Magnesium Supplements and Metabolic Syndrome
The importance of magnesium
to human health is under-appreciated. This one essential mineral promotes heart health, normal blood pressure, healthy nerve and muscle function, a strong immune system, and a good memory. Do research suggested that magnesium supplements improve metabolic syndrome?
Now researchers from Mexico have shown that magnesium is also important for people with a higher risk for diabetes. They looked at the effects of taking oral magnesium supplements in people who they categorized as “metabolically obese, normal-weight (MONW) individuals.”
MONW individuals have a body mass index under 25, which is considered normal weight. But they also have hyperinsulinemia
and or insulin resistance, as well as high triglycerides and high blood pressure.
These individuals are at higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease
The researchers studied 47 MONW individuals who had low magnesium levels. In a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial one group received a daily solution of 30 ml of magnesium (equivalent to 382 mg). The control group received 30 ml of a placebo solution.
Their results were published in the Archives of Medical Research.
After only 4 months, markers of metabolic syndrome were significantly lower in the magnesium group. They lowered their systolic pressure by 2.1 points and their diastolic pressure by 3.8 points. Their fasting blood glucose levels dropped 12.3 points and their triglycerides plunged 47.4%.
It’s easy to boost magnesium levels with whole foods. Dark chocolate provides 176 mg of magnesium in a 3.5 ounce bar. Other high magnesium foods include seaweeds,
dark leafy greens (especially spinach and Swiss chard), broccoli, beans
, whole grains (especially brown rice and quinoa), almonds,
cashews, filberts, sesame seeds,
lentils, avocados, spirulina
Magnesium supplements come in many forms including oxide, citrate, carbonate, aspartate, nano and lactate. Magnesium oxide is the least expensive but also the most difficult for the body to absorb.
In the Mexican study, participants were given magnesium chloride. The chloride form has special benefits. It has been called the most effective form of magnesium
for cellular detoxification and tissue purification.
According to Dr. Mark Sircus, the other forms of magnesium have to be converted into chlorides before the body can use them. In order to absorb other forms of magnesium, the body needs to produce additional hydrochloric acid. But many older people already have difficulty producing hydrochloric acid. They may not produce enough to absorb their magnesium supplement.
Magnesium chloride will typically be found in liquid form to be taken orally or applied to the skin.
contains nano magnesium chloride particles which is the best form of absorption through our selectively permeable intestinal membranes.The membranes lining our intestinal tract maintain their own specific electrical charge in the form of ionic receptors. The body maintains this charge on the lining of membranes in order to facilitate the absorption of food nutrients.
Different receptors areas maintain different charge qualities, allowing for the attraction of the multitudes of diverse nutrients that pass through the intestinal tract.
Because of this charge, NANO MAGNESIUM are easily taken to the cells lining the intestinal tract, whereby they may be employed in the many physiological activities of the body.