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Magnesium: Major Factor in Hypertension

By Dr. David Brownstein, M.D.

Approximately 75 million people in the United States over age 20 have high blood pressure.

After age 55, it’s estimated that Americans face a 90% chance of developing it.

The “good” news is that a doctor can diagnose high blood pressure (also called hypertension) in just a few minutes. All too typically, the doctor will then prescribe an antihypertensive medication and advise the patient to take it for the rest of his or her life. In fact, this drug treatment is often not needed.

Editor's Note: More Than 50% of Older Americans Fail to Get Enough Magnesium

Conventional doctors rarely concern themselves with the underlying cause of elevated blood pressure. More than 95% of cases are simply labeled “essential hypertension,” meaning there is no known cause.

Many times, the cause is a mystery because nobody has bothered to search for it. My experience has clearly shown a direct relationship between low magnesium levels and hypertension — and lack of the mineral is a huge factor in the spread of this risky condition.

Another thing I have discovered is that even if blood tests show normal magnesium levels, the vast majority of patients with hypertension will significantly improve by supplementing with magnesium.

Magnesium helps to relax the smooth muscles of blood vessels, resulting in less resistance to blood flow, which helps to lower blood pressure. The mineral also reduces nerve and muscle excitability. In addition, magnesium helps optimize circulating levels of the hormones norepinephrine and serotonin, and levels of nitric oxide.

Nitric oxide is a powerful vasodilator — a substance that opens blood vessels for better flow. It is interesting to note that nearly all synthetic anti-hypertensive medications work to reduce blood pressure by a similar mechanism. However, all of those drugs are associated with severe adverse effects.

Diarrhea, the only adverse side effect of magnesium, is easily solved by lowering the dose. Studies have clearly shown the benefits of magnesium. One found that 625 mg per day caused a significant decline in blood pressure.

That effect of magnesium was similar to the best anti-hypertensive medications. The initial workup for anyone with high blood pressure should include testing magnesium levels (red blood cell and/or hair mineral levels) and a trial of oral magnesium — before using medications.

Diuretics, the most commonly prescribed anti-hypertensive drugs, accelerate magnesium loss and lead to deficiency. In addition, lack of magnesium hinders the use of potassium in cells. But oddly enough, diuretic drugs also lower potassium levels.


Dr. David Brownstein, M.D., editor of the Natural Way to Health newsletter, is a board-certified family physician and one of the nation’s foremost practitioners of holistic medicine. In addition to his practice, Dr. Brownstein has lectured internationally to physicians and is the author of six very popular books.

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Are You Getting Enough?

It’s Absolutely Critical and More Than 50% of
Older Americans Fail to Get Enough

What you will read over the next few minutes will directly impact your ability to maintain your health — particularly your heart health — so I urge you to read through this important presentation.

And by the time you finish reading this letter, you will have learned that 99 out of 100 people know about a nutrient — a mineral, actually — that’s crucial to over 325 biochemical processes in your body.

You will discover why you’ve been kept in the dark about its necessity, and whether YOU are at risk for having a low supply of magnesium in your own body. Most importantly, you will see the exact simple steps you can take to turn the tables and address this concern — for the sake of your heart and overall health.

Now, you’re well-informed enough to know a little bit about magnesium. I’m sure you already know you need it for maintaining health.

However, magnesium has long taken a back seat to its more highly studied cousin, calcium. You’ve probably heard since childhood that you need adequate calcium for strong bones. And of course, that’s quite true.

But here’s the bottom line: Magnesium is just as crucial as calcium. In fact, calcium cannot even be fully absorbed and available to your body’s cells without adequate magnesium.

It’s easy to see why magnesium is considered one of the most critical minerals for overall health, because it affects:

  • Your heart function and your heart rhythm& . . . 
  • Your blood pressure . . . 
  • Your muscle and nerve function . . . 
  • Your blood glucose control . . . 
  • Your energy production . . . 
  • Your antioxidant activity . . . 
  • Your bone development . . . 
  • And much more . . . 

In a nutshell, calcium basically contracts muscles, and magnesium helps relax them. And although you probably think of muscles as the tissues attached to your skeleton, do you know where else you have critical muscles?

Your heart and your blood vessels, that’s where. And needless to say, that’s one reason why magnesium is so vital to support your cardiovascular health.

Bottom line: You don’t want too much contracting and not enough relaxing.

Although magnesium has been studied much less heavily than other minerals such as calcium, researchers have finally gotten on the bandwagon and identified 3,751 magnesium binding sites on human proteins.

