Magnesium Intake Reduces Mortality

By: Byron J. Richards, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist
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A considerable body of science now links high levels of magnesium intake with better cardiovascular and general health. The latest magnesium study in a large Mediterranean population found that high magnesium intake, compared to low intake, was associated with a 34% risk reduction for mortality as well as an inverse relationship with cardiovascular disease.

We all want to live longer and healthier; it appears that getting your daily intake of magnesium is a really easy way to do that. Magnesium is high in fresh fruits and vegetables grown in healthy soils that contain the mineral (which unfortunately is lost by poor farming practices). 

Magnesium is a vital component of several hundred enzyme systems. Many of these are instrumental to the proper function of your metabolism and cardiovascular system, as well as inflammation reduction and antioxidant function. It is obvious that low intake of this mineral will handicap your health and this study proves the point. Unfortunately, a majority of America is magnesium deficient.

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