YOU and magnesium and stronger bones
The following is from Natural News
New research has found that taking magnesium supplements
could hold the key to stronger bones in middle-aged and elderly
people. Published in the European Journal of Epidemiology, the
study has suggested that low magnesium concentration in the
body can lead to increased risk of bone fractures.
Academics from the University of Bristol and the University of
Eastern Finland conducted the study by following 2,245 men
between the ages of 42 and 61 over a period of 25 years.
Through the course of their research, they discovered that men
with lower blood levels of magnesium were more prone to the risk
of fractures, particularly hip fractures. Men who had much higher
blood levels of magnesium were 44 percent less likely to sustain
fractures. Researchers noted that the 22 men who had elevated
magnesium levels had never experienced a fracture throughout
the follow-up period.
“The findings do suggest that avoiding low serum concentrations
of magnesium may be a promising though unproven strategy for
risk prevention of fractures. Dr. Setor Kunutsor, lead researcher
and research fellow at the university of Bristol’s Musculoskeletal
Research Unit has said.
The following are some facts about magnesium:
Magnesium keeps the parathyroid gland working normally. This
is the gland that controls calcium levels, which in turn is essential
for healthy and strong bones.
Aside from ensuring the bone health, magnesium helps the body in
other ways. This mineral also helps the body convert food into
energy, reduce muscle tension and lessen the pain connected to
migraines and headaches.
Women have a lot to gain from taking in magnesium. The noted
benefits for women include relief from the symptoms of
premenstrual syndrome and menopause, and minimized risk of
Too much magnesium can be just as dangerous as too little of it.
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Magnesium has a calming effect on the nervous system and is
considered the “anti-stress” mineral and a natural tranquilizer.
The elderly, magnesium supplements were found to improve
sleep by decreasing the release of cortisol, a known cause of
sleep disruption. Stress depletes magnesium and magnesium
relieve stress. When your magnesium levels are low, your
nervous system gets out of balance, and you feel on edge,
naturally resulting in tightening muscles. When we are under
stress our need to magnesium skyrockets.
Take the right amount of magnesium for your body.