects with some people but overall using the supplement is safe. It is, as mentioned above, always prudent to seek medical advice if you have any concerns about the use of magnesium, especially during pregnancy.

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Ron Goedeke MD, BSc Hons MBChB, FNZCAM

Dr Ron Goedeke, specialises in alternative and functional medicine. He is a foundation member of the New Zealand college of Appearance medicine and has been a member of the American Academy of Anti-aging medicine since 1999. With over 20 years of experience in the anti-aging field, Dr Ron Goedeke is recognized as one of New Zealand’s leaders in this new and growing field of medicine.

Disclaimer: The information provided is for educational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or qualified healthcare provider with any questions or concerns about your health. Never disregard or delay seeking medical advice because of something you have heard or read on this website.

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