Magnesium Glycinate Lowers Blood Pressure: Mineral Benefits for Hypertension

Benefits of Magnesium Glycinate Mineral for Hypertension

When it comes to vitamins, most of us are familiar with the typical ABCD, but what about minerals? Which one is good for us, and what does it do?
Today, we will learn more about magnesium, and more specifically Magnesium Glycinate Mineral for Blood Pressure, or hypertension. Magnesium glycinate can be broken down to easy to understand terms, magnesium, an essential mineral for your body, and glycine, a non-essential amino acid. One of the advantages of magnesium glycinate is how easy it can be absorbed by the body. By bounding itself to the amino acids magnesium glycinate gets carried to your cells. This form of magnesium is also desirable because it is less likely to cause a laxative effect.

High Blood Pressure or Hypertension 
Hypertension is defined as having a blood pressure reading of higher than 140/ 90. It is unfortunate that this health issue builds up slowly over time, and the signs are vague in the beginning, not nagging enough for people to take seriously. A couple of ways to think about the causes of hypertension are: 1) how rust is formed and 2) how a drain gets clogged. You could also imagine that your favorite bottle of lotion can no longer squirt out the contents because the sprout is clogged with build-up. Having to squeeze out the content takes a lot of energy and effort. Relatively, high blood pressure is the degree of effort the heart has to work to pump blood through your body.

Magnesium’s Role in Our Bodies
Magnesium plays a big role in regulating our good health. Women should have 320mg and men 420mg of magnesium per day. Insufficient amounts of magnesium in our bodies could lead to numerous problems, such as the ones below.

• High blood pressure
• Irregular heart beat/heart palpitations
• Muscle pain or cramping
• Restless legs
• Twitching eyelids
• Sleep disturbances
• Depression
• Headaches/or migraines
• Premenstrual syndrome
• Osteoporosis

Magnesium Normalizes Irregular Heart Beat
Magnesium is a mineral with relaxing effect. It is a valuable subject in treating irregular heartbeat—even in life-threatening situations. One study examined magnesium treatment immediately after a heart attack found it slashed the death rate by 75 percent and resulted in fewer complications.

Women and Men Benefit from Magnesium Glycinate
Women with high blood pressure need magnesium because blood pressure medication doesn't work as well on women as it does in men. Yet taking magnesium glycinate generally helps lower blood pressure. Many men experience erectile dysfunction as a side effect of their blood pressure medication. With this in mind, both sexes will appreciate magnesium’s ability to keep naturally normalize blood pressure normal naturally.

Other Benefits from Magnesium Glycinate
Muscles Need Magnesium. Taking magnesium glycinate may help alleviate some symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia. Symptoms such as muscle cramping, pain, twitching, tics, restless leg syndrome, and night muscle spasms could benefit from taking doses of 500 – 800mg of magnesium glycinate along with 1500mg malic acid per day.
Magnesium Glycinate Helps in Chelating the Body. The glycine component of magnesium glycinate also helps to remove mercury from your body. This is called chelation. Mercury can lead to emotional instability.
Magnesium may also help to support insulin sensitivity, the hormone that helps to control blood sugar. A meta-analysis published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that, for every 100 mg increase in magnesium intake, the risk of stroke dropped by 9%.

Things You Can Do at Home to Lower High Blood Pressure
The good news about high blood pressure is that it is reversible. Taking care of yourself and minding your body’s intake will do wonders to lower your blood pressure. Some home remedies that you can do to help reverse high blood pressure:

 • Exercise: Make a point to exercise 20 minutes a few times a week, being consistent isn’t easy when we are busy.
Eat Healthier: You must be committed and change your diet! It is one of the hardest things to do. If you like salty food, giving up the taste requires discipline.
 • Take Vitamins and Minerals: Fish oil pills, which is omega 3 can help with your cholesterol and blood pressure. Take magnesium glycinate, and keep eating those nuts and seeds like pumpkin seeds, almonds, and Brazil nuts.
 • Take Blood Medication: If you have seen your doctor, take your blood medication as prescribed. Notify them about your readings. Let them work with you.
 • Monitor Blood Pressure Readings: Set a goal to lower your reading. This helps to keep you on the right track. As well as seeing how your body is performing after the diets and exercises helps to remind you of your efforts or lack of.
 • Sleep Well: getting a good night’s rest every day helps with your blood pressure.
Lower Your Stress: it is said that prolonged stress causes an increase in your blood pressure. Try to get to know yourself better, recognize when you are stressed and find a relief right away.

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  1. Magnesium is very important like you said, and I love your other tips. Don't forget calcium and potassium.

    1. Thanks Judy. Potassium I know, but didn't know about calcium.

  2. Great information. I didn't realize all the health benefits of Magnesium. I knew some, but wow--I learned a lot from reading this!

    1. I didn't either until I did research. I am sold! I can't wait to go see the doctor and asked to include magnesium glycerinate~

  3. thanks for the tips, i already have a very bland taste, so I do not have to lose my taste for salt, :) though when doing strenuous hikes, i need to love the salty taste since salt becomes very essential

    1. I wish I can say the same thing. Strong coffee, strong man, and strong opinion. I am scare to think about it so much, but gosh, I need to loose this weight that causes me to be HBP.

  4. So much detailed information, I really enjoy reading your posts, thanks for sharing.

    1. Absolutely Sharon. I thought all of it was essential, especially if someone is looking for some clues to help them with combat hypertension.

  5. Fantastic information and very helpful tips! My oldest son has high blood pressure, and will let him read this post..Thank you!

  6. This is the second post this week I have read about magnesium! I am learning so much about the benefits. Thanks for sharing :)

  7. This is very good information.
    Thank you for sharing girl.


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