1. Keep the beat on a healthy heart
Magnesium benefits your heart in many ways—most notably, this mineral is involved in the electrical stimulation that maintains our heartbeats. Because of this, research has also found that supplementation can help support a healthy degree of variations in sequences of heartbeats, otherwise referred to as our “heart rate variability.” You might be thinking you shouldn’t have any variations in your heartbeat. People mistakenly assume your heart should beat like a metronome (i.e., steady and consistent), but in fact, a healthy heart will have some amount of variation.
2. Maintain already-healthy blood pressure
Much like a slight counterclockwise turn on a spigot attached to a hose with too much water pressure, magnesium helps your blood vessels relax, supporting your body’s ability to maintain blood pressure within already-healthy ranges.
3. Sharpen your brain
Magnesium helps support neuroplasticity, which includes the ability to form new connections related to learning and memory. The predicament is that most forms of magnesium are not readily utilized by the brain. It is for these reasons that scientists at MIT developed a specific form of magnesium called magnesium L-threonate, which has a higher brain magnesium loading ability.
4. Head off head cavity discomfort
Occasional head discomfort can be a drag—it’s hard to focus and be productive when you’re dealing with those discomforts we can all get from time to time. Fortunately, getting adequate levels of magnesium can “head off” these problems. Taking 500 mg of magnesium every 12 hours for 8 weeks resulted in less days and hours with head cavity discomfort compared to baseline.
5. Promote bone health
Many people only think of calcium when it comes to bone health; however, one half to two-thirds of the body’s total magnesium content is stored in the bones. Getting enough magnesium is highly correlated with strong, dense bones. Without magnesium, supplementing with calcium alone won’t do much good as magnesium plays a role in both absorption and metabolism of calcium.
6. Maintain glucose levels already within the normal range
Magnesium has a well-established relationship with glucose and insulin. Magnesium daily was enough to promote already-healthy levels of hemoglobin A1C compared to the placebo group. Hemoglobin A1c is an important biomarker that reflects a three-month average of glucose levels.
7. Promotes pancreatic health.
It’s not surprising that magnesium supports the health of the pancreas. After all, it is the organ that secretes insulin and research shows magnesium supports a healthy insulin response.
8. Get an edge on your esophageal health.
Minerals in their carbonate forms (magnesium/calcium/potassium carbonate) are commonly used to help protect your esophageal tissue from harsh stomach acids.
9. Shrug off stress
Having adequate levels of magnesium is correlated with better stress management, according to research—and multiple studies have found that magnesium can modulate the activity of the body’s stress response.
10. Dream of a better night’s sleep.
Magnesium can be supportive of quality sleep and complement the effects of other supplements such as melatonin. Some evidence also suggests that magnesium plays a role in maintaining your 24-hour sleep wake cycle called your circadian rhythm or your “internal clock.” A good circadian rhythm will help you get to sleep and awake at a regular and healthy rate.
11. Magnesium can support your mood.
Magnesium works on several neurotransmitter pathways associated with mood such as supporting healthy levels of serotonin, the feel-good neurotransmitter. In a randomized clinical trial, 500 mg of magnesium taken daily for 6 weeks supported a healthy mood compared to placebo.
12. Powerful connection with vitamin D.
Vitamin D obtained from supplements, food, or sunlight is inactive. To reach its active form, so that it can best benefit the body, we need specific enzymes which are dependent on magnesium. Not only that, but magnesium also enables vitamin D to bind to carrier proteins so that it can be transported throughout the blood.
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