Life Extension Magazine September 2005
As We See It
How Many Americans Are Magnesium Deficient?
By William Faloon
Defying the Critics
Since 1981, Life Extension has recommended high-potency magnesium supplements, because magnesium is perhaps the most deficient mineral in the American diet.
With all the research linking low magnesium intake with high cardiovascular risks, this low-cost mineral would appear to be a simple way to counter today’s heart attack and stroke epidemic. Unfortunately, magnesium is so cheap that virtually no one is promoting it as a lifesaving mineral.
In the early 1980s, the Life Extension Foundation was criticized by mainstream doctors for recommending high doses of magnesium relative to calcium. We even had our magnesium supplements seized by the FDA because we presented evidence that this mineral could help prevent heart attack.
Medical ignorance continues to be the number-one cause of death. As a Life Extension member, you are regularly informed about scientific discoveries that can enable you to avoid becoming a casualty of today’s broken health care system. Those who follow our basic supplement program obtain 325-665 mg of supplemental magnesium each day.
We commend Paul Mason for his meticulous compilation of data showing that millions of people are dying each year from the effects of magnesium deficiency. We view Paul as an unsung hero for his battle to enlighten the world about these startling statistics. Perhaps one day the medical community will listen.
For longer life,
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