Masters of Health Magazine June 2019 - Page 18

Sandy sanderson

“My heart restored,

My waters cleansed,

The power surges

In love to mend.”

CEO of Elektra Magnesium

Magnesium is Crucial for Heart Health

Here are the mechanisms that are activated when magnesium levels become chronically low (abbreviations: CV, cardiovascular; Mg, magnesium; T2D, type 2 diabetes): Fig.[1]

Magnesium supplementation and high magnesium diet has proven itself time and again in several studies over the last 30 years to be cardio-protective:

“Magnesium confers cellular protection during myocardial ischemia by (1) acting as a calcium antagonist, thereby reducing calcium overload, (2) conserving cellular adenosine triphosphate (ATP) as the magnesium salt and thereby preserving energy-dependent cellular processes, (3) reducing myocardial oxygen consumption by lowering the heart rate, contractility, systemic afterload, and attenuating catecholamine-induced elevated oxygen demand, and (4) protecting the post-ischemic myocardium from oxidative damage.” [12]