Magnesium: Preventing Age-related Decline
Magnesium deficiency is associated with poor physical performance, but no trials are available on how magnesium supplementation affects elderly people’s physical performance.
The aim of our study was to investigate whether 12 weeks of oral magnesium supplementation can improve physical performance in healthy elderly women.
Extra magnesium in the dietary intake of elderly women in good physical health appears to boost their vigor, a well-known American magnesium advocate told the Business Mirror.
Dr. Carolyn Dean, MD, ND, said a group of researchers who conducted a study this year came to a conclusion that 300 mg more of magnesium in daily nutrition for 12 weeks “seems to improve physical performance in elderly women.”
“The findings,” published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, “suggest a role for magnesium supplementation in preventing or delaying age-related decline in physical performance,” she said.