OK, hold on for a second, let me take a step back …

I realize this may sound like a lot of scientific gobbledygook to you or me, but it does mean something to scientists, who are now coming out of the woodwork to study magnesium.

That’s because they now realize that magnesium’s role in maintaining good health has been terribly underestimated. All these new scientific findings have sparked renewed interest in this everyday mineral.

Dietary surveys have repeatedly found that magnesium intake for Americans is lower than the recommended amounts (which many doctors feel are already too low).

The 2005-2006 edition of the U.S. government’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey found that, of those specifically aged 51 and over, a whopping 62% were getting less than the average requirements for magnesium in their diets.

Based on these facts, and I hate to say this, you could well find yourself in this group. If you do, however, don’t feel guilty. It’s not your fault — and here’s why …

If you fall into the category that the medical profession likes to call the "aging population," your risk of magnesium depletion is higher, for several reasons.

First, the Office of Dietary Supplements, a branch of the National Institutes of Health, describes the impact aging can have on magnesium levels: Statistics show that older adults take in even less dietary magnesium than their younger counterparts.

Second, with age, your gut’s ability to absorb magnesium slows down.

Third, older adults are more apt to have less-than-optimal overall health, and are also more likely to take medications that interfere with magnesium uptake in the body.

Plus …

If, like me, you love your coffee (or enjoy drinking alcoholic beverages), you should also know that both caffeine and alcohol can deplete your magnesium stores due to their diuretic effects.

Then there’s that big bugaboo that affects most of us: chronic stress. When you’re under stress, your body produces cortisol. This hormone causes magnesium to be released from cells and excreted in your urine. You literally flush your magnesium away down the toilet!

And that’s not all. There’s also the food issue …

While magnesium is found in many different plant and animal foods, modern food processing and refining have systematically stripped away much of the nutritional content from foods, including magnesium.

To add insult to injury, modern farming techniques combined with the use of herbicides and pesticides, certain fertilizers, and acid rain that occurs with air pollution all combine to make our food lighter in magnesium content.

Plus — and this is just between us — let’s be honest … With our busy schedules and demanding lives, most of us eat too much junk food and processed food with poor nutritional value.

And while you should eat as many magnesium-rich foods as possible, like leafy green vegetables, beans, and nuts, even with a healthy diet it’s just nearly impossible to consume ALL the magnesium you need from diet alone.

You see, just to get the recommended 400 milligrams of magnesium per day (and bear in mind many doctors recommend far more for optimal health), you’d need to eat:

  • 16 cups of broccoli . . . 
  • 12 bananas . . . 
  • 4½ pounds of yogurt . . . 
  • 16 cups of white rice . . . 
  • Or 2½ cups of boiled spinach . . . 

Wow! Who could do that?

Maybe Popeye could eat the spinach, but I know I couldn’t eat enough of any of these foods.

That’s why top cardiologist Chauncey Crandall, M.D., recommends supplementing your diet with magnesium to promote heart and circulatory system health.

By the way, it’s important to know more about how magnesium affects your heart health. I’ll get into that shortly, but first, I want to give you a quick heads-up …

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And in the meantime, if you haven’t yet heard of Dr. Chauncey Crandall, stay tuned …

Dr. Crandall works as an interventional cardiologist. He inserts stents in arteries and performs other procedures to help patients with serious cardiac problems. He’s actually performed over 40,000 heart procedures during his career.

But what Dr. Crandall really relishes is his role as chief of the Cardiovascular Preventive Medicine Program at the Palm Beach Cardiovascular Clinic in Florida. He counsels his patients to supplement their diets with certain nutrients essential to good cardiac function, as part of adopting a heart-healthy lifestyle.

And Dr. Crandall considers magnesium not only a critical mineral, but a critical cardiac nutrient.

Magnesium and some of the other nutrients I’ll share with you today are not just fads or folk remedies.

In point of fact, the role they play in the health of your heart and other body systems is well-established by repeated scientific studies.

I won’t bore you with too much technical jargon, but since you don’t know me from Adam — and deserve to make up your own mind — here are the facts.

A study reported in the American Heart Journal followed 13,922 middle-aged adults. The research concluded that magnesium levels correlate directly with overall heart health.

Another study, this one published in the American Journal of Cardiology, found that adequate magnesium levels were associated with normal heart rhythm.

