Magnesium Muscle and Performance

Effect of Oral Magnesium Supplementation on Physical Performance in Healthy Elderly Women Involved in a Weekly Exercise Program

A new study found that 12 weeks of supplementation with Magnesium Oxide improved physical performance in elderly women who were healthy at the onset of the study. 139 women participated in this study.  These women with a mean age of 71.5 years all attended a fitness program involving mild exercise.  Participants were randomly assigned to…

Magnesium and Dementia

Magnesium Status and Dementia: Is There a Link ?

A new study published in Neurology, shows people with either low or high blood levels of Magnesium may have a higher risk of developing dementia. Approximately 9,500 individuals participated in this prospective study.  Participants with an average age of 65 who did not have dementia were followed for an average of 8 years.  Serum Magnesium…

Magnesium and High Blood Pressure

Magnesium Pills May Improve Blood Pressure in At-Risk Populations

A new meta-analysis found individuals with pre-diabetes, insulin resistance or other non-communicable chronic disease have a higher risk for hypertension (High Blood Pressure) but supplementation with Magnesium may lower their blood pressure. 11 gold-standard randomized controlled trials were reviewed.  Researchers found Magnesium supplementation significantly decreased both systolic (4.18 mmHg) and diastolic (2.27 mmHg) blood pressure. …

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Magnesium Supplements Show Potential Anti-Inflammatory Effects

A new meta-analysis found supplementing with Magnesium may reduce levels of inflammatory biomarkers. 11 randomized controlled trials were used for this meta-analysis which was designed to study how plasma C-reactive protein (CRP) was affected by oral Magnesium supplementation.  CRP is an established marker of inflammation and is high in individuals with chronic inflammation.  Researchers found…

High Blood Pressure

Meta-Analysis Digs Deeper into Magnesium’s Potential to Lower Blood Pressure

A causal effect of magnesium supplementation for lowering blood pressure in adults was seen in a recent meta-analysis. Data from 34 randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trials was reviewed.  Over 2,000 individuals, including normo-tensive and hypertensive people, between the ages of 18 and 84 were included in these trials. Study participants received either a 368 mg/day magnesium…