Low Magnesium = Higher Risk of Hypertension
Lower magnesium intake means higher hypertension risk.
A study recently published in the Journal of Hypertension suggests that lower intake of magnesium may boost risk of hypertension or commonly known as high blood pressure. Researchers from the University of Hertfordshire analyzed data from previous studies and found that taking a magnesium supplement in a dose ranging from 120 to 973 mg for three to 24 weeks reduced both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
The researchers reported in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition that the anti-hypertensive effect of magnesium is dose responsive, meaning that higher dosages result in a greater reduction in blood pressure.