Magnesium and Blood Pressure 01/02/16

MAgTaur400-456x1024High blood pressure or hypertension is also known as the silent killer because many times symptoms do not appear until a person’s blood pressure has been elevated for a very long time. Some symptoms that may or may not be present if your blood pressure is high include blurred vision or headaches.

High blood pressure is a serious disease and chronically elevated blood pressure can affect many organs in your body. Consequences of untreated high blood pressure include:

  • Chronic Kidney Disease Cognitive Changes (memory loss)
  • Eye Damage (blindness) Heart Attacks
  • Aneurysms Heart Failure
  • Peripheral Artery Disease Stroke
  • Erectile Dysfunction

Numerous studies have shown that having a blood pressure of less than 120/80 dramatically reduces your risk for the above complications.

There are many medications that can be used to lower your blood pressure. These medications can be broken down into the following categories: diuretics (Water or Fluid Pills), beta blockers, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs), calcium channel blockers, alpha blockers, alpha-beta blockers, central acting agents, and vasodilators.

While these medications are very good at reducing blood pressure they may cause unwanted side effects and can also lead to your body losing vital nutrients that are needed for optimal health.

Magnesium is the 4th most abundant mineral in the body and is involved in over 300 reactions in the human body. Low magnesium levels have been linked to chronic diseases such as:

  • High Blood Pressure Type II Diabetes
  • Strokes Migraine Headaches
  • ADHD Constipation

Magnesium is a natural muscle relaxer and promotes the relaxation and vasodilation of the blood vessels in the body. This relaxation of the vessels is what promotes healthy blood pressure. Numerous studies have shown that individuals with healthy magnesium levels are MUCH less likely to have high blood pressure. Magnesium supplementation has also been shown to produce modest drops in blood pressure as well. Some foods that are high in magnesium include: peas, beans, whole grains, nuts, seeds, lima beans, squash, broccoli and seafood.

Also remember that prescription diuretics (water pills) used for blood pressure can cause your body to lose magnesium.

There are many different types of magnesium. Some forms of magnesium are primarily used as laxatives such as magnesium citrate. Those forms of magnesium that are combined with amino acids are typically better absorbed and the amino acid may provide added benefits. We recommend magnesium taurate because the amino acid taurine is very beneficial in heart health. It helps with congestive heart failure and it has natural diuretic properties which allows it to promote healthy blood pressure as well.

One Wellness Place Magnesium Taurate

  • Pharmaceutical Grade
  • 400mg of highly absorbable magnesium
  • Combined with the amino acid taurine

Remember while high blood pressure medications can cause unwanted side effects such as fatigue, sexual dysfunction, coughing, and swelling uncontrolled high blood pressure can result in sexual dysfunction, kidney disease, blindness, strokes and heart attacks.

Lifestyle modifications, better eating, and nutritional supplements can help you achieve a healthy blood pressure NATURALLY!!!!


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