Every little bit helps, so why not be sure you have enough of this vital natural element in your body? – important for heart muscle function, energy production, and nerve conduction, to name a few. Learn more by reading this MG infopage at National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements.
Magnesium is found in whole grains, beans, nuts and green leafy vegetables. Deficiency can cause more than high blood pressure and heart attack. Check signs and association on Nutritional Magnesium Association‘s website:
If one follows the dietary recommendations from the American Heart Association (AHA), no supplements should be needed. Check out what ‘Diet and Lifestyle Recommendations‘ advised.
However, realize that diet and absorption differs from person to person, and medications taken can interfere. Additionally, recommended intake is dependent on age and sex. The Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) developed by the Food and Nutrition Board (FNB) at the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies set values dependent upon age and sex. See table below from the Office of Dietary Supplements for yours.