Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Magnesium protects against inflammation of your arteries‏

Healthy women who consume more magnesium are less prone to inflammation of their arteries. Investigators noted that the higher your level of magnesium was the lower your C-reactive protein (a marker of inflammation) was and the lower your E-selectin (a marker of artery inflammation and function) was. Since oxidative stress and inflammation is the root problem in cardiovascular disease, it is important to have optimal levels of magnesium in your body.

Source: Dr. Strand Health Nuggets (newsletter@Bionutrition.org)