on Magnesium and the Mixed Response of Supplements

The Consistency Project
The Consistency Project
on Magnesium and the Mixed Response of Supplements

The soundbite summary: Higher intake of dietary magnesium was associated with a reduced risk of all-cause and cancer mortality; supplemental & total magnesium was not (PMID 33684200).

Should we worry about the amount of magnesium in the soil and whether it’s leading to a mineral deficiency in our diets? I’m answering those questions this week, as well as unpacking why the data rarely supports my recommending supplementation.

Referenced Studies

Ames, 2006. Triage theory of chronic disease.
Bagheri et al., 2021. Total, dietary, and supplemental magnesium on mortality (all-cause, cardiovascular disease, and cancer).
Lappe and Heaney, 2012. S-curve response of nutrients (about Vitamin D and calcium).
Wokinger et al., 2018. Magnesium deficiency (45% of Americans are Mg deficient).
Magnesium and sleepanxietyperformance.

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