Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Interesting association between carotid artery plaque and magnesium

Magnesium is one of the most important minerals affecting our health in a variety of ways. 

The study reviewed investigated serum magnesium levels and the association to carotid artery alteration for the presence of carotid plaques (Hashimoto T, et al. 2010).

It was documented that lower serum magnesium levels were independently associated with risk of carotid artery alteration. Lower serum magnesium levels were significantly associated with intima-media thickness and the risk of carotid plaque.

It is better to take magnesium together with the other important minerals since the mineral balance is important. It also makes a difference in what form the minerals are supplied. Amino chelates are usually a more bioavailable source.

An easy way to increase your magnesium level is to take the BMJ formula where the magnesium is supplied as an amino acid chelate. This formula also supplies other important minerals as well as other nutrients important for both bones and joints.

To read the original abstract, click on the reference below.


Hashimoto T, Hara A, Ohkubo T, Kikuya M, Shintani Y, Metoki H, Inoue R, Asayama K, Kanno A, Nakashita M, Terata S, Obara T, Hirose T, Hoshi H, Totsune K, Satoh H, Imai Y. Serum magnesium, ambulatory blood pressure, and carotid artery alteration: the Ohasama study. Am J Hypertens. 2010 Dec;23(12):1292-8. Epub 2010 Aug 12.

Published with permission by Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac : – www.TissueRecovery.com Dr. Marsh has worked with and referrers patients to Dr. Sopler for co-management for years . . . He is quite simply San Diego's top functional medicine consultant.

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