Low Magnesium & Kidney Disease | Blood Pressure and Heart Disease CKD

Magnesium is involved in hundreds of biochemical reactions in your body. Having the right amount of magnesium in your body can provide numerous benefits like improved energy, lower blood pressure, and better insulin resistance. In the past few years, many research and studies have looked into the effects of magnesium on kidney disease.


The study referenced in the video is coming from Kidney Week 2020. What they did in this study was observe the magnesium levels in people with kidney disease. They found out that the group who had low magnesium levels had elevated blood pressure and cardiovascular issues were present. The individuals with optimal to high optimal magnesium levels showed a significantly lower blood pressure. 


This conclusion led to many recommendations during Kidney Week 2020. If you’re managing kidney disease, make it a high priority to review your magnesium levels next time you see the doctor. Anywhere between 2.0 – 2.1 would be a healthy range for your magnesium levels with kidney disease. Monitoring and managing your magnesium levels can manage blood pressure and prevent many cardiovascular problems that come with kidney disease. 


We’ve come across some studies that talk about how elevated magnesium levels could increase the mortality rate for kidney disease sufferers. Next time you go for bloodwork, be sure to advise your doctor to review your magnesium levels. Taking a low-dose magnesium glycinate (200mg a day) can also assist in managing low magnesium levels. You should always talk to your doctor before taking any medications. 


Overall, you should test your magnesium levels with kidney disease. Robert also explains why magnesium glycinate and aspartate are better options over magnesium oxide and citrate. Their absorption rate is what puts them at a higher level. Be sure to get your magnesium levels tested for optimal kidney health. 


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