Hypertension is a condition that affects the heart and arterial wall. It is caused by elevated and sustained pressure in the blood vessels, causing arterial damage and heart disease.
Apart from making better diet and lifestyle choices, taking magnesium supplements may reduce the risk of arterial damage caused by hypertension.
A new study found that taking magnesium every day could reduce blood pressure in just 30 days. According to a Live Science report, taking magnesium supplements may be an effective strategy for controlling blood pressure.
Blood pressure can be significantly lowered in just one month with magnesium, study finds
(Natural News) A study found that everyday magnesium intake significantly reduces blood pressure in a month, reported the Daily Mail.
It stated that taking the recommended dose of 300 milligrams (mg) for males lowered hypertension and boosted the flow of blood. Researchers suggested that people who suffer from, or are at-risk of, high blood pressure should consider taking magnesium supplements. Thirty-four studies with a total of 2,028 participants were reviewed by the researchers from Indiana University. The findings were published in the journal Hypertension.
The results of the study showed that taking a 300 mg magnesium supplement every day for one month is enough to significantly lower hypertension and improve blood flow.
Dr. Yiging Song, lead author of the study, told The Daily Mail that magnesium supplements should be considered for lowering blood pressure in “high-risk persons or hypertension patients.”
The recommended dose of magnesium supplements a day by the United Kingdom’s National Health Services (NHS) is 300 mg for men aged between 19 and 64, while women need 270 mg.
However, other experts argued that dietary sources of minerals, such as leafy greens, bananas, and nuts, are sufficient to raise the level of magnesium in the body. The study was also reported by Live Science in 2016.
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