The Journal of Clinical Epidemiology published a study of 15,248 participants that explored the correlation between magnesium levels and heart health. The study concluded that adequate magnesium levels were associated with cardiac health.

And again, this is just a drop in the bucket when it comes to all the studies supporting the importance of magnesium to heart health.

In fact, magnesium:

  • Supports normal heart rhythm . . . 
  • Helps promote normal blood pressure levels . . . 
  • Supports overall cardiovascular health . . . 

And that’s just your heart. When it comes to the rest of your body, magnesium:

  • Supports healthy insulin levels . . . 
  • Supports your body’s energy production to keep you going strong all day long . . . 
  • Promotes proper bone development . . . 
  • Helps your body synthesize the crucial antioxidant glutathione . . . 
  • Helps regulate nerve and muscle function . . . 
  • And performs over 300 additional biochemical functions in your body . . . 

Now, you could run down to your neighborhood drug store or even your local grocery store and find some inexpensive magnesium, but before you do that, Dr. Crandall has a warning for you:

Magnesium supplements are
not all created equal.

There are many forms of magnesium, each with their pros and cons, each with varying degrees of absorbability and side effects (some even cause loose bowels). How do you know which one you should trust?

Here’s what Consumer Reports has to say:

"Because of inadequate quality control and inspection, supplements contaminated with heavy metals, pesticides, or prescription drugs have been sold to unsuspecting consumers. And FDA rules covering manufacturing quality don’t apply to the companies that supply herbs, vitamins, and other raw ingredients."

Excuse me, but what’s wrong with this picture?

Over the years, Dr. Crandall has seen many of his patients buy cheap, useless, and potentially unsafe supplements. He understands they really didn’t know any better. They were just looking for a bargain.

Truth is, when it comes to nutritional supplements, cheap does not equal good. If you’re going to take a nutritional supplement, you want …

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Look, Arterin is a well-thought-out formula with multiple ingredients, not just a simple magnesium supplement.

For one thing, the magnesium in Arterin has been combined for stability and added benefits with malic acid to form magnesium malate.

Malic acid is a substance found naturally in apples and other plant foods. It has numerous benefits in digestion, detoxification, metabolism, and cellular energy production. In combination with magnesium, malic acid may also support muscular comfort.

When it comes to heart health, a recent preliminary study published in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine found that malic acid promotes heart health.

In combination with malic acid, you’ll find nearly two full grams of magnesium in a daily dose of Arterin — in a form that’s easy on your stomach and highly bioavailable.

Besides magnesium and malic acid, Arterin also includes niacin, an important B vitamin.

Like magnesium, niacin promotes cardiovascular health. It also supports cognitive function, proper nervous system and digestive tract function, and cellular energy production.

Similar to the situation with magnesium, you probably don’t get enough niacin in your diet either.

You can boost your niacin levels a bit by eating red meat, fish, and leafy green vegetables, but you’ve seen how and why our food is so deficient in these vital nutrients.

Another reason for your body’s constant need for niacin is that it is a water-soluble vitamin that is not stored — any excess is excreted in your urine — and so must be replenished daily. Therefore, Dr. Crandall recommends you supplement daily with niacin.

However, if you’ve ever taken niacin, you may have experienced the unpleasant sensation of a niacin flush — a burning feeling, mainly in the face, neck, and upper body.

This flush is less likely to occur when you take Arterin. That’s because the 500 milligrams of niacin (as niacinamide) per daily dose of Arterin is delivered in a flush-free sustained release formula that is released gently into your bloodstream.

But let’s move on, because there’s much more …

To further boost the cardiac support you get from Arterin, Dr. Crandall also added 5 milligrams of vitamin B6. That gives you 250% of the recommended daily value.

Keeping your vitamin B6 levels in the normal range is important: Research suggests that adequate levels of vitamin B6 may support cardiovascular health.

The prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reported a study involving 80,082 female participants over a 14-year period. The results suggest that intake of vitamin B6 above the current recommended dietary level can support heart health among women.

One reason that vitamin B6 may support heart health is that it impacts homocysteine levels, an amino acid in the blood linked to heart health concerns.

Vitamin B6 also supports immune function and brain function. Vitamin B6 helps your body make serotonin, a chemical that influences mood. Plus, B6 plays a role in more than 100 enzyme reactions involving your metabolism. And your body needs B6 in order to absorb vitamin B12 and to make red blood cells and immune system cells.

As with all B vitamins, B6 is water soluble, meaning your body does not store it and requires a continuous supply.

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