Today we're going to examine a study on the incredible life-extending properties of magnesium.
This mineral doesn't get as much fanfare as common vitamins like Vitamin D or Vitamin C, and in conversations about minerals it is often overshadowed by calcium.
But magnesium isn't just important, it's absolutely essential for your bones, your wellbeing, and, as you’ll learn today, for your survival.
Study Shows Magnesium Reduces Cardiovascular Mortality
A group of German scientists conducted a study on the relationship between magnesium levels and mortality among 4,203 participants. An earlier study showed that low magnesium levels correlate to enlargement of the left ventricle of the heart- which increases the risk of myocardial infarction, stroke, and death.1
Based on that prior study, the researchers hypothesized that magnesium levels would correlate to cardiovascular mortality. To test this hypothesis they compared participants' baseline measures of magnesium levels with their mortality rate ten years later. The researchers found that low serum magnesium levels were not only associated with more cardiovascular-related deaths but also with more deaths from any cause.1
In other words, participants who had low magnesium levels were more likely to die within the next 10 years than those with higher magnesium levels. This statistical relationship even held true when the researchers accounted for pre-existing cardiovascular risk factors in participants.1
This paints a stark but powerful picture on the importance of magnesium for the successful functioning of the human body. It also offers a simple action for avoiding an untimely end: maintain healthy magnesium levels.
Researchers found that people with low magnesium levels are at greater risk of premature death from both cardiovascular and noncardiovascular causes.
Magnesium And Bone Health
Magnesium is a Foundation Supplement– one of the minerals listed in the Osteoporosis Reversal Program as an essential compound for building and maintaining strong, healthy bones.
Magnesium plays an instrumental role in more than 300 processes in the body, including in the regulation of the parathyroid gland, which controls the mineralization of new bone. The body stores about 65% of magnesium in the bones, and much like calcium, it is a necessary component of bone. Magnesium also has an alkalizing effect on the serum pH-balance, which means that, along with other alkalizing compounds, it prevents bone loss caused by acidification.
These facts help explain the results of scientific studies on the relationship between magnesium levels and bone health. A study of 73,684 postmenopausal women found that low magnesium levels correlated with low bone mineral density (BMD) of the hip and the whole body. 2
Another study examined the magnesium levels and fracture rate of 2,245 men aged 42 to 61 over the course of 20 years. The researchers found that participants with higher levels of magnesium were 44 percent less likely to break a bone.3
These studies show that magnesium not only extends life, but it also helps to maintain strong bones- allowing for an active and fulfilling life.
Magnesium is an essential mineral for building and maintaining strong and healthy bones, a fact supported by multiple studies that associate low magnesium levels with bone loss and fracture.
The Osteoporosis Reversal Program Is A Holistic Approach To Health
Magnesium protects your heart, your life, and your bones. It isn't a coincidence that the bone-healthy pH-balanced diet and supplementation recommended by the Osteoporosis Reversal Program also meets the criteria for reducing the risk of a fatal cardiovascular event.
The Osteoporosis Reversal Program is an integrative health program that aims to improve both bone health and overall health. The two endeavors are mutually supportive, since the behaviors that improve bone quality also improve general health and quality of life.
A prime example is the dietary guidelines of the Osteoporosis Reversal Program, which follow a simple rule: consume an 80/20 ratio of alkalizing to acidifying foods. When you follow that easy rule you naturally eat more fruits and vegetables, a dietary choice proven to improve bone health.4
Now consider that a study of the diets of more than 65,000 people in England found that people who eat seven servings of fruit and vegetables each day are 42% less likely to suffer an early death from any cause.5
Once again the bone-healthy option is also the best option for overall health and longevity.
The guidelines in the Osteoporosis Reversal Program are both good for bone health and for overall health- for example, the dietary plan that increases fruit and vegetable consumption. A study found that eating seven servings of fruits and vegetables every day correlates with a reduced risk of mortality.
Support Your Bones And Extend Your Life
Magnesium is critical for improving and maintaining optimal bone health. Along with the other Foundation Supplements, it helps you to lead a long and healthy life. The same can be said for the other guidelines in the Osteoporosis Reversal Program, from its dietary plan to its recommendations for exercise and lifestyle changes.
By supplementing your pH-balanced diet with magnesium you’ll ensure that your bones and body have what they need to thrive. The type of magnesium used for supplementation is critical to achieving the desired results.
At the Save Institute, we recommend Nature City’s TrueMagnesium™, a powder magnesium formula in amino acid chelated form, which replicates how magnesium is naturally found in plants. This powerful mineral is bonded to the amino acid glycine which has been shown to offer superior benefits when compared to other magnesium supplements.
TrueMagnesium™ is a sugar free, berry-flavored drink mix. NatureCity doesn't use any sugar or artificial sweeteners or flavors to get the great taste. They use an organic stevia leaf extract, citric acid, and Non-GMO natural berry flavor.
Simply add a scoop of TrueMagnesium™ powder to about 8oz of water and you can quickly and easily boost your magnesium intake.
Each scoop of the TrueMagnesium™ powder provides 200mg of magnesium (60 servings per jar). To optimize results, we recommend taking two servings per day – one in the morning and one in the evening.
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