Magnesium is one of the body’s most important minerals. It is required as a cofactor in hundreds of enzymatic processes within cells.1 It helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, promotes healthy cardiovascular function, supports a healthy immune system, and keeps bones strong.
Many Americans do not obtain adequate amounts of magnesium in their diets.2 A long-term, magnesium-supplemented diet helps maintain normal blood pressure levels already within normal range.3,4
Magnesium is a major factor in relaxing the smooth muscles within the blood vessels, thereby reducing peripheral vascular resistance and promoting a healthy cardiovascular system.5-7 Magnesium also affects circulating levels of norepinephrine and the synthesis of serotonin and nitric oxide.8-10
Magnesium positively influences the bone mineral matrix and its ability to metabolize minerals needed for repair and rebuilding.11,12 Scientific literature documents the need for a wide range of minerals, including calcium and magnesium, that are vital to maintaining strong, healthy bones.
Moreover, there is strong evidence that dietary magnesium intake and supplementation improves the metabolic profile.13 Magnesium has been shown to beneficially impact insulin resistance, serum lipid profiles, inflammation, endothelial dysfunction, oxidative stress and platelet aggregability.14 Since magnesium is so inexpensive, everyone should consider supplementing with at least 500 mg of magnesium daily. This product provides one of the highest concentrations of elemental magnesium per capsule available on the market.