12 Health Benefits of Magnesium Supplements

The electrical stimulation that keeps our hearts beating is one of magnesium's many applications. Additionally, supplementation has been shown to support a healthy degree of heartbeat variability, or heart rate variability.

Healthy Heart

Magnesium relaxes blood vessels, helping your body maintain healthy blood pressure. This relationship between magnesium and healthy blood pressure was confirmed by a meta-analysis of 34 clinical trials with over 2,000 participants.

Health Blood Pressure

Magnesium helps neuroplasticity, which forms memory and learning connections. Problem: Brain can't use most magnesium forms. For these reasons, MIT researchers developed magnesium L-threonate to load the brain with magnesium.

Improve Your Mind

Humans occasionally experience head pain, which hinders concentration and work. Good magnesium levels can “head off” these issues. After taking 500 mg magnesium every 12 hours for 8 weeks, head cavity pain decreased by days and hours.

Prevent Head Pain

Most people think of calcium when they think of bone health, but bones store half to two-thirds of magnesium. Strong bones require magnesium. Calcium supplements alone won't help because magnesium is needed for absorption and metabolism.

Improve Bone Health

Commonly linked to magnesium are glucose and insulin. 250 mg of magnesium daily improved hemoglobin A1C levels compared to placebo in a 40-person clinical trial. Important biomarker hemoglobin A1c shows three-month glucose averages.

Stay Within Normal Glucose Levels

Not surprisingly, magnesium supports pancreas health. Research shows magnesium supports a healthy insulin response in the organ that secretes insulin.

Pancreatic Health Promoter

Magnesium/calcium/potassium carbonate protects esophageal tissue from stomach acids. Life Extension offers a magnesium carbonate and licorice extract supplement for a healthy, comfortable esophagus.

Improve Your Esophageal Health

Numerous studies show that magnesium modulates the body's stress response, improving stress management. Plasma magnesium concentrations decreased significantly as adrenaline increased in one interesting stress study.

Forget stress

Together with melatonin, magnesium aids sleep. Magnesium may also regulate your “internal clock.” A healthy circadian rhythm helps you sleep and wake up on time.

Dream of better sleep

Magnesium supports mood-related neurotransmitter pathways, including serotonin. A randomized clinical trial found that 500 mg of magnesium daily for 6 weeks improved mood compared to placebo.  

Magnesium boosts mood

Vitamin D from food, supplements, or sunlight is inactive. It benefits the body when activated by magnesium-dependent enzymes. Magnesium aids vitamin D blood transport by binding to carrier proteins.

Powerful vitamin D

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