Magnesium may benefit blood pressure

Magnesium supplementation is used to treat hypomagnesaemia and is well known for its use in the prevention and treatment of atrial fibrillation. 2

To date, studies have been inconclusive about the role of magnesium in lowering blood pressure (BP). For example, a Cochrane review in 2006 of 12 randomised, controlled trials found magnesium reduced diastolic blood pressure (DBP) but not systolic blood pressure (SBP). Due to poor quality of heterogeneous trials, the reviewers concluded