More Magnesium For Your Heart

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We have been recommending magnesium for all adults for many years.  Most Americans just don’t get enough in their diets and this mineral is required for more than 300 biological processes in your body.

A new meta-analysis of 16 studies, which included more than 300,000 people, shows that serum and dietary magnesium reduced risk of cardiovascular disease.  To get more magnesium in your diet, eat more nuts, seeds and vegetables.

Taking a magnesium supplement can help too, but you want to make sure you’re getting it in a form that is highly absorbable.  Supplements containing magnesium oxide are poorly absorbed.  Look for magnesium in these forms for better absorption: citrate, taurate and glycinate.

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