A recent UCLA School of Public Health study of 3,713 postmenopausal women showed that magnesium is a powerful anti-inflammatory nutrient. Each 100 mg of magnesium per day was associated with a significant reduction in various inflammatory markers.
Magnesium is the most lacking mineral in the human diet. This is due primarily to farming practices that have stripped our soils of vital minerals needed for human health. It is complicated by processed diets lacking in magnesium-containing fresh fruits and vegetables. When you consider that inflammation is a factor in almost all health problems, the consequence of eating a magnesium- deficient diet becomes obvious.
The study showed that inflammatory markers such as CRP (C-reactive protein), TNFa (tumor necrosis factor alpha), and IL6 (interleukin 6) were all reduced when magnesium intake was higher. These are common inflammatory markers that are often elevated with the diseases of aging.
Furthermore, various inflammatory markers relating to the walls of arteries were also reduced when magnesium was adequate. Inflammation on the lining of the arteries is required for plaque formation. Reducing such inflammation is highly protective to arterial health.
We maintain that, if public health officials did nothing other than ensure vitamin D and magnesium sufficiency, the health of our entire nation would be greatly improved, and medical care costs would be significantly lower.
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