Scientists are beginning to recognize magnesium's role in protecting against a myriad of health issues. High magnesium intake has been associated with reducing the risks of cardiac death, heart disease, stroke, type II diabetes, asthma, hypertension, kidney disease, cognitive decline, and osteoporosis. Within the cell, magnesium plays essential roles in regulating cell signaling, insulin sensitivity, inflammation, converting chemical energy from food into useful energy for the body, and DNA maintenance and repair. Some publications assert that those who ingest higher amounts of magnesium reduce their cancer risk. A study conducted in the Netherlands indicates that for each extra 100mg increase in magnesium intake, there was a 19% reduction in the precursors to colon tumors.

Unfortunately, in the modern American’s diet, magnesium intake is dictated by the amount of magnesium in the soil where food is grown or in the mineral content of the water that we consume. Magnesium rich foods include leafy vegetables, nuts, legumes, whole grains, fruits, and fish. However, three of four Americans fail to meet the estimated average requirements of magnesium from their diet. Modest supplementation of magnesium has remarkable benefits.

At Hakala Research, we recommend the orthoiodosupplementation protocol. Magnesium is an essential part of that protocol because of its obvious role in supporting total body health. It has been identified as a complement to iodine in combating goiter formation.

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