Sunday, May 30, 2010

Magnesium Is Crucial to Guard Against Many Diseases

Are you getting at least 327 mg of magnesium every day? That's what it takes to guard against many health problems according to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition. Read what it says in Canada's national newspaper, The Globe and Mail.

Leslie Beck Globe & Mail

"Most of us don’t pay much attention to magnesium, a mineral found in leafy greens, nuts and legumes. Yet it’s been shown to guard against high blood pressure, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, migraines and osteoporosis.

Now, a study to be published in the April issue of the Journal of Nutrition suggests that the health benefits of magnesium extend even further.

According to data from Japan, if you’re male, boosting your intake of the mineral can help significantly reduce the risk of colon cancer.

Previous research in animals demonstrated the ability of magnesium supplements to reduce experimentally induced colon tumours.

The current study followed 87,117 Japanese men and women, aged 45 to 74, for eight years to determine whether dietary magnesium could help prevent colon cancer.

Among men, those who consumed at least 327 milligrams of magnesium a day were 52 per cent less likely to develop colon cancer, compared to those whose daily diets provided less than 238 milligrams."

Note from Deanna: I notice that the MultiMineral Plus in Usana's Essentials, gives you 600 mg of magnesium daily, and another 400 mg of magnesium when you take the recommended dose of Active Calcium. You're well covered!

In Usana's product booklet, magnesium is described this way: "Magnesium is essential for the formation and maintenance of healthy bones and teeth, which is where 70 per cent of the body's magnesium is found. It is involved in the metabolism of carbohydrates and amino acids and plays an important role in neuromuscular contractions. It is also an activator of hundreds of enzymes that are essential for life."

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