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Magnesium, muscles and mortality.

A small segment of the population have genetic mutations that cause them to have very low levels of magnesium, which can cause altered heart beats, seizures, and involuntary muscle contraction.

In addition, it has been estimated that up to 60% of critically ill patients have low levels, and this is associated with increased mortality.

It is very easy to supplement magnesium, which is often given along with calcium in a balanced formula. Natural Calm + Calcium is an excellent powdered calcium and magnesium formula. IPM also carries Magnesium Citrate in 500mg capsules.

Source: A missense mutation in the Kv1.1 voltage-gated potassium channelencoding gene KCNA1 is linked to human autosomal dominant hypomagnesemia


Weight Loss and Kidney Disease

One of the many benefits of weight loss is in patients suffering with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Those that went on non-surgical weight loss regimes experienced decreases in proteinuria (protein in the urine signifying a decrease of kidney function) blood pressure and decline in the disease process. Weight loss will also help prevent kidney problems in healthy adults.

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Source: Weight Loss Interventions in Chronic Kidney Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis


Green Tea and Bone Health

Green tea polyphenols or more specifically the catechins demonstrated improvements in bone metabolism by promoting bone building cells and decreasing the activity of cells responsible for bone breakdown and resorption.

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Source: Effects of Tea Catechins, Epigallocatechin, Gallocatechin, and Gallocatechin Gallate, on Bone Metabolism

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