Increased dietary magnesium has been found to be associated with reduced risk of heart failure, stroke and type-2 diabetes, in a recent published meta-analysis, involving data from more than one million people. These findings support the notion that increasing dietary magnesium might provide health benefits.
All cells require magnesium, which helps support the body metabolise glucose, make proteins and synthesise the nucleic acids for creating your DNA. Magnesium is thought to be lost from the body when we take caffeine, sugar, alcohol or get stressed. The estimated prevalence of magnesium deficiency is between 2.5-15% of the general population. Magnesium-rich foods such as whole grains, green leafy vegetables, and nuts can be helpful to maintain normal magnesium levels.
For chiropractors, massage therapists and other complementary therapists we often need to recommend magnesium for muscle tension. Good magnesium levels in the body can help keep muscles relaxed.
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