Matthew Capowski

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This thread will be used to organize information about Magnesium.

Krispin's website has a lot of information on magnesium:

Magnesium is necessary for life and can protect the kidney from disease but if kidney damage has already occurred magnesium supplementation could be harmful, even life threatening.

Dietary magnesium tied to lower risk of heart disease and diabetes:

Dietary magnesium intake and the risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and all-cause mortality: a dose–response meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies:

...the same incremental increase in magnesium intake was associated with a 22% reduction in the risk of heart failure ... and a 7% reduction in the risk of stroke.

Magnificent Magnesium (Weston A. Price Foundation) by Katherine Czapp
This article covers the importance of and issues surrounding getting adequate magnesium. They make quite strong claims about magnesium:

Of course no single nutrient stands alone in relation to the body, and the first priority is to eat a varied diet of whole plant and animal foods from the best sources near you. Adding extra magnesium, however, might be the missing nutritional link to help us guard against heart disease, stroke, depression, osteoporosis and many other disorders. In the prevention and alleviation of these diseases, magnesium can be truly miraculous.

Magnesium Deficiency and Whole Foods

Subclinical magnesium deficiency: a principal driver of cardiovascular disease and a public health crisis

Research indicating magnesium improves depression and anxiety:

Tarleton, Emily, "Magnesium Intake and Depression in U.S. Adults" (2017). Graduate College Dissertations and Theses. 797.