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Why Your Diet Should Include Magnesium for Your Heart Health

We often discuss how calcium makes our bones stronger or that vitamin C improves our immune system. But magnesium is just as vital and important to add to your diet. Magnesium promotes good cardiovascular health and keeps your heart beating right.   Magnesium is a mineral that is responsible for many functions in the body. It helps keep nerves and muscles working, keeps bones strong, and helps control blood sugar. It also is necessary for maintaining normal blood pressure and a steady heartbeat.   In a 2019 review in Cardiology Research and Practice, researchers found those who have low levels of magnesium in their blood have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. In particular, the researchers found low levels of magnesium were present in those with a higher risk...

Why Magnesium Matters: FDA Announces New Qualified Health Claim

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 On January 10, 2022, the FDA announced a newly qualified health claim for magnesium and reduced risk of high blood pressure in a letter of enforcement discretion. Both health claims and qualified health claims characterize the relationship between a substance and a reduction in risk of contracting a particular disease or health-related condition and are reviewed by the FDA through a petition process. Qualified health claims are supported by less evidence than the "significant scientific agreement" standard governing unqualified health claims. Therefore, eligible health claims require a disclaimer or other qualifying language to avoid misleading consumers regarding the strength of the scientific evidence supporting the claim. In January, the FDA reviewed health claims related to magnesium. A review of multiple studies did show some...

3 Natural Sleep Aids for Better Sleep

Getting 7-9 hours of sleep at night is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Sleeping enough boosts the immune systems, improves mood and memory, and lowers the risk of serious health problems such as diabetes and heart disease. According to the CDC 1 in 3 Americans don’t get enough sleep. While many Americans turn to sleeping pills, there is a healthier solution — natural sleep aids. Here are three natural sleep aids that can improve your sleep, and your overall health, naturally. 1) Melatonin THRIVE’s Melatonin PR 3 mg supplement provides a natural dose of melatonin to make your sleep quality better. Melatonin is one of the most common sleeping supplements and for a good reason. Best taken 90 minutes before bedtime,...

Why Magnesium Matters…

Magnesium is an essential mineral and is the fourth most abundant mineral used in the body. It is an essential cofactor for over 300 enzymatic systems in the body that regulate biochemical reactions. Some of these include protein synthesis, muscle and nerve function, blood pressure maintenance, bone structure, energy production, memory, and detoxification. In 2015 the Food and Drug Administration concluded that Americans were under consuming magnesium and listed it as a “nutrient of concern”. Turns out over 60% of Americans are deficient in magnesium. The recommended RDA in men is 400 mg and in women is 310 mg. (older adults and athletes may need 20 – 50 mg more). Deficiency symptoms include anxiety and agitation, restless legs and muscle cramps, sleep disorders, abnormal heart rhythms, poor nail...

Monday Motivation: Magnesium Levels

Magnesium is vital during any detox program to maximize your body's ability to eliminate toxins. We often have a hard time getting enough magnesium into our diets. Dr. Palermo discusses ways to boost your levels and the benefits of each option in this Monday Motivation. https://vimeo.com/385268869 [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/functional-and-integrative-medicine/thriver-medical-membership/" text="Become A Thriver!" ] [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/category/monday-motivation/" text="Catch Up On Motivation!" ]  ...

Preventative Management of High Blood Pressure

Reducing High Blood Pressure With Potassium, Magnesium and L-Arginine You have high blood pressure and need to monitor these levels closely. As a result you Google “Hypertension” “High Blood Pressure problems” to discover high blood pressure can lead to things such as a heart attack, kidney & heart disease, sexual dysfunction, vision loss or worse… a stroke. Your provider suggest changing your diet as the first step in fighting HBP. They know the Standard American Diet is high in processed foods and refine. So, what’s the first step? First, working towards eating a whole foods plant based or Paleo diet will reduce these contributions. We know that potassium reduces blood pressure and your average American does not eat enough. Furthermore, a result of increasing the amount of potassium in your...