Magnesium & Blood Pressure

Magnesium & Blood Pressure

In the United States, an estimated one-third of adults have high blood pressure. Nearly half of those adults don’t have control over it which can increase the possibilities of stroke, damaged kidneys, heart failure, and memory loss.

Finding ways to prevent and control blood pressure is an essential objective in the healthcare field. It is often labeled the “silent killer” due to the lack of warning signs it presents.

Magnesium can help regulate a handful of different systems found in your body, including blood pressure; it does this by helping to improve blood flow and by allowing your blood vessels to relax. It can also positively impact your energy production and bone development.

 

Eat Magnesium-Rich Foods

Most older adults do not have the proper amount of magnesium in their daily diets. Though magnesium deficiency is rare, it's important to make sure you're eating enough magnesium-rich foods, like dark leafy greens, beans, nuts, and unrefined grains.

It can sometimes be hard to make sure you're getting enough magnesium even with eating the proper foods, so finding a supplement can help in maintaining proper magnesium levels and reducing blood pressure.

 

How Much Magnesium Should I Have?

If you over the age of 50, it is recommended to have between 320mg - 420mg of magnesium daily.

There have been no known adverse reactions when it comes to magnesium intake from food. However, you may experience some diarrhea from too much magnesium entering the body.

 

If you are experiencing a low magnesium intake, you may want to look into an all-natural Magnesium Supplement to help.

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