Getting the recommended amount of magnesium has been associated with bone benefits. However, there was an increased risk of hip fracture among people who used a particular form of magnesium, according to a recent analysis. Get the details in the What It Does section of the Magnesium Supplements Review. Also see our Top Pick for magnesium.
Women with the lowest daily intakes of magnesium were found to have the highest risk of fatal coronary heart disease in a recent study, which is consistent with other studies of magnesium and heart health. See the What It Does section of the Magnesium Supplements Review for details about this association. Also see our Top Picks among magnesium supplements.
There is growing evidence that getting the right amount of magnesium reduces the risk of developing cognitive decline and dementia. For details, including results of a new study, see the Dementia and cognition section of the Magnesium Supplements Review. Also see our Top Pick among magnesium supplements.
In a recently published study, investigators looked to see if taking a magnesium supplement reduces the risk of dementia. See what they found in the "What It Does" section of the Magnesium Supplements Review >>
A case of liver injury was recently reported in a man taking a large daily dose of Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate). Get the details, plus more about safety issues with magnesium supplements in the "Concerns and Cautions" section of the Magnesium Supplements Review >>
A recent study found an association between magnesium levels in the blood and the risk of developing dementia. See the details in the "What It Does" section of the Magnesium Supplements Review >>
Is rubbing a cream into your skin a good way to get magnesium? We reviewed several studies of magnesium creams or sprays, including one just recently published. See what we found in the "What It Does" section of the Magnesium Supplements Review -- which includes our Top Picks among magnesium supplements.
Magnesium supplements are sometimes promoted for leg cramps. However, a recent study among older men and women found that taking a particular form of magnesium at bedtime did not reduce nighttime leg cramps. Get the details about the study, plus other uses of magnesium, in the "What It Does" section of the Magnesium Supplements Review (which includes our tests of products) >>
An analysis of studies involving more than one million people found that rates of stroke, heart failure, type 2 diabetes, and death were lower when intakes of magnesium were higher. For details see the "What It Does" section of the Magnesium Supplements Review (which includes our tests of products) >>
People with lower blood levels of magnesium were 36% more likely to die from heart disease than those with moderate levels according to a new, long-term study. For more details, see the "What It Does" section of the Magnesium Supplements Review >>
Magnesium supplementation may help to lower blood pressure, but only in those who are deficient in the mineral, according to a new analysis. Get the details in the "What It Does" section of the Magnesium Supplements Review >>
A recent study in people with prediabetes who were deficient in magnesium showed that a daily dose of magnesium significantly improved their glucose status. Details, along with our recent tests of magnesium supplements, are found in the Magnesium Supplements Review »
A new study found that daily intake of a magnesium supplement significantly improved physical performance among older women compared to those given a placebo. Interestingly, none of the women in the study were deficient in magnesium based on blood tests. Get the details, including the dose and type of magnesium supplement used, as well as our quality ratings of magnesium supplements, in the updated Magnesium Supplements Review >>
New research shows why getting adequate magnesium is important for bones -- but this doesn't mean that you must take a magnesium-containing supplement. Get more information in our updated Magnesium and Calcium-Magnesium Supplements Review >>
Slightly higher intake of magnesium from the diet was associated with an 8% lower risk of stroke, based on an analysis of several studies. This doesn’t necessarily mean you should get more magnesium from supplements, though. For details, see the updated information in the Magnesium Supplement Review. More >>
There is a new alert that long-term use (over a year) of proton pump inhibitors can cause low magnesium levels. Magnesium supplements can usually help. See the Magnesium Product Review for details including symptoms of magnesium deficiency and a list of affected products. More >>
A recent study found that magnesium supplementation improved fasting glucose levels in insulin insensitive, obese people. While a similar effect has been seen in magnesium deficient people, the new study found benefit in people who had normal magnesium levels. The research suggests that magnesium may help prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes in some people. See the Magnesium Supplements Review for the type and dose of magnesium used and more >>