A few weeks ago, I wrote about magnesium and the reasons I take it as a supplement. When I was writing about statins and cholesterol yesterday, I came across some more interesting information about this essential element.
As I explained yesterday, Bill Sardi is someone who argues against high cholesterol being the problem. Instead, and I didn’t mention this, he believes calcification clogs coronary arteries.
Magnesium along with vitamin K, IP6 rice bran extract and vitamin D are calcium blockers.
I decided to do a little more digging and came across this study. If you’re interested, you can read the whole thing yourself. I think it is worth posting the conclusion though:
In community-dwelling participants free of cardiovascular disease, self-reported magnesium intake was inversely associated with arterial calcification, which may play a contributing role in magnesium’s protective associations in stroke and fatal coronary heart disease.
So now I have another reason why I take magnesium.