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High Blood Pressure Drugs Deplete Nutrients Needed By Your Immune System – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 426
Millions of people have been prescribed medication for high blood pressure, but these drugs can create nutrient deficiencies that negatively impact your immune system.
InViteⓇ Health Podcast, Episode hosted by Amanda Williams, MPH
Did you know that nearly 65% of Americans are considered to have inadequate magnesium intake on a daily basis? This is incredibly problematic when we look at all of the functions of this very important mineral in the human body. If we’re not getting adequate exposure, then it certainly makes sense that we would want to be supplementing with magnesium. Today I want to talk about magnesium when it comes to cardiovascular health and why this is so important.†
Are you lacking magnesium?
When it comes to magnesium deficiencies and insufficiencies, we recognize that this is a major problem. Researchers have found a strong correlation between low magnesium levels and the risk of cardiovascular events.†
Magnesium is responsible for over 300 different enzymatic processes within the human body. We know that this mineral is playing an integral role in our day-to-day functioning.†
As we get older, we can start to see less and less intake coming from the diet, but also in terms of absorption rate. This is a problem because, as we age, we are at a greater risk for a cardiovascular event.†
Blood pressure and cardiovascular health
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is the most prevalent risk factor when it comes to heart disease. We recognize that this is a massive problem here in the United States. The American Heart Association estimates that over 40% of Americans will have high blood pressure in the next 10 years. That means that they will be on medication for high blood pressure within the next 10 years. That is very alarming.†
We have to look at how magnesium can play a role into blood pressure levels. When we think about vasodilation and the blood vessels themselves being more relaxed to allow for adequate blood flow, this is very critical to your magnesium status. If we have low magnesium, this is going to create a situation where we’re going to end up with more vasoconstriction. This is because this mineral is a cofactor for hundreds of reactions that occur throughout the body.†
Since we know that low magnesium is an incredibly problematic thing for the body, what can we do? Dietary intake or exposure to magnesium is generally lacking, which is why it is so important to supplement with this mineral. Making sure that we are getting adequate magnesium every single day is critical to our overall wellness.†
At InViteⓇ Health, we offer our Magnesium Glycinate, as well as our Magnesium Citrate. We’re not changing the magnesium, but what we’re doing is we’re changing how it’s brought into the system. When it’s bound to citrate, the absorption rate is just a hair greater than when it’s bound to glycinate. This is very good when we think about intestinal health and for people who have a tendency to experience bouts of constipation. When we think about overall cardiovascular support, I would tend to lean more towards the glycinated form. Since this has a slightly lower absorption rate, the body is able to utilize the magnesium in the bloodstream for full action throughout the day.†
In this episode, Amanda Williams, MPH explains why the mineral magnesium is so important for overall wellness, especially in terms of heart and blood pressure health. She details research on this important nutrient and explains the difference between the glycinate and citrate forms.†
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- The dangers associated with blood pressure
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Vegan diets are becoming popular. But, eliminating all animal products from your diet does increase your risk of nutritional deficiencies.
Invite Health Podcast, Episode hosted by Amanda Williams, MPH.
Foods matter. Nutrients matter. Vitamins matter. Minerals matter. All of these things matter, which is why, as a country, we do so poorly when it comes to looking at different biochemical indicators for our overall health. The CDC does a very comprehensive nutritional report looking at 58 different biochemical indicators in the US population to give scientists an idea as to the overall basic health of the nation.
We already know this from a study that they did out of the University of North Carolina, where they were able to determine that only 12% of Americans are considered to be metabolically healthy. This is certainly an issue, when people don’t take their diet seriously, when people are not taking something as basic and simple as a multivitamin.†
Today, I want to talk about different nutritional deficiencies that are incredibly common throughout the United States. The deficiencies can lead to significant issues in our overall health, including our mental clarity and our energy status. We see that these deficiencies are very common in younger adults in the United States, which is really shameful, because they should be the ones that have the most energy, but because of poor dietary intake and the lack of taking something as simple as a multivitamin, we see a significant shift.†
We know that the percentage of Americans who are deficient in basic, essential vitamins and minerals like Vitamin D, Vitamin C and iron is really quite astonishing. So what can we be doing about that? How can we get Americans onto that health train where we make sure that we are taking in foods that actually have some substance to them? We need to avoid these filler foods, these highly-processed foods, that are just loaded down with bad fats and sugars. We need to be eating whole foods, foods that are actually going to yield us natural sources of these vitamins and minerals. When you look at micronutrient inadequacies within the United States, it is alarming.†
We know that the lack of physical activity and not eating good foods create a direct causal effect to so many of the chronic disease states out there.
For more information about the link between chronic disease and nutrient deficiencies, tune into the full podcast episode.
What can we do to improve nutrient deficiencies?
We have to think about just the basics. We know we need to have vitamins and minerals because they are required for so many different functions in the body, including detoxification and immunity. If we don’t have vitamins and minerals, there’s a simple fix for that. Just incorporate in a multivitamin, multimineral formulation. If you go to our website, you will find a whole slew of different options when it comes to vitamins and minerals. We have our Core multivitamin, which is very, very comprehensive. We have the Men’s Multi and the Women’s Multi. We have the Performance Multi. We have our Multi Energy Powder. There’s a lot of different ways for you to get these essential vitamins and minerals into your system.†
Thank you for tuning in to the Invite Health Podcast. You can find all of our episodes for free wherever you listen to podcasts or by visiting www.invitehealth.com/podcast. Make sure you subscribe and leave us a review! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at Invite Health today. We’ll see you next time on another episode of the Invite Health Podcast.