Magnesium isn’t the sexiest supplement on the market. But in a day and age where sodium has emerged as the sacrificial lamb in the war on high blood pressure, it’s time this oldie-but-goodie got a little more attention.
The fact is, the science on the role of salt reduction in heart health is contradictory, at best. But the science behind magnesium’s role in supporting healthy blood pressure? Well, it’s pretty impressive, to say the least.
Take a look: As part of a recent meta-analysis, researchers reviewed the results of nearly 35 different randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials (the gold standard when it comes to study designs).
The research featured more than 2,000 participants between the ages of 18 and 84. Roughly half took magnesium supplements. The other half received a placebo.
And magnesium supplementation delivered significant benefits when it came to balancing both systolic and diastolic blood pressure levels.
Not that this is a surprise to me, of course. I’ve been recommending magnesium to patients concerned about their heart health for ages. And results like this are just one major reason why.
There are a lot of different types of magnesium on the market, and dosages vary widely according to which you take. The ones I prefer for heart protection are the orotate and taurate versions.
In fact, I included 60 mg of magnesium orotate as the staple ingredient in my exclusive cardiovascular formula CircuLogic for that very reason.
After all, perfect blood pressure relies on healthy microcirculation. And healthy microcirculation depends on optimal endothelial function. The endothelium is the delicate lining of your blood vessels, which is responsible for relaxing and dilating veins and arteries — allowing oxygen- and nutrient-rich blood to reach every critical part of your body.
But while it may be one of the oldest tricks in the book, magnesium isn’t the only compound that can keep your microcirculation in tip-top condition. In fact, when I designed CircuLogic, I went through reams of research and thought back over the course of my entire practice to the treatments that offered my patients the most support. And ultimately I came up with five more ingredients I consider must-have’s.
In each capsule of CircuLogic, you’ll also find Pycnogenol® — which is one of my “Desert Island” staples. There’s almost nothing this pine bark extract can’t do. But its amazing antioxidant skills and ability to promote a healthy inflammatory response make it indespensible for heart health. And there’s a lot of impressive research on Pycnogenol’s ability to support microcirculation too.
Next, I chose to include turmeric — the natural compound that gives curry its signature yellow color. But that’s actually the least of turmeric’s abilities. In fact, turmeric is one of the strongest antioxidants in the world. Plus, nothing is more important to your microcirculation than maintaining a healthy inflammatory response — and this spice helps your body do just that.
CircuLogic also includes quercetin, an antioxidant flavonoid found in red grapes and green tea. One double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 93 subjects taking 150 mg of quercetin per day for 6 weeks showed that it can help maintain healthy blood pressure, as well as decrease the oxidation of LDL cholesterol.
And last but not least, I also added diosmin and hesperidin. These natural citrus extracts are known for their vein-strengthening benefits, so they’re also a key part of maintaining healthy microcirculation.
And when you keep your microcirculation supported from head to toe, your whole body benefits. Balanced blood pressure is just the tip of the iceberg. Bone density… sexual vitality… joint health… respiratory health… muscle strength… a razor-sharp memory. All of these benefits rely on free-flowing circulation, right down to the smallest blood vessels.
So if you haven’t already, I highly recommend checking out CircuLogic and adding it to your daily supplement regimen. You can learn more about CircuLogic — and what it can do for you — by clicking